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Anti-Mage Anti-Mage
The monks of Turstarkuri watched the rugged valleys below their mountain monastery as wave after wave of invaders swept through the lower kingdoms. Ascetic and pragmatic, in their remote monastic eyrie they remained aloof from mundane strife, wrapped in meditation that knew no gods or elements of magic. Then came the Legion of the Dead God, crusaders with a sinister mandate to replace all local worship with their Unliving Lord's poisonous nihilosophy. From a landscape that had known nothing but blood and battle for a thousand years, they tore the souls and bones of countless fallen legions and pitched them against Turstarkuri. The monastery stood scarcely a fortnight against the assault, and the few monks who bothered to surface from their meditations believed the invaders were but demonic visions sent to distract them from meditation. They died where they sat on their silken cushions. Only one youth survived--a pilgrim who had come as an acolyte, seeking wisdom, but had yet to be admitted to the monastery. He watched in horror as the monks to whom he had served tea and nettles were first slaughtered, then raised to join the ranks of the Dead God's priesthood. With nothing but a few of Turstarkuri's prized dogmatic scrolls, he crept away to the comparative safety of other lands, swearing to obliterate not only the Dead God's magic users--but to put an end to magic altogether.

Anti-Mage
Associated with
Factions Monks of Turstarkuri
Highsand Nomads
Places Turstarkuri
Yoskreth
Gods The Dead God
Characters Hroth
Throsho
Sahsk
Texts Tael'Am
  • Despite being an acolyte at the time of his escape, Anti-Mage has learned some techniques of the Turstarkuri, possibly from its dogmatic scrolls.[1]
  • After escaping from Turstarkuri, Anti-Mage continued to meditate in the ways of the Monks of Turstarkuri.[2]
  • Anti-Mage feels guilty about being the only survivor, and continues to see his old friends through his mind's eye.[3]
  • Anti-Mage has knowledge of the Tael'Am.
  • Anti-Mage has a relationship with the Highsand Nomads, becoming one of their initiates.[4]
  • Anti-Mage has vanquished Hroth, the Anvil Magus.[5]
  • Anti-Mage has vanquished Throsho, the shapeshifting sorcerer.[6]
  • Anti-Mage has vanquished Sahsk, and was rewarded for his deed by the sovereign of Yoskreth. Because of these victories, his fame grew.[7]
  • Originally, Terrorblade minimap icon.png Terrorblade was supposed to be Anti-Mage's brother. This is a reflection of their characters used in DotA. The relationship has likely been removed from the lore.[8]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Anti-Mage

  • Play Centaur Warrunner r Anti-Mage, our blades shall cut them down.
  • Play Play Monkey King r So when you say you'll bring an 'end to magic', you don't mean loveable talking monkey royalty right?
  • Play Play Monkey King r Anti-Mage, you need to smile more.
  • Play Rubick r Anti-Mage, your name aside, you're not half bad.
  • Play Silencer r Always pleased to ally myself with the Anti-Mage.

Enemies killing Anti-Mage

  • Play Arc Warden Thine own self, be gone.
  • Play Bane I must have reminded him of someone he hated.
  • Play Brewmaster Teetotalled ya!
  • Play Earthshaker Respect the earth…shaker.
  • Play Huskar Anti-Mage, your dependence on mana is unholy.
  • Play Huskar You take and you take, Anti-Mage; learn to give!
  • Play Leshrac Anti-Mage, you couldn't blink away from that one.
  • Play Lifestealer Keep your mana, Anti-Mage. It's your life I want.
  • Play Meepo You ain't going nowhere Anti-Mage.
  • Play Meepo They should call you Ain't-Mage.
  • Play Play Monkey King r For someone who says he's anti-magic you sure like teleporting around the battle field.
  • Play Play Monkey King r Anti-Mage, beating hypocrites like you never gets old.
  • Play Outworld Devourer Harbinger of bad news for Anti-Mage.
  • Play Outworld Devourer Well, well, if it isn't Auntie Mage.
  • Play Pugna I am the anti Anti-Mage.
  • Play Pugna To Anti-Mage, with my compliments.
  • Play Pugna Anti-Mage, it's like looking in a broken mirror.
  • Play Queen of Pain Maybe now you'll stop blinking around, Anti-Mage?
  • Play Queen of Pain Oh, Anti-Mage, I'll make you break your vows.
  • Play Queen of Pain It's all about discipline, Anti-Mage.
  • Play Queen of Pain Blink! You're dead.
  • Play Rubick Whatever do you have against me?
  • Play Rubick Your name offends me.
  • Play Shadow Demon Deal with it, Anti-Mage.
  • Play Shadow Demon My will, not thine.
  • Play Shadow Demon You'll not dispel my magic!
  • Play Shadow Demon Over-ruled!
  • Play Storm Spirit Antimage, you're no fun at all.
  • Play Storm Spirit Not a fan, Antimage?
  • Play Tinker Anti-Mage, your efforts against magic do not go unappreciated, I assure you!
  • Play Play Zeus I have no quarrel with you, Antimage, other than you hating everything I represent.

Others

  • Play Oracle r I foresee an end to magic. Your end in particular.

References[edit]

  1. Mana Break description.
  2. Spell Shield description.
  3. Guilt of the Survivor description.
  4. Initiate's Cut description.
  5. Golden Basher Blades description.
  6. Pauldrons of the Shifting Sorcerer description.
  7. Bracers of Yoskreth description.
  8. Anti-Mage response: Play The disgrace of magic stricken from our family.