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Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png 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

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Illus. Lius Lasahido
The hunt is a sacred thing, and to be asked to lead it is a great honor. These centaurs claim to be the finest hunters of the Marrowfell Tribe. We shall see if any of them are worthy to claim the Horn of the Alpha.
Bradwarden, the Centaur Warrunner

Associated with
Heroes Disruptor minimap icon.png Disruptor
Races Centaurs
Factions Marrowfell Hunters
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]

Relationships[]

Bradwarden has some connection to the Marrowfell Hunters.[10]

Friendships and Rivalries[]

Allies meeting Centaur Warrunner

Enemies killing Centaur Warrunner

Others

Artifact Card Game Artifact[]

  • Double Edge Double Edge
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Double Edge Artifact.png
    Illus. Lius Lasahido
    In battle, as in life; there are moments where you are forced to choose between greatness and security.
    Warrunner, Fearless Warrior
  • Unknown icon.png Hellbear Crippler
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Hellbear Crippler Artifact.png
    Illus. Vance Kovacs
    Any centaur worth his skinning knife can kill a Hellbear. The real trick is doing it without getting scarred.
    Bradwarden remains unimpressed
  • Unknown icon.png Spot Weakness
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Spot Weakness Artifact.png
    Illus. Lius Lasahido
    Anything is killable. The only question is if you can live long enough to spot its weakness.
    Warrunner speaks to the hunters of Marrowfell
  • Unknown icon.png Spring the Trap
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Spring the Trap Artifact.png
    Illus. James Paick
    There are no words to describe the anticipation you feel the moment before you descend on your prey.
    Warrunner, Leader of the Hunt
  • Unknown icon.png Poised to Strike
    Artifact Card Game Spell Card
    Poised to Strike Artifact.png
    Illus. Magali Villeneuve
    Courage is not what makes a hunter great. It's patience.
    Warrunner speaks to the hunters of Marrowfell
  • Unknown icon.png The Omexe Arena
    Artifact Card Game Improvement Card
    The Omexe Arena Artifact.png
    Illus. Dimitar Marinski
    The Omexe Arena is where I made a name for myself. I was its champion, and no one was my equal.
    Bradwarden reflects on his glory days

Character References

  • ▶️ Beastmaster minimap icon.png Lets see how tough you Centaurs really are...
  • ▶️ Beastmaster minimap icon.png Alright Bradwarden... if we're to fight together we do it on my terms...
  • ▶️ Beastmaster minimap icon.png When this is over we have unfinished business, Warrunner....
  • ▶️ Beastmaster minimap icon.png I never thought I'd be fighting side by side with centaurs...

References[]

  1. Stampede description.
  2. Centaur Warrunner response: ▶️ My blade sings.
  3. Bloodrage Axe description.
  4. Gloried Horn of Druud description.
  5. Warrunner response: ▶️ Bury me in the grounds of Omexe.
  6. Centaur Warrunner response: ▶️ It was an honor to kill the great Magnus.
  7. Centaur Warrunner response: ▶️ Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress, what a sight you are, after all these freaks.
  8. Centaur Warrunner response: ▶️ Leshrac minimap icon.png Ah, we four-legged travelers must stick together.
  9. Centaur Warrunner response: ▶️ We are a long way from Druud, Disruptor.
  10. Pangolier response: ▶️ I've seen how the Marrowfell Hunters fight... hopfully you can match their ferocity.
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