Saurian Ancients

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.

Playstyle

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

Gila, Skinks and Caiman

Day 32
My presence remains undetected, and the new vantage point has proven most fruitful. I believe I have finally confirmed von Möltburg’s conjecture that the microcephalic quadrupedal specimens he dissected after the Renzigen Expedition are in fact the males of the species. Four to twenty inches in length, they are barely sentient, capable of little
more than fertilising eggs almost as large as they are.

Day 33
Well, it seems we can conclusively discard old Gahlengeld’s theory that the “Gila” form a hereditary warrior caste. In over three weeks I have yet to observe any difference in the social roles fulfilled between them and the smaller “Skinks”. Interactions in general are remarkably non-hierarchical for such a primitive society. It would appear their respective roles in times of war are driven by necessity rather than inborn right.

Day 34
At last! A glimpse of the elusive “Caiman”. It wandered in at dawn, clearly no permanent part of the community, but welcome nonetheless. Spent over four hours observing it arrange shells in elaborate patterns along the riverbank, oblivious in childlike wonder. Even the other saurians avoided it, casting quizzical glances at its works.

Vol. VI of the collated field notes of Professor Eiselmasus van der Rijke

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