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8.1.15 THE RUNEWARDEN CLASS

The class of Runewardens first originated in the city of Cyrene, deep within
the snow-clad mountains of the Southern Vashnars. Although the Runewarden
House resides in Cyrene, the skills of the class are not inherently bound
to any one ethos. A Runewarden Knight is usually welcome in any city as long
as he or she is willing to live by that city's laws.

Armed in shimmering fullplate and wielding dual blades inscribed with arcane
runes, the Runewardens are the epitome of discipline and honour in combat.
Protection and preservation is their motto, and they are selfless in
whatever cause they represent. Fittingly, they possess the knowledge of
crafting totems and sketching runes upon them, and the totems are often
implanted in cities and other properties as protection against enemies, the
runes upon the totems attacking enemies on sight. Their studies of the magic
inherent in representational forms also has given them the knowledge to
sketch runes not only on totems and weapons but upon themselves, others, and
on the ground, each rune possessing a different power.

Their totems can also be wielded for use in combat, but Runewardens
generally eschew this use in favour of their beloved blades. Strengthened
with runes and usually dripping with coated venoms, the flashing dual blades
of a Runewarden are a magnificent sight in full combat. Discipline and
honour are the watchwords of a Runewarden, and the movement of their
formations on the battlefield can be a dazzling sight indeed.

The skills of a Runewarden are Runelore, Chivalry, and Forging. A
fledgling Runewarden gains Runelore and Chivalry, while Forging is gained
upon embracing class.

See also: HELP RUNELORE, HELP CHIVALRY, HELP FORGING, HELP 8, HELP CLASS