Legions of Fear
On every coast, in every port, the sighting of black sails is met with instant horror. Theirs is a name well earned from centuries of reaving and slaving, sparing none who fall beneath their whips. Feel the chains of fear upon your heart, with the approach of the Dread Elves.
The Republic of Dathen in Silexia represents the largest dominion of Dread Elves, a hotbed of politics and intrigue centred upon the Obsidian Thrones within the Tower of Gar Daecos. Religion too shapes this society, and the most powerful cults dominate both civilian and military life. Perhaps the greatest weapon of fear in the arsenal of the Dread Elves is the Menagerie: a collection of monstrous creatures which the Daeb bend to their will.
The Dread Elves often use a mixed arms approach. That means a mixture of short and long range shooting with different combat elements and magic support. They can also focus on a main infantry unit, supporting it with several smaller units to make sure it gets the combat it wants. A completely different approach is to play a mixture of minimum sized units of elite infantry, or monsters, or hard hitting cavalry and chariots. A lot of mobile shooting can also be used to "dance" around the Opponent while Shooting their units.
Lore of Dread Elves
Olaron and the Elven Gods
Q: Who is Olaron? Is s/he part of the universal elven pantheon or unique to the Dread Elves?
A: As always, divine matters are no simple matter to untangle. I once debated theology with an elf, but unfortunately, I dozed off before she’d explained half of their web of deities and interrelations. Still, from what I recall, Olaron is known by all elves, but only considered to be a true god by the Dread Elves. Should he ever cross the Veil though, I believe we’d all live to regret it, fuelled as he is by a drive to crush the armies of the world.
You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.