Orion is the Wood Elves; he is the Winds; he is Athel Loren itself.
Orion is the King of Athel Loren. He is immortal, but his existence is irrevocably tied to the seasons. Thus does he pass willingly into his own funeral pyre each Midwinter, only to be reborn into thunderous life on the first day of Spring. Each year, on the eve of the vernal equinox, the Wild Riders select a young prince who will bear the mantle of Orion for the coming year. This chosen one is led to the Oak of Ages and given over to Ariel's keeping. There, she works the miracle of rebirth, sculpting her lost husband anew from the chosen one's flesh and Kurnous' spirit. On the following morning, the chosen one emerges from the Oak's embrace, a mortal Elf no longer, but reborn as Orion, God-King of Athel Loren.
|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.|
|Hounds of Orion||
Orion's wolves run with their Lord, defending his person with great savagery and scant regard for their own lives.
Nature manifests at Orion's call, raining a flurry of arrows upon the enemy in defence of Athel Loren.
There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.
Some warriors care not for their own personal safety and so work themselves into a whirlwind of destruction and mindless violence!
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