The Host Organization in Nascindor | World Anvil

The Host

The Host is the name given to the slavering horde of various Hatelings that attempt to break through the Black Forest's borders once in a blue moon.


What causes the Host to convene and rampage through the cursed woods remains unknown, but some theories exist. One of these theories, suggested by one Grand Magus Casperian Trond, is that the Host is an unconscious or even conscious attempt by the Adversary to spread its influence beyond the borders of the Black Forest. What supports this theory is the fact that there is always a Hateling amid the writhing hordes that seems to be leading the Host, a kind of locus entity that, when slain, disperses the hateful legion. This entity, invariably a Hateling of considerable power, has been reported by Seekers to even speak and bark orders to its lesser cousins in a guttural tongue that is not recorded in any scroll or tome.   If this theory holds true, the implications are dire. It would mean the Adversary is much more lucid than the church of Resounding Truth has assumed for centuries, and could be a sign that the Eternal Hymn is losing its effect. Any notion to such effect is, of course, considered blasphemy and treated as such. Still, one cannot help but wonder if our one and only defense against the Adversary's hellish hate is failing. Such dark thoughts are better forgotten.

Past Incursions

To date, there have been five times the Host has gathered to test the protectors of Nascindor. The first of these was the most devastating, as it happened without precedent and the Seekers were not ready for such an assault. It took the combined forces of all the Seeker fellowships, the Telothian Legion and several detachments of Arachnithan warriors from Yng'zheb to halt and push back the tidal wave of abominations.
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The first Host, as depicted by Xyp'sho the Elegant


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