Dire Strength

Skeleton King

skeleton kingThe victim of a longevity spell that backfired, the Skeleton King Ostarion has built an empire from the bones of his enemies. He lives only to extend his reach, for as long as he is perpetually building and adding to his domain he cannot die. The walls of his palace are formed of fired bone; the streets are lined with bones of every sort of creature and every adversary; and even [Read more…]


pudgeIn the Fields of Endless Carnage, far to the south of Quoidge, a rotund figure works determinedly through the night, dissecting, disembowelling, piling up the limbs and internal organs of the decreased so that the combat zone might be cleared by dawn. In this blighted land, nothing can decay or decompose; no corpse may ever return to the earth, no matter how deep you dig the grave. [Read more…]

Chaos Knight

chaos knightThe expert of countless battles on a thousand worlds, Chaos Knight comes from an upstream plane where the elementary laws of the universe have found conscious expression. Of all the ancient essentials, he is the oldest and most determined-endlessly hunting out a being he knows only as “The Light.” Long ago, the Light ventured out from the progenitor realm, in disobedience of the first covenant. [Read more…]

Doom Bringer

doom bringerHe that burns and is not devoured, overcomes and is never replete, kills and is ahead of all judgment. Lucifer transmits doom to all who would stand against him. Swallowing souls on the tip of a fiery sword, he is the Fallen One, a once-favoured leader from the realm in the wake of the light, cast out for the sin of disobedience: he would not kneel. Six times his name was rung from [Read more…]

Axe Mogul Khan

axeAs a grunt in the Army of Red Mist, Mogul Khan placed his ambitions on the rank of Red Mist General. In combat and mêlée, he demonstrated his value through brutal deed. His ascend through the ranks was facilitated by the fact that he never hesitated to execute a superior. Through the seven year Campaign of the Thousand Tarns, he distinguished himself in celebrated carnage; his celebrity of distinction was [Read more…]


lycanBanehallow was born of nobility to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the property castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the fall, as the King’s desires grew strange, and his court grew full with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the materialism of the throne. No longer willing to pay reverence, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the centre, where they were [Read more…]

Night Stalker

night stalkerOf the Night Stalker, there are no history-only stories. There are ancient tales woven into the lore of every race and every culture, of an impossible time before sunlight and daytime, when night reigned alone and the world was covered with the creatures of darkness-creatures like Balanar the Night Stalker. It is said that on the first light of the First Day, all the night creatures departed this life. [Read more…]


tidehunterThe Tidehunter known as Leviathan was once the champion of the Sunken Isles, but his intentions are as mystifying as those of his people. We all know the significance of the Drylanders’ shipping lanes, how kingdoms may rise and fall according to who have power over the open water. Far less is recognized of the submarine lanes, and how the militaristic tribes of the Meranthic Diaspora have sliced out [Read more…]

Magnus the Magnoceros

magnataurThe latest hero added in DOTA 2, Magnus  the Magnoceros is a melee Strength Hero who is usually played as a ganker, initiator, or semi-carry. He is able to summon ripples of force in a line, damaging targets with a shockwave of energy. He can grant himself or any ally bonus damage and cleave, making farming much easier for them. Later in the game, Magnus is a powerful initiator in [Read more…]


life stealerIn the prisons of Devarque, a rancorous wizard lay in manacles, plotting his escape. He shared his cell with a babbling creature known as N’aix, a bandit blighted by the Vile Council with longevity, so that its life-sentence for theft might be as penalizing as possible. Over the years, its chains had rusted, along with its sanity; N’aix retained no recollection of its former life and no longer dreamt of escape. [Read more…]