Content of the article: "Prince Henry Daxamus of Khassir, The Knight Templar"
Prince Henry Daxamus of Khassir, the KNIGHT TEMPLAR, is a strength hero with a wide range of utility, from offensive to defensive to support ability. With a high health pool and a survival tendency, he is played as a tanky support. His first skill is Devout Strike, which allows him to perform a dash and swings his sword dealing damage and removing the armor of the enemy he first collides and knocking it back. His second skill, Knight’s Regalia, is a sacrificial ability that makes him absorb all the damage dealt to him and his allies and dealing the absorbed damage to him afterwards. He can invigorate the hearts of his allies by forming a Crusade with allied creeps transformed into knights and other allied units provided with buff. Being a hero of sacrificial tendency, he is granted the gift of second life when he is at the brink of death with Holy Grail, transforming him into an archangel of holiness, in which he gains a new healing ability, Divine Will. His godly strength and noble purpose make him a valuable robust hero and savior of allies.
ROLE: MELEE STRENGTH DURABLE SUPPORT ESCAPE
Health: 760 + 70 per Level
Mana: 280 + 22.8 per Level
Armor: 2 + 0.2 per Level
Movement Speed: 305
Attack Damage (AD Value Range): 68 + 3.5 per Level (64-72)
Attack Speed (Attack Time): 114 (1.6s)
Health Regen: 5.8 + 0.35 per Level
Mana Regen: 1.1 + 0.08 per Level
Magic Resistance: 25%
Strength : 28 + 3.5 per Level
Agility: 14 + 1.6 per Level
Intelligence: 15 + 1.9 per Level
LORE: (Lore is subjected to story briefing but this is his entire life story)
The dominion of evil drenched the earth’s soil with ever burning hellfire as the entrance of hell were opened wide by the Devil himself, unshackled from his frost-covered hellscape. Legions of demons sprawled from the crack of the earth, each commanded by the Seven Knights of Hell, as sins and corruption spread over the continent infesting every land in demon salivate. Millions of lives suffered, either from being feasted by the Devil or burned alive in inextinguishable flames. Thus, the life on earth hoped for a Messiah.
With fear shrouded the weak minds of mortals, their only source of courage was at the form of a prayer. At last, under several attempts, their prayer was finally granted as the Heavens descended from above to give birth to the Messiah. Foreseen by the oracles and their acolytes as the liberator of lifekind, he was prophesied as the vanquisher of demons, ordained to end the hellish reign of the Devil on earth.
A human blessed by the Heavens, Henry was born pure of goodness, fostered inside the nurturing womb of Queen Marylene of Marxon and showered with attention by his caring father, King Maximus of Khassir. He was raised by his royal parents with kindness and empathy, being aware of what evil lurks behind the shadow of the divine and prosperous kingdom of Khassir. The Kingdom of Khassir lived in tranquility and prosperity, so to speak, but the peaceful and joyful lives of the royalty and their people all ended in a tragic death of King Maximus, a death no one expected. People grieve for their lost king, and no other people grieve more to the King’s death than Henry and his mother. People think of their king as irreplaceable, but with his throne gone barren, a new king took over it, with much sinister intent. It was the Grand Duke who became the new king for whom he was fueled with greed and malevolence, who brought corruption and filth to the holy kingdom, with streets and balconies now crowded with crimes and gone bloodred. It wasn’t the kingdom Henry grew up with, it was a new kingdom filled with unspeakable horrors, as he witnessed the degrading nature of his people for whom the new king had no concern but to quench its own dissatisfaction.
Even with the sorrow and the memories of the old kingdom clouding their thought, Queen Marylene and Henry decided to leave the near experience of hell of which was their former kingdom, with the help of their old ally, the Monkey King who leaped between the tall trees of Sequoia beyond the concrete walls of Khassir. After their escape, they settled in the city of Peking, under the just rule of the recently liberated Qing Dynasty, living in peace and from time to time, a little bit of grief.
For decades, Henry had served the Qing Army, and worked its way to the high ranks, not by force, but acts of bravery and respect. Although he didn’t sit in the throne along with the royalties, he became a commander of the Qing Dynasty, to whom he led under several battles, most of them were battles of diplomacy to which they emerged victorious. For under his leadership the army achieved new feats of conquest and alliances. He is the first Commander to achieve these feats, something that incited awe to the citizens of Qing. But no other feats could outweigh the grandeur of this one, for this is the rarest feat of all. For the people on earth remembered it as the Great Loss of Qing.
