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 Inquisitors of Malvernis have taken an interest in the city of Craclaw, and the Overlords court their deadly power. The Overlords desire control and power, enough to sacrifice anything, even their own lives, to gain power that none can withstand. Ashkrypt, an Overlord and Lich, will use the Inquisitors to get what he wants, and then he will discard them, as he does with the people of Craclaw. There is power to be taken in Taltos, and the Overlords know the strengths and weaknesses of their enemies. They lead armies intent to control the people of the land, and will give no quarter to any that oppose them.
The combination of steel and magic has long been a marriage of destruction, and in the hands of a warrior trained to use the two as one, the combination can strike fear into the hearts of all. Strach has trained since childhood to use the two in perfect harmony. His mother was a vizier, and his father the captain of the guard for one of the many slave traders of Craclaw. As such, he learned both the spell and the sword at an early age. As he grew, he learned to use the two in perfect harmony, enhancing his prowess. At age 20 he made the mistake of dallying with the wife of a high ranking functionary for Overlord Velson, and when they were discovered, he was ordered to fight the Overlord's Champion. In a shocking turn of events, the young man defeated the hulking warrior. In that instant, his reputation in Craclaw was secured, and he began to receive offers from various nobles, all vying for his services. Adoring the spotlight, Strach continues to fight for the highest bidder. His love of the spotlight may someday prove his undoing, but for now, it has given him a notoriety that any of the Pretender nobles would kill for, and he knows that many are currently plotting to do just that.
- Contains: 1 miniature figure model
- Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
- Scale: 25mm Heroic
- Materials: Lead-Free Pewter
- Tabbed figure on plastic slotted base
Models supplied unpainted - some assembly required