Excellence in military studies and on the battlefield gives the ordinary soldier a chance to become a Knight for the King the Black Spear.
Generations ago it was discovered “breeding and class” had no place in determining one’s fitness to lead on the battle field.
Those chosen as the best are sent to be “improved” by the Shaman.
These Centaur type warriors can leap over the dead and the fighting and have two hearts to steer their massive frames.
Selection is considered a great honour and a privileged life greets those that achieve this lofty acclaim.