The Lionsmith

'The Nature of the Lionsmith is

to be stronger;

to be seamless;

to make monsters'

The Lionsmith was originally a mortal from the Shadowless Empire, who traveled west and trained under the Colonel, returning to Persia and acting as the Golden General. When the armies of Alexander invaded, the Golden General refused to battle against “the blood of his mentor”, but King Darius shared with him a “great secret of betrayal”. In response, the Golden General broke his sword, enacting a teaching of the Forge and ascending as an Hour to become the eternal rival of the Colonel. The Lionsmith is a furious Hour of strength and rebellion, creating monsters and growing ever stronger.[2][3][4] His aspects are Edge[5], Forge[3] and Heart[6]



The Training of the Golden General: The Lionsmith spent seven years in the kingdom of the Perseids to study and train with their patron deity, the Colonel. He then returned to the Shadowless Empire, where he served as their Golden General.[2]

The Battle of Issus (333 BC): In one History the Lionsmith ascended after learning a secret of betrayal from Darius, who also told the secret to Alexander, causing him to turn back to Macedonia.[2]




Other Notes

Real World References

Theories and Questions

In-Game Sources

1. The Nature of the Lionsmith... 2. Read 'The Book of Thrones' 3. Rite of the Rebel Striving 4. Read De Horis, vol 2 5. Edge 6. The Shahpur's Lesson 7. Make a Pilgrimage to a Brazen Shrine, for a Revelation 8. Celebrate my Victory 9. An Operation of the Strix 10. Make a Pilgrimage to a Brazen Shrine 11. Skaptodon Fang 12. Skaptodon's Sacrifice 13. Histid's Dart 14. Skaptodon Tomb 15. Orsolina, the Delver 16. Arrange an Initial Meeting, #contact.delver sections 17. Labhitic Grains 18. Fallen Labhite 19. The Merry Feaster's Lair 20. Arrange an Initial Meeting, #contact.huntress sections 21. Antaeum 22. In the Antaeum 23. Kinship 24. Book of True Blood, Read 'Book of True Blood' 25. Our Enemy's Identity, #welland_unknown section 26. The Corrivality 27. A Reunion 28. Subvert the Lore which Burns 29. Bahkauv 30. Chapel of St Mark of the Hammer 31. Crossroads Ateshgah 32. Anvil of the Bull 33. The Invisible Serapeum 34. Shahrewar Stone 35. Lionhunter's Rifle 36. Meteoric Bullet 37. Hall of Brass Mirrors 38. The Lionsmith's Least Works 39. The Lionsmith's Names 40. A Complication, #ee.devourer section 41. Read 'The Leonine Tantra' 42. Eternal Enmity