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Valentine’s Day is usually associated with absurdly large teddy bears and dozens of roses, yet Valentine’s Day 2020 brings an eerie, macabre force that is lurking overhead. This year, Friday 14th marks the date of the first pre-orders for Mythos! The desolate world is in dire need to regain its’ footing after the reckless damage done by the Great War. The butchery and havoc caused has ensured that the vacant dark gods of ancient power and of distant memory are ready to emerge, and to be awakened from their absence. Disciples and followers have come into fruition causing rival cults and factions to be formed, and now they move amongst an unpredictable world, preparing for the cosmic deities to return to the battlefield. Engage in twisted head-to-head confrontations in casual play or create epic campaigns using the narrative guide, as the competing factions wage a shadowy war against each other and the wider world. Originally devised by Paranoid Miniatures, in a true bone-chilling style. All of this month’s pre-orders are set to be released at the end of March. These items are available to pre-order from Wayland Games and your FLGS - find your closest store with our store locator. Mythos Rules & Gubbins Box The Mythos Rules and Gubbins Box contains all the tools you need to play. Just grab this box and your favourite Faction Starter Set (or two) and you are ready to start exploring the dark, mysterious world of Mythos. Read the full description, here. Price: £20.00 Mythos Starter Sets The Priory Faction Starter Set Knowledge, as they say, is power and the knowledge of humanity has been guarded and increased down the generations by those who retain, record and create it. Shamans, soothsayers, skalds and scholars hold the keys to this power and use it wisely, brought together by a shared experience of having glimpsed behind the curtain and having retained their sanity. Read the full description, here. Price: £35.00 The Hidden Ones Faction Starter Set Servants of the Sunken Pantheon (Dread Father Dagon, Deep Mother Hydra, and their progeny), the Hidden Ones make their home in coastal towns and villages around the world. Through corruption and interbreeding, the Hidden Ones irrevocably link their community to the sea and to the ancient deities that they worship. Read the full description, here. Price: £35.00 View the full article
Part of the appeal of a tabletop skirmish game is that different factions often provides players with a range of play styles to choose from. In Mythos this is certainly true, for while factions such as The Priory are a force of near equals, for our latest faction focus, we see that the Path of Chroniozon are very much a different story… Mythos - coming to a tabletop near you in 2020! It is a great and noble thing to devote a life to the pursuit of knowledge. Some are obsessed with knowledge for its own sake and push the boundaries of understanding within their chosen field of study. However, there are those who seek the power to dominate others through their knowledge. Chester Barreman is a man such as that. Even in his youth, Chester had an interest in history, more specifically in ancient civilisations and their religions. He was fascinated by the various interconnected beliefs of people across the globe stretching as far back as the written word, hieroglyphs or even cave paintings allowed. It was only as his studies matured that he realised he was at the beginning of a very dangerous path. A path defined by a single word: Chronozon. Chronozon is the dweller in the abyss. The demon of time and chaos was said to be the last great obstacle between the adept and enlightenment. Barreman knew at that moment that he couldn’t just know more about Chronozon. He had to know everything. The young scholar’s obsession with this powerful demon became all-encompassing and acts that would have been abhorrent to him only months earlier were now acceptable in his journey down the path. The sacrifice of his sanity was so subtle that Chester was not even aware that he had crossed the line. It became the norm for him to barely recognise his own reflection, instead seeing Chronozon staring back through dark soulless eyes. The demon of dispersion made manifest through Chester Barreman. As Chronozon’s mark settled on him, Barreman became more strong-willed and charismatic than ever before. His sanity returned for periods of time long enough to attract followers and instruct them in the way of the demon, though at times the abyss walks free of Barreman’s soul and manifests itself in terrible glory. The followers of the Path wear masks bearing the symbol of the abyss, all the better to purge their own identity. Barreman has taught them that Chronozon’s function is to destroy the ego, which allows the adept to move beyond the abyss of occult