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Rogue Lords are masters of propaganda. Any foolish citizen who refuses to accept their lies disappears without a whisper of protest in the middle of the night. Rogues employ political scandal, poison, assassinations, theft, blackmail, and bribery to appease their subjects and manipulate rival lords. Rogues often have two faces: one they show the public, the other is a ruthless schemer directing their secret police force to brutalize his enemies. Rogue troops rely on stealth and speed, patiently waiting in shadow for the perfect moment to strike.
Crest Rogue
--Gifted Lords of the Third Age, by Ralinstone Pedant, Chronicler

Class BuildingsEdit

The class buildings of the Rogue are, in order:



  • 50 Gold Text, 200 Mana Text
  • Produced Elemental and Irregular units gain an additional Iron Medal Text Rank.

Class UnitsEdit

Rogue's unique units are produced at cities with the exception of the Grimbeak Crows. The following is the list of class units in the order in which the empire upgrades must be researched, as well as the required building for each unit.

'Beware the man that chirping speaks with feathered flying things.
They may be weak in ones and twos, but he who pulls their strings,
Will watch in silent reverie, plotting certain doom.
And feed his friends on rotten things best left inside the tomb.

They warned him when armies came to cut his children down,
They helped him set the trap, spying as they entered town.
Then when they fled, they hunted dead, savoring their cries,
Cackling as armies cut them up, and feasted on their eyes.

Shady fragments catch the wind, where once a battle raged.
Pockets of smoke, rusted blades, and the flocks of crying maids.
The battle won, before begun, the clever rogue, all along,
Listened to the Grimbeak Crows' chortling chaotic song.'

--Lost Warsongs, by Willa Loveday
Grimbeak Crows
  

Unit: Grimbeak CrowsNo Medal TextOrigin: Rogue
Tier I: 30 Health Text 30 Flying Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 40 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with: Summon Grimbeak Crows Summon Grimbeak Crows (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text, True Sight True Sight

'A mob of beggarly scoundrels appeared before us. The Rogue Lord sent them 'to see if our pockets were to heavy'. I assured them we were fine. They unsheathed their daggers. My swordsmen tried to intimidate them. They feigned surrender just to attempt to flank us. I ordered the swordsmen to attack. They fell to the ground, pleading for mercy. My men paused and they struck. I lost three men. So I pulled out my blade and they felt the raw power of my enchanted sword. They retreated right up the side of a city wall.'

--Never Trust a Rogue, by Lord Sirken Solav
Scoundrel
  

Unit: ScoundrelNo Medal TextOrigin: Rogue Requires: Rogue's Palace
Tier I: 35 Health Text 28 Movement Text 8 Defense Text 8 Resistance Text Cost: 45 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:
Unique Racial Effects:

'As an innkeeper, I met many woman, but none were more dangerous than a Rogue Lord's traveling bards. When they arrived, I would hide. The first time I didn't, I found myself with half the men singing along with war songs, marching to war for a cause I hated, but that these beautiful bards made me think was the reason I was born. So I'll admit it, I'd rather lock myself in the cellar than come to my senses on a suicide mission raiding a dragon's treasury because some buxom bard sang and my blood boiled.'

--Taverns of Romance, by Godwin the Seducer
Bard
    

Unit: Bard No Medal TextOrigin: Rogue Requires: Rogue's Palace
Tier II: 46 Health Text 28 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 10 Resistance Text Cost: 80 Gold Text 10 Mana Text85 Gold Text 10 Mana Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +4 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Physical Text Ranged +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Physical Text Ranged +8 Health Text +1 Defense Text High Morale(Ability) Inspiring Aura
Unique Racial Effects:

'The Shadow Stalker approached in absolute silence, floating above the ground like a ghost. Its otherworldly appearance was terrible, yet almost beautiful. When he struck my brother, he writhed in agony, and the flesh around the wound immediately blackened with corruption. He tried to hit it with his blade, but it passed through, doing very little damage to the thing. I raised my staff, filling the area with blinding lightning and it recoiled. That was the day I learned that the Rogue could corrupt his followers into beings of shadowy mist.'

--Sophistry of Shadow, by Gib Andin, Sorcerer
Lesser Shadow Stalker
    
Unit: Lesser Shadow StalkerNo Medal TextOrigin: Rogue Requires: Corrupted Killers Corrupted Killers
Tier II: 40 Health Text 32 Floating Text 9 Defense Text 10 Resistance Text Cost: 110 Gold Text 10 Mana Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Evolves from Scoundrel when Corrupted Killers Corrupted Killers is researched
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.





Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Frost Text Melee +4 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Frost Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +8 Health Text +1 Defense Text

'An Assassin appeared on the end of the pier. I knew it was time to run, because an assassin never strikes alone, and is never visible unless he knows it's a sure kill. Of course in running, I tripped and fell off the pier, which probably saved my life, for when I eventually crawled out of the harbor, the bodies of my compatriots lay on the pier with dagger wounds in their backs. They never even saw what killed them.'

