A Knight of the Round Table has unearthed forbidden knowledge of the Ancients, seeking to subjugate humanity with the power of an eternal winter. Rally your team of Silver Crows, and convince a surly fire mage named Daichi to help track down and vanquish the Knight before he lays waste to Aeternum. Get to know the new characters from Eternal Frost and then continue their story in-game on December 12.
New commander of the Frostbound (Varangians)
“Why oh why must I talk to these plebeians.”
“Let all crack and bend before my might!”
“The power I sought was never meant for you, Artorius, it was meant for me.”
Where to find him: Delving into Ancient ruins in search of powerful artifacts
Cultural background: Celtic
Occupation: World domination
Likes: power, suffering, power that causes suffering
Dislikes: meddling commoners, a.k.a. the Silver Crows, and King Artorius
Little-known facts about him: He’s related to at least two others in the court of King Artorius
About the commander
He grew up adoring King Artorius, and later served faithfully as a Knight of the Round Table with the courage and blind passion of youth. He sailed with the rest of the court that made the voyage to Aeternum’s shores. On the island, he had a falling out with Artorius, and was banished during the Wars of Crimson Madness. He was never able to recover from this devastating blow to his entire identity- his meaning in life was ripped away in an instant.
He spent decades as a recluse, clinging to the anchor of vengeance, in the raging sea of his insanity. He is now allied with Ser Loth, a Knight who’s tapped into primordial forces deep under the mountains of Great Cleave. The new commander leads an army of mutated Varangians known as the Frostbound, in search of powerful artifacts to unleash a horror upon Aeternum, and the rest of the world.
“The lady in the big hat keeps telling me what to do.”
“‘Not bad’ was a compliment.”
“I do not. Feel the urge to hug.”
Where to find Daichi: Brooding on the edge of any crowd
Cultural background: Japanese
Occupation: Silver Crow
Likes: solitude, a good fight, Dog
Dislikes: crowds of more than one person, those who believe themselves smarter than they really are
Little-known facts about Daichi: His mentor on Aeternum fell Lost. He can’t stand covering his feet when he sleeps.
Daichi was an excellent warrior in feudal Japan, allowing him to rise quickly through the ranks, but his renegade streak and antagonism to authority grew in proportion to his skill as a samurai. Ultimately he quit his feudal lord in a burst of anger and became ronin, fed up with what he saw as bumbling incompetence.
Hunted for his betrayal, Daichi fled to Aeternum, seeking new fortunes. He found a mentor in Jubei Mori, the master of a Fire Temple on Aeternum, who helped him get his mind right, though Daichi proved to be an exceptionally stubborn case. His master's defeat at the hands of his own students drove Daichi deeper into a distrust of others. He has a chip on his shoulder and can be quick to temper and to judge.
Once onboard with the Crows, Daichi's habits don't get any better. His dislike of authority immediately causes friction with Grace. Personality aside, however, Daichi can be a powerful and loyal ally.
Let us know what you’re looking forward to most about the Eternal Frost narrative. Thanks for your support! We’ll see you in Aeternum.