The Akhelian Leviadon.

Shrugging off enemy missiles, the Akhelian Leviadon plunges into the fray. Scythed fins dismember foes while the beast's powerful jaws clamp down with enough force to crush tempered steel. Affixed to the Leviadon's back are a pair of harpoon launchers, mounted bolt-throwers that spit death as quickly as their crew can aim and fire. Should the aelves come under assault, they strike out with hooks and blades, while the ma'harr, the master of the reins and a high-ranking Akhelian, impales foes on his twin-pronged spear.

Protected by its thick scales and nigh-impenetrable shell, the Leviadon acts as an indomitable anchor point in an Idoneth phalanx. Whether used as a living battering ram to smash the enemy line asunder or as a mobile weapons platform tasked with eliminating specific threats, these enormous bond-beasts have proven themselves in battle time and again.

Upon the back of each Leviadon, a masked Namarti pounds an enchanted drum of the deep, sending forth concentric ripples of distortion that refract light in strange ways around the creature. Enemy missile troops and artillery find such patterns disruptive, making it nearly impossible to draw a bead upon the approaching Leviadon with any degree of accuracy despite its looming mass.

Doubly shielded by sorcerous illusion and their own natural defences, Leviadons are utilised by many Akhelian Kings at the vanguard of an Idoneth assault, where the enemy's first and fiercest efforts to repel the attack are wasted upon the beasts.



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