Secrets of the Lost Empire
Most enigmatic of the Elder Races, many believe the Saurians built sophisticated civilisations when the elves were still dressed in animal furs. Obsessed with purposes only they can comprehend, the scaled legions are found wherever they are least expected, dealing bloodshed or bestowing aid with equally indecipherable motives. Do not try to understand or bargain with them, for they ruled this earth at its dawn, and they have not forgotten the true glory of the Saurian Ancients.
Described in the oldest myths as tyrants, the time of the Saurians and the Dawn Age ended when they were cast down by subjugated races, or else swallowed by the sea in some great cataclysm of that turbulent time. Ruins that remain, even in the heart of Vetia, attest that Saurians built structures greater than any seen today. Their descendants endure, and sightings have been reported from ocean, desert and jungle alike. None can know the true scope of their civilisation, but all accounts agree that their warriors act with an unnerving unity of purpose.
The Saurian Ancients army either supports its troops with magic and spells or uses these tricks to try to blast the opponent off the board. The Saurian Ancients can muster some medium sized combat troops to engage and block the opponent and then counter their opponents with monsters. A general commanding the Saurian Ancients can choose from a variety of troops and units to win the day against their opponent!
Lore of Saurian Ancients
Legends of the Mangyiniki
“It was not always so,” said the Mangyiniki chieftain, his shift from exuberance to solemnity seemingly reflected by the reed god-masks arrayed around the hut.
“Once, we were not warriors. There were devils who walked on the land as scaled beasts, with blood that ran not hot and red, but cold and blue. And they held our ancestors in bondage, working them to the bone for their wicked plans. But the sky-gods saw all, and punished them, and the sky itself fell on them and we escaped. But they linger, even now, in the deep jungles, and make new plans. They come, sometimes, to speak with us, and we have seen their patterned monoliths.”
I shivered in the tropical heat. My host, brightly clad in feathers and warpaint, could not have been more different from the birdlike white-haired nursemaid who once terrified my juvenile mind with her Ullsberger peasant folktales, full of lurking snakes and lizards who stole naughty children to rebuild their ancient dominion of slavery. Yet the chieftain’s tale seemed eerily familiar, a common footprint in the primordial fears of humanity. What horror did our distant ancestors endure that has scarred us so? And did it indelibly mark these reptiles too?
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