Concept art for fantasy Indonesian Saurian armed with copper klewang, based upon Nias warrior garb. The Nias tribe were famous headhunters and warriors who carved wooden figures and small stone monuments for their houses. Saurian inspired by the sterling sculpting work of Rikard.
The Saurian Ancients are Reptile peoples of the equatorial tropics who once ruled the entire world during the long First Age, yet their dominion was rent asunder by a giant comet followed by massive slave rebellions. The ascendant thralls of many different species went their own ways and founded civilizations and nomad hordes whose turbulent development have dominated all subsequent eight Ages. The Saurian Ancients are still great regional powers to be feared, however, for theirs is the pulsating might and olden glory of rich resources, and their claws and fangs are sharp even against foes bedecked in steel. As Vetian countries start to explore and colonize distant parts of the world during the Ninth Age, they come into frontal collision with the Saurian Ancients of Virentia, Taphria and the archipelago of southeastern Augea. And this struggle between man and lizard is by no means a foregone conclusion...
Warhammer Fantasy sported hints of Lizardmen in the Hinterlands of Kuresh, being a reference to the Khmer Empire. The Ninth Age clearly has a healthy Saurian Ancient presence on the map in the equivalent of Malaysia and Indonesia, and perhaps even beyond this archipelago:
The incoming background compendium may soon come to shed light on these mysterious parts of the setting. Let's brainstorm a bit on how the Saurian Ancients of southeastern Augea might look and work like, for the fun of it. Technology, reptile species, magic, all of it.
Share your wild ideas and bold guesswork, and mayhap it may inspire others someday, who craft the official background or even wish to produce miniatures for this niche faction.
Dwarven Holds of the Copper Mountains (T9A Nabateans)
Dwarven Holds of the Wrathful Mountains (T9A Inca)
Polar Dwarves of Remotest Silexia (T9A Inuits)
Infernal Dwarves of the Torture Valleys (T9A Moche)
Frost Elves (T9A Finno-Ugrians)