This is my first post on the forums, so bear with me if there are formatting issues. My factions are also very much a work in progress, so expect sporadic updates adding things to the post.The Malefesian Dominion
In the volcanic wasteland west of Weisshaupt, known as Malefesia, lives a strange subspecies of orks. Born of the harsh and fiery climate, these 'lava orks' possess bright red flesh, hardened by the intense heat of their homeland. Once a number of warring tribes, the lava orks of Malefesia long fought with one another, squabbling over every little thing. After generations of infighting however, a leader rose from among the rabble to bring all of his people together. General Caldera, sought to unite all lava orks, so that rather than fighting with one another, they might conquer all of Kastil. With the help of powerful allies, and his keen sense for battlefield tactics, General Caldera eventually united the warbands under a single banner.
While the male lava orks had fought amongst themselves, the females devoted themselves to worshipping the powerful elementals of Malefesia's volcanoes. Their ritualistic worship of these elementals grants them powerful magik, allowing them to rain fire down on the battlefield, or summon the elementals to aid in the fight. These sorceresses, dubbed the Maidens of Embers, are vital to bolstering the Malefesian forces, and were instrumental in Caldera's campaign to unite the lava orks.
The females had always remained seperate from the conflicts of their male counterparts, seeing themselves as above such petty infighting. When General Caldera approached Ignia, the ambitious and powerful matriarch of the Ember Maidens, she saw his desire to unite the clans as an excellent opportunity. As a sign of their budding alliance, Ignia gifted General Caldera with an ancient artifakt; the cursed sword of Red Transparent
known as Ukavrife, or Strifeborne. As Caldera took the blade by its golden hilt he felt the sword begin to feed off of him, bonding its corrupt essence with his own, but when the process was complete he felt stronger than ever.
Soon after the unification of the warbands, Caldera was approached by an order of Dice worshipping warrior monks who offered their services in taking over Kastil. Caldera, knowing his armies were far from stealthy, graciously accepted their offer. These warrior monks, known as the Rogue Ninja Group, sought only chaos, and their sensei saw the potential to sow chaos across the land by allying with these with these lava orks.
Infantry Squad w/ Officer
Ignia, General Caldera, and Mag & Ma (left to right)
General Caldera, uniter of the lava ork warbands, and leader of the newly formed Malefesian Dominion
Ignia, Lady of Embers, the matriarch of the fire witches known as the Maidens of Embers. (head piece may be changing)
Mag & Ma, a two headed lava ork berserker
fire elementals are often summoned by the Ember Maidens to assist Malefesian troops.