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Sir Ignatius

Mythic Legions
by yo go re

But how can this guy be around if the line has no females for him to defend?

As one of the few remaining knights from the Order of Eathyron's muddied past, Sir Ignatius' absolute faith is a source of inspiration for his brothers-in-arms. Once a denouncer of the Order and its flawed ways, he was an integral part of the Order's reformation and Sir Gideon's rise to leadership. After so many years of frustration with the very institution that he swore to serve, Sir Ignatius is finally at peace with himself as a warrior in this time of great unrest.

Now doesn't that just make you want to learn more? These biographies dole out just enough information about the (thus far) untold history of the world to make it feel like a real, fleshed-out place, without having to recount the entire lore. We now know that despite being the "good" knights, the Order of Eathyron has a storied past, and apparently underwent a cleansing sometime fairly recently. So the question you should be asking yourself, beyond what they were getting up to that made revolution necessary, is this: what happened to all the knights who were declared heretics? Were they killed, or is there a group of excommunicated warriors out there who will one day come looking for revenge?

Sir Ignatius uses the same helmet as the Blood Armor, and it doesn't really look any less sinister when it's done in bright, friendly colors instead of evil ones. There's just something about that combination of dark, squinty eyes and the vertical seam not allowing any features to show through that just make the wearer look imposing and intimidating. Giving him golden angel wings instead of red devil horns helps, but only a little.

Befitting (what is basically) a paladin, Ignatius wears armor that is pearly white, with gold and indigo accents. The mold is of course shared with many other Mythic Legions figures - 90% of him is the same as Attila Leossyr, for instance. He has the pointed toes, the gently rounded thigh armor, the angular belt with the straps and buckles, and of course all the same body parts. His loincloth is the scale mail sort, done in blue to stand out, and he has the larger collar that sticks out in the front. To really set him apart from the crowd, he gets the same shorter shoulder armor that so far only Asterionn has worn. He has no cape, but he looks very stylish thanks to his heavenly colors.

The Mythic Legions figures are incredibly well-articulated, and also incredibly modular. Sir Ignatius has a balljointed head, swivel neck, swivel/hinge shoulders and elbows, swivel forearms at the top of the gloves, swivel/hinge wrists, a balljointed torso, swivel/hinge hips, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge knees, and swivel/hinge/swivel ankles. Pretty much every one of those joints can be pulled apart with only a modicum of force, so if you want to create your own custom figure, it'll be easy enough to do. You can also reposition the wings on his helmet, thanks to the way they plug in - in the tray, they're pointed upward, but you can also turn them so they sweep back.

His weaponry is simple: a spear, a shield, and a sword with a strap. The weapons are black and silver, while the shield is a golden field with a silver frame and the icon of Eathyron in the center. Also, it's kind of striking that we've finally gotten a figure that doesn't include that axe. Not that it's bad, just that we've seen it so often that its exclusion feels unusual.

With his white armor and his simple weapons, Sir Ignatius is an eye-catching figure, ready to smite evil in his god's name. Pray you're on his side.

-- 09/03/16

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