King Arthur: Legion IX -

Lares and Lararium

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King Arthur: Legion IX is our upcoming dark fantasy tactical RPG featuring Roman legionaries, trying to establish Nova Roma on the land of Avalon. As such, the game will make many references to the real historical and cultural treasury of the ancient Rome. A few of these, though, will be introduced as gameplay mechanic features as well.

One of these is Lares (in the singular form: Lar). Such was the collective name of various minor guardian deities, depicted in the form of smaller statuettes and held in the homes of Romans. This tradition was probably derived from even more ancient customs of the Etruscan civilization, the word itself being derived from the Etruscan term for "lord".


In the game, these little figurines can be found in various places on Avalon, wherever there is sign of Roman inhabitants. These appear in the game as collectibles, however, they do not appear in the inventories of the legionaries. Instead, you will need to build a new type of building in Nova Roma, called the Lararium where these figurines will be displayed.


Here you will have six slots for Lares you can own, and one to be selected as active (two if you upgrade the building). Once these Lares are active, they will provide passive bonuses for all legionaries, such as applying some kind of extra damage type or gaining back resources like Vitality and AP during combat encounters.

Be always on the lookout for these Lares during your travels to maximize your advantage against the forces that work against the interests of Nova Roma. Until then, please make sure to wishlist King Arthur: Legion IX.

Vae victis!

This post was edited 82 days ago by Tender
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King Arthur: Legion IX - Lares and Lararium
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