The Factions & Miniatures Of Skytear

February 2, 2019 by dracs

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PvP Geeks take a moment to introduce us to the different factions of Skytear, as well as the dangerous Outsider they can turn to their advantage.

Skytear is a card-driven miniatures game inspired by MOBA video games on Kickstarter now, in which four distinct factions clash for supremacy.

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In this article, we're going to take a look at the different factions, their background, their miniatures, as well as some of the other challenges that they will have to overcome.

The Factions of Skytear

Kurumo

Devotees to Kurumo, Crafter of War, are known for the valor and courage they demonstrate in battle.

They dwell in the Kingdom of Kaeno, the Eternal Flame, a landscape of basalt and ash surrounded by lava rivers and active volcanoes.

Its inhabitants have learned to live in harmony with their hostile environment, exploiting its resources to build a proud, honor-based, martial society.

Nupten

The desert archipelago of Utsesh dwells beyond the cloud blanket that overhangs the fragmented world of Olan-Taa. Mainly composed of arid and lifeless sand wastelands, the islands of the realm are dominated by sumptuous buildings with elegant and imposing architecture.

Here, the devotees of Nupten - Ruler of Mind and Knowledge - embrace magical arts above other creatures' abilities and develop a complex, caste-based, society independent from natural resources.

The only energy the people of Utsesh need is Skytear in its purest form, and their desperate search for new sources inevitably leads them to challenge other Realms’ inhabitants to get the best supplies.

Taulot

Olan-Taa. A world of myriad islands, beautiful and silent. Beneath the islands, however, a maze of twisting tunnels holds the realm of Xotlan.

The Skytear energy coursing through these tunnels overcomes the normal rules of both light and gravity.

The people of Xotlan worship Taulot, Keeper of the Underworld, who rewards their worship with swirling tattoos imbued with Skytear energies.

Liothan

From their silent, snow-covered land, Liothan’s followers flourish in the frozen tundra because of their affinity with nature and its changing forces.

Fused with animals, or empowered by magical energies, they are steady and resolute in their search of the Skytear, the only source which can bring the lost splendour and vitality back to the Realm of Grialth, the Silent Life.

Beware The Outsider

And then, there’s the Outsider.... It doesn’t belong to any faction and all heroes can try to tame it.

When released in high quantities, Skytear energies tend to regroup and create tangible forms as time passes. These forms are bound to their place of origin and shape themselves into sentient beings, wild and extremely aggressive: Outsiders. They can take on different features; as they’re generated by entropy, no single Outsider is exactly like the others.

The first Outsider to appear on the world of Olan Taa almost caused its destruction. Freed by Nupten servitors during one of the first Skytear manipulation experiments, it reached colossal dimensions very quickly. Its death, brought by joint forces from the Realms, generated an explosion that left permanent marks on the planet and almost caused the total extinction of all living beings.

During daily battles in the Olan Taa skies, Outsiders are often born from the clashes between floating islands. Thankfully, the limited Skytear quantities released keep those Outsiders to a manageable size. Furthermore, because of the Heroes’ Skytear manipulation mastery, the Outsiders can be easily weakened and sometimes bent to the Heroes’ will, exploited as unwilling allies.

If you want to find out more about Skytear, you can check out the Kickstarter page, or, if you want to read more about the different factions, head to the Skytear website.

Which faction most calls out to you?

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