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For more information, please check the Archon section in the Shadow Realm expansion summary page.

Archon Portrait.png

Legend claims that in ancient times, the Archons liberated Athla from the grip of evil, paving the way for its transformation into the lush world it is today. Said to have ascended from human stock, the Archons are blessed with longevity and wisdom beyond their mortal kin, and holy power with which to heal the injured and smite the living dead. While they once sought to claim Athla for humankind in accordance with a bargain struck with the Elves in times immemorial, the Archons relinquished this claim after the Shadow Wars and departed through the Shadow Gate. While the graveyards they left behind have since been infected by evil and given birth to that which they most abhor, their shining citadels in the Shadow World are a beacon of hope to those fighting to hold back the darkness.

--The Tome of Wonders

Acropolis

Acropolis Details

Buildings


Inherent Traits

All Archon Portrait.png Archon units have:

Producible Units

Our most experienced archers enter into a meditative state when battle is joined, each movement combined with a prayer to bless their arrow to strike down the unclean. It is said that this ritual was passed down to the most devout of human archers by the Archons before they left this world. Regardless of its origin, its effectiveness against the walking dead could not be denied.

Battlefield Rituals, by Sir Arnus Randorf
Archon Footsoldier.png
  

Unit: Archon FootsoldierRecruitOrigin: (Living) Archons
Tier I: 46 Hit Points 28 Movement 11 Defense 10 Resistance Cost: 45 Gold 5 Mana Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn


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Some of the soldiers had scoffed at their archaic equipment, but the ridicule ceased after the first battle we fought side by side. With shields locked, the archon legions bore the enemy’s charge. As one, their blades struck home, reaping a heavy toll from the ranks of their attackers. While their techniques might seem old-fashioned against the Commonwealth’s means of waging war, their method of fighting was one that had been perfected in a time before the elves first touched the soil of Athla.

The Pure Ones, by Werner Gruen, Battlefield Chronicler
Archon Footsoldier.png
  

Unit: Archon FootsoldierRecruitOrigin: (Living) Archons
Tier I: 46 Hit Points 28 Movement 11 Defense 10 Resistance Cost: 45 Gold 5 Mana Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn


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As one, the candidates opened the gates to their respective stalls. With an exclamation of surprise, one of the candidates drew his hand back, narrowly avoiding a nasty bite. Another fell back into the courtyard, the stallion’s hoofmarks visible in the metal of his breastplate. My host explained that only those candidates that could train these wild stallions into obedient mounts, and who could demonstrate that they had mastered the animal within as well as without, would be worthy of earning the title of Paladin.

Shadow Diplomacy’, by Lady Flora Sweets
Archon Footsoldier.png
  

Unit: Archon FootsoldierRecruitOrigin: (Living) Archons
Tier I: 46 Hit Points 28 Movement 11 Defense 10 Resistance Cost: 45 Gold 5 Mana Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn


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She was a beacon of calm among the chaos of the battlefield. So suffused with the power of life was she, that her touch brought life to the dead and death to the unliving. This must have been one of the beings the Archons call Saints, and as I watched the tide of the battle turn in her wake, I began to understand why.

The Pure Ones, by Werner Gruen, Battlefield Chronicler
Archon Footsoldier.png
  

Unit: Archon FootsoldierRecruitOrigin: (Living) Archons
Tier I: 46 Hit Points 28 Movement 11 Defense 10 Resistance Cost: 45 Gold 5 Mana Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn


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Through the darkest forest, I will hunt them. Over the tallest mountain, I shall pursue them. Neither the deepest cavern nor the foulest swamp will shield them. With sword and ankh, I bring justice to the wicked. I am the Avenger, and the guilty shall not escape my wrath.

The Avenger’s Oath
Archon Footsoldier.png
  

Unit: Archon FootsoldierRecruitOrigin: (Living) Archons
Tier I: 46 Hit Points 28 Movement 11 Defense 10 Resistance Cost: 45 Gold 5 Mana Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn


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Our escort entered a defensive stance at the all-too-familiar silhouette of a hulking form bearing a mace with a head the size of a strong man’s chest. When the creature stepped into the light, however, it revealed a gleaming breastplate where we expected tarnished bronze, and alabaster muscles in the place of withered skin and bone. This was no undead abomination, but a living Titan in the flesh.

Beyond the Shadow Gate, by Ham the Wanderer
Archon Footsoldier.png
  

Unit: Archon FootsoldierRecruitOrigin: (Living) Archons
Tier I: 46 Hit Points 28 Movement 11 Defense 10 Resistance Cost: 45 Gold 5 Mana Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn


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Other units

The Archon Garrison ( Archon Fort) also unlocks the:

“Mortal steeds won’t charge a pike block, but a death knight will take your head off however deep your point is inside his mount’s ribcage. The larger demons will just bat your haft aside. Against the enemies we fight, it’s better to thin their numbers as much as you can before they get that close. That’s why we throw our spears rather than expecting them to come to us and impale themselves.”:::‘Interview with an Archon’, by Werner Gruen, Battlefield Chronicler
Archon Legionary.png
Unit: Archon Legionary RecruitOrigin: Archons and Archon Fort Requires: Archon Garrison
Tier I: 45 Hit Points 28 Movement 10 Defense 9 Resistance Cost: 50 Gold Upkeep: 4 Gold/Turn
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
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To do

Other to do:
- Dwelling alignment should be Pure Good

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