Eagle Gate is a Island province in Total War: Warhammer II.
Settlements[edit | edit source]
- Province capital: Eagle Gate (Island)
Description[edit | edit source]
The Eagle Gate is one of the five great fortresses that bar the mountain passes between the Shadowlands of Nagarythe and the Inner Kingdoms. It was built during the reign of Caledor the Conqueror, who was determined that the Dark Elves would never again find Ulthuan so unprepared and vulnerable as they had in the first days of his rule. As with the other fortresses, the garrison of the Eagle Gate is a permanent body of standing troops drawn from the finest warriors across Ulthuan.[1a]
To perform such service is one of the highest honours to which an Elf can aspire, and should a soldier survive his duty, he will thereafter be treated with respect by commoner and noble alike. Alas, surviving such an assignment is a luxury given to only a few. Between the Dark Elves of Naggaroth and the monsters of the Annulii, a soldier will have to best many foes if he is to return home.[1a]
Sculpted towers rear from the great wall, streaming blue pennants snapping from the finials and ringed with graceful parapets upon which sit fearsome war machines. Such weapons can launch silver bolts the length of a lance that can punch through the heart of a dragon, or send a withering host of equally deadly darts with terrifying rapidity.[2a]
From atop the Eagle Gate, one can catch the scent of the sea, a dark and musky aroma that sends a chill down one's spine as one thinks of the cold, evil lands that lay beyond it. In stark contrast, if one turns eastward, one can see the rolling steppes of Ellyrion as a golden brown haze, its bounteous lands warming the heart of many who keep watch this high up in the mountains. Said-mountains tower over the fortress, with silver peaks that glitter with magic 'like a frosting of ithilmar'. Indeed, the magic here is so potent that a simple warrior can see it and the haze of whispering energy that hangs over the mountains. The soldiers make note when the magic blows strongly, for the creatures of the Annulii are drawn to the rush of powerful energy that swirls around Ulthuan. Such magic is capable of almost anything, and many of the creatures drawn to it are unnatural monsters of Chaos.[2a]