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Dubosaverlacica (Ebherni Armoured Shock Infantry)

Not Available Weapons
Primary Secondary Armour: 17 Morale: 18
Type: spear spear Shield: 4 Discipline: disciplined
Attack: 7 18 Skill: 12 Training: highly_trained
Charge: 8 8 Recruitment Other
Lethality: 1 0.13 Soldiers: 30 Hit Points: 1
Range: 38.5 0 Cost: 3639 Mass: 1.25
Ammo: 2 0 Upkeep: 910
Turns: 1
Primary Weapon Attributes: Thrown before charge, Thrown missile, Armour Piercing
Secondary Weapon Attributes: Light spear
Attributes: Can board ships, Can hide in forest, Can dig tunnels
Formation: Square Side/Back spacing: 1 / 1.4
Mount effects: elephant -4
Ownership: Eleutheroi

The Dubosaverlacica are the absolute elite of all of the Goidilic tribes.

Expert at Hiding in Forests

The Dubosaverlacica (Doo-bos-sav-air-lak-ik-ah; "Blackened Fighting Ones"), are an absolute elite of all of the Goidilic tribes. They stem from only a single tribe, the influential Ebherni (descendants of the Vasci - Iberians invaders of Hibernia). They are armored in Fenlana, "Fish Scale". It is a layer of scales upon linen, upon chain. This multi-layer armor covers their body, and is nearly impenetrable. These nobles are so called for the black markings on their weapons. They are always of an incredibly small number, their armor is actually probably inherited, due to the great expense and difficulty in producing it. Their faces are hidden behind a chain veil, giving them a truly otherwordly appearance. Their skill at arms is insurmountable, their armor is all but impenetrable. While tiny in number, they can defeat much larger numbers, and are nearly unstoppable. They are loyal, but somewhat lethargic, difficult to rouse to battle, requiring great deals of compensation, but they are easily among the greatest warriors in the known world. However, their slim numbers ensure they must be used wisely, or else be thrown away.

The Dubosaverlacica in Ireland are known from few sources. One, a mostly intact suit of Fenlana only recently discovered, and another, the Luachmharleanbhan (Lok-mor-len-bon), "Precious Children", a lengthy tract, still being translated, on the warriors employed by the ancient Goidils and Belgae. They are noted at the fields of Firbosis, engaging the Firbolg ('sackmen', actually a slur for indepedent Belgae, and not related to the earlier people Firbolg, or the mythic Firbolg). The Belgae numbered in the thousands. The king of the Goidils sent "Lugh's Blessed", the Dubosaverlacica, ahead of his army, and they numbered only forty. The Dubosaverlacica had killed nearly one-third of the Belgae by the time the other Goidils reached the battle (surely an exaggerated report). This victory supposedly solidified the rule of a single Goidilic king into the early 1st century AD, over most of Ireland.