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Senior druids have long memories, especially regarding those who have failed or refused them in a time of need.
Each blackclad must learn, often through difficult experience, how to prioritize tasks given them by separate and equally demanding masters. Ambitious druids quickly realize the only way to advance is to demonstrate initiative.
Once a senior druid is convinced of the capability of a junior blackclad, he can create a lasting bond by offering a portion of his territories. This is a form of feudalism—a blackclad is expected to carefully manage territories entrusted to him by his superiors. Accumulating and maintaining multiple territories is necessary for a druid to be entrusted with promotion to overseer.
Such a promotion requires the supporting testimony of two or more overseers who have worked closely with the candidate, as well as the authorization of two or more potents. They are responsible for sacred sites within the patchwork of their territories and must ensure their energies contribute to the ley line network.
They must confront and eliminate any enemies that threaten the ley lines or the standing stones controlling their flows. The regional territories of an overseer are generally larger than what a lone blackclad can patrol, even with the aid of supernatural teleportation.
Overseers are also expected to contribute to the identification, recovery, raising, and mentoring of new wilders.
As well, an overseer with growing territories may seek out talented warders to watch over portions of those domains, reinforcing the chain of fealty and command. The accomplishments of junior druids reflect on those they serve, so it is advantageous to have subordinates who distinguish themselves.
Ambitious overseers will broaden connections to other senior druids in the hope of continuing to cement their value to the organization. Not all overseers supervise territories, though most do. Some capable druids earn acclaim through other means, such as by leading strike forces into battle or constructing wolds.
Elevation from overseer to potent is an even greater milestone. Each potent is a puissant master of elemental forces and a keeper of large territories scattered across multiple dominions. As with promotion from warder to overseer, an overseer can be raised to potent only if at least two of the ruling omnipotents agree the promotion is warranted.
Potents are jealous of their individual power and often resent the rise of others to that rank, for each represents a potential rival with whom they must share territories, subordinates, and authority. Animosities and even open conflict between druids at this rank is common. Bitter rivalries between blackclads can last for decades. The omnipotents intervene if such conflicts threaten their larger goals, though some degree of competition and even violence is tolerated and considered healthy since it fosters adaptability and culls the weak.
Potents govern their diverse territories by leveraging personal ability, charisma, bargains, bribes, favors, and old alliances. Because they are a representation of the authority entrusted to them by their feudal masters, their territories are vast but not equal.
Some druids even seek to expand their holdings by reclaiming territories lost to the order. They hold the legacy of the sworn pacts made at the birth of the order with primordial supernatural powers linked to the Devourer Wurm.
Omnipotents hold their positions for life. Should one perish, those who remain call a grand conclave to select a successor from among the attending potents. The omnipotents know their subordinates well and generally have already determined who will be the next to rise. For generations the blackclads have worked to keep the consciousness of Orboros, the Devourer Wurm, focused on its battles in Urcaen. Without their work the arteries of Orboros would become clogged, the Wurm would return to Caen, and an apocalypse would ensue.
The druids of the Circle are convinced that any extreme of violence is justified in their campaign against rampant civilization.
The senior members of the order will sacrifice any ally or resource and take any action, no matter how drastic, to attain their goals. Their unique sensitivity and connection to the ley line network allows omnipotents to extend their awareness throughout their dominions. Little of import transpires in the wildernesses of western Immoren without coming to their attention. This power structure sometimes requires omnipotents to make examples of those who defy them, reinforcing their fearsome reputations.
Mastering the Ley Lines Although the omnipotents expect their commands to be obeyed, the Circle has long prioritized successful results over adherence to the precise letter of an order. Those who flagrantly disobey do risk reprisal from on high, or more subtle consequences such as being sent away to the far corners of Immoren on dangerous missions.
For a druid, the key to surviving and rising through the hierarchy is to become an asset too valuable to easily replace. By the time a druid reaches the level of potent, he becomes difficult to reprimand or control. This was demonstrated recently by Krueger the Stormlord, who retained his position even after defying all three omnipotents—a feat possible only because of his growing power and an alliance with the ancient Tree of Fate.
The blackclads have developed methods to amplify and harness the power of these ley lines. For centuries they have erected stone columns aboveground along these paths. The ignorant believe such stones are no more than territorial markers, altars, or monuments. In truth these stones are tools of immense power. The runes set into each one tap into and channel the flows of the ley lines below.
The sites of the largest and most imposing stones are nodes where multiple ley lines converge. The Circle has concentrated its martial might in these places. The Troll Axer, Impaler, and Bouncer fall into the former category, specializing in melee, ranged, and defensive roles respectively, while the Pyre, Winter, and Slag Trolls can add fire, cold, and corrosion effects to either their melee or ranged attacks, making both groups fairly versatile to field.
Rarer and much more dangerous than either trollkin or full-blood trolls are the Dire Trolls, giant full-blooded troll beasts that dwarf even other full-blood trolls whose ravenous and seemingly endless appetites frighten man, beast, and trollkin alike. These monsters are exclusively used as heavy warbeasts and include the Dire Troll Mauler, Blitzer, and Earthborn, which is also the Trollkin's Alpha Warbeast. Finally the advent of Metamorphosis saw the addition of "Mulg the Ancient" to the Trollkin's ranks, the oldest and most powerful of Dire Trolls.
Matt Wilson of Privateer Press has stated the Trollbloods will be the ' protagonist ' faction of Hordes. In play they are extremely tough and resilient, very strong melee fighters and have great synergy between various units and their Warlocks. To compensate for their strength and resilience the Trolls are largely regarded as the second slowest of the four factions, but with their staying power and strength of arms they can endure punishment that would shatter other factions' defenses.
Circle Orboros[ edit ] A secret cabal of powerful druids, cultists, and wilderness tribes that command the forces of nature against their foes.
Led by the Omnipotents, a trio of master druids and spellcasters, the druids follow three primary paths of elemental power: Beast, Storm, and Stone, and each of the three warlocks introduced in "Hordes: Primal" exemplify one of these paths.
While the druids are the largely undisputed masters of the Circle they have allied themselves with the Tharn, a race of human cannibals dedicated to the worship of the Devourer Wurm, one of the aspects of the druids' god, Orboros.
The druids' magical power is easily matched by physical prowess of the Tharn, who are able to call upon the Devourer Wurm to warp their bodies into amalgamations of beast and man before throwing themselves against their enemies. These two groups comprise the bulk of a Circle army's troop choices.
Finally the Circle uses both the beasts of the wild and elemental constructs called wolds as their warbeasts. With a penchant for wolves the Circle employs the two-headed Argus and bipedal Gorax as their living light warbeast choices, with the Woldwatcher and Woldwyrd representing the elemental constructs. Their heavy warbeasts include the Gnarlhorn and Shadowhorn Satyrs, the Feral Warpwolf and Pureblood Warpwolf, the Woldwarden, and Megalith, a unique woldwarden constructed by one of the warlocks from Primal.
The Circle's play style is typically fast and furious, using existing terrain against their opponents and often creating terrain of their own while their beasts and units use both their high speed and various teleportation abilities a trait fairly unusual of the Circle to get where they need to be when needed.
Whether spellcaster or melee unit all Circle troops can move across any terrain without penalty. As agile as they are, however, the Circle does not have the armor or tenacity to stand long in a straight up, prolonged fight.
In general a Circle army must hit hard and either destroy their target, or retreat to avoid any serious counterattack. Skorne[ edit ] A warlike, savage humanoid race invading from beyond the Bloodstone Marches. Built on a philosophy of pain they have turned the act of torture into an art form, documenting in exacting detail their own physiology as well as those of the various beasts that they have encountered and enslaved in their homeland.
Organized into castes and split into various warring houses, Skorne society is built upon the backs of countless slaves, both humanoid and animal. A very organized, militaristic faction, their troops are highly regimented and disciplined, focusing primarily on melee combat with relatively few ranged choices.
Like the Circle they employ a variety of species of warbeasts, with the versatile Cyclops Savage, Brute, and Shaman filling melee offense, defense, and magical roles respectively while the Basilisk Drake and Krea fill ranged and support roles. We mirror his work here. Application Settings Starting with version 3, we are migrating ikrpg.
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