DUNESTRIDERS - Imperian Online Help
To those that know how to look for it, the deserts are full of wildlife. The sands of the Shaahri are lush with a multitude of plants and animals that call the brutal region home. In taking advantage of these natural surroundings, one requires an uncommon dedication to the skills of survival and hunting. The desert is not a kind place to live, and the foolish who travel there unprepared meet with a swift demise. Formed from a remnant sect of rogue Hunters that chose to lead lives without Magick, the Dunestriders have spawned their existence against immense adversity. This fellowship now calls the Shaahri their home, and seeks mastery over this hostile terrain. Based within the great city of Antioch, they act as guides and aid in the defense of the sands. Charged with keeping the natural world around their home free of the taint of magick, and eliminating any threat that may seek to do it harm. They have taken it upon themselves to protect their desert refuge, and further its Anti-Magick heritage. Utilizing the skills of Bonding, Hunting, and Trailblazing these individuals personally endeavor to end the Taint poisoning Aetherius. Their triad of abilities allows them to maneuver about the lands and create bonds with the animals of the wilderness. Through the powers of the Gods, the Dunestriders are able to harness the spirit of many of their animal friends. This allows them to utilize the powers of the animal spirits they bond with - ranging from the friendly squirrel to the mystical Wyvern. Gleaning an understanding of hunting, the Dunestriders have the ability to lay intricate traps designed to ensnare, or afflict their enemies. They also have the ability to summon a brigand of animals as a loyal entourage, who, through their affinity with the companions, perform a myriad of tasks for their tamers. Finally, the ability of Trailblazing allows these Dunestriders to truly bond with the wilderness- affording them a means to combat demons, create toxins or concoctions, and better observe Aetherius.