The Myrmidon is one of the playable classes in Crowfall. The Myrmidon underwent a lot of changes and now belongs to the many available classes in the game, after the concept of archetypes was abandoned by the Developers. With the massive reveal on May 18th, 2017, the Myrmidon now can be played by several races, too.
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Description[edit | edit source]
Myrmidons, a general designation given to a motley collection of violent pit-fighters, heartless mercenaries and savage barbarians. These are fighters who harness primal rage and animal instinct over professional training and skillful practice. Raw strength and grim brutality are their hallmarks. When bards sing of these warriors, the tales include legendary feats and tragic, violent ends. In death, Myrmidons are driven to fight for the gods for a variety of reasons: the promise of wealth and glory, a need for vengeance unsated in life, or simply the unwillingness to lay down their arms and pass into the afterlife peacefully.
Backstory[edit | edit source]
From the Book of Names Chapter 5: 17 to 21
17 All the Sons and Daughters did bless the babe, and his lifegifts were many. 18 A curving bow of oak and silver from his Uncle 19 keen sight and hearing from his Aunt and from the rest: fortune, wits and speed. 20 Yet no lifegift did the boy receive from Malekai, the trickster 21 and the Lord of the Dawn was most displeased.
The Book of Names, Chapter 18:31 to 50
31 and in that time the young Sky Hunter was in the woods with his companion Julan, 32 known to be the most wise and skillful of mortal hunters. 33 They came upon the Great Bull, and D’Orion said, “What is this fierce and hateful creature, with hooves of obsidian and eyes of fire?” 34 Julan replied, “The Great Bull is not to be trifled with. We must find another path.” 35 But D’Orion thought to hunt the creature, and swore to make a cloak from his hide.
36 For three moons they tracked it, sleeping by day and stalking by night. 37 At last they came upon the Bull at the Edge of the Sky 38 and the beast, thus cornered, did charge them. 39 The mortal hunter was too slow and he fell to the ground, 40 his skull crushed beneath those obsidian hooves.
41 D’Orion took the great bow, Yearning, and felled the beast with an arrow to the heart. 42 and, as promised, he made from the hide a cloak as dark as night.
43 When Malekai found the carcass, he was sorely displeased. 44 He affixed the head of his pet to the body of Julan the fallen hunter, 45 and spoke the Word of Life into this vessel. 46 He sent the Bullman hunt D’Orion to punish him for his arrogance. 47 And so, too, did he send the sons of Julan 48 and the son’s of Julan’s sons.
49 and Akron said to Malekai, “Why must you do this? Why give chase to my son?” 50 the trickster God replied, “This is my lifegift. The hunter must never forget how it feels to be hunted.”