Centaur Warrunner/Lore

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Centaur Warrunner Bradwarden, the Centaur Warrunner
It's said that a centaur's road is paved with the corpses of the fallen. For the one called Warrunner, it has been a long road indeed. To outsiders, the four-legged clans of Druud are often mistaken for simple, brutish creatures. Their language has no written form; their culture lacks pictographic traditions, structured music, formalized religion. For centaurs, combat is the perfect articulation of thought, the highest expression of self. If killing is an art among centaurs, then Bradwarden the Warrunner is their greatest artist. He rose to dominance on the proving grounds of Omexe, an ancient arena where centaur clans have for millennia gathered to perform their gladiatorial rites. As his fame spread, spectators came from far and wide to see the great centaur in action. Always the first to step into the arena, and the last to leave, he composes a masterpiece in each guttering spray, each thrust of blood-slickened blade-length. It is the poetry of blood on steel, flung in complex patterns across the pale sands of the killing floor.

Warrunner defeated warrior after warrior, until the arena boomed with the cheering of his name, and he found himself alone, the uncontested champion of his kind. The great belt of Omexe was bestowed, wrapped around his broad torso, but in his victory, the death-artist found only emptiness. For what is a warrior without a challenge? The great centaur galloped out of Omexe that day with a new goal. To his people, Warrunner is the greatest warrior to ever step into the arena. Now he has set out to prove he is the greatest fighter who has ever lived.


Centaur Warrunner
Associated with
Heroes Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor
Races Centaurs
Places Druud
Omexe
Artifacts Great Belt of Omexe
Cosmetics Gloried Horn of Druud

Bradwarden is the champion of the centaur race, having won his honor by killing every challenger in the arena of Omexe. Awarded the prestigious Great Belt of Omexe for his feat, Bradwarden commands respect, and fellow centaurs rally to join in him combat.[1] Like other centaurs, Bradwarden believes combat to be the ultimate art form, likening swings of his blade to singing.[2] He has accumulated at least a hundred victories in the arena, as evidenced by his Bloodrage Axe, taken from a vanquished warrior.[3] As part of his duties, Bradwarden protects the Gloried Horn of Druud, a sacred relic that calls all centaurs to battle.[4]

When he dies, Bradwarden wishes to be buried in the grounds of Omexe.[5]

  • He appears to have an admiration for Magnus minimap icon.png Magnus, praising his honor.[6]
  • He dislikes creatures with fewer legs, preferring the company of other four-legged beings, even if they are not centaurs.[7][8]
  • He shares a background with Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor, who is also from Druud.[9]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Centaur Warrunner

  • Play Chaos Knight r Join me in battle.
  • Play Play Legion Commander r Come Centaur! Crush them beneath your hooves!
  • Play Play Monkey King r Nice belt. What does it do?
  • Play Play Monkey King r Centaur, you should really climb a tree sometime, you don't know what you're missing
  • Play Play Terrorblade r Come Centaur, our horns shall run them through.
  • Play Terrorblade u Come Centaur, our horns shall run them through.
  • Play Play Terrorblade r Come Centaur, this lane will run red.
  • Play Terrorblade u Come Centaur, this lane will run red.
  • Play Tusk r We will win this battle, Centaur.

Enemies killing Centaur Warrunner

  • Play Clockwerk Pick on somebody your own size!
  • Play Luna I'll take your hoof for a trophy.
  • Play Play Monkey King r There's no room for two half-man, half-animal warriors!
  • Play Play Monkey King r Warrunner, you were only champion of your arena because you never fought me.
  • Play Tusk I do not think you're having fun, man-horse!

Others

References[edit]

  1. Stampede description.
  2. Centaur Warrunner response: Play My blade sings.
  3. Bloodrage Axe description.
  4. Gloried Horn of Druud description.
  5. Warrunner response: Play Bury me in the grounds of Omexe.
  6. Centaur Warrunner response: Play It was an honor to kill the great Magnus.
  7. Centaur Warrunner response: Play Enchantress Enchantress, what a sight you are, after all these freaks.
  8. Centaur Warrunner response: Play Leshrac Ah, we four-legged travelers must stick together.
  9. Centaur Warrunner response: Play We are a long way from Druud, Disruptor.