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.
Of all the Khamsin to commit sins against Sokar, only the Rangers avoided his wrath. Ever-faithful, the Rangers and their families continued their sacred charges to watch over the forgotten tombs of old. It is from these men and women that the term 'Dune Masters' comes, as they have hired themselves out as guides and protectors to any that wander the wastes or travel across the war-torn land of Taltos. What better way to herd people away from the sacred places where they have no business being in the first place?
The Rangers passed their traditions down from parent to child as many of Sokar's faithful did who lived among the tribes of Jalahandra. But the Rangers always kept themselves apart from their brethren. They preferred to keep their worship pure and maintain the old ways set down by Sokar Himself.
A ranger is not necessarily a whirlwind of destruction on the battlefield. That job is reserved for the Dervish Cult. Rangers are accomplished marksmen, and are skilled archers to a man. In large or small groups, Rangers are not to be ignored and can quickly reduce an ill-prepared force to a pile of corpses in a few short seconds.
- 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