He is immortal, but his existence is irrevocably tied to the seasons. As the sun rose, the haunting cry of a great horn echoed on the wind. [1a], It was not until many hours later, when the feast was over, that the absence of Ariel and Orion was noted, but when no amount of searching would reveal them, the errant lovers were reluctantly forgotten. He was the bravest and most handsome of his folk as Ariel was the wisest and fairest of hers. This chosen one is led to the Oak of Ages and given over to Ariel's keeping. From amongst his father's people, Prince Oreon chose the best archers and woodsmen and assembled this famous Elven band. This was back when there was a greater emphasis on naturalistic presentations of wood, bone, etc. In the battle’s aftermath, the exhausted Elves came before the Oak of Ages to pay homage. One day he simply vanished. On the following morning, the chosen one emerges from the Oak’s embrace, a mortal Elf no longer, but reborn as Orion, god-king of Athel Loren. Warhammer Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. When playing as any of those factions in the Southlands, it is best to ignore them as Wood Elves are always isolationists and will not leave their lone settlement. Few Elves would admit to such a sentiment out loud, of course, because Athel Loren society considers itself to aspire to better than such intrigues, but the truth of the matter lies plain behind many eyes, if one knows only how to look for it. The Combination of Treeman, Wild Riders and Glade guard with a Treehero who has Healing. As the note faded, the mighty form of Kurnous, god of the hunt, crashed through the woods. I've found him to be somewhat squishy and sometimes unsure of his melee fight animations since it seems that he is always throwing his damned spears no matter if I unselect auto ranged attacks or using the melee attack command. Whilst Ariel and Isha have long been one and the same, their desires merged into a single whole, Orion’s personality is a melding not only of Kurnous and the chosen one, but of every Elf who has borne the mantle of kingship since the very beginning. Most of the time, her efforts meet with failure, but not always. My army comp was a Glade lord on a dragon, a spell caster with shadow, 2 eternal guard, 2 wardancers and 1 glaive guard. In that fire-lit glade, beautiful Ariel found herself drawn to the Lord Orion. Each year, on the eve of the vernal equinox, the Wild Riders selects a young prince who will bear the mantle of Orion for the coming year. Ore… At various times, both the Elves of Ulthuan and Naggaroth have sought to interfere in Orion’s rebirth, each party hoping to steer the Wood Elves in a direction to their liking. Orion's model is quite ancient, and never really got an update. Every Elf feels the lure of their king’s wild summons, and many are overcome by this most primal of urges. Mighty Durthu led the charge, an unstoppable force of nature who sought revenge upon those who had scarred him. This page was last edited on 29 June 2020, at 01:12. [1b], Though the Hunter God’s personality has been eroded through the continual cycle of death and rebirth, his legacy of primal power and divine wisdom is still great beyond mortal reckoning. It is said that the original Elf who was named Orion was a mighty Elven Lord sometime after the Wood Elves had aligned themselves to Athel Loren, during which time a crisis eventually reached the boundaries of their forested homeland. Orion is the Wood Elves; he is the Winds; he is Athel Loren itself. Worked much better at the start then Dancers, Glade guard and a Archer Hero. In addition to his bow, each warrior carries a shield, sword, long knife and two quivers. Oreon's company wears the traditional hunting green of the Wood Elves, with full capes and hoods. The cold only hastened the Greenskins onset. Popular legend has it that he went in search of his lost eye. An isolated band of Elves surrounded by Skaven, Greenskins, Lizardmen, and Tomb Kings. He fought with distinction in Staleor's Southlands campaign, losing an eye in hand-to-hand combat with the Evil wizard Dornbast. Though they strove with all the stubbornness of their race, they eventually broke and ran, leaving the mountainside heavy with their dead. The Wood Elves speak seldom of those seasons when Orion’s heart is divided; they simply refer to them as the ‘dark years’ and pledge anew never to let such times occur again. Next day, the great host of Athel Loren brought the Dwarfs to battle. Each year, on the eve of the vernal equinox, the Wild Riders select a young prince who will bear the mantle of Orion for the coming year. Before long, Dwarfs marched upon Athel Loren once more. Orion is the King of Athel Loren. In their enthusiasm, they were heedless of the ancient one’s warning that a great sacrifice would be required. so he looks a bit strange next to the newer models, where bone, horn, etc. ... And the deam peck moved away left me alone with the Orks and he killed Orion with 2 armies. Such is the reason that the chosen one must be strong of will, for he must strive with the spirit of Kurnous and dominate the other spirits in his if he is not to be driven mad. The snows were in retreat and blood-red blossoms had pushed through the hard ground. Here they discovered the enthroned figures of Ariel and Orion, now become avatars of Isha, the mother goddess, and Kurnous, the hunter. Oreon himself grew sullen over the years and took to brooding over the loss of his eye and vitality, a result of a wound inflicted by Dornbast. [1a], As the living god plunged deeper into the Greenskin lines, the Elves joined the charge, eyes and blades afire with their god’s furious power. It was a force the likes of which can bring low an entire kingdom. If they pose a problem, it is best to raze their settlement as it will likely be an uninhabitable Climate. [1b], There, she works the miracle of rebirth, sculpting her lost husband anew from the chosen one’s flesh and Kurnous’ spirit. The Story of Oreon All of the remnant wood Elvesof the Old World are noted for their amazing skills with the bow. Orion. Kurnous smashed into the Orcs, slaying all before him in an orgy of destruction. Whilst the council debated how best to oppose the Dwarfs, Ariel and Orion were deep in a conversation of their own, seemingly oblivious to the great matters that were discussed around them. A pack of shadowy hounds was baying at his heels, and all the Elves who looked upon him were filled with fresh vigour. He pledged that the spirits of the forest would fight alongside them if only the battle was brought before winter came. With his Company, Oreon left the Old World and took ship to the Elf Kingdoms, where he joined the crusading army of the Sea-Elf Lord Staleor.
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