“No Troll, no Orc, no sneaky grobi scum shall bar my path. This time…”
With the Dwarf realm dwindling during the Time of Woes, Halkenhaf Stonebeard and his allies were initially successful in repelling the first few attacks against Eight Peaks. Like every gatekeeper before him, Stonebeard was a fearsome warrior, known for being able to move his axe with such incredible speed in battle that it would appear as a blur around him, like a rotor of a Gyrocopter in flight. Ultimately, the lesser warriors defending the Hold alongside him all perished, leaving him the last Dwarf standing. Refusing to leave his post, Stonebeard fought on, eventually meeting his end at the hand – or mouth, rather – of a hungry Troll. But it is said that he continued to swing his axe around wildly in a frenzy of slaughter, right up until he was picked up and swallowed whole down the monster’s gullet. With the gatekeeper defeated, the Citadel would be captured soon after.
|Can Cause Fear||This unit frightens all enemy units, reducing their leadership when nearby. It is also immune to fear. Fear penalties do not stack.|
|Can Cause Terror||This unit can cause terror, making its melee target rout for a short time. Units that cause terror are immune to terror and fear themselves.|
|Encourage||This unit provides a leadership bonus to nearby allies. Units within range of both the Lord's aura and an encouraging unit will receive the larger of the two bonuses.|
|Hide (forest)||This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.|
|Unbreakable||This unit does not suffer any form of leadership loss and will never rout.|
Such is the power and ferocity of the champion, that those who stand in his way will falter against the warrior's impact.
There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.
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