Spirit of the Mountain

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Spirit of the Mountain
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Avalenor
Grand alliance Order
Associated factions Lumineth Realm-lords
Origins Realm of Hysh
Environments Mountains
Type Spirit

Spirits of the Mountain are elemental spirits of the Hyshian mountains that have joined the armies of Lumineth Realm-lords in giant bodies crafted from the core of the tallest peaks.[2a]

Summoning

For a mountain’s soul abandoning its rocky heartland by taking a war form and replacing the peace and contemplation of the slowly passing seasons for the tumult of war is a significant sacrifice. The ritual by which a Spirit of the Mountain is drawn forth is a long and painstaking process. First, the host form must be created, a vast sculpture of realmstone-rich rock shaped by complex Alarith magic and atop its broad shoulders is a peak sculpted to echo that of the mountain which must be a microcosm of the mountain from which it has been made. Tohnasai trees are carefully tended to sprout from the mock peak’s flanks in echo of the ancient cloudbark copses that grow on the mountain’s slopes. A massive, two-handed hammer is then crafted and a great deal of care must be taken not to offend the mountain that will eventually wield it. The mask through which the Spirit will perceive the battlefield is sculpted in the likeness of a sacred Ymetrican Longhorn, a rugged alpine beast that is said to be immortal and thus is the creature that represents the mountain most. Long banners crafted in the Xintilian style are hung from its mantle, each bearing the likeness and runes of the mountain that will inhabit it. Then it is clad in ensorcelled armour made of sunmetal that has been quenched in the mountain’s lakes and waterfalls. Last the mountain must be convinced that the enemy will threaten the fabric of reality even the articulate and persuasive Lumineth must spend long weeks pleading their case before the mountain and the spirit will take its time considering if the situation is important but what a mountain considers important is inscrutable.[2a]

Abilities and Wargear

A Spirit of the Mountain is a massive force of destruction on the battlefield, each swing of its Stoneheart Worldhammer is capable of shattering the skull of a Maw-krusha , and the worldhammer can be smashed into the ground, creating a shockwave that can be directed at a nearby foe. The war form is protected by sunmetal armour that can even withstand cannonballs of the Ironweld Arsenal . It can also send blasts of geomantic energy from its crest to crush the foe from afar. Small enemies that attempt to attack it are flattened while more monstrous foes are met at full charge with the Spirit’s horns slamming into enemy monsters with such force that the enemy is killed in a single devastating impact.[1][2a]

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Sources

Lumineth Realm-lords
Units Alarith (Spirit of the Mountain - Stoneguard - Stonemage) - Hurakan (Spirit of the Wind - Windcharger - Windmage) - Lightcourser - Scinari (Calligrave - Cathallar - Loreseeker) - Scryhawk - Treerunner - Vanari (Auralan Sentinel - Auralan Warden - Bannerblade - Bladelord - Dawnrider - Lord Regent - Starshard Ballista) - Xintilian Stallion
Characters Avalenor - Celennar - Ellania - Ellathor - Harantio - Lyrior Uthralle - Light of Eltharion - Sevireth - Teclis - Tyrion - Yliana
Artwork - Miniatures - Endless Spells