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.

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Since the destruction of the Dawn Age empire, saurians have largely tried to stay hidden, only emerging to further the aims of their mysterious philosophy. They dwell in secret enclaves, which can be located wherever the temperature is warm enough to support cold-blooded metabolism.


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

A Mystery from the Dawn of Time

Of all the mysterious beasts that plague this world, the Saurians are surely the most poorly understood. Reptiles of varying size that walk like men, they are encountered commonly enough that their existence is beyond doubt, but their true nature and objectives continue to escape our knowledge. Of special interest is their possible connection to ancient myths of reptilian demigods or daemons who supposedly subjugated all peoples in a global empire of oppression.

Long study of the many sources on saurian lore leads me to conclude that there is little, if anything, that links the creatures found today to those of the "Dawn Age". If there was indeed an ancient empire, its descendants were scattered by its fall, and survive today in a series of enclaves within hidden or well-protected regions of the world. There is reason to believe that several of these have since re-established contact and operate as a larger alliance of some kind, while others remain isolated. Though these confederated enclaves have no easily discernible leadership or government, some theorise they are united by a common religious or philosophical mission. Understanding of this mission, if there is one, is not helped by their inability to speak any comprehensible language.

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You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.