|Talisman | Published 21 April 2010|
Over the past several weeks, as we’ve awaited the imminent release of The Highland, we’ve caught glimpses of some of the adventurers preparing to scale the mountain. The clever Alchemist, alluring Vampiress, and hearty Highlander are just a few of the brave heroes competing for power and treasure. But what dangers await them at the summit’s peak?
The Eagle King rules from high atop the Eyrie, watching over his beloved realm. Armed with a number of powerful Relics, he fends off all the invaders that seek to despoil the Highland. However, as the the quest for the Crown of Command draws forth all forms of heroes and villains, the Eagle King’s legendary Relics quickly become coveted weapons, tempting all power-seekers!
Encountering the Eagle King is no easy task. Anyone wishing to dethrone this magical entity must first brave the dangerous Highland. Only those that are able to travel all the way up to the Eyrie without getting knocked back down to the Crags will be able to challenge the Eagle King. And once the challenge is made, get ready for a fight!
Anyone able to best the Eagle King randomly selects one of his four Relics, all of which hold great power. Having control of any of these will greatly help you on your quest for the Crown of Command.
One of these great Relics is the Eagle King’s very mount! Once dismounting the Eagle King, a victorious Crown-seeker has the chance of saddling the legendary Dreadwing.
This enormous raptor is capable of carrying its rider twice as fast as they would normally move. And on a lucky roll, Dreadwing can soar to any space within the same Region!
In addition to speed and vigilance, the Eagle King also protects his realm with powerful weapons. The Windlord Amulet is a powerful magic weapon that can greatly aid its wielder in psychic combat.
These are only two of the Eagle King’s powerful Relics, and even if he is defeated by another character, the powerful magics of the Highland will bring him back at full strength. Any following challengers will have a chance at the Eagle King’s remaining Relics, and a new contender for the Crown of Command will emerge from the Highland!
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Talisman is a classic board game of adventuring through the lands in search of the powerful Crown of Command. Take control of one of 14 different characters from a powerful Troll to a magical Druid, and enter a beloved world of fantasy adventure!
Excellent. A gryphon. Always wanted a gryphon.
I do so love Talisman...
WoW. really looking forward to this!