This week on #MortalRealmsMonday we are excited to reveal the logo for Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound!
But what does it mean to be Soulbound? Producer Emmet Byrne gives some insight into how this will shape your adventures in the Mortal Realms.
An Ancient Order
The Soulbound are an ancient order dating back to the Age of Myth. During this time the Pantheon of Order created the Soulbound as both servants of the gods and guardians of the Realms. As the Pantheon of Order shattered and the Mortal Realms descended into the Age of Chaos, the Soulbound faded into memory. Now, in a time of utmost need, Sigmar has called on the other gods to join together and resurrect the lost order. Many ignored the God-King’s call but some answered, and now the Soulbound once more walk the Mortal Realms.
What Does it Mean to be Soulbound?
To be Soulbound is to have your essence entwined with others, binding your souls together. Becoming Soulbound is a phenomenally painful process, one which not everyone survives. Those that do are bound together, their souls linking to create a powerful tether or conduit that allows them to draw upon each other’s essence and protects them from the servants of Nagash.
While there are Soulbound all across the Mortal Realms, each binding is made up of only a handful of individuals. These smaller groups can work covertly, slipping into places unnoticed where other servants of Order may not.
When you play Age of Sigmar: Soulbound you and your friends will create your own Soulbound group, called a Binding. Your group can be made up of individuals from all across the Realms, bound together with divine purpose and tasked with protecting the Mortal Realms. Exactly how and why your character decided to become Soulbound is up to you: they may have done it for altruistic reasons, striving to help the helpless; they may have done it for riches, such as a ready supply of ur-gold; or they may have had no other choice.
In the coming weeks we’ll reveal more about what it means to be Soulbound and getting into some detail on how it will affect the game mechanically. We also hope to have a character creation walkthrough coming soon, so stay tuned for more Age of Sigmar Soulbound news!
Soulbound logo design by Rachael Macken. Cover art by Johan Grenier.
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