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You can discover the rise of Total War Warhammer 2’s Emperor for free

Creative Assembly is giving away a free ebook that tells the rise of power of Total War Warhammer 2's Emperor Karl-Franz.

The next DLC for Total War: Warhammer II is out very soon, September 11 in fact, which will add new Legendary Lords for the Empire and the Lizardmen. While the giant Dread Saurian on the Lizardmen side is probably the most exciting unit, Huntsmarshal Markus Wulfhart, his Huntsmen and the War Wagon expands the Empire’s side significantly.

Huntsmarshal Wulfhart joins the other major Legendary Lord of the Empire, the Emperor himself Karl Franz. In preparation for this expansion of the Empire – and Total War: Warhammer II itself – developer Creative Assembly is giving players the chance to learn all about the rise to power of the fearsome leader of the Empire.

The story is available as a free ebook called The Prince of Altdorf, by the lead writer of the Total War: Warhammer series, Andy Hall. Fans interested in learning more about Karl Franz before he become the Emperor just have to sign up for a free Total War Access account over at the special TA Access website, if they haven’t got one already.

Once you’ve signed up with your email address and a password, the Prince of Altdorf ebook should be available at the top of your Total War Access inventory page. There should also be artwork, music tracks, wallpapers, and even DLC there.

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The synopsis for the ebook reads, “before Karl-Franz was Emperor, he was Prince of Altdorf. In the Empire, the throne is not a right by blood, but chosen by the electors, and Karl-Franz is far from an ideal candidate, even as he doubts himself, others doubt his mettle. To take the mantle the Prince must overcome enemies within and without…”

Of course, this is actually a re-release of this ebook – which was previously exclusively available with the Total War: Warhammer 1 Old World Edition that came out in 2017. If you didn’t get that version of the game, this is a welcome free bonus to get you in the mood for next week’s DLC.