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Glorien Truecrown was a High Elf Noble stationed at Eagle Gate in no small part due to his family connections rather than skill at arms. Indeed, the Truecrown family can trace its roots to those linked with the Phoenix Kings of old. Their factional power within Lothern was in ascendant, enabling them to secure prestigious positions of authority for scions of their family members.[1a]

As second-in-command to Cerion Goldwing, the youth is simply biding his time until the commander retires so that he might become Castellan of the Eagle Gate. Something the noble is clumsy at when trying to deny (much to Cerion's amusement). Unfortunately, Glorien has yet to understand the character of those he hopes to one day lead in battle.[1a]

Though Glorien believes no one is above the rules, he wears an elaborate ithiltaen despite never having served within a band of Silver Helm Knights. The helmet itself is a masterpiece of elven craftsmanship, its ithilmar surface decorated in embossed filigree and edges lined with fluted gold piping. Deliberate in having no visor, the helm also sports a carved golden flame rising above the forehead. The only reason it does not sport feathered wings on either side is due to regulations permitting only the High Helm of a Silver Helm band to make such adornments - a regulation Glorien chafes at despite his helm already costing more than the combined pay of every soldier in the Eagle Gate garrison.[1b] Combined with his wearing a magnificent suit of ithilmar, wyvern-skin boots[1b], and no-nonsense mentality, he has only managed to alienate himself from the garrison's rank and file.[1a]

Trivia

  • Glorien owns a number of treatises on the art of war. This includes the great texts written by Mentheus of Caledor such as Heart of Khaine and Honour and Duty, as well as both Caradryel of Yvresse' In Service of the Phoenix King and The Way of Kurnous.[1b] One other such book, Aethis' Theories of War, is also present. A quote from such being: "Any competently commanded fortress can expect to withstand a siege for an indefinite period of time so long as the garrison is well supplied, courageous, and the enemy has not more than a three-to-one superiority of numbers". It should be noted, however, that Aethis was not a soldier, but a poet and a singer who fancied himself a great leader. This does not stop Glorien from seeing him as a great thinker.[1c]

Source

  • 1: Defenders of Ulthuan by Graham McNeill
    • 1a: Chapter 6
    • 1b: Chapter 13
    • 1c: Chapter 18