Empire of Sonnstahl

For Sunna and the Emperor

The armies of Sonnstahl march to the beat of drums and the thunder of cannons. Led by zealous priests and bold knights, these soldiers’ discipline and vigour is famed around the world. Inspired by the example of Sunna, Goddess of Humanity, there may be no limit to the ambition of the Empire of Sonnstahl!

To overcome internal divisions and unite the nation against its enemies is the task of the Emperor. He or she cannot merely be a conqueror on the battlefield. They must also compete in the political arena, navigating the treacherous currents of rival families and religious factions. Thanks to esteemed universities, where magic and technology are refined into effective weapons, Sonnstahl has become a master of many trades, and now seeks to extend its grasp to foreign lands.

Playstyle

The different ways to play The Empire of Sonnstahl army are either based on big slow units which are supported by smaller nearby using shooting power or faster units which pick their fights. The best way to remember when fighting with the Empire of Sonnstahl is that the sum is more than the single parts. The Empire of Sonnstahl can bring heavy knights, powerful mages, mighty artillery, and masses of trained infantry, all with their different strengths an capabilities. When you field the army of Sonnstahl, you should always remember the army works best when its different units are used together.

Lore of Empire of Sonnstahl

The Fifth Age

An Age of Plague the Third of Ruin
Redoubled might, redoubled maille
We thicken armour, sharpen blade
We harden hearts, and bolster soul
Unknown to us new foes drew In
We paid it back the gift of men
Who came to aid when so beset
We shared the greatest gift of all
The gift of stone and mountain’s call
Thus we built great Avras’ wall

The Mountains White once lost to us
We marched upon and took anew
Alliance made at last with men
A peace to hold and carry forth
O’er earth and mount an honoured trust
At last we saw our hidden foe
As elf slew elf across the sea
Great sickness spread ‘cross ev’ry land
And vermin rose upon its wake
To murder men and dwarf to woe

The empire fell the rats took throne
Did murder life and poison land
They left in wake but Avras’ bone

From The World Hymn Part 5, from The 9th Age Fantasy Battles Rulebook 1.3.5.

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