Upon the death of the 555th soldier in battle, The Champion is summoned.
Unseen, he searches for the weak, wounded, or dying and then possesses them. His one goal - slay the enemy. For with each soldier whom The Champion personally kills, his army in the underworld is increased.
The suddenly-invincible host becomes a great warrior and no longer feels the wounds caused by his foes. His presence emboldens his side to victory. What follows then is often a terrible slaughter of the routed enemy. No survivor can hide from The Champion’s sight. No quarter is ever given.
At the end of the battle, after the last clang of steel drifts silent, The Champion leaves his host willingly and returns to whence he came to begin the training of his new recruits. At that time the once-invulnerable host, eviscerated many times over during the battle, quickly dies on the field... a hero.
Some armies will make this sacrifice of life before the battle begins, hoping The Champion will be pleased and join their side. Some even willingly offer themselves as host in hopes of a legendary victory and glorious death upon the field, surely to be sung about for many years to come.
1) When my army reaches 55,555 souls strong, I will invade the world above and rule for eternity.
2) I will join whichever side delivers me the 555th soul. They will know victory and I will take many, many souls along the way.
3) The sacrifices make my work easier. I will send forth my minions to encourage the practice above and establish a cult in my name.
1) Fight in Aggressive Stance.
2) Rally my soldiers when they Hesitate.
3) Shout out the tally as I kill! “32!” “4,451!” “55,554!!!!”
Called to the Field, Possessor, Incorporeal, Until Victory!, Aura of Fear, Commanding Aura, Immortal, Lawbreaker, Celestial Sight, Spirit Nature, Gift of Babel, The Tongue, Named, Resistant to Fire, Merciless, Tough as Nails
Will G6, Per G5, Agility G6, Speed G5, Power G5, Forte G5
Health G5, Reflexes G5, MW G11, Steel G6
Aura Reading G5, Bargaining G6, Command G8, Conspicuous G6, Symbology G4, Demonology G4, Appropriate Weapons G7, Brawling G6, Shield Training, Armor Training, Crossbow G6 Bow G6, Tactics G7, War Engineer G, Intimidation G6
The Champion bears whatever gear his host was carrying at the time of possession.
Called to the Field
When the death toll reaches 555, The Champion may appear on the field of battle. He will fight for the side that offered/caused the last death.
The Champion arrives without form and must seek a host before he can engage in the world.
The Champion has the ability to possess creatures of flesh. If there is a willing host, he will automatically possess such. If not, he will seek out the wounded, looking to take advantage of their weak state for easier possession. Once in control, the wounds previously suffered by host are ignored as his supernatural strength takes over.
The Champion remains on the field until every enemy at that particular battle is driven off or slaughtered (preferably the latter). At that time, he leaves his lacerated host and returns to the underworld.