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THE KEEPER - member of the Neutral Characters Battalia Collection*
Large scale miniature of the almighty lord of battle, the master of all surges, The Missing Element himself. The Keeper emerges always on every battlefield to reward the victor in the combat with one of the elemental keys.
Alternative game end condition - playing with this figure introduces new game end condition! The game ends when someone gathers the necessary number of keys, plus 4 cities level 4. Moreover, the game does not end when the map is fully covered.
Alternative win condition - in this game it is not enough to have the most points. Only the players that have gathered all necessary keys can claim the victory - they are the only ones who compare their score.
Appearance: The Keeper emerges on every battlefield. So the first time a player conducts a battle (against another player, a neutral city, any other NPC, the ruins, etc) the figure of the Keeper is placed on the square where the combat occurs.
Movement: The Keeper stands on its place and doesn't move, until another battle is performed. The next time a player attacks, the Keeper is shifted to the current battlefield.
Effect: When a player defeats another player in battle, the Keeper rewards him with an elemental key:
- Red when you win against the Emberians for a Fire key
- Gold when you win against the Cloudborn for an Air key
- Green when you win against the Bärfolk for an Earth key
- Blue when you win against the Islanders for a Water key
- White when you win against the Wolfsclan for a Moon key
when you win against the Sunblessed for a Sun key
The players should gather a number of keys equal to the number of players (e.g. in a 4 player game the opponents try to acquire 4 elemental keys). The players are rewarded with keys that match the factions of the participating players (the keys of their opponents' colors plus their own). In order to acquire their own faction key the players should challenge the Keeper himself and prove they are worthy for this prize.
To do so, the players can always seek for the Keeper on the map, or provoke an unnecessary battle to summon and challenge him in a duel, in order to win the valuable elemental key. The more keys one player possesses, the closer to the victory he becomes...
Team play. When playing in teams, no one can attack his partner to get an elemental key. In this case players should challenge the Keeper twice to get their opponent's elemental key.
Playable with: 2,3,4,5,6 players on a standard or extended map.
Miniature size: 64 x 44 x 40 mm
Base: 30 mm
Color: dark purple - Battalia's color for neutral miniatures.
Content: 1 x cardboard box with 1 miniature - box size 67 x 47 x 35 mm
Tip: Not compatible with the Volcano Scenario: The Bleeding Horn Of Destiny. Rules alterations are required to combine both.
*NCBC is a collection of mini expansions based on neutral big scale figurines, which are designed to enlarge the immersive Battalia universe, introducing a whole bunch of new strategic possibilities to the players and adding completely new adventure elements to the basically competitive plot. In general they don't belong to any faction (resp. to any player) and can be played in different combinations with the basic game or with the BIG!Expansion. We don't recommend to mix more than 3 different types of NPCs in your games in order to avoid higher complexity. But you can mix them in totally different combinations, which ensures the long-term replayability and excitement in this game universe. Normally the NPCs have small complementary rules, which are provided only online on Battalia's home page battalia.eu as high resolution printable PDF files. The miniatures are distributed in small packaging boxes with custom artwork as separate items or possibly in bundles.
Attention: Rules are not final, you can find them later on our homepage!
You can find all printable PDFs in English and possibly later even some language versions in our section battalia.eu/rules
under "COMPLEMENTARY RULES FOR EXTRA COMPONENTS", which will be continuously updated over time. At the moment we are uploading only rules, which are finally designed, tested, layouted and overall completed. Please note, that the majority of the rules for the Neutral Characters Battalia Collection (NCBC) are in different "work in progress" stages and will be finalized after this pledge manager starts. We will add them to the page as soon as they are ready. We highly appreciate your patience, thank you in advance!
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