Dread Elves

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.

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Daeb raiding ships are known to attack shores around the world in swift and terrifying raids.

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The nation of the Dread Elves is the Republic of Dathen, settled in ancient times by pioneers and refugees.


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

Legacy of the Black Prince If you ask in any...

Legacy of the Black Prince

If you ask in any town or village of Sonnstahl, Calamandran the Black is undoubtedly the most notorious elf in history. The Black Prince is an antagonist of legend, and a villain in more songs, stories and plays than one could count. When the common folk think of an elven prince it is his image they have before their eyes. Yet curiously, of the few dread elves interrogated by the Inquisition, none seem to know anything about him, as if he never existed, even though they are familiar with the great war of the 3rd century. Whether they speak the truth matters little, but it brings doubt to the veracity of many artefacts and accounts from the early days of the Empire which are proudly displayed by the Imperial family as symbols of Sonnstahl’s glorious past.


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