Anti-Mage/Lore

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Anti-Mage minimap icon.png 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
Heroes:Silencer minimap icon.png Silencer
Factions:Monks of Turstarkuri
Highsand Nomads
Places:Turstarkuri
Yoskreth
Tyler Estate
Gods:The Dead God
Characters:Hroth
Throsho
Sahsk
Artifacts:Chains of Abscession
Texts:Tael'Am
  • Anti-Mage hates magic.
  • 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]
  • Anti-Mage is working with Nortrom for the Tyler Estate.[8][9]
  • 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.[10]

Relationships[edit]

The Chains of Abscession, an ancient relic corrupted by the Dead God, now serves its master in its desire to hunt down Anti-Mage.[11] It has since fallen into Pudge's hands, who now seems to share the Chains' desire of consuming Anti-Mage.[12]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Anti-Mage

  • ▶️ Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png r Anti-Mage, our blades shall cut them down.
  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r I heard you're Silencer's errand boy now. True?
  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r Word is the Tyler Estate has you on retainer.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r So when you say you'll bring an 'end to magic', you don't mean loveable talking monkey royalty right?
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r Anti-Mage, you need to smile more.
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r Don't you think you're taking things a bit far?
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r I think it's great you and Silencer are spending quality time together.
  • ▶️ Rubick minimap icon.png r Anti-Mage, your name aside, you're not half bad.
  • ▶️ Silencer minimap icon.png r Always pleased to ally myself with the Anti-Mage.

Enemies killing Anti-Mage

Enemies meeting Anti-Mage

Others

  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png 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. Dark Willow response: ▶️ I heard you're Silencer's errand boy now. True?
  9. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ We heard about your partnership with the Tyler Estate… how's that working out?
  10. Anti-Mage response: ▶️ The disgrace of magic stricken from our family.
  11. Feast of Abscession response: ▶️ Oh yeah, they like you.
  12. Feast of Abscession response: ▶️ Sorry, Anti-Mage. I have a… I've an urge to eat you right now.