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    Banehallow was noble-born to the house of Ambry, the greatest of the landed castes in the old kingdom of Slom. Before the Fall, as the King’s wants grew strange, and his court grew crowded with sorcerers and charlatans, the house of Ambry was the first to rise against the avarice of the throne. No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates. And then came the teeth behind the old truth: When you strike a king’s neck, you had better take his head. Enraged by the betrayal, the king exterminated the vast Ambry bloodline, sparing only the lord of the house and his youngest son, Banehallow. Before all the royal court, with the disgraced lord chained to the ornate marble floor, the King bade his magicians transform the boy into a wolf so that he might tear out his own father’s throat. “Do this,” the king said, “so that Lord Ambry will understand the bite of betrayal.” Powerful magic was invoked, and the child was transformed. But though his body was changed, his spirit remained intact, and instead of biting the exposed neck of his father, he attacked his handlers, tearing them to pieces. A dozen of the King’s knights perished under the wolf’s teeth before they managed to drive it off into the night. Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword. Now the heir to the lost house of Ambry, Banehallow wanders the trail as the Lycan, part warrior, part wolf, in search of justice for all that he lost.
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  • #2
    i think the lore is great. his voice is awesome too.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Valve's Lord
      Lord Ambry laughed from his chains even as the King ran him through with a sword.
      I find that line a bit weak or awkward sounding compared to the rest of the story.

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      • #4
        The lore indicates Lycan is in search of justice, but it was his family that actually rebelled against the Kingdom - his family are traitors. You send a small army to attack a King, what did he expect? The King will forgive them? I think having the King do something terrible to his family before the family attacking them with 6000 swords would make more sense and would justify the justice (no pun) Lycan is seeking.

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        • #5
          You may not have read the Lore right, HMAN. His family rebelled because the King became corrupted (which we know for sure isn't just Banehallow's bias; it says so as well in Beastmaster's lore). They are traitors, yeah, but they did it for a good cause.
          Last edited by The_Codfish; 03-21-2012, 10:56 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The_Codfish View Post
            You may not have read the Lore right, HMAN. His family rebelled because the King became corrupted (which we know for sure isn't just Banehallow's bias; it says so as well in Beastmaster's lore). They are traitors, yeah, but they did it for a good cause.
            No I read it, and although it is explained somewhat, going to massacre an entire city because the king has become corrupt is not very just. Why kill thousands of soldiers and officials and innocents? You dont have to kill a city to liberate a kingdom. You would usually enlist other powerful lords and perform a military coup, minimising casualties.

            It's not a strong cause to search for Justice - your family are traitors and are punished for having a badly executed attempt to overthrow a Kingdom. Maybe change the wording toto "Vengeance".

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            • #7
              It was never stated that they killed any innocents. It seems you may be confused on WHO was massacred in the Massacre of the Apostates.

              Soldiers are soldiers. They fight and die for their cause. In most stories, no one ever feels bad about killing the soldiers of the villain. Some may feel regret about it afterward, but hey. What else could they do. It's feudalism. If they want to overthrow the king peacefully, they need to set up some form of government and get everyone to agree that the king needs to be removed from power. But that's dumb and takes too much time. Plus they'd be attacked by the king's army for even suggesting such a thing. And it's kind of just too surreal.

              Officials may or may not get killed, but it was stated that the king's court is full of pretty much horrible people. So they may not be that innocent at all.

              Ambry was the first to rebel. Which kinda implies that everyone else was too scared or hesitant to fight. Considering how they're being painted out to be 'noble warriors', you could assume that they asked for support first, were refused, then decided to attack anyway (which is the problem with the 'noble warriors' archetype). Or you can just assume they rushed into the fight anyway since they didn't think any other house was as brave or powerful as them.
              Last edited by The_Codfish; 03-21-2012, 11:31 PM.

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              • #8
                I wonder who's his borther?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HMAN911 View Post
                  No I read it, and although it is explained somewhat, going to massacre an entire city because the king has become corrupt is not very just. Why kill thousands of soldiers and officials and innocents? You dont have to kill a city to liberate a kingdom. You would usually enlist other powerful lords and perform a military coup, minimising casualties.

                  It's not a strong cause to search for Justice - your family are traitors and are punished for having a badly executed attempt to overthrow a Kingdom. Maybe change the wording toto "Vengeance".
                  Notice that Lycan is a dire hero?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HMAN911 View Post
                    No I read it, and although it is explained somewhat, going to massacre an entire city because the king has become corrupt is not very just. Why kill thousands of soldiers and officials and innocents? You dont have to kill a city to liberate a kingdom.
                    Just for the record, it was Ambry's army that was completely massacred.
                    "No longer willing to pay homage and fealty, they instead sent six-thousand swords into the capital, where they were wiped out in the Massacre of the Apostates."
                    The word 'they' is the keyword here.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kakee View Post
                      Notice that Lycan is a dire hero?
                      Being a Dire hero does not mean he is a bad guy. Look at Clinkz's lore

                      Who is his brotehr anyway? His line mentioned him.
                      "HUMAN ELEMENT"

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                      • #12
                        He refers to the Lone Druid. "Brother", however, doesn't mean that they're blood brothers; Druid's lines strongly imply that his backstory is very different from Lycan's, and he doesn't like him very much. He also doesn't give a hint on them being related.
                        Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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                        • #13
                          FYI: The reference to "brother" is for interactions with neutral wargs in the woods. Not hooked up yet. Didn't want to leave you all hanging.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lamprey View Post
                            FYI: The reference to "brother" is for interactions with neutral wargs in the woods. Not hooked up yet. Didn't want to leave you all hanging.
                            there goes the hope for an unreleased werewolf DotA hero!

                            (sorry for this but) while lycan's sound files got hooked up for his spells in the last test update, he still doesn't play his responses for shifting back into human form after shapeshift ends

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lamprey View Post
                              FYI: The reference to "brother" is for interactions with neutral wargs in the woods. Not hooked up yet. Didn't want to leave you all hanging.
                              It's cool that there will be neutral camp specific lines. Very nice.

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