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.
Long have the Knights of the Temple guarded the Chroniclers at Denelspire. Oathbound to remain steadfast guardians and take no action, they watched as evil festered and grew at their doorstep. Denelspire was invaded, and Duke Gerard returned to retake the Citadel and make the land safe for the people once more. Now the guardians of Denelspire have become the instrument of the heavens, destined to rout the evil that has permeated the land. By their faith and by their swords they will return stability to Taltos, for they have taken an oath to serve peace, and Gerard has shown that peace comes only after the war has been won.
Not all Templars have an easy time of it in the Order, for much is demanded of them. Some renounce their duty and leave, as Gerard once did. More, however, seek to atone, as is the Templar way. These request and are almost always granted an audience before the Lightbringers, wherein they give an account of their perceived sins, mistakes or inadequacies. The Lightbringer will then prayerfully ask the Three for help with judgement and pennace. As they are warriors, pennace is often best served on the battlefield.
Their shield, symbolic of the shield of unshaking faith, is taken from them. These warriors then cast themselves into battle against the enemy. Those who survive are given the option of reinstatement after their debt of sin is repaid, but some, for reasons of their own, choose to remain. Strangely, this has resulted in the regiment of sinners also being among the most skilled. They are a terror on the battlefield.
Priests like Halbarad have often said to detractors of this Templar custom, "You blame us or our gods for not forgiving them? In most cases, they were forgiven by the gods and men long ago. However, the next to last step of repentance is forgiving yourself. These warriors have not yet done that."
- Box contains 3 each of the 3 different figure poses
- Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
- Painted by Rhonda Bender
- Scale: 25mm Heroic
- Materials: Pewter
- Tabbed figure on plastic slotted base
Models supplied unpainted - some assembly required