Close

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member NachyoChez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts
    1,862
    Tournaments Joined
    5
    Tournaments Won
    0

    Characters in Profile (9): Karlstrad, Ruler of Gaderi

    About the Card:
    Ah, Karlstrad. Immune to both freezing and disabling, and able to grow larger than a Godzilla on steroids. Certainly, this is one guy you never want to be sitting on the wrong side of the table from!

    Cost: 6
    Attack: 3
    Health: 6
    Faction: Human
    Ability: Karlstrad can't be incapacitated, and has +1 attack for every other friendly ally in play.
    Flavor: “The Gaderi respect little besides strength.”



    Background:
    Just over a thousand years ago, when Arthyle led the troops of Layar on a campaign to rule the world, most of the 'civilized' nations feared he would accomplish it. Coins from his nation bought the mercenaries of Irum, bringing them to bear on the mighty nations of Vozit and Ellos while they were too invested in their own battles to notice the invasion coming. Once assured of victory there, the tactician turned his eyes on the tribal nation of Gaderi. Despite having never advanced enough to build fortresses or bunkers, despite having no formal army, and despite the fact that he was unaware of any tactician having ever come from their ranks, he knew their sands would be fought and bled for. For while the Gaderi had never mastered much many would consider of worth, they had mastered strength and force. Aspects that could carry an army a long way. Thus Arthyle split his force in two, sending a massive force through inhospitable Lyth to cross the frozen ice bridge and attack the Gaderi from the north, hoping to break the Gaderi fighters with his only advantages: numbers and intelligence. Even had the plan worked, no child of the Great Spirits believed Arthyle would take their lands.

    Before the War of Shadows, most of the other nations knew of the Gaderi only for the barbarian raiders that called their sands home. Yet, when the Shadow Gates opened, first in Layar, then Lyth and Irum, eventually spreading to Vozit and Ellos, they did not hesitate to call upon these 'savages' for aid. Karlstrad, renowned for his leadership and prowess in the 'Circle of Debate', was looked to by many of the tribal elders for his answer to the pleas of the foreigners. Many thought he would turn them away, but the ageing Gaderi knew that eventually this war would reach him as well. As such, he agreed to lend fighters from his tribe to the aid of the other human nations, in return for the Crystals that gave so many their powers.

    With these Crystals, Karlstrad was able to unite the tribes under a single banner, creating an army capable of defending his own borders while still joining the fight across the world. Some might have questioned his judgement, until the Shadow Gates came, as he'd feared. Rather than hide, as many would, Karlstrad ordered the warriors fighting alongside him to attack the monstrosity passing into his world. The beast was slain out of hand, and in true Gaderi style many of his soldiers crossed the threshold to another world and setup encampment across the other side. They lay challenge to the denizens of the world, known as Thriss, to take the forgotten temple that they now held and gain access to their world. His leadership and bravery, dubbed insanity by his detractors, lead Karlstrad to an elevated position among the human armies.

    When the General of those armies, Gunther, came to thank him, they found the other so disagreeable that it was decided they would avoid seeing one another again unless absolutely necessary. This left Karlstrad a certain amount of impunity for his actions, and license to wage war as he saw fit. Waging battles against any Shadow Gates appearing within his borders, and organizing raids against the invaders on every continent.

    After almost a year among the Human Alliance, Gaderi remains sovereign, a bastion of hope for the human armies. Karlstrad's deeds since then have become more than just hopes and dreams. They've elevated the man from powerful warrior, to a man of legends.
    Last edited by NachyoChez; 07-17-2013 at 06:02 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member CyrusKhane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    524
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Just the kind of writeup Karl deserves. Great work, Nachyo!
    Acolytes of A1
    "Students Today, Masters Tomorrow"
    IGN: AA1 Scrooge

  3. #3
    Moderator danae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    In the forums
    Posts
    3,920
    Tournaments Joined
    4
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Awesome.

    Just a minor spelling mistake:

    First paragraph last sentence should read:

    Even had the plan worked,

  4. #4
    DP Visionary a player's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    New England, United States GMT-4
    Posts
    1,810
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    no child of the Great Spirits believed Arthyle would take their lands.

    I think auto-correct got in there and screwed things up....
    Least active member of: ETC (Ended There by Chance)
    Account for Gondorian to transfer Shadow Crystals to: m0ghedian

  5. #5
    DP Visionary Demnchi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    North Carolina, USA (GMT -4)
    Posts
    5,858
    Tournaments Joined
    8
    Tournaments Won
    1
    Love it.
    Was the Leader of Acolytes of A1

    A1's Dimensional Eyes in the Sky
    A1 Alliance: Evolution in Theory
    PFG3 Leader

    Was Shadow Era Community Manager

    Sota, The Switch Axe Monster Hunter

    "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."
    "Humans fight to secure peace as they envision it. The trouble is, everyone's vision is different." - Ringabel

  6. #6
    DP Visionary Ron Zacapa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    433
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Cool
    A1 Ron Zacapa
    Evolution in Theory: www.a1-alliance.org

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Zacapa View Post
    READ: all you waiters, just order, we'll make it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Direwulven View Post
    If you look at this sentence in isolation, looks like an advert for a bistro.

  7. #7
    DP Visionary Rayzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,315
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Most interesting so far in my opinion.
    Elder TJ

  8. #8
    Senior Member huynguyenquang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Vietnam, GMT-7
    Posts
    757
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Well done and beautiful as always.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Sea1111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Scotland, UK
    Posts
    939
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Epicness.
    Proud member of TEAM JUGGERNAUTS!


    Sea1111

    ^^The Shadow Crystal's Energy was taken,
    Eladwen froze the enemy's Ally,
    Majiya froze as her Fire Snake dies,
    Blake Windrunner strikes the final blow, upon the enemy,
    And Majiya was no more.^
    ^


    --Random Thing that I Thought Of--

    My theme song, cause Gondorian forced me to:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog

  10. #10
    Senior Member Bayfighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    851
    Tournaments Joined
    1
    Tournaments Won
    0
    This is Legend-, wait for it, -dary! Cool writeup, looking forward to reading more!
    IGN: TJ Bayfight3r
    Telegram: @Bayfighter
    Location: GMT-8

    Guild Member of Team Juggernauts

    Honorary Guild Member: Enlisted to Endure <E2E> - A Christian gaming community

    ""Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
    Colossians 3:17

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •