Varl

The Ghost Varl — Support Bedlam

By |October 21st, 2014|

The minute I saw the concept art and heard the gameplay pitch of Bedlam, I was anxious to be a part of it. It sounds and looks like just the kind of game I would enjoy playing. The idea of adapting our technology to the task is exciting as well, because it lets us get more use out of the immense effort we put into The Banner Saga, as well as improve the engine through refinement and collaboration. I want to go to Bedlam! Check out their Kickstarter.

We also got to make “The Ghost Varl” character for their game — [...]

The Dredge

By |December 11th, 2013|

The dredge are an ancient race of enemies who have clashed with men and varl since earliest memory. They were pushed into the icy wastes of the north centuries ago through the weaving ways of the Valka and have been kept largely at bay by the varl, but they’re starting to reappear again in number…

Dredge in-game represent the largest combat challenge as you will often be pitted against these colossal stone-like beings with strength that far outmatch even the most heroic vikings under your banner. Deploy the characters strategically and lead your caravan wisely as it’s often times brains [...]

Meet Sigbjorn

By |December 10th, 2013|

We just unveiled another character from the game — Sigbjorn, a drunken varl warrior who players will stumble (depends on their drink of choice) across.

As always the case you should never underestimate a varl warrior and the same is true for Sigbjorn as long as he’s sober.

 

Learn more about all of our characters here!

Meet Krumr

By |December 4th, 2013|

Krumr is the epitome of a warrior having survived many wars and battles. This veteran is thought to be one of the best fighters around and though he is older now he still can contribute on the battlefield.

Learn more about all of our characters here.

Shieldbangers

By |November 29th, 2013|

We’ve just unveiled a new class — the Shieldbangers!

The Shieldbanger is the varl equivalent of a living tank. He boasts high armor and strength and his abilities allow him to not only soak up damage, but also push enemies out of the way on the battlefield.

Shieldbanger — varl tank with shield:

Strongarm — knocks enemies back with his shield
Provoker — Taunts an enemy, causing them to miss a turn
Shieldmaster — returns damage to anyone who attacks him

 

Meet Griss

By |November 28th, 2013|

 

Griss, a strongarm is a warrior through and through, having fought in every great war and killed countless dredge and men alike. Dependable, when he’s not shooting his mouth off. He’s your typical varl ready to do whatever is necessary.

Meet Iver

By |November 26th, 2013|

Iver is a varl who has a friendship with Rook and helps out in the land of men quite often.

When Skogr was still young, Iver wandered into the town’s center, startling the settlers from Rundwall who had rarely seen a varl before. He’s never said why he left varl lands to help men build a small town, but each chieftain in Skogr’s family line is happy to have him. He’s known Rook since the man was young, and the two formed a fast kinship.

Varl

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Within The Banner Saga players will encounter a myriad of characters as well as some unique races such as the varl. Long ago the gods created these horned giants by weaving together humans with powerful and sturdy creatures called yox. Varl are large in stature and while given due respect as brutish warriors on the battlefield are also known as highly intelligent tacticians and savvy traders.

In The Banner Saga, varl can currently either be of the Shieldbanger tree or the Warrior tree meaning they prefer to be up close and personal while in combat. You’ll also notice throughout the [...]