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.
The herdsmen of the redeemed Khamsin tribes make up a large portion of the Mesha Sokar. They tend the herds through the desert, crossing yearly from north to south and back to the north. The primary tool that keeps the camels, sheep, and goats in line is called a herding hook, which resembles nothing more than a long spear capped with a single-bladed chopping prod.
Most of the time the hooks are unsharpened, or sharpened only enough to cut a leash at length, necessary sometimes in emergencies or as a matter of convenience. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to sharpen the entire edge and turn an innocuous herdsman's tool into a weapon of war.
The herdsmen still make their yearly caravans across the desert and into Taltos. But now they come armed, and ready to do the bidding of any warlord of the Mesha Sokar who would call upon them.
- Contains: 9 miniature figure models
- Sculpted by Julie Guthrie
- Scale: 25mm Heroic
- Materials: Lead-Free Pewter
- Tabbed figures on plastic slotted base
Models supplied unpainted - some assembly required