NWHC Wave 4 - Fields of Wildfire - Heroes of the Chaos
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Figure: Pathfinder Battles, Reign of Winter, Commander Pharamol
Damien Evershade may attack a non-adjacent figure using only clear sight for targeting. When Damien Evershade attacks a figure that is engaged with at least one other Undead figure you control, it subtracts 1 from its defense dice.
After attacking, if Damien Evershade is unengaged, he may attack one additional time with a normal attack.
When attacking, if Damien Evershade inflicts one or more wounds, you may move one common Undead figure you control that is within 8 clear sight spaces of Damien Evershade up to 4 spaces.
The war that rages on Valhalla has only continued to escalate. Utgar summoned the great vampire sovereign Cyprien and his undead bloodline, the Esenweins. Valkrill followed suit, bringing Nicholas and his ever-expanding horde of thralls. With the terror of the undying bringing success to their vile campaign, Utgar has found another breed of vampire to add to his legion.
Damien Evershade was once a warrior and a wizard’s apprentice in the Elvish lands of Feylund. His pursuit of martial prowess was in his bloodline, as he hailed from a family of great archers. But Damien’s interest in the sorcery of the Elves soon twisted into a dark obsession. Damien’s youngest sister, Isabelle, fell gravely ill and no natural or magical antidote for her condition could be found. The Wizards of Feylund, hard pressed with the attacks of many enemies, politely declined to probe any further into the young girl’s condition. Disobeying direct orders of his commanders and family, Damien embarked on a quest into the desolate lands of Morindan to find a cure. For years he wandered through enemy territory, killing when needed and adopting disguises from his fallen foes. He bartered for information when possible but wasn’t against torture to extract the next clue to greater occult knowledge.
With his psyche nearing the brink of collapse, he stumbled into shadow-cloaked caves deep in Morindan. He followed chanting, which seemed to call him for days, until he came face to face with a coven of dark necromancers. Perhaps they were elves at one time but now they were baleful creatures of the undead. They welcomed him to sit by their eldritch fire, and as he stared into their soulless eyes, the chant become clearer, stronger. In the green fire light, he saw the symbols of power on the cave walls, painted in blood. Unconsciously he began to carve the runes into his own flesh, murmuring the chant. With the markings etched across his arms and chest, the necromancers completed the rite of transmutation by removing Damien’s heart – which continued to beat. His heart was anointed with the black blood of the coven and placed in an enchanted urn. The coven then buried Damien ‘alive’ as a final test of his resolve.
Three days later, Damien rose as a vampire of the Coven of Evershade. He bore the visage of the undead, and though his flowing elven hair was gone, his long pointed ears remained. The Coven provided him with new armor to cover his runes and the wound over his heart. With the chant still pounding in his head, Damien returned to his elvish home land.
Back in Aubria, Damien snuck into his family’s home, seeking Isabelle. But her room had been turned into a shrine, for she had died during his quest. The sorrow of her passing and the futility of his quest turned to rage. Damien descended upon his remaining family members. With deadly precision, he crippled his siblings with arrows, and one-by-one, dragged them into Isabelle’s room. Re-enacting the ritual and the chant, Damien removed the hearts of his father, brother, and sister. His father and brother writhed in agony and quickly expired. His sister, Gwendoline, however began to transition and so she was buried and rose as a member of the undead three nights later.
Eventually, elven warriors came and drove Damien and his now-undead older sister away. In the pursuit, Damien captured two Warriors of Ashra and again the dark necromancy of the Morindan sorcery was used to bring them back as vampires. Further experiments yielded the same result – only female victims could return as vampires when Damien performed the ritual.
Once returned to Morindan, Damien began to assemble a new twisted, undying family to replace his own. The Coven of Evershade had found a new champion and they welcomed the vampire lord and his companions, the Sisters of Sorrow. Since those early days, Damien has continued to expand his necromantic talents with the Coven’s assistance. For those victims that did not transform, Damien could harvest the bodies for animated skeleton warriors. And warriors he wanted – for the chant drove him now – and the thirst for blood to sustain his, and his new family’s immortality, is never-ending.
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Synergy Benefits Offered
-Common Undead figures: Legion's Advance
Common Undead figures may benefit from Damien Evershade's LEGION'S ADVANCE movement bonus. Common Undead figures include: Bloodburst Thrall, Death Knights of Valkrill, Deathstrike Thrall, Phantom Knights, Preyblood Thrall, Shades of Bleakwoode, Sister of Sorrow, Skeletons of Annellintia, Tomb Skeleton Archers, Tomb Skeletons, Zombies of Morindan.
-Skeletons of Annellintia: Necromancy
As a Unique Lord, Skeletons of Annellintia can be placed on Damien's Army Card after being destroyed using the Skeletons of Annellintia NECROMANCY special ability.
Synergy Benefits Received
-Zombie Hulk : Paralyzing Fear
As an Undead figure, Damien Evershade may be aided by Zombie Hulks's PARALYZING FEAR special ability.
-All figures attacked by Damien Evershade except for the Shadow Slayers of Kresnik: Heartseeker Bow
Figures attacked by Damien Evershade subtract one from its defense dice when engaged with with at least one other Undead figure you control. Undead figures include: Bloodburst Thrall, Crypt Guardian, Cyprien Esenwein, Death Knights of Valkrill, Deathstrike Thrall, Iskra Esenwein, Marcu Esenwein, Nicholas Esenwein, Phantom Knights, Preyblood Thrall, Rechets of Bogdan, Shades of Bleakwoode, Sister of Sorrow, Skeletons of Annellintia, Sonya Esenwein, Sudema, Tomb Skeleton Archers, Tomb Skeletons, Zombie Hulk, Zombies of Morindan.
-Ana Karithon : Turn Undead Special Attack
As an Undead figure, Damien Evershade is subject to Ana Karithon’s TURN UNDEAD SPECIAL ATTACK.
-Van Nessing : Divine Mission
As an Undead figure, Damien Evershade is subject to Van Nessing’s +2 attack die when Van Nessing takes another turn using DIVINE MISSION.
-Shadow Slayers of Kresnik: Study of the Dark Arts
As an Undead figure, Damien never receives height, terrain, or special power dice bonuses when attacking or defending against a Shadow Slayer of Kresnik.
-Shadow Slayers of Kresnik: Mastery of the Dark Arts
A Shadow Slayer of Kresnik may never have his defense reduced by Damien Evershade.
Last edited by Nomad on Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:46 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : updated cards and bio)