Wyrd’s Austera & Twigge Join Malifaux’s Explorer’s Society

January 22, 2021 by brennon

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Austera & Twigge are two new characters which were previewed this week for Wyrd Games' Malifaux. They will soon be joining The Explorer's Society and bringing their unique partnership into play on the tabletop for this skirmish wargame.

Austera & Twigge Art - Malifaux

Austera & Twigge Art // Malifaux

Austera gives away a little bit of a hint as to how she might work on the tabletop thanks to Twigge, her faithful companion. She is part of the Seekers and I would imagine we're going to see a lot of crossover between handlers and their birds as part of this particular crew. Here is a little bit of lore that was dropped about the pair...

"“When the spring moon passed into the evening sky…”

When Jedza passed through the Breach, her curse of life cast out like a net. It dragged and pulled fragments of a shattered body held just inside the Breach, reforming them into a young woman that emerged in Malifaux at Jedza’s side. The girl was gray and dead. An owl, its eyes glowing with brilliant and otherworldly color, rested on her arm. For the first time in ages, Jedza was fascinated. Though the girl was silent, she seemed to acknowledge Jedza’s questions. After many campfires and broken memories, Jedza was able to piece the story together: the girl called herself Austera, and her owl was Twigge. The pair had likely been present when the First Breach opened and became victims of its wild surge of magic. Austera could remember nothing except a boom and a blinding flash, then nothingness.

Fear of breaking apart again drove Austera to follow Jedza, but this quickly turned into respect and something akin to friendship. Malifaux’s magic healed the pair over time. Austera has since taken time to explore the wilderness for herself, one soul split between the air and ground. No matter how far they go, the two keep an eye on Jedza as thanks. Without her, they would still be locked in a formless existence between worlds."

It's always fun learning a bit more about the various characters that pop up in Malifaux. Every hero and villain has a fascinating backstory which feeds into the unique way they play on the tabletop.

Austera & Twigge Miniature - Malifaux

Austera & Twigge Miniature // Malifaux

I am totally up for seeing some folks getting stuck in and painting up Austera & Twigge when they arrive in the near future. I would love to see someone really dive into the object source lighting for the figure and the twisting magic which runs along her arms and amongst the glowing runes on their bodies.

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