"You can't kill Death..." - Lord Bane to Lord Albion, Knight of Siria, before being struck down with the Dragonstone.

Lord Bane is the Titan unit for the Undead in the classic RTS Warlords: Battlecry. An ancient warrior, Bane is one of the Four Horsemen - four extremely powerful god-like entities that lead the main evil factions in the game, the Undead, Minotaurs, Plaguelords and the Swarm. He, like the other horsemen, entered the Realms of Etheria during The Sundering. This cataclysmic event was the result of a Dark Elven summoning spell gone awry, killing the Dark Elven King, Mordaine the Kinslayer and tearing apart the Isle of Mordanion (now known as The Sundered Isle) in the process. Lord Bane fled north, to the icy wastelands of the Northern Tundra, which soon came to be known as the Realms of Death. Here, he discovered the secrets of bringing the dead back to life, and also, after many  experiments, he learnt how to transform them into new, more powerful creatures. No way has ever been found to permanently kill Lord Bane.


Lord Bane takes the appearance of a common Liche. However, where regular Liches wear black and purple robes, his are purple and gold, to signify his position as lord of all the Undead. Underneath his robes, he is skeletal, like the vast majority of undead.

Lord Bane is never seen on the battleield without his Bone Chariot. This immense chariot is built from the bones of the slain and is drawn by two skeletal horses. On the rear of the chariot is an army standard, depicting a white skull on a red background (although, depending on the owning players own choice, the background can be any possible army colour in the game).

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