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
Atua and the Origins of the Saurians
Much of our scant knowledge of the Saurians comes indirectly from the human nations who live in closer proximity to their enclaves. While attempts to communicate directly with the minds of their corpulent, allegedly mind-reading mages typically ends in even greater confusion or madness, there are some who over the centuries have discerned more useful information. Of particular interest is the account of the natives of the southern Sunrise Sea archipelagos, who speak of a mighty, but exceedingly dangerous island of Saurians which they call "Atua".
Though no Vetian has ever laid eyes on it, it is said that Atua is the greatest of the surviving Saurian enclaves, and that it was Atuan Saurians who first sought out and united other groups into the so-called "Vitalist" confederation we observe in modern times. It is this alliance which is responsible for its bizarre and seemingly random attempts to influence world affairs, so it is said, to advance a grand cosmic crusade against entropy itself.
According to the locals, the potent amphibian-like mages of the Saurians are not, as the superstitious assume, immortal creatures hailing from the primordial Dawn Age itself, but relatively new beings, a species which only reappeared in recent centuries. Some sources suggest this emergence may have coincided with the global upheaval triggered by the Inferno event in the Age of Waste, but this must remain mere speculation.
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