Warlord takes place in the war-torn land of Taltos in the world of Adon. The region of Taltos is a place of dry, blistering summers and mild winters with various local leaders and their forces battling for control of their own destinies. They battle for the power to become Warlords and becoming legends by their own hand - some are just and fair while others are cruel and capricious. Life in Taltos is brutal, but there is a fortune to be made and eternal fame to be won.
The almost-forgotten god Sokar has awakened from his great sleep. He has remembered the oaths of the warriors of ages past who bound their souls to serve him throughout eternity. Sokar has summoned his greatest servants back from the lands of the dead. The greatest of them, Khufu, the supreme priest-king of the Sokari, again leads his people into the Mehet Hesep - the Northern Gardens - where Sokar will rule again. Together with the Khamsin, a tribe that has never forgotten the ways of Sokar, Khufu will restore the cities of old, recover the plundered temples of his people, and repay the injuries of the outsiders to his Kingdom. Sokar has risen, and so has the desert itself.
Not all of the ever-living were sorcerers, priests, and warriors. Scholars, artisans, and even simple farmers were entombed with their masters to serve beyond death. The Awakened have returned at Sokar's bidding to do battle wherever the Mesha Sokar needs bodies.
Like all ever-living the Awakened spirits make the journey to Al Adiri to inscribe their names in the Book of the Dead. When Sokar's call first rang out across the Mehet Nesep, the Awakened swarmed to the ancient city in a mass of ragged spirits. When large tomb complexes are recovered such mass pilgrimages are not uncommon.
The inscription of the name ensures that the Awakened are not forgotten, though their bodies may be reduced to flaming cinders or hacked to pieces in battle. If utterly destroyed, the spirit will eventually find its way back to Al Adiri and be reformed into a Reborn or possibly as one of the Chosen if the Awakened performed its service with particular valor.
Though not especially skilled warriors, the Awakened possess a strength unknown to them in life and an endurance that only the undead can match. To call the Awakened 'undead' is a misnomer. The undead are abominations, deprived of their souls and animated by mere shreds of their former selves. The ever-living are complete beings, distilled into their component parts and made stronger in the process.
- Contains: 9 miniature figure models
- Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi
- Scale: 25mm Heroic
- Materials: Pewter
- Tabbed figures on plastic slotted base
Models supplied unpainted - some assembly required