It was a cloudy afternoon at the heat of the Yangtze Conflict that the great sacrifice happened. Henry’s plan was to forge alliance to the warring state of Yangtze, but to their demise, it was a bloody ambush that led to some of his men’s death. As a commander, he had a choice to fight back, but no, he instead rushed into the battlefield attempted to save tens of his injured men but at the cost of his own life, thus dying as a martyr. For many, this is a form of cowardice, but to the soldiers of Qing, it was the bravest act of all, an act that no leader had done.
The soldiers of Qing later witnessed the cold-bodied corpse of their commander filled with stab marks and embedded arrows, mourned for the mortal death of their leader and conceded defeat. The battle finally ended, with the opposition soon realized their murderous mistake, for they had slain hundreds of unarmed soldiers and the leader who always wanted an alliance with them. To pay respect for the commander’s death, they gathered together for a ceremonial ritual to memorialize his acts of unselfishness.
Upon his death, his consciousness wandered around the darkness of cosmos, searching for the light, and to know his whereabouts. There around the corner of space lies a gleaming light source, so bright that it later illuminated the once a dark void. When all of darkness was replaced by light, he saw a glowing figure from a far distance, for which he assumed was a lost soul like him. But as he approached the glowing figure, it became larger with his every step until the glowing figure no longer appeared small, it was a huge radiant human-like being. He realized that what he stumbled upon was a god, in which Henry was amazed by the holy appearance. Henry had a lot of questions asked to the god about his current place in the universe, his fate as a being. With the god chuckled in amusement about Henry’s curiosity, he explained to him that he is not the only god, but one with the Heavens, that Henry was here for a reason, that the Heavens finally found the one to become the earth’s Messiah. The god then showed Henry about the fate of life on earth, and that the Heavens needed someone to save it from damnation. He said, “Henry, the life on earth needed a Messiah, and we decided that the Messiah is you. You will be awakened from your slumber and you will receive the Holy Grail as a gift from us in order to fulfill your mission.” Henry finally understand his purpose in life, and that he agreed to do the Heavens bidding, and as he nodded in approval, his vision blacked out.
The battlefield was covered in a sea of blood with islands of corpses, and piled between those rotting carcasses, the dead body of Henry soon rose in mid-air as a beam of pure light coming from the heaven struck his body, mended every wound and fatal blows until finally, he was revived, became aware of his rebirth, in his new silvery regalia. The soldiers were astounded and overwhelmed with joy; it was a miracle. But to Henry himself, this was a blessing from above. Upon his revival, he revived the dead soldiers, uttered the truth about the fate of the earth, speaking every dread life may suffer, his experience and insights with these horrors, and the goal to unite all life on earth into one army with one purpose to end life’s suffering. Soon after, all of them joined the new army under his noble leadership. These people were the first members of his newfound army.
With his rebirth, he found a new purpose. He conversed with the Heavens about the Holy Grail for which he obtained upon death. He defied the odds with a sacrifice. Now, he marches towards his finite goal with a new Crusade movement to which he hoped to unite all kingdoms of the earth in one quest to end all that is evil. His Crusade already conquered his former Kingdom of Khassir and brought the kingdom back to its former glory. He vanquished evil sects which hosted demonic rites. He slayed the two Knights of Hell, Beezlebub and Karthas, with the help of his allies. He forged new alliances with the neighboring kingdoms. He freed villages from pillaging savages and demons alike. And all of this is centered on one primary goal of ending the reign of evil on earth and someday, he will fulfill the prophecy under a new title which he calls himself, the Knight Templar. May the Heavens be with him along his journey to the earth’s salvation.
HERO LINE: “I repent the sinners and vanquish the evils.”
DEVOUT STRIKE (Normal)
Knight Templar dashes forward and swings its sword breaking the armor of the enemy with overwhelming strength that it is knocked back. Debuff won’t apply to spell immune units.
Cast Point: 0.6
Cast Range: 800
Bonus Attack Damage: 20
Bonus Damage per Strength: 0.5/1/1.5/2
Armor Reduced per Strength: 0.1
Knockback Distance: 275
Knockback Duration: 2.5
DEVOUT STRIKE (Holy Grail)
During the Holy Grail, Knight Templar ascends above the ground before executing a stab to the earth knocking back every enemy in the area. This provides buff that deals armor reduction and knockback on his next auto attack. Debuff won’t apply to spell immune units.
