The Spectral Guardian

"Can you satisfy the hunger of 100 souls?"
—Mallhalla purchase description.

Magyar is the 52nd legend of the game. They were added on January 14, 2021. Their weapons are Hammer and Greatsword.

As the story goes...

"Dearest Sarah, Since arriving at the castle, I cannot shake this feeling of constant dread. In the ruins of the main hall a great suit of black armor stands untouched by time. When I see it, I feel the awful weight of the castle’s dark history, and I long to complete my research and return to you. Hanson and Williams have vanished. The dog will not stop barking."
—Last letter of James Darrow, 1886

Batavian ghost stories tell of the Strazci, 100 elite knights slain in a battle with dragons. Using the power of an unholy relic, the desperate king raised his knights from death, reanimating each suit of dragon-burned armor with a spectre of the undead. With this unholy legion, Batavia terrorized its enemies. To the horror of their foes, the power of the necromancy was such that whenever a Strazci fell, its spirit escaped to join and strengthen a knight that remained. Thus the might of the Strazci went undiminished.

Over centuries, the Strazci won countless battles for their masters, but constant war whittled away the undead company’s numbers. The power of the remaining Strazci concentrated and grew. Finally, at the great Siege of Lions, the final knights fell but one. Only Magyar, the last of the Strazci, survived the losing battle.

Magyar remained to haunt the ruined halls of the abandoned castle until the 21st century finally brought doom. Grown complacent from dispatching meddling intruders armed only with snacks, Magyar was not ready when real monster hunters came armed with ethervision goggles, guns, and the Spear of Saint Cuthred.

In Valhalla, the spirits inside Magyar love battle, steer clear of Nix, and fill out the baritone section of the Asgardian Halloween Spooktacular Choir.

“A hundred lost souls in an empty suit of armor? It’s getting weirder around here.”

“Your hands don’t attach to your body.”

"True." -Rayman and Asuri at lunch


Appearance

The haunted suit that is Magyar is a heavy-looking dark indigo-blue full-plate harness that would have been considered very high-end when it was intact and un-haunted. The intact portions of the armor consist of a stylized barbute helmet with a gray plume, gardbraced pauldrons, simple heavy gauntlets, and extremely large greaves worn over poulaine (or sharp-toe) sabatons. The upper arms and legs are missing, exposing the bands of Magyar's spirit energy underneath, and the breastplate is shattered into a roughly half dozen pieces, exposing more of Magyar's spirit energy underneath. The torn remnants of a maroon tabard hang from Magyar's neck and waist, functioning as a cape and loincloth. A portion of a brass-tipped wooden spear is buried in Magyar's torso with the tip emerging from the chest - a light yellow tag is tied to the haft, near where it is broken in the back, with an unknown symbol painted in red on it. Inside the armor, Magyar is a blaze of light blue spirit-energy, and up to four of the numerous eyes that make up the collective spirits are visible underneath the helmet's visor when it is occupied. Outside the armor, Magyar is a mad, swirling black-and-blue cloud of ghost energy and glowing blue eyes, vaguely humanoid in shape and variable in size.

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Trivia

  • Magyar's default weapons are the Menace Maul (Hammer) and the Soul Scourge (Greatsword).
  • Magyar's bot name is M.A.G.Y.A.R.
  • Magyar is the first legend able to have 10 defense, via Stances.
  • "Magyar" is the Hungarian word for "Hungarian".
  • The name "Strazci" referenced in the lore is Slovenian for "Guards".
  • Magyar is the first Legend that is a gestalt being, or an individual composed of multiple individuals combined into one.
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