Mage Knight: Apocalypse Character Reveal #2: Janos Freeborn, Dwarf

24 Aug 2006

Eschalon: Book II

Publisher:Namco Hometek
Developer:InterServ International
Release Date:2006-09-26
Genre:
  • Role-Playing,Action
Platforms: Theme: Perspective:
  • Third-Person
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Janos Freeborn, Dwarf

Before he was born, Janos’ family suffered five generations of imprisonment at the hands of Atlantean slavers. But after the liberation of the Dwarven people by the Black Powder Revolutionaries, Freeborn was
Janos Freeborn
the first child in his family born into freedom rather than chains. Changing his family name from Stonemason to Freeborn, Janos joined in the cause to establish a new Dwarven homeland and became widely known for his tenacity in the face of death, the very embodiment of the determination and will of any five of his forefathers combined.

Believing in the cause of freedom, and declaring himself a champion against oppression, Freeborn has become one of the fiercest warriors in the Black Powder Revolutionaries, doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Believing less in words, and more in deeds and honor, Freeborn has earned friends and allies throughout the Land, becoming fiercely loyal to anyone who first earns his trust and respect.

When the Solonavi approached Janos and warned him about the dire threats that face not only the new dwarven capitol of Silverholt, but also the entire Land, he knew he had no choice. If someone was going to save the world, then it had better be someone competent. To Janos, that meant Janos had to do it himself. He swore his Oath to the Solonavi immediately and hasn’t looked back.

Skill Trees

Physical: The traditional path of most Dwarven warriors, this martial training focuses on axes and smashing weapons (like maces and shields), as well as teaching the warrior to focus the natural resistance to magic inherent in all Dwarves, making him much more resistant to the magics of the world.

Guns: After the Revolution, it’s a rare dwarf that doesn’t know how to use a simple rifle. But the warriors that specialize in Guns are formidable indeed. Able to use almost any weapon that utilizes black powder, they are not only amazing marksmen, but also can alter the rounds used by the gun to create blinding flashes, intentional ricochets, and explosions at range.

Explosives: When there weren’t enough guns to go around during the Revolution, the Dwarves got creative instead, and a new group of black powder experts arose. Not just masters of the booby trap, but also able to imbue grenades with magic elements gained from magestones, these “mad bomber” dwarves become more useful by the day.