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Realm Vikings
Archetype Devout
Motto Life is to death as death is to life.

Those who swear fealty to Hel, the Mother of the Nine Worlds, become infused with the dual forces of life and death. The bodies of the HelBound bear the marks of their service, etched with the forces of Hel’s magic, which dwells within them. Often at the forefront of battle, a HelBound may find controlling their power a great challenge, for they can both heal and destroy. They can cure the mortal wounds of allies and wield fear as a weapon, frightening enemies to death. As for their own death, those who take Hel as their patron tend to recover quickly. Unless Hel has chosen something special for her fallen devotee.[1]

"Those who swear fealty to Hel, the Mother of the Nine Worlds, become infused with the dual forces of life and death. The bodies of the HelBound bear the marks of their service, etched with the forces of Hel’s magic, which dwells within them." [2]

History[edit | edit source]

Main Article:HelBound Becoming

Beneath a dormant volcano, a group of initiates dressed in black and red robes are put through a test of endurance. They are subjected to intense heat, bitter cold, and noxious fumes. Many initiates succumbed to these conditions and had to be carried out. Eventually, the room balanced and filled with the smell of death as the robed Speaker of Hel emerged.

He began to tell the remaining initiates of the Greater Power that was Hel and her transformation by the Veilstorms. He spoke of her dual powers of life and death, and her transcendance of mortality.

The Speaker warns that once the vow is taken, the initiates will be marked by Hel so that all will know them as being bound to her. He speaks of the choice of Paths before them, life and death and reveals that the HelBound's power is drawn from the Veil through the intervention of Hel.

The Speaker finishes by warning them of the price they must pay for serving Hel, revealing his deformed body: one side hung with dead flesh, while the other seemed all too alive and writhed with growths and strange organisms.

Sample Components[edit | edit source]

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Helbound with allies
Helbound Aspect-of-Life.png Aspect of Life (Modal)
The user takes on an aspect of life, reducing all resistances and building Life Force over time. Life abilities additionally grant a Protection which reduces the damage taken by the target based on the amount of health they are missing.
Helbound Aspect-of-Death.png Aspect of Death (Modal)
The user takes on an aspect of death, increasing all resistances and building Death Force over time. Death abilities additionally inflict a Vulnerability which increases the power of death abilities the target is affected by. The power of this Vulnerability increases each time the target is affected by a death ability, up to a maximum amount, over a moderate duration.
Helbound Incessant-Atrophy.png Incessant Atrophy (Rune)
Applies an Affliction which deals death damage to the target over time, and reduces their stamina and blood amount.
Helbound Gruesome-Rejuvenation.png Gruesome Rejuvenation (Rune)
Applies a Renewal which restores blood and stamina to the target over time.
Helbound Grim-Transference.png Grim Transference (Infusion)
If using a life rune, this ability also applies its effect with reduced power to the user. If using a death rune, this ability also restores blood to the user based on the amount of blood loss inflicted.

Key Features[edit | edit source]

Divine Intervention

Equitable Exchange
Deals damage to nearby enemies based on missing health, and heals nearby group members based on remaining blood.

Death Curse

Hel Revealed
If the user has a Hel Mask equipped, removing the mask causes a large amount of panic to nearby enemies, and deals damage to them based on their resulting panic rating.

Sample Banes and Boons[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Banes and Boons

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The HelBound was the first announced class of Camelot Unchained.
  • They were also in the first archetype to be revealed during the class reveals in 2015; some two years later.
  • It was the only class that was a test model in the Alpha.

Revision History[edit | edit source]

  • September 19th, 2013 - Class was first revealed along with a Becoming story.
  • October 2nd, 2015 - Class is was revised during a Beta Update Livestream.

References[edit | edit source]

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