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The Kingdom of Chrace was once a relatively empty and peaceful region of Ulthuan, occupied only by those who sought to escape the civilized realms and return to nature. Now, Chrace exists in a state of permanent war, for it is the main route through which the Dark Elves seek access to the Inner Lands.

Overview

Chrace's settlements are fortified, its glades ring to the sound of sword upon steel, and its populace lives ever under the shadow of battle. The once-wondrous forests have become perilous, for Dark Magic has scoured the land, corrupting ancient groves and giving birth to monstrous creatures.[1a]

The hunters of Chrace maintain a constant watch on the passes through their lands. When the Dark Elves are spied, Great Eagles are immediately dispatched to summon reinforcements. Meanwhile, the Chracian archer and spearmen regiments employ every trick of ambush and forestcraft to hinder and destroy the trespassers. Thus has many an invading army of Dark Elves simply been swallowed up whilst campaigning in Chrace, with no tale of its fate ever reaching their twisted homeland.[1a]

The mountains of Chrace are the home of the fearsome white lions. To be counted as a real hunter, an Elf of Chrace must kill one of these regal creatures single-handed, or else tame it to his service. Neither task is an easy one, for the lions are intelligent and canny beasts, making the contest one of wits, as well as strength. The white lion also gives its name to the legendary regiments in the service of the Phoenix Throne: the White Lions, carefully selected warriors who guard the Phoenix King in battle.[1a]

Chrace is a mountainous and forested region. The inhabitants are all renowned as skilled hunters. Warriors, not just the White Lions, often wear furs and animal pelts over their armour as cloaks or decorative collars.[2a]

Locations of Note

  • The Burned Glades
  • Elyran Tarn
  • Lion March
  • Shrine of Kurnous

Trivia

  • In Chrace, there is no greater symbol of nobility and battle-prowess than the white lion. Those regiments that guard the Phoenix King carry banners depicting a white lion on the prowl, for it represents their restless watchfulness.[3a]
  • Red is the dominant colour of Chracian heraldry, signifying the blood its people spill, not only in the defence of their own land, but for all Ulthuan.[3b]
  • The citizens of Chrace are superb archers - few Chracians survive to adulthood without the ability to fell a ravening beast from a safe distance.[3c]
  • The red ribbons borne aloft by Chracian Spearmen are earned by deeds of valour - warriors who slay a mighty opponent single-handed bear the white, whilst those who have selflessly gone to a comrade's aid - and suffered wounds in the course of their deeds - bear the red.[3c]

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Sources

  • 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 13
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (6th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 39
  • 3: Uniforms & Heraldry of the High Elves
    • 3a: pg. 22
    • 3b: pg. 24
    • 3c: pg. 25