"Being a skeptic was a death sentence. But doubt is a part of integrity." - The WardenNot to be confused with the playable hero: Warden
The Warden is a courageous and talented young knight from the lands of the Iron Legion. Wardens are expected to be noble and brave – living embodiments of virtue – and this one has the potential to be that and more. But after years of fighting endless battles for no worthy cause, The Warden has begun wandering, seeking a purpose that is equal to their talent and genuinely worth fighting for. That search comes to end in Ashfeld, among the warriors of the Blackstone Legion.
Joining the Blackstone Legion
Originally a warden in service of Hervis Daubeny, The Warden was displeased with their position and their master. However, they had sworn and oath and had no intention to break it no matter how much they disliked the warlord. When Holden Cross and the Blackstone Legion came for Daubeny, The Warden took up arms to fight not for the cowardly Daubeny but for their fellow knights. When Daubeny ordered The Warden to partake in the Trial by Combat they agreed only because they knew everyone would be slaughtered should they refuse. After winning the trial, The Warden was knighted by Cross and inducted into the Blackstone Legion.
Serving the Blackstone Legion
After partaking in several missions with them, The Warden began to question the Legion's motivations as they witnessed Apollyon's ruthless nature. It was only after they proceed to burn down a Viking's grain storehouse, The Warden pulls Mercy aside and demands to know why they are there. She explains their intention to decimate the Viking's supply of food to force them into fighting each other. Disgusted by this, The Warden finally angrily abandons the Blackstone Legion.
They then set out to unite the people against the Blackstone Legion by taking charge of the remaining forces of the Iron Legion that are scattered across Ashfield. The Warden recruits many Knights, including Holden Cross, Mercy, and Stone for their cause and successfully unites enough soldiers to form a formidable army and starts taking back territory that was claimed by the Blackstone Legion, until they meet an Orochi known as the Emperors champion. After a short duel, they decide to unite their forces and march on Apollyon's fortress. The combined forces of Knights and Samurai are able to storm the fortress where the Orochi eliminates Apollyon, but as soon as the Blackstone Legion was defeated, the Knights, Samurai and Vikings who just arrived turned on each other, just as Apollyon planned. After 7 years of brutal war, the Warden calls the other Warlords and makes peace.
Courageous, talented, The Warden was an embodiment of virtue. They strongly value their code as a knight and will serve their master without question no matter how much they dislike or disagree with them. Despite this, The Warden values peace above all else and even breaks their code and abandons the Blackstone Legion after learning of their intentions.