Cast Point: 0.6
Cast Range: 1200
Knockback Radius: 350
Damage Radius: 475
Landing Damage: 100/150/200/250
Knockback Distance: 175
Knockback Duration: 1.5
Be gone, heretic. May the Heavens forgive your soul.
Ability Type: Active/Modifier
Damage Type: Physical
Target Type: Point Target
Pierces through Spell immunity: No
Can be dispelled: No
Knight Templar performs a sacrificial ritual allowing him to absorb all the damage dealt to him and to his allies while holding the ground position for up to 5 seconds. After the ritual, the absorbed damage is dealt to him afterwards which is reduced by his strength. He is status immune for the whole duration.
(Holy Grail): He changes his form allowing him to act freely within the duration.
Note: Other damage reduction is prioritized first before this ability’s damage reduction. If the delayed damage is greater than his health pool (after damage reduction), the surplus damage will be evenly distributed to surrounding allied units.
Cast Point: 1.1
Channeling Duration: 5
Percentage of Damage Reduced per Strength: 0.06%/0.09%/0.12%/0.15%
Self-sacrifice is the ultimate act of knighthood for it is the noblest display of courage.
Ability Type: Channeling/Active
Self-Damage Type: Pure
Target Type: No Target
Grants Spell Immunity: No
Dispel Type: Strong
Knight Templar forms a crusade converting allied creeps into knights. Other allied units will receive buff when near the crusade.
Cast Point: 0.2
Conversion Radius: 1200
Buff Radius: 900
Bonus Damage: 20/30/40/50
Bonus Health Regen: 5/8/11/14
Attack Damage: 70-80/80-90/90-100
Attack Time: 1.0
Health Regen: 6/8/10
Magic Resistance: 20%
The Heavens provide benedictions to the followers of the Knight Templar to fully cement their trust in him.
Ability Type: Active/Buff
Target Type: No Target
Dispel Type: None
Grants Spell Immunity: No
Knight Templar defies death itself and transforms into an archangel possessing incredible strength and immortality. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Note: Alters the Devout Strike and Knight’s Regalia abilities. Refreshes his first ability, Devout Strike. Dispels all effects upon cast. He cannot be killed for the whole duration.
Cast Point: 0.8
Bonus Strength: 30/40/50
Bonus Health Regen: 2%/3%/4%
Base Attack Time: 1.2
At long last, the Heavens finally found the right soul to sanctify with the Holy Grail.
Ability Type: Passive/Toggle
Target Type: No Target
Dispel Type: Universal
Grants Spell Immunity: No
AGHANIM’S SCEPTER UPGRADE
Grants Spell Immunity while casting Knight’s Regalia.
LEVEL 25 Global Crusade or +35 Strength
LEVEL 20 +15 Knight Attack Damage or 8s Crusade upon Death
LEVEL 15 +10 Armor or +1 Bonus Damage per Strength Devout Strike
LEVEL 10 +15% XP Gain or +45 GPM
Author's Note: I actually wanted for DOTA 2 to have a half-sequel (still DOTA 2). In this half-sequel, I wanted to elaborate the lore regarding with the Upheaval, by including the Devil, Sathanas. In my lore elaboration, the Devil himself have been successfully released from his frost prison via a fellow demon who scavenged for all the pages and relics needed to reform the Devil's Bible, which contained the summoning ritual for the Devil. He is the Upheaval himself, the one that Void Spirit have anticipated the whole time, as the Devil was the reason why the DOTA 1 Earth was destroyed. The Devil's Escape to the Terrene Realm was envisioned by the Heavens (these are powerful gods of DOTA 2, which includes Omniscience and Chen's God), so 20 years before the Devil's Upheaval which is today (the Upheaval is inevitable), the Heavens gave birth to a mortal with a pure heart, for they benedicted him as the Messiah. Henry's lore is heavily inspired by Jesus Christ's story and it is also influenced by the multiple Crusades of the Dark Ages. And I wanted Henry's lore to be a single player campaign RPG mode for DOTA 2. The Upheaval actually happens 20 years after, and during the given time interval, civilizations grew further and technology progresses further.
Feel free to correct my hero concept!
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