The Red Duke

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“’Good’? I spit on ‘good’! I desire only power, and you watch, for I shall have it!”

The histories of Bretonnia are littered with dukes who err from the path of righteousness and fall, irreparably, into madness and depravity. So it is with the Red Duke; a warrior of terrifying renown who now wages war across Bretonnia in search of ever-greater power. He is an Undead scourge upon the kingdom, but it was not always so. He was once the Duke of Aquitaine, a mighty warrior who quested determinedly in the Lady’s name. However, he was struck down by mysterious illness that claimed his body and ravaged his soul. He was interred by his Knights in a grand tomb worthy of his successes, yet he rose again three nights later as a vicious, hateful Vampire, in defiance of all things good and natural. Uncaring of the life he had before, the Red Duke now takes residence in the cursed city of Mousillon, warring endlessly against King Louen, desiring that Bretonnia yield entirely to him or face total annihilation!

Mount Options

This unit has the following mount options

Mount Description
Hellsteed Driven mad by the stench of blood, they are eager to trample their prey into the dirt.
Barded Nightmare Covered in heavy barding and spikes to tear the flesh of their foes.
Zombie Dragon Powerful Dark Magic saturated the bones of long-dead dragons, raising them to new purpose.

Attributes

Attribute Description
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.
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.
Undead

Abilities

Ability Description
El Syf

The so-called 'Northern Sword' fears no duel; anyone who dares confront him will surely meet their death!

Foe-Seeker

There are those who wish nothing more than to be at the heart of battle, seeking foes to vanquish.

Red Fury

Vampires have long had a savage and unstoppable bloodlust. They will continue to slaughter until their enemies lie dead at their feet, or have been turned to Undeath.

Undeath Resurgent

Arise! Do not falter! Do not crumble! Back to life once more!

The Hunger

As the Vampires rip apart their victims they feast on the blood that spills forth – gaining in strength and lost stamina.

Crumbling

The dead do not rest easily in the Old World. Those summoned by Vampires and Necromancers no longer have mortal concerns - they serve only their master's will.

Disintegrating

The Dark Magic binding has failed. Both flesh and necromantic energy slough off the subjects, leaving naught but dust.

Spells

Spell Description
The Curse of Undeath

As the powers of Dark Magic are wielded for the purpose of Necromancy, its unwholesome energies invigorate the Undead.

Curse of Years

The Wizard spits out an ancient curse, causing their enemies to age at an incredible rate - their hair turning white and skin shrivelling up.

Gaze of Nagash

Bolts of Dark Magic leap from the caster’s eyes, withering flesh and blackening the bone beneath.

Invocation of Nehek

The caster intones the dread syllables once uttered by Nagash, restoring friendly targets.

Raise Dead

Necromancers can awaken mortal remains to reinforce their Undead legions.

Vanhel's Danse Macabre

Friendly targets are filled with magical energy, making them even more aggressive!

Wind of Death

The Wizard calls forth spectral winds that howl through the enemy ranks, tearing their souls from their bodies.

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