AoSRPG: Zwei weitere Archetypen im Detail
Cubicle Seven haben zwei weitere Archetypen im Detail vorgestellt.
Today AoS Producer Emmet Byrne is discussing an Archetype for Age of Sigmar: Soulbound that we revealed at Warhammer Fest back in May — the resourceful Aether-Khemist of the Kharadron Overlords.
Thirst For Knowledge and Hunger of Aether-gold
Part alchemist and part inventor, you seek aether-gold seams to bring prosperity to your sky-port and to further the knowledge of your Guild.
Aether-Khemists perform a vital function in Kharadron society. They know the secrets of aether-gold. They hold the closely guarded knowledge of how to find and follow veins of aether-gold, tracking their drift across the skies. An Aether-Khemist has received instruction from the Guild in a variety of devices they have engineered that can not only locate aether-gold but also gather and refine it, transmuting the caustic gas into a stable solid. Aether-Khemists learn to grade any find of aether-gold by smell, determining the quality of the strike and its potential for profit. Aether-Khemists are also inventors, continually developing new equipment and machines to facilitate the collection of aether-gold with greater efficiency.
I’ll tell you, lass, the hardest part of making a claim is keeping just enough fingers in the jar to get it quick but still have a big enough share to keep your beard clean. – Khudrukk Bronzehand of the Black Eagle
Aether-Khemists seek to expand their own knowledge almost as much as they seek profit. While a rich voyage will increase their wealth, their status within the Guild is enhanced by discoveries of a different vein. Finding a seam of aether-gold is good, but learning some new property of aether-gold is what will advance someone in the esteem of the Guild. Aether-Khemists are continually experimenting in hopes of making some advance that will impress their peers. The equipment an Aether-Khemist carries into the field is often subjected to tinkering as some improvement in performance is sought. It is through such experimentation that new uses for old gadgets are sometimes discovered. The atmospheric anatomiser was designed to harvest airborne samples, but with modification can vacuum an enemy’s air supply or project poison gas or even create a cloud of chemicals that excite the action of aetheric weapons, making them more powerful.
Today we’re discussing an Archetype for Age of Sigmar: Soulbound that was revealed at Warhammer Fest — the enigmatic Knight-Incantor of the Stormcast Eternals.
Weavers of Celestial Magic
You are a warrior-mystic, a holy crusader with the storm energies of the Celestial Realm at your fingertips.
The Knight-Incantor is both an able warrior and a potent sorcerer. It is their duty to attend to the Anvil of Apotheosis whereupon all Stormcast Eternals who die are reforged, standing with a coterie of Knights-Incantor to sing the Celestial melodies that will soothe the confused and traumatised souls. That ability to manipulate the raw fury of the Storm Eternal is also a Knight-Incantor’s most powerful weapon. All Knights-Incantor were sorcerers of some kind in their mortal lives, or at the very least possessed some kind of innate magical talent, but beyond that they can differ enormously. A Knight-Incantor is as likely to feel at home in a dusty library in one of the Free Cities as he is exploring the ruins of an ancient Seraphon star temple or incinerating the slaves of Chaos with blessed lightning from their fingertips.
“That you have never heard of us does not mean we have been hiding. We seek not the foe in the open field, but a more insidious opponent – one we have not successfully defeated.”
Knight-Incantor Miska, Anvils of the Heldenhammer
The Knight-Incantor has a sacred duty that compels them to actively seek out the deepest and darkest corners of the Mortal Realms. It is a secret that few Stormcast Eternals discuss even amongst themselves, but the process of reforging fallen souls upon the Anvil of Apotheosis is deeply flawed, and becoming moreso with each new Striking that Sigmar commits to the Anvil. It is the task of the Knight-Incantor to scour the Mortal Realms for the knowledge, artefact, or science that might reverse or allay this flaw. A Knight-Incantor might also be dispatched to A Free City to assist Sigmar’s mortal citizens against spiritual or arcane threats, but the common folk of the Mortal Realms will always face danger and a Knight-Incantor must always remember their true calling – the very existence of the Stormcast Eternals depends upon them.
Link: Cubicle Seven