Friday, July 31, 2015

Second Life - Orchid Bolissima

Second Life photography by Orchid Bolissima.

Spellforce 2 - Faction - Undead

Fantasy game art from Spellforce 2, including the Shadow Wars and Dragon Storm expansions.

Undead are a non-playable faction in Spellforce 2. Like the playable factions, they have workers and production buildings, explore the map, and expand their territory. There are also many undead units that are specific to a mission and cannot be recruited from their buildings.



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Spellforce 2 - Faction - Shaikan - Blades

Fantasy game art from Spellforce 2, including the Shadow Wars and Dragon Storm expansions.

The Blades are not a people--They have no souls, no dreams, no memory. The Blades are beings of metal created in mighty forges, and given life by the power of magical soul stones. But it is not a real life which the Blades lead, it is an existence which serves nothing but combat. The Blades are the perfect minions of war, mute, loyal, and absolutely deadly.

Blades were also encountered in Spellforce: The Order of Dawn, but the game art was very different.



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Spellforce 2 - Faction - Shaikan - Drakelings / Dragons

Fantasy game art from Spellforce 2, including the Shadow Wars and Dragon Storm expansions.

Also called the second people, Drakelings are the constant companions and protectors of the great old dragons. They do not possess the intelligence and wisdom of their larger brothers, but true dragon blood flows in their veins, granting them strength and willpower far beyond that of common animals. As loyal guardians, they will defend their blood brethren at any time with their deadly fangs and claws and the flames of their breath.



Monday, July 27, 2015

Spellforce 2 - Faction - Shaikan - Shaikan Humans

Fantasy game art from Spellforce 2, including the Shadow Wars and Dragon Storm expansions.



Created by a mad alchemist's ambitions for power, the Shaikan have become their own people, small in number but proud and able to defend themselves. They are humans in whose veins the blood of dragons flows, containing the germ of life and granting them extraordinary powers. Under the dragon banner, they fight for their future, and even if they are few in number, every one of them is a master of the martial arts.

In bits we learn the history of the Shaikan in Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars -- The alchemist Malacay created this race, and when it threatened to take over the world, the gods intervened. With his dying breath, Malacay escaped his soul into the dragon-blood of the Shaikan.
Shaikan Human units are special in that they can have additional special abilities through 'training' buildings. Only new units receive training, and for each unit, only one type of training can be applied at any one time. To choose or change a training regimen, resources must be paid.
Trained units mostly use the same model, but have additional special effects on their weapons. Only the Blademaster uses a slightly different unit--Their 'shield' training trades their two-bladed combat staff for a sword and shield.