--Escape from Evanston, by Ham the Wanderer
Assassin
    

Unit: Assassin No Medal TextOrigin: Rogue Requires: Rogue's Palace
Tier II: 50 Health Text 32 Movement Text 11 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 90 Gold Text 20 Mana Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.force a line break.
Experience Ranks:
Unique Racial Effects:

'She came from the shadows, with a sultry song. Her nearly nude form was more than most men could resist, but I was ready. My moral fortitude is beyond reproach. I would never fall for the Rogue's trollop. She made my men lift weapons against me. I fought them, wounding many of my fellows to stop this creature whose touch caused blight. I told myself I would slay the Succubus as soon as I stopped my friends, so I fought until one of the seduced soldiers landed a killing blow. The winged woman lay dead. I saw clearly. I had been decieved, I was seduced, not by her beauty, but by my own pride.'

--Pridefall, by Sir Randall the Severly Chastened.
Succubus
    

Unit: SuccubusNo Medal TextOrigin: Rogue Requires: Planar Gate
Tier III: 60 Health Text 30 Flying Text 11 Defense Text 11 Resistance Text Cost: 170 Gold Text 30 Mana Text Upkeep: 16 Gold Text/Turns Text
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:
Unique Racial Effects:

'The Shadow Stalker approached in absolute silence, floating above the ground like a ghost. Its otherworldly appearance was terrible, yet almost beautiful. When he struck my brother, he writhed in agony, and the flesh around the wound immediately blackened with corruption. He tried to hit it with his blade, but it passed through, doing very little damage to the thing. I raised my staff, filling the area with blinding lightning and it recoiled. That was the day I learned that the Rogue could corrupt his followers into beings of shadowy mist.'

--Sophistry of Shadow, by Gib Andin, Sorcerer
Shadow Stalker
    
Unit: Shadow StalkerNo Medal TextOrigin: Rogue Requires: Planar Gate
Tier III: 60 Health Text 32 Floating Text 11 Defense Text 11 Resistance Text Cost: 200 Gold Text 40 Mana Text Upkeep: 16 Gold Text/Turns Text
Evolves from Lesser Shadow Stalker when Produce Shadow Stalker Produce Shadow Stalker is researched
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • force a line break.
Experience Ranks:

Combat SpellsEdit

Name: Quick Dash Class (Tier) Rogue (I) Research: 60 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Friendly Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 10 Casting Points Text
Quick Dash
Restores 15 Health Text and 50% Movement Text of target friendly unit.
Name: Rain of Poison Blades Class (Tier) Rogue (I) Research: 70 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Hostile Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 10 Casting Points Text
Rain of Poison Blades
Rains down armor piercing blades covered in poison. Deals 12 Physical Text and 8 Blight Text damage to target enemy unit. Deals an additional 2 Physical Text damage against Armored Armored units.
Name: Blind Class (Tier) Rogue (II) Research: 120 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Hostile Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 15 Casting Points Text
Blind
Attempts to Blind target enemy unit. If it fails, the unit is Impaired Hindered instead.
  • Strength: 14 Physical Defense Text
Name: Panic Attack Class (Tier) Rogue (II) Research: 140 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Hostile Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 15 Casting Points Text
Panic Attack
Attempts to panic target enemy unit. If it fails the unit is Shaken Shaken for 2 Turns Text.
  • Strength: ? Resistance Text
Name: Cunning Escape Class (Tier) Rogue (III) Research: 200 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Friendly Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 10 Casting Points Text
Cunning Escape
Shrouds target friendly unit in shadows to conceal it from enemy troops, allowing the unit to instantly leave combat. Cannot be used when defending.
Name: Moving Target Class (Tier) Rogue (III) Research: 220 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Friendly Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 10 Casting Points Text
Moving Target
Target friendly unit gains +8 Defense Text for 2 Turns Text.
Name: Sadism Class (Tier) Rogue (IV) Research: 300 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Battlefield Casting Points Text Cost: 25 Casting Points Text
Sadism
Gives +100 Happiness Text and +1 Physical Text Melee Strength to all friendly units every time an enemy unit dies.
Name: Shadow Form Class (Tier) Rogue (IV) Research: 400 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Friendly Unit Casting Points Text Cost: 20 Casting Points Text
Shadow Form
Fuses target friendly unit with the shadows, rendering physical obstructions and attacks inffective. The unit gains Physical Protection 60%Physical Text Protection and Pass Wall Pass Wall ability until the end of combat.
Name: Smoke Screen Class (Tier) Rogue (V) Research: 750 Knowledge Text
Type: Combat Spell Target: Battlefield Casting Points Text Cost: 20 Casting Points Text
Smoke Screen
Covers the entire battlefield in a thick fog, hampering the effectiveness of ranged combat. All friendly units gain +4 Defense Text and +4 Resistance Text against ranged attacks.
Name: Mass Battlefield Panic Class (Tier) Rogue (VI) Research: 1400