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Well guys, here we go with the next preview!!! the silent and deadly Phoenix Guard, the servers of Asuryan. Enjoy it!!!

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Phoenix Guard

Phoenix Guards are the hieratic guardians of the Shrine of Asuryan, the great pyramid temple on an isle in the Sea of Dreams. Inside the shrine it is said there lies the Chamber of Days, and that the histories of Phoenix Guards past, present and future, are written on the ancient walls of the shrine in words of fire upon stone. Any who look upon that wall will know both the future and the past, and will forever be cursed with knowledge of their own death. The Phoenix Guards do not utter a word, for it is forbidden for anyone who has seen the secrets of time to speak of them, and all who do so take a magical vow of silence from which they can never be released. Viewed by many as a curse, this magical covenant with Asuryan offers them a measure of protection from their foes, and fills them with a sense of purpose bordering on the divine. When their Lord orders them to war, the Phoenix Guards are grim and resolute, clad in ornate armour, and armed with tall ceremonial halberds. While their stony quiet is unnerving to foes, the aura of fear that surrounds them is far more horrifying. Their eyes blaze with a fiery intensity borne of unshakeable faith in the Creator god of the Elves, and the air around a regiment of Phoenix Guard literally throbs with the raw power of Asuryan. Any who would stand in their way are assailed by an overwhelming sense of dread. On the battlefield Phoenix Guard are always found where the fighting is at the most fierce for they know their destiny – whether they shall live, or the exact moment and manner of their death – and so battle holds no fear for them. The most famous duty of the Phoenix Guard comes about when a new Phoenix King is elected. It is role of the Phoenix Guard to accompany the newly chosen Phoenix candidate, and attend him as he enters the flame eternal, which marks his rebirth as the Phoenix King. When a Phoenix King dies, the Phoenix Guard appear without warning, and carry the Phoenix King’s body to the White Ship that will convey the King to his final resting place. From ancient times, before Aenarion and the war against the Daemons, the legions of the Phoenix Guard always numbered then thousand, and even now their number is the same. This has given rise to legends that the Phoenix Guard are immortal, or at least able to return from the dead. On this subject, like all others, the Phoenix Guard remains silent.

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gerrit1919
gerrit1919 - - 596 comments

OMFG!!!
They are so gonna be in every castle!

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xXBerethorXx
xXBerethorXx - - 587 comments

and army...and town...and navy for those surprise landings ;)

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Hakazu
Hakazu - - 188 comments

OMG!! So damn cool! Just love your work man! Keep it up!!

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TWmadman
TWmadman - - 24 comments

haha, they will be unique (but incredibly powerful) so i don't think you ll "put one in every castle"

:)

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gerrit1919
gerrit1919 - - 596 comments

my most important and favorite cities then ;)

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TWmadman
TWmadman - - 24 comments

people will be free to release submods to remove unit limitation if they wish. we plan to limit elite unit recruitement (like knights of anlec, handmaidens of everqueen, dragon guard of tor caled etc...) to 4/6 unit max depend on case.

but phoenix guard is VERY powerful and it is the only unit to get 3hp (other elites get 2hp's). in m2tw the phalanx ability is overpowered so units that get it like Elthin Arvan Veteran Spearmen, Handmaidens of the Everqueen or Phoenix Guard are VERY powerful. this is why we will never allow player to recruit stacks of theses kinds of elites.

it would simply kill mod's balance and honestly, saying "wow my army full of phoenix guards" is not the same as saying "behold THE phoenix guard is charging! omg!"

hehe :)

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gerrit1919
gerrit1919 - - 596 comments

indeed, it will be more epic to have a small squad (idk 2-3-4 groups) and let them charge. It would also be nice f you make them decreasing the enemy's morale big. Just enough so they don't run of imediatly.

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