Chosen Colour for Nation:
Purple-lined dark grey
People of Importance:
Archon Nalia, Archon Caedon, Huntmaster Ubrek, The High Predator
Humans and Elves (+2 free Military traits)
The story of the Thuzamor Collective is a sad and sorry one indeed.
There was once a small, but proud nation of humans, whose name has long since been stamped out. They were masters of the land, able to cultivate bountiful harvest, self-sufficient and ruled by small councils of elders. There was peace and prosperity - until the elves came.
The first to come was the High Predator - the master of the Thuzamori Predators, a powerful warlock fused with the deadly skills of a hunter and warrior. It chose one of the human villages as its hunting ground, and over a week slew one third of the population in back-alleys, isolated fields, even their homes. It, for nobody knows a Predator's gender, could blend into the night, sowing terror and striking ruthlessly with blades or magical blue flame when the time came. The humans had no answer to this threat, but unfortunately for them it was answered for them.
It would have been better for them to have all been killed.
The first Archon, Nalia, came with her army of Thuzamor elves, taking control of the village the High Predator had stalked and claiming to have saved them from the threat. Even as she did this, the High Predator and his Predator Tribe moved on silently to the other settlements, killing and sowing havoc only for Nalia and the second Archon, Caedon, to "save" them. All in all thousands of humans were killed, and when they were left weak the Thuzamor moved in and established their rule.
The Thuzamor were few in number, but all of them elite skilled hunters and warriors, equipped with fearsome weapons of unknown forgery. They had a ruthless warrior ethos and code, survival of the strongest at all costs. Many rituals and customs surround the intricate balance of power between the first and second Archons, the elusive Huntmaster, and the callous, horrifying Predators. The humans sit firmly at the bottom of this balance, slaves in all but name. They till the fields, erect the buildings, work the various industries and keep the Collective running, while the Thuzamor do as they please and pursue their enigmatic objectives. No human is allowed in the military, which is kept exclusively elven, and the outside world is shown the image of an elven society alone, with some humans living in a semi-symbiotic relationship - that is, when outsiders are even allowed into the borders.
Many years have passed since the coming of the Thuzamor, and the human population has stabilised once more. There are many who live now who have only ever known the elven rule, and all know better than to cross them - the fear of the Predators still shines brightly in the dimming eyes of the elderly, and stories are spun again and again until their deadly skills become mythical. The cogs of human industry and agriculture continue to turn, while the Thuzamor look to beyond their new realm to the outside world...
Thuzamorite Infantry - 50 Light Infantry Units - 5,000 troops
The standard infantry of the professional Thuzamorite army. These troops are equipped with light, fairly basic leather and mail protection, but are armed with an assortment of finely-crafted weapons - ultra-lightweight swords and axes with extreme durability, and when put behind the blow of a Thuzamor elf they become deadly. These infantry are capable of forming ranks and fighting in formation, but almost always will adopt skirmishing positions, fighting to the strengths of the relatively small but elite army and sowing discord amongst enemy ranks before closing in for the kill.
Archonacrons - 25 Heavy Infantry Units - 625 troops
The Archonacrons are the elite guard of the Archons themselves. These heavy troops are equipped with full plate armour, and fight as the solid iron core of a full-scale Thuzamor attack force. They wield a mixture of halberds, greatswords and greataxes, again made from the same ultra-lightweight, highly durable metal that the Thuzamor use across their forces. These troops swear oaths of extreme loyalty to the title of Archon, rather than the individual person, making them immune to powerplays and a force for stability in the complex web of power in the Collective.
Nox Stalkers - 50 Archer Units - 5,000 troops
Perhaps the one of the most fearsome aspects of the Thuzamor army, these troops are trained to shoot with unnerving accuracy. They melt into the shadows weaved by the Predators only to reappear elsewhere and deliver devastating volley after volley. Their bows and arrows are crafted to perfection by hidden ritual, and their cloth and leather cloaks allow them to move quickly across any battlefield, fighting in loose formation or forming ranks to unleash a sea of deadly arrows.
Caedonsworn - 25 Light Cavalry Units - 1,250 troops
The personal cavalry of Archon Caedon, these light cavalry are the fastest riders in the realm. They cover great distance at great speed, closing with their foe at their weakest point, exploiting an exposed flank to deliver a punishing counter-charge. They are equipped with light mail and leather armour, an assortment of swords and axes, and light shortbows, able to adapt to many combat situations.
Nalii - 25 Heavy Cavalry Units - 250 troops
The personal cavalry of Archon Nalia, these heavy knights are true masters of battle. Bedecked in heavy plate, wielding lance and sword, these dreadknights pummel their foes underfoot, punching through the enemy line where they are the strongest, leaving countless casualties in their wake as they throw enemy battlelines into disarray. Only used for the most committed assaults.
Predators - 25 War-Magi Units - 25 troops
None truly know the origin of these terrifying creatures - indeed, nobody really knows if they are Thuzamor elves or something else entirely. They stalk the night, armoured head to toe in mysterious light plate, appearing larger than a mortal man at some times, and slight and slender at others. Masters of Illusion, they can cloak themselves in invisibility at will, and are able to see through the petty conjurations of others. The carry arcane weapons on their wrists, sets of claws that retract and extend through an unknown mechanism, the claws themselves forged from the same Thuzamor metal and almost unbreakable. They sow fear wherever they tread, hunting as they please. If they are ever truly threatened, the Predator reveals its ultimate power, summoning searing blasts of blue flame in roiling cascades, obliterating its foes before disappearing back into the night to strike again...
Navy - N/A
Airforce - N/A
Lots of gaps at the moment, it's getting quite late where I am so I've put up what I've got so far just to fill out the sheet in case there's an update soon and you want to slot me in. I don't mind either way, I'm going to flesh out the sheet tomorrow so this is more a placeholder right now.
EDIT: Gaps filled - let me know if anything needs changing!
Last edited by Whispering Doubt; 09-22-14 at 05:00 PM.