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Prophet of Blood

Mala

Mala
  • Nuath

    Planet
  • ARU

    Faction
  • Medium

    Difficulty

Once a Zenith Lord within the Pillared Kingdoms of Iratek, visions of the sylv now known as Mala forged a new purpose for the failing Zenith Clans. Upon a mountain of ruins and blood-slaked stone, Laculathon spoke to Her Chosen Daughter.

It was by Mala’s hand that the Three broke from the Nine to make pilgrimage to Latchatca (or “Root Mountain”) and underwent the Red Flower Rites that transformed them into Root Witches. Over the next two centuries, the Blood Prophet’s teachings gave rise to the Order of the Red Seers, daughters deemed worthy by Laculathon. Aru warbands under Mala’s command fight with supernatural zeal, wielding powers derived directly from the Blood Mother Herself.

Passive

Mother's Hunger

Get Exalted Blood when a unit dies near a Blood Well (based on population.)

Active Ability - Tower

Construct Grove Guardian

Create a powerful defensive structure on a Tower Foundation.

Active Ability

Red Harvest

Summons Mala’s spectre. Units that die near Mala spawn Quitl and give Blood.

Active Ability

Prophet's Favor

Within the area, Mala spends her Blood to permanently enhance her warriors.

Active Ability

Rain of Blood

Rains blood from the sky for 30 seconds. Massively increase global life and mana regeneration for allied troops. The Player gains Exalted Blood for every enemy warrior killed during the duration.

Utility

Summon Blood Well

Summon a Blood Well. Blood Wells create Rootway and regenerate the health and blood of nearby allied units.

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Mala Vanguards

Mala Vanguards

Brood Hatcher Incubator

Incubator

“Sisters! Mothers! Heed me. We all bear the wounds of this embattled world, for the path of the Worthy is hard and fraught. There are those among you who know the pain of bearing their last seedlings, or burying children lost to trails, or worse, those who have never known the joy of birth. To these sisters among our number, know that Laculathon has not abandoned you, and through me, offers you Her boundless fertility. Such is the Covenant of our Great Mother. No soul is beyond healing; no body is below service!”

— Mala, Voice of Laculathon

​Life on Nuath is hard, dangerous, and short. Between diseases, storms, and predators, Aru often find themselves wounded, maimed, or otherwise debilitated. In defiance, many “once-mothers” and “never-mothers” offer themselves to Mala’s tribe as Yatl’aoi’xlat (meaning “unconquered flower”). Reborn from the fertile pools of resin at the base of Lak’chact, Yatl’aoi’xlat join their ailing forms with lymph/womb tissue from the Blood Mother, transforming them into Incubators. In battle, these fertility witches draw blood from the fallen to aid in the siring and hatching of quitl, and in groups can overwhelm enemy positions in a tide of chittering teeth and liquified organs.​​

Unit TypeKey Ability
SupportProjectile Gestation
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Exemplar of the Cycle Dread Sister

Dread Sister

During the Battle of Izupal, then-Zenith Lord Mala abandoned the Chorus and bore the God Tree Laculathon into the Realms of Creation. She was not alone in this sacred labor; many among the Iratek’s Priesthood of the Sought Form answered their Lord’s call, spurning the teachings of the Zenith Born and embracing the Blood Mother’s transformative touch. Through their intimate bond with Mala, these matriarchs became the first Root Witches, and the First and Greatest Sisters among the Aru.

Two centuries of war, sacrificial rites, and divine meditations have shaped these individuals into fearsome instruments, whose terrible magics rip life from flesh and birth monsters from corpses. Known by their subjects as Ezlilti, or Dread Sisters, these priestesses command fear and respect among all segments of Aru society and answer only to Mala, their original Lord.

Unit TypeKey Ability
Damage CasterBirthing Storm, Root Vice, Summon Siege Maw
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