The latest DLC for Total War: Warhammer 2, “The Warden and The Paunch,” left a relatively-obvious easter egg in honor of the certified geek British actor, Henry Cavill.
In the DLC, as pointed out by PCGamesN, the Eltharion campaign has a Loremaster of Hoeth aptly named “Cavill.” Even Cavill’s trait, “White Wolf,” is a callback to Henry Cavill’s latest Netflix role as Geralt of Rivia. The trait gives a +15 bonus against large and a Potion of Toughness ability, in reference to Geralt’s primary occupation as a monster slayer and his predilection to drinking potions before battle to boost his battle prowess.
Adding Henry Cavill was certainly a nice tribute by the devs from Creative Assembly after the British actor posted spending his pastime painting Warhammer miniatures on Instagram. It’s also made clear to everyone that the Man of Steel is also a man of culture who spends his time playing Total War.
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Considering we are, both, going through the Easter period, and going through The Lockdown, I figured it a good time to put a silver lining onto the cloud that is some of the darker moments during this time. So I’ve decided to polish some old skills and try my hand at some new ones! It is a time of rebirth after all. So, as you can see here, the obvious might look a little bit like a tiny helmet…which it is. One of my almost life long hobbies, that I’ve been following but not actively doing, is this. A company called Games Workshop…or plastic crack as “we” call it. Genuinely can’t get enough of the lore they have built over the decades. They have been some of my most enthused reads! If you were in denial about me being a geek before, you can’t hide from it now. Also, in the background of this photo, there may just be some completely new skills I’m working on…..or there may not be, so all of your eye squinting and attempts at digital unfocusing will be in vain….orrrr maybe they won’t. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all of the NHS (National Health Service, here in the UK) and healthcare workers worldwide, for your unceasing efforts to protect us. I imagine it might be feeling a little rough right now, but you Ladies and Gents are absolutely smashing it! Keep it up! You got this. “Hold on a second”, I hear you utter…..”if he has both hands in the photo…how is he taking the photo??” New skills, my friends….new skills. #Easter #Passover #GamesWorkshop #ProperGeek #Custodes #NewSkills #NHS #ThankYou #Raggy?
The Warden and The Paunch DLC is available on Steam starting today, May 21, 2020.