The Tree-Revenants move with flowing grace, flickering along
the spirit paths to carve their way through the enemy ranks. These forest spirits' warrior aspect echoes the Protectors from sylvaneth lore, while their highly ritualised way of war lends them a lethal speed and skill that few enemies can stand against.
Merciless, fast and graceful, Tree-Revenants have a number of duties in a sylvaneth Household. Patrol, defence, conquering and crushing; huge bands of Tree-Revenants, with their sombre outlook and delicate limbs make the bulk of a Household force. Everything they do is reminiscent of the Protectors of ancient days – their intention is is to uphold and strengthen the memory of those beings. Everything the Tree-Revenants do, from their selfless defence of the Forest Folk to the strokes and swirls of their eerie fighting style, is intended to uphold and strengthen the memory of those beings.They even bear worm-silk banners into battle, rallying around these woodland icons like the Protectors of old are said to have done.[3a]
Though they fight in a regimented fashion, and form the core of the sylvaneth battle line, this does not mean that bands of Tree-Revenants simply advance stolidly into the teeth of an enemy army. Wherever possible,Tree-Revenants prefer to use the spirit paths to arrive in battle, coursing along the realmroots from one Wyldwood to the next. Such tactics not only allow the Tree-Revenants to outflank or evade their enemies at the speed of thought, they are also extremely disconcerting for their foes. Few sights are as frightening as these fey spirits flickering through the trees with murder in their eyes.[3a]
Wargear and abilities
Tree-Revenants go to war in units of at least five warriors, led by a Scion. They fight with a variety of enchanted blades, while their Scion can wield either a Protector Glaive or another enchanted blade. Some Tree-Revenants may bear Glade Banners as well, and all of them can play their Waypipes to walk the spirit paths between Wyldwoods.[3b]