Next up we look at the back stories for the six of the Early Access Champions:
Blackjaw, The Bloody Messiah
Known only as Exile, Blackjaw is a creature of uncertain destiny, the bloodthirsty nature of his people a terrible portent of what may come to pass.
Lorsain, The Autumnal Wind
Mysterious and fay, the elves of the great forests are not known to leave their ancestral home without good reason. None doubt the arrival of the Autumnal Wind is not without great portent… yet the reason for Lorsain’s presence is entirely unknown.
For some she is as gentle as the summer sun, a blessing upon those she encounters; for others she is the bitter winter chill, a merciless frost creeping into their bones.
In time her quest shall be known – but for the moment she remains an an unpredictable enigma, her deadly prowess feared by all.
Raith’Marid, The Rising Tsunami
Surely no more noble race exists than the mighty Dragonkin, their proud bearing speaking of ages long passed. But for all their potency, this magnificent people are seldom gifted as Chosen, their bodies more akin to the elements than the blood and tissue of other mortals. Yet the mantle of Champion has come to Raith’Marid regardless. The pull of the Godtear like the ebb of a great ocean he searches the land for omen of his unknown destiny. Is he the first of a great rebirth among his people, or shall he be a lost martyr in the trials to come?
Rangosh, Scourge of the Broken Plains
A merciless and brutal warlord of fearsome repute, Rangosh’s unexpected rise to leadership amongst the outlaws of the Broken Plains has been as bloody as it was abrupt. A hulking brute towering above his minions, the Scourge rules with a barbed lash and vicious temperament, the threat of violent reprisal ever present.
Eager to carve out a bloody dominion, Rangosh has never been content to remain in the desolate wastelands, his eye long settled upon the affluent lands of man and the riches of the dwarf holds. But now another lust calls to Rangosh, for he has awakened as Chosen. Assailed by dreams of godhood, he directs his path of conquest ever closer to the slumbering Godtears and his waiting destiny, brute force and ferocity overcoming any who would dare stand in his way…
Rhodri Ironheart, Thane of the Forsaken Holds
Rhodri Ironheart’s stern demeanor hides the great tragedy of his past, his people slaughtered by Orc Reavers. Although the greenblood invaders have since been hunted down, there can be no return for Rhodri’s wards, their lives lost as their blood ruined the fertile earth.
Determined and stoic, Rhodri has sworn great oaths to his ancestors that never again shall his people suffer such tragedy whilst he draws breath.
His skin turned to the same iron that rules his bitter heart, the power of the Godtear has made Rhodri all but invincible to even the most deadly attacks, an unbreakable rock upon which his foes are broken.
Shayle, Keeper of the Oath
Not all humans are bound by ties to the kingdoms of mankind. For those on the fringes of this great protectorate, a stronger allegiance is owed to the elements of the earth than to the petty monarchies. Shayle is one such figure, unforgiving of his people’s fickle nature. Distrustful and believing mortal kind unworthy of the power of the gods, Shayle has sworn a powerful oath to never claim such potency. Instead he shapes the living stone around the Godtear he finds, crafting forms in the image of the ascended gods now past.
Woe betide any who would try overcome him, for not only must they defeat the Keeper of the Oath but also the mighty the guardians he has created.