Fae, fie, fo fum…..why you so sneaky new faction? Privateer Press has been trying for months to creep the new Hordes faction into our life. Using their tumblr, instagram, and ARG techniques to get us to eat our new set of faction vegetables. We know the new faction is not called Hollow Men but some type of possible unit within the faction. We are excited to see this new stuff, only thing is, their words and puzzles are too cryptic for us. Not sure if anyone has put all the riddles in one place but if not, here is one.
We tried to compile all of their new faction puzzles in hopes there is a true point and that someone may have digested enough Iron Kingdoms lore to crack the code. Here is what we know and have seen on clues of the new faction hopefully this helps someone look at all that Privateer is up to.
PRIVATEER RIDDLE XIII
As we said earlier we are not smart enough to know, but this note has been progressively been updated through the months with no definite answer direction that we know of. If you Google-fu you will notice the familiars that have Privateer Press ties. Other than that…..??
PRIVATEER RIDDLE XII
What bites with no teeth?
The cold dead night. Wind reaching a fever pitch as it bites through the layers of fur, skin and then muscle. The frost accumulating on me as every step becomes more difficult and my limbs turn to frostbitten stumps. I have long since succumbed to the many little bites of this winter night.
PRIVATEER RIDDLE XI
On azure wings it glides through a sky vast as the ocean.
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VIDEO IV
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VIDEO III
People who purchased the Limited Journeyman to Warlock models recently, received these cards which are the best possible hint of what the new faction symbol is.
PRIVATEER RIDDLE X
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VIDEO II
Tinker tinker, what have we here? A song to keep the labour at bay. A bit of tin and a bit of sin to cobble a gate and invade the world today…
PRIVATEER RIDDLE IX
What illuminates the darkness ahead? Is that golden light a comfort? Or is it a glowing lure to lead you astray?
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VIII
Take off my skin, I won’t cry
But you sure will! What am I?
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VII
Would you rather disappear in the dark, dance in the fire, or disintegrate in the light?
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VI
Decay takes root in all manner of things, from browning leaves to the hearts of kings.
It feeds on fear and feeds on greed, then grows with thought and grows with deed.
PRIVATEER RIDDLE V
Seek you clues and answers? Clever beasts, are you ready join in the hunt for glimpses of the future?
PRIVATEER RIDDLE VIDEO I
Video Backwards Translation: “Let not thy heart grow over-ripe, all soft with sloth and greed, for once that rot has taken hold, to reaping must thou cede.”
They amble forth from verdant fields of rye
To furnish clues for the most cunning eye.
Though in our aims we may keep circumspect,
We point to Tumblr, where you might detect
Through guile and reason signs immortalized.
Stay vigilant! You’re sure to be surprised …
PRIVATEER RIDDLE IV
A crow peers into a lake. What portents does it see in the murky depths?
PRIVATEER RIDDLE III
Carve a wicked smile with a blunted iron knife—a manic face like an angry ember, concealing unfathomable wrath and hate.
PRIVATEER RIDDLE II
PRIVATEER RIDDLE I
Come harvest time it shall emerge,
The wicked, defiant host,
But yet to learn from whence it creeps
First listen to me close.
In shadows shall you find them hid
In blackness where they dwell,
But yet to learn of their dread plans
Please listen to me well.
The sheaf, it was an early gift,
But the blade a promise makes,
And those who fail to heed my words,
The blade their lives shall take.