Saphery (faction)

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Overview[edit | edit source]

Saphery
Wh2 main hef saphery crest.png
General data
TypeMinor faction
CategoryHigh Elves
RulerHaerrieth
CampaignsEye of the Vortex, Mortal Empires
Territory
Starting territorySaphery

Saphery is a minor High Elves faction led by Haerrieth, introduced in Total War: Warhammer II. It is present in both the Eye of the Vortex campaign as well as the Mortal Empires campaign.

Background[edit | edit source]

Saphery is one of the Inner Kingdoms of Ulthuan, located to the southeast of the Sea of Dreams. The Kingdom of Saphery is an enchanted land, with skies that shine with all the colours of the rainbow, hills that move by night and warm rivers that glow with gentle light. Magic courses through the blood of Sapherian Elves, and all of the realm's princes are also mages of awesome power. They are reclusive and idiosyncratic, dwelling in exquisite mansions far from other outposts of civilisation. Each noble's home has its own character that reflects the interests and magical research of its patron.

The heart of Saphery is the Tower of Hoeth, the Elven god of wisdom. This is the greatest repository of magical knowledge in the world, complied down the centuries by High Elf Mages and scholars who dedicated their lives to the accumulation of magical lore. This bone white structure is almost half a mile high, a feat of engineering made possible only by magic. Its approaches are guarded by rings of illusion, and mazes of spells ensure that only those selected by the Loremasters of Hoeth ever find the true path. Those who seek wisdom here will find it. Those who seek power for power's sake are never seen again.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Being located between Avelorn and Lothern, the faction has the potential to be a close ally - or a thorn in the side. Saphery often starts out on relatively negative terms with Avelorn because of Alarielle's trait "Defender of Ulthuan" in which she is supposed to protect the Ulthuani kingdoms from outside threats. Since the Scourge of Khaine start the game controlling several High Elven lands, Avelorn has bad reputation with several of the High Elf factions, Saphery being one of them. This can lead to hostilities if Alarielle isn't quick to drive away the Dark Elves.

On the other hand, Lothern often finds itself on good terms with Saphery since the destruction of the Cult of Excess leads to trust from the Sapherian Elves.

Starting territory[edit | edit source]

Eye of the Vortex
Mortal Empires

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

Eye of the Vortex

Diplomatic traits:

  • Aggressive
  • Guardian
  • Wary
  • Diplomatic
Mortal Empires