cosmology. Chester has refined a ritual that allows, through a sacrifice of a servant’s lucidity, a Spawn of Chronozon to be brought through to this reality. This demon of dispersion recognises Chronozon’s mark on Barreman and follows instructions as well as those whispered from the abyss by its master. A creature of the umbra, the spawn is the abyss in cold bestial fury, sweeping through any environment in a blur of vorpal teeth and claws. As Chester Barreman walks the Path of Chronozon assisted by demagogues like his protege, Lydia Heron, he has become aware of the larger struggle between the awakening gods of old and their mortal pawns. This Shadow War is fought not between armies and nations like the conflicts of men but as something more subtle and insidious. In such a struggle for supremacy, how can the erudite servants of Chronozon fail? Even vassals of a dark god need a good seneschal. Lydia Heron is such a woman. The Path of Chronozon are your classic faceless horde of cultists, each clamouring to appease their dark master by carrying out his will. Unlike Followers in many of the other factions, the servants of the Path of Chronozon are utterly expendable! This makes for a very different and uniquely enjoyable experience when compared to more individually valuable mortals such as those of The Priory. Look forward to seeing these abyssal servants later in the year. Until next time. Stuart View the full article
Even in the modern world of the 1920’s there are still foreboding forests and dark corners of the countryside that are best left unexplored - especially at night! Let’s see what unnatural horrors lie in wait for Mythos players… Watch out, watch out, there are Wyldborne about! Mythos - coming to a tabletop near you in 2020! Naturalists and biologists will say that Nature is a living thing in perfect balance. But what they do not realise is that such harmony has only been reached through the influence of the ancient force known as the Wyld. This power was worshipped in its own right in ages past and even today can be found in the roots of many more… civilised religions. The Wyldborne still remember the old ways, however, and all the raw power that comes from those who walk in its shadow. Dorothy Good was raised in the Old Lore along with her sister, Mercy. Her mother would have had it no other way. When Dorothy was of age she began to listen to the Wyld in the forest. As the woodland willed her to, Dorothy laced the family soup with the fungi she had foraged the previous night. All of them fell deathly ill and, as promised, her parents quickly succumbed to the toxins. But for Dorothy and her sister, they awoke changed. Now the forest speaks to her every night. The Wyld has such plans for the Wyldborne… The serpents Blood and Nadrageel visited Good home the night after her parents died. Nature wastes nothing. Once the reptiles had fed, the sacrifice Dorothy had made to the Wyld bound the snakes to her service. Blood has become virtually inseparable from Dorothy, while his sibling (mirroring Dorothy’s relationship with her own sister) prefers to hunt independently and alone. Even so, at a glance, Blood and Nadrageel know when their mistress needs them to hunt down and hold someone fast… and when to feed. A literal avatar of the Wyld, Sernos is a terrifying amalgam of beast and nightmare. Known in antiquity as ‘the Goat’, Sernos has stalked the shadowy forests since before mankind could form words to name him. Waxing strong as the Wyld is nourished by the 20 million dead from the Great War, now that Dorothy has begun to gather the Wyldborne, Sernos answers the call. Sernos the Goat in all his feral majesty. The barrow-witch Mercy Good might be the older sister but she lacks the temperament to lead the Wyldborne. Mercy is all aggression and primal fury. She revels in murder and bloodshed wherever it might find release. Only the call of the Wyld compels her to serve alongside her sister, though the same voices that drive Dorothy to plot and scheme do nothing but fuel Mercy’s rage. Loren is a Nuckalavee. These mythical creatures have a rapacious hunger which causes them to hunt deer and other prey in the deep forests. Stepping between shadows and preferring to hunt by moonlight, Loren is nonetheless a capable member of the Wyldborne. Strong and perceptive, Loren understands the power of the Wyld all too well. As long has her voracious appetites are sated she can be relied upon to fearlessly attempt any task that Dorothy Good may require of her. The Wyldborne are much more than a force of nature. They are servants of the ancient force that dwells in the shadowed corners of the world. With bestial guile, they make their move out into the wider Mythos setting. Stay tuned for more before the tabletop skirmish horror hits stores in early 2020. Until next time. Stuart View the full article