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  • Virtues for units? A magic weapon based on Excalibur/an artefact based on the Grail?

  • I'm not 100% sure, but I think you have to be able to move your charging unit legally at the start of the phase. Friendly units moving out of the way during the charge phase doesn't open up paths for new charges.

  • Quote from Ghiznuk: “spotted ! (Hidden Content) ” Part of me was hoping for time-travelling Cuatl Lords after reading Eldan's question.

  • Quote from Ghiznuk: “In 2019 it would be super slippery in my opinion to reintroduce some « doomed » nation such as the Strigany that were obviously based on prejudices against the Tzigans / Gypsies / Rroms, who were said to steal kids to feed their Strigoi masters. ” Why would that be bad? I imagine there's quite a few nations that got destroyed in the Ages of Ruin, overrun by Orcs, Goblins, Beasts, Infernal Dwarves or the Vermin Swarm. The remnants of their people could be romanticized caravan…

  • Halflings in T9A

    Clanlord Skabrius - - General Discussion

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    Halflings should be too busy with second breakfast to serve the lords of the night. Maybe it's Tolkien nostalgia, but I can't really see a halfling society as anything other than a sleepy agrarian community living in an idyllic backwater region.

  • Quote from Persedious: “Oh good, there is a thread for this because I have a burning question regarding the scroll. On page (2) of the scroll, someone is holding an unpainted model of a dragon. WHAT IS THAT MODEL AND WHERE CAN I GET IT!?!?!?!?! I HAVE TO KNOW!!! ” The paragraph above says it's from a Kickstarter project, 'Time of Legends: Joan of Arc'. Looks pretty cool. I've often seen Kickstarter models sold on ebay after the project has been released and shipped. Some Kickstarter projects als…

  • I'm pretty sure it replaces the original movement. Wouldn't be much of a debuff to fast units otherwise.

  • Interesting thread. I'm inclined to agree with Calisson and Peacemaker on the whole 'serfdom isn't slavery' thing. Someone else mentioned the possible advancement of slaves, and that reminded me of the Jannisaries in the Ottoman Empire in early modern times. They were slaves kidnapped from foreign lands, but were raised to occupy important positions in the military and could even rise to key position in the empire's administration. Looking at the world map, it struck me that slavery is almost om…

  • I'm going to do some thread necromancy over making a new thread for this question: how old do the various races get in T9A? Elves being thousands of years old like in Middle-Earth or that other setting that's gone now seems a little absurd if you consider the realistic effects that would have on population growth. However, a lifespan of several centuries for elder races like Elves and Dwarves seems fair. If an age lasts at least a millennium or even 1500 years, very few creatures should be able …

  • The way I see it, vampirism has two possible points of origin in the world of the T9A. - In the Third Age, when the psuedo-Egyptian civilization fell into undeath, creating all kinds of different undead life forms (for lack of a better term) - After the Infernal Dwarves broke the veil at the end of the Sixth Age/start of the Seventh, allowing the seven sins to influence the world in all manner of ways. I prefer the second version, as vampires are generally a reflection of certain sins (lust, pri…

  • WTC Open DL Lists

    Clanlord Skabrius - - Daemon Legions (DL)

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    fair point: i have none since the adjusted book has been out a week and wtc will be the first true test. so it is just my expectation. i sincerely hope i will be wrong.

  • WTC Open DL Lists

    Clanlord Skabrius - - Daemon Legions (DL)

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    they just done screwed up with this new demon book. so many broken combos i dont even know where to start. the external balance at wtc will be atrocious. oldskool gw powercreep. i hope they realise it before it ruins 9th like powercreep ruined late eds whfb really disappointed

  • Quote from Kudis: “the names "dryad ancient", treefather ancient and avatar of nature and thicket shepherd are all horrible names and just a description without much immersion to me. =( ” It's true some T9A names are a bit generic, but I understand this is to avoid legal scuffles with Games Workshop. In the future, name changes are possible and even encouraged if they're good. Feel free to suggest alternatives. Furthermore, nothing is stopping you from referring to a unit by another name and thi…

  • Quote from LoeC: “Mm, How are Nabh and Olaron btw? They are cult in the Dread elves codex. And Cenyrn? Is something wrote yet? Bladedacers venerate this one right now. ” Nabh and Olaron are the Dark Elf versions of Nyb and Cadaron. I don't know anything about Cenryn, maybe he's an elven god/godess or a wardancer of legend.

  • A quick doodle of the elven pantheon from the wiki. There could be mistakes in there, but given that the lore isn’t really set yet, there could be room for discussion. Below are my quick opinions on the subject. the-ninth-age.com/community/in…f1151eb6a9a3e7e43ae19a218 Amihair and Moritaur represent the archetypes of the allfather and the queen. They each have three aspects. Given that each elven subrace is very distinct in their character, I imagine they would each highlight different aspects of…

  • Quote from Calisson: “Well, the obvious inspiration for Gilles de Raux is Gilles de Rais. For those not versed in French history, he was a companion of Joan of Arc, the saint female virgin warrior, who freed the French Kingdom from the British occupation. Gilles became Marshal of France. Later in his life, he may have explored alchemy and demonology, and ended up to have sodomized, killed and eaten probably over a hundred of children. Very fitting for a vampire inspiration, blending the highest …

  • Some general thoughts about the Sylvan Elves and the army background on which I based the descriptions: Political structure: all princes swear allegiance to the king and queen in the wood (similar to WHFB), but are de facto independent realms. Elven highborns are usually as proud and condescending as you’d expect them to be, but lower ranks/classes are more down to earth. Tree spirits, druids, eagles and spirit animals stand outside (or above) the traditional power structure, and command great r…

  • Thanks @WhammeWhamme and Scottish Knight for the clarification! I imagine Equitainian rural areas could have more nature-oriented minor/local deities, maybe even local sylvan spirits. Crusades would then be either internal to get rid of Orcs/Beastmen/Vampires within the realm, or external to spread the faith or colonize areas. A high-ranking Damsel or bishop would have to formally declare a crusade, often at the urging of a Duke who has his eyes on a particular target. Drawing parallels to real …

  • I don’t know too much about 9th age lore, but I’ll give this a shot. I referred to the King of Equitaine as king x because I don’t know his name. Feel free to critique/suggest better ideas! Duke The vast land of Equitaine is divided into grand Duchies, led by descendants of king x’s truest knights and companions. The Dukes of the realm swear fealty to the king and these grand dukes, and in turn manage the vassal counts and barons below them. (I wanted to reinforce the idea of a feudal pyramid in…

  • Is there a time limit on this? I'm willing to do a quick re-read of Tennyson's work on Arthurian legend/Steinbeck's adaptation for some appropriate quotes, but that might be a while before I get round to that.