The Fortunous Dynasty's Exploits
The leader of this warband is a psycher of rarely seen precognitive powers. Called The Watcher, he seems to be especially blessed by the Changer of Ways. His campaigns rarely make sense to anyone, especially his underlings. That doesn’t prevent them from resulting in successes. His raid on a Kasballica mission netted his troops great caches of equipment. But his errors are truly epic. It was an attack on a Winterscale Dynasty outpost that cost him all of his carefully gathered chimeras. He claims that proves that his patron deity was displeased with those troops and the entire concept of a rapid redeployment force. Haddon, along with elements of Naval Intelligence, think it was a massive misreading of the future.
The man wears blue robes with golden trim and sigils. He carries a golden staff with a dragon’s head that breathes a blue fire. The color combination seems to indicate a link to the heretic Legion XV. But he is human. What would a human in the Expanse be doing with such symbols?
Haddon disagrees with the Navy, who thinks The Watcher stole it. Haddon thinks the man was one of the “thrall wizards” used by those foul sorcerers. It’s unclear how the sorcerer could have arrived in the Expanse. Haddon, at least, has not heard of those particular traitors in the region. Perhaps some ritual went wrong and catapulted the magician into the Expanse. Haddon thinks this is more likely than the Navy’s theory that The Watcher somehow escaped from his master.
His troops are well-supplied with equipment, most of it stolen from the Kasballica earlier.
Many of the troops are changed, thanks to The Watcher’s indiscriminate use of “Wave of Mutation.” He views its flesh-twisting effects as a blessing to the faithful to his foul god and a curse to his foes.
The result leaves the warband with many spawn following them. These spawn are considered good luck, although a nuisance.