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Wednesday, May 30, 2001

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New Race Info on Shadowbane
8:50 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

As Shadowbane, Wolfpack's upcoming MMORPG based on clan formation and warfare, continues to build momentum, the backstory and races themselves continue to become more and more richly developed. The latest update focuses on the Irekei, also known as the Devilmen due to their red skin and ferocious ways.

The lore of the Irekei has been scripted out and recently posted at the official Shadowbane site, and offers insights into the so-called mysterious ways of the Irekei. Here's a sample:

Let the Sun be your first teacher. Look into that fire, and feel its warmth, and always remember that you are born of that fire. That blaze, and the Terror that loosed it, brought Strength to our bodies and Wisdom to our souls. The Rain Bleeders, the firíkhanim, cannot look long upon the Sun, our Motherís palace. Their eyes bleed water and are blinded, their skins redden and are burned, and their spirits wither and faint. But you are born of the Irekei, born to endure.
Also added are two new Irekei Disciplines, the Blood Prophet and the Sun Dancer. The Blood Prophet is likened to a Channeler or a Wizard, wielding the mystical powers of his faith. The Sun Dancer is the martial artist of the Irekei, a being that bears no blades, yet is capable of instilling terror into those that do.

Both of these disciplines have detailed stories, written in Shadowbane's typically artistic style, that portray each one's thoughts, actions, and motivations. For those that aren't quite convinced that Shadowbane has one of the richest backstories ever for any game or for those that simply enjoy a good fantasy tale, be sure to check out the website for the full write-ups. Shadowbane is currently scheduled for release sometime this year.

Official Shadowbane Site
Wolfpack Studios

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