Anthropomorphic characters have been a popular part of our toy lines ever since we released Xetheus back in 2006. As we began developing our ideas for Mythic Legions, we knew that the Realm of Mythoss would be home to a wide variety of races and cultures, including many anthropomorphic races. One of these races is the fierce feline warriors known as Jaguallians.
The First Jaguallian
The first Jaguallian we released in Mythic Legions was the magic-using B’alam. This character’s bio details his important role in the magical Convocation of Bassylia. A powerful mage, B’alam has “direct ties to the great beasts of the first age” with “ancient magic coursing through his veins.” That bio goes on to explain that “coupled with the ability to speak to and harness the power of the animals around him, his powers are as all-encompassing and diverse as the wildlife of Mythoss itself.”
The Convocation of Bassylia is a faction that has barely been explored in Mythic Legions, but be assured that they will have their day soon, and the Jaguallian B’alam will certainly play a role in their ongoing story.
A Cat Who is Ready for Battle
The second Jaguallian released in the Mythic Legions line was the “powerful and noble” Cowaross. Part of the Army of Leodysseus, Cowaross was clearly designed as a nod to another battle-ready feline. This warrior was stationed in “the mystical city of Alkyrium,” where “he is part of a coalition of heroic warriors tasked with keeping the city free of dark magic.”
Consulting the Map of Mythoss, you will discover that this aforementioned city of Alkyrium is located in the Northern reaches of the Realm, not far from the city of Sjelgard. This is undoubtedly how Cowaross came to meet up with the two lone survivors of a great battle that took place in that city - Thallyn Frostbow and Ragna Stormforger. The heroic Cowaross assisted these heroes “with their mission to warn the unwary of the existence of The Soul Spiller, the fearsome weapon capable of resurrecting the evil goddess Illythia.”
It is safe to say that the emergence of this horrible weapon, the Soul Spiller, will bring nothing but horror to the Realm – but heroic warriors like Cowaross will be ready to take up arms against that evil in order to protect the good denizens of Mythoss.
Another Masterful Feline
The most recent Jaguallian released in Mythic Legions is the purple-skinned, and therefore apt-named, Purrrplor. A deadly member of the Legion of Arethyr, Purrrplor hails from “the shadowed forest city of Veytheera”, and he is “as renowned for his stealth as he is for his swordsmanship.”
Once again, this Jaguallian was clearly a nod to another character (a certain purple panther), but he was transformed into a part of our own mythology and ongoing storyline. In fact, his bio states that he was a part of the “Siege at Bjorngar” battle, but his defeat has left him “battling the harsh terrain of the Wasteland, searching for refuge.” So this Jaguallian swordsman’s bio ties him into the storylines from two of our previous waves – the Siege at Bjorngar as well as the Wasteland wave where he appeared. There is undoubtedly more to learn about Purrrplor’s role in these events which are shaping the story of the Realm of Mythoss.
Past and Future Jaguallians
While the proud and fierce Jaguallian race may only have a few representatives released in the Mythic Legions line, rest assured that we have plans to revisit these feline fighters in the future!
It is also worth mentioning that many Mythic Legions fans have even turned to one of our previous lines, the Seventh Kingdom and the female felines we released as part of the Queen’s Council series, to add some additional depth to their Jaguallian ranks. These distant cousins of the characters detailed in this article look great alongside B’alam, Cowaross, and Purrrplor if you can hunt down these long sold out figures today!
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Note: Cowaross and Purrrplor photo credits - Trevor Williams.
Published on 07.14.20