“Twas the strangest sight I ever did see; there he was, singing in the glade, old songs of honour, battle and lost love... a badger the size of an ox.”
The Iron Poet
Horace (The Iron Poet) is a playable Hero and member of the Bandit Clan. He is one of the four Bandit characters first introduced during the Armello Kickstarter campaign, and is available as a timed exclusive to those who pledged the requisite amount during that period. At the time of the tablet release, the Bandit Clan characters (and other Kickstarter goodies) will be opened to the public as DLC in the Spring of 2016.
Horace is an imposing-looking badger warrior wearing steel armor covered in a white cloth tabard. He wields a large bardiche that he keeps strapped to his back when it presumably isn't being used to cleave foes like fleshy timber. As a member of the Bandit Clan, he is unaffiliated with any other species-related group, nor a member of any particular society save his partners in crime.
Legends of this warrior were heard far and wide, long before his time in the Order of the Rose; a Bane cleaved clean in half, holding ground for five straight nights at the Battle of Herald’s Pass, the execution of the barbarian leader, Talon, and perhaps most famous of all... his defense and savior of His Majesty the King, during the climactic moments of the Black Paw Plot.
To say that Horace the Iron Poet is legend, would be an understatement.
Long gone are those days. Animals forget, but Horace remembers. This old knight, loyal and true, remembers the night his brothers and his sisters of the rose betrayed him. This badger, bold with honor, remembers the morning that they came for him, ten deep, gold and blue, halberds at the ready. This master warrior and faithful servant to the Kingdom of Armello remembers the true King… the light before the darkness.
That night when Horace first raised concerns over the King’s health should now be distant memory, but long has he waited, patient, diligent, tending to his armor religiously; the last remaining bastion of the honor he once held. He bides his time indulging in the fairer arts. These, the softer, slower moments of life bring peace to his determined mind.
For when the time comes, Horace the Iron Poet, brother of the nine knights of the Order of the Rose, will cross the marble floor of the Royal Throne Room and banish the darkness that binds our King, his liege and battle brother.
- — League of Geeks 
Bandit Clan rings grant its heroes benefits from all four clans. Heroes are given a bonus on Mountains from the Wolf Clan, card Burning benefits from the Bear Clan, complimentary gold from the Rabbit Clan, and Settlement Stealth from the Rat Clan.
|Black Opal||Gain Stealth in Settlements, Day and Night.||Default|
|Pink Topaz||Increase all your Settlement income by +1 Gold every Dawn.||After 2 games|
|Celestite||Ignore Mountain movement penalty.||After 5 games|
|Amethyst||Gain +1 Magic for every Spell card burned.||After 10 games|
- Like Scarlet, Sylas, and Twiss, Horace is currently only available to players who pledged at least $55 AUD ($45 for limited early-birds), aka "Bandit" tier, during the Armello Kickstarter campaign between April and May 2014.
- Before his name was officially revealed, Horace was known by the tentative name Badger Berserker.
|Original Heroes||Amber • Mercurio • Sana • Thane|
|Secondary Heroes||Barnaby • Brun • River • Zosha|
|The Usurpers||Elyssia • Ghor • Magna • Sargon|
|Bandit Clan||Horace • Scarlet • Sylas • Twiss|
|Rivals||Hargrave • Griotte • Fang • Yordana|
|NPCs||King of Armello • King's Guard • Banes|