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First Legion Preview

Discussion in 'Fall of Lordaeron WIP' started by Elbadruhel, Jan 10, 2019.

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    First Legion

    "Arthas Menethil is the proud son and heir of the King Therenas Menethil, but he is not only a prince, but also a Paladin. The young man entered the order few time ago, but has proven to be a great warrior and wielder of the Light, so much, that his master Uther may be even prouder of him than his own father. Arthas has grown in the court, surrounded by nobles and great trainers, always recieving gifts, as his armour and warhammer, and dating cute princesses, as Jaina Proudmoore. But he is also a brave commander and eager defender of his people, instead of being a lazy prince, Arthas is always looking for new tasks to complete to protect his kingdom. Due to this, his father has created the First Legion, a part of Lordaeron army ruled directly by Arthas to act in defense of the Kingdom and the Light. And this has proven to be useful, news about rioting in Alterac has came to Arthas, and the king has also ordered to investigate news about a plague around the realm. Now, the prince and paladin should leave his base in Andorhal to deal with the problems in alterac and clean the realm of any corruption... Or fall into it."

    First Legion is a unique faction, with units of several different races, what allow u cool strategies and use several kind of units, from the ligth and cheap elves, to the sturdy and expensive dwarves. Depending in what u think u may need in any moment. Your faction is small, as an elite guard of the realm, you rely on reinforcements from Dalaran, High elves and Dwarves to have a proper army and deal with your task: secure alterac and hunt the acolytes across Lordaeron before is too late. You need to creep and chase enemies as much as posible to boost Arthas, since the time will come in wich the prince will have to duel Malganis, and only one will survive that fight. If u prove worthy, Arthas will be boosted and your enemies will be much weaker in late game, giving you some fresh air to focus in Orcs and Trolls, but if you fall, your faction will never be the same, and the undeads will rise more powerful than ever. Will you be up to it?

    Heroes

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    You start with Arthas Menethil (center) prince of Lordaeron and knight of the Silver Hand. He is always revivable, except during the "Northrend Duel" agaisnt Malganis. If you lose the fight, or you win it using Frostmourne, you will lose Arthas forever (he will be rised by Nerzhul as his champion), but if you win the figth without the sword, Arthas soul will keep pure and he will be boosted due to his triumph protecting the realm.

    Once the battle in Northrend ends, you get Gavinrad the Dire (right), one of the first Paladins of the Silver Hand, a figther of the light only compared to Uther, Saidan, Turalyon or Tirion; Gavinrad is revivable.

    Your last hero is Tirion Fordring (left), he was exilied few time ago for protecting an orc, but once the "Northrend Duel" ends, if Arthas has been killed he will come out of seclusion to defend the realm of the darkness that managed to corrupt the prince. If Arthas wins "Northrend Duel", you can get Tirion Fordring if Scarlet Crusade happens. Tirion is revivable (no matter how u get him).

    Units

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    Your untis are a mix of Lordaeron units, Elves sent by dalaran, and a bunch of dwarves reinforcements from different clans. First legion is probably one of the most balanced factions ingame: with different mele, ranged and caster options. Ideal for a faction that might end figthing alone in Northrend. Your elite is "Lordaeron Captain", Falric, Marwyn, Luc Valonforth, ... Lots of great warriors and loyal men, most of them friends of the Prince, who will command your troops and die to protect their leader.​

    Events
    As human, your economy can be corrupted by undeads, be careful of it.
    Arthas can investigate the plague to find hidden acolytes or infected grain and destroy them before humans are corrupted.
    You have rivalry with Malganis, and it will end with a final duel in Northrend, it has different posible outcomes:
    • Arthas wins without frostmourne. Arthas is empowered, is revivable forever, Malganis dies and Nerzhul loses his greatest champion. You can call tirion as hero only after SC happens.
    • Arthas wins with forstmourne. Arthas has managed to kill Malganis forever, but his soul has been corrupted, Nerzhul rises him as undead champion, but you can call Tirion as hero.
    • Arthas lose, with or without frostmourne. Arthas failed terribly and has been rised by Nerzhul as undead champion. Malganis will be revivable forever. You can call tirion as hero.
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    Kamran AKA Vergil

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    Nice. i like the idea that elite units are falric and marwyn :D
    But I'm not a fan of gavinrad being added out of nowhere. it would be cooler if it was Taelan fordring was the second hero instead and if you lose the duel or win it with frostmourne gavinrad replaces arthas and if you win the duel without frostmourne you keep arthas and you won't get gavinrad. so he could be the reason Tirion comes out of exile. (by convincing Arthas or convincing gavinrad if you lost the duel)
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    Gavinrad is not added from nowhere, it is closely related with Arthas and First Legion: Gavinrad was the one who gave Arthas his battle hammer, Light's Vengeance; when Kelthuzzad died, Uther ordered Gavinrad to watch his corpse in the graveyard close to Andorhal, wich is the main base of Arthas and First Legion; in lore Gavinrad was dueled and killed by Arthas, so its cool that ingame if you lost Arthas, the enemy will have him to kill you; and finally, Arthas loved Gavinrad (as Uther, and others), both for giving his hammer and for his training, so much, that when he killed him he didnt rised his body as undead even if he would have been a great champion for the scourge.

    But i like your idea of having Arthas if u win, or other if you lose. This only have 2 bad points: maybe if you are being able to have an hero anyway, it wont be a so huge lose and people may not play hard in Northrend, prefering to quickly lose, tought maybe killing Malganis and refusing Arthas Dk is enough reward... But the other point is wich hero choose for First Legion, you say Taelan Fordring, and is an interesting character, but its not lore-accurated, i mean, Taelan joint the SC while his father was helping Lordaeron and Argent Dawn, and when Taelan wanted to leave the order Isilien murdered him, what caused Tirion to reform the order of the Silver Hand and merge it with the Argent Dawn.

    So... If i give Taelan to First Legion it would break lore. Do you know other interesting character to give FL instead? Or do you have any idea of how to bring Taelan in with a proper explanation?

    Good idea and thanks for the feedback :-)

    PD: Maybe you prefer to set Arthas/Tyrion as main and then add Gavinrad + Taelan (or other). I dont care wich one is the chosen to replace Arthas in case he loses the duel, if it helps you to give a story to add the third one to the game.
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    The reason I picked Taelan was his father , Since Tirion is the third hero you can get. Also in lore one of the main reasons Tirion came out of exile was his son , so having Taelan there to convince him to return kinda makes sense. Taelan age seems to be close to arthas as well (though his age is inconsistent in different lore mentions) so there is possibility that they knew each other from paladin training. Also Taelan managed to get title highlord in scarlet crusade.

    Gavinrad isn't the brightest character to be a hero in my opinion. he has very few mentions in books and games. also his spirit wasn't strong enough and gone mad as you fight him to gather the remains of frostmourne in icecrown during legion expansion.
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    I think Thassarian is more important/relevant than Luc Valonforth
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    It doesnt matter, they all are represented by the same unnamed elite unit: Falric, Marwyn, Luc Valonforth and Thassarian = 4 Lordaeron Captain.
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