As your heroes participate in certain specific events, some event outcomes will modify a hero's appearance, abilities, and/or stats. An example of a common theme, also called a transformation, is Flamesoul, where one or more of the hero's limbs can be replaced with fire limbs.
A theme can modify the appearance of (one or more of) a hero's theme slots, possibly through maiming. A hero can have more than one theme (such as Flamesoul, and a pet), as long as the themes don't conflict with each other.
Theme modifications can include replacing the hero's head, left arm, right arm, left leg, right leg, or torso. In addition, the hero can gain wings, a tail, or a pet.
Some themes have cosmetic variants (which can be unlocked by completing theme-related achievements). Once unlocked, they can be chosen in the customize section in the character sheet.
A hero can have multiple themes as long as the themes do not conflict with each other.
Examples of incompatible themes would be transformations that affect the same body part/replace lost limbs. For example a hero cannot be Beartouched and Wolftouched, as the facial bear tattoo is incompatible with a wolf head. However, a hero could be Wolftouched and Spell Touched, with a wolf head and blue skin. It is also not possible for a hero to have more than one pet. (Drauven Bird is the exception to this, as it sits on a hero's shoulder).
If you recruit a legacy hero who already has a particular theme, that theme event will not occur in the campaign even if other heroes would be eligible for it. If you wish to have two party members with the same theme, wait to recruit legacy heroes until after your other hero receives the theme.
List of themes
|ID||Name||Blurb||Effect||Conflicts with||Acquisition||Theme skin|
|bear||Beartouched||Hero contains the soul of an old bear||+1 Health, -0.5 Speed, Bear Hug, Swipes||wolf||The Shape Of Things To Come||Ghost|
|crow||Crowtouched||Hero's inner crow is showing||+1 Speed, +10 Dodge, Crow Peck, Crow Scratch, Scratch and Claw||hawk, tinywings||Company of Crows||White|
|deepist||Mark of the Horn||Hero is marked with Deepist symbols||+5 Charisma, +10 Tenacity, +0.5 Warding||bear, wolf, crow, skeleton||Into The Underworld||---|
|deepistMole||Deepist Spy||Hero spent time blending in among the Deepists||---||bear, wolf, crow||Monarchs Under the Mountain||---|
|drauvenWings||Drauven Wings||Looted off a dead Drauven and repurposed||+1.4 Speed||crow, hawk, mothWings||Featherless Flight||---|
|fire||Flamesoul||Fire twists inside Hero, just barely contained||+1 Warding, -0.1 Speed, Cone of Fire, Flame Strike||bear, wolf, tree, gem, skeleton||Stories of Fire||Lava|
|foothill||Child of the Hills||Hero carries the hills in their very bones||+1 Armor, -0.8 Speed, immune to knockback, Crush, Stonewall||bear, wolf, crow, skeleton||The Offering||Canyon|
|fox||Foxish||Hero has a bit of a fox's flash||4 Stunt, 4 Dodge, +0.4 Speed||---||The Merchant||---|
|frog||Frogtouched||Hero has been transformed into a bit of a frog||Tongue Whip||---||Jigsaw||---|
|frost||Frost||Winterlock's warning to the firewatching world||10 Charisma||frog, wolf, crow, fire, skeleton||Out of the Rain||---|
|gem||Crystalline||Shine on, you crazy diamond||+6 Stunt, +5 Block, -0.3 Speed, Shield, Crystal Sword||bear, wolf, tree, fire, skeleton||Heart of Stone||Knight|
|gorgon||Gorgonoid||Hero is infected with a Gorgon seed||Hook gouge||bear, wolf, crow, frog, skeleton||Age of Ulstryx||---|
|gorgonStone||Petrified||Turned to stone by a Gorgon curse||-0.7 Speed, +0.2 Armor, Stone Claw||---||True Gorgon||---|
|green||Sylvan||Marked with green after sleeping in a spirit's clearing||+5 Retirement age, -5 Tenacity, -5 Block, +0.8 Speed, Invigoration, Witherbolt||wolf, fire, crow, frog, shadow, skeleton||Drifters||Knot|
|hawk||Hawksoul||Hero's inner hawk is showing||+1.4 Speed||crow, tinywings||Dreams of Icarus||---|
|morthagi||Mortificial Enhancements||Hero has replaced and augmented parts of their body with mortificial components||+0.3 Speed, -3 Dodge, +0.3 Speed, Wrist Bolt, Hammer||---||Troygan the Enchanger||Steel|
|mothWings||Mothly||Hero's satiny wings can unfold to cast a shroud over those hero wishes to hide from sight||---||crow, hawk, drauvenWings||Eluna and the Moth||---|
|rat||Ratlike||Hero has a certain ratlike spirit about them||---||bear||The Offering||---|
|scorpion||Scorpioid||Hero has a wicked, segmented aspect||Tail Stab||---||The Merchant||---|
|shadow||Shadow||Something that had been sleeping inside you is now waking up||+1 Speed, Harvest, Dread Harvest||bear, wolf, tree, fire, skeleton||The Inhabitant||Wild|
|skeleton||Skeletal||Hero is cursed by the dagger of the Oldwane mystics||+0.3 Speed, +2 Spell Damage, +2 Potency, +2 Warding, Inscrutable Stare, Bitter Scratch, Dagger Strike||---||To Humble Ends||Monster|
|skunk||Skunkish||Hero has a foreboding odor||Tail Spray||---||The Merchant||---|
|spellTouched||Spell Touched||Hero touched a raw primal node, and has been marked||-0.5 Physical Damage, +2 Potency, +5 Recovery rate, +10 retirement age||skeleton||Worlds Apart||---|
|star||Celestial||An ethereal sparkle emanates from Hero||Blinding Attacks, Shooting Star, Falling Stars, +0.2 Speed, -0.4 Armor, Celestial Path||bear, wolf, tree, gem, skeleton||Star Dance||Gold|
|storm||Stormtouched||Hero contains the coiled power of a storm||Stormgaze, -5 Block, Static Shock, Jumpjolt, Chain Lightning, Thunder Stomp||---||Distant Thunder||Sea|
|tinyWings||Teeny Wings||Frankly, these are useless||---||crow, hawk||Dreams of Icarus||---|
|tree||Elmsoul||There's an ancient, Elmish soul inside Hero's heart||+10 Recovery rate, +0.6 Armor, -0.8 Speed, Bash, Splinterskin (Full transformation)||bear, wolf, crow, fire, skeleton||Splinter||Autumn|
|vine||Botanical||Hero's blood runs a little green||+10 Recovery rate, +5 Dodge, -0.3 Speed, Thorn Lash, Entangle||bear, wolf, tree, fire, skeleton||The Strider||Mythical|
|vultureAcolyte||Vulture Acolyte||Hero serves the Vulture Lord||---||---||The Lonely Cost||---|
|wolf||Wolftouched||Hero accepted the blessing of the Wolf God||-4 Block, +0.5 Speed, Wolf Bite, Wolf Claw, Frenzy||bear, skeleton||The Wolf Price||Dire|
List of Pets
All pets conflict with each other, except the Drauven Bird which sits on the Hero's shoulder rather than on the ground.
|petBirdDrauven||Drauven Bird||Hero healed the bird's injury and apparently earned some loyalty||+5 Melee accuracy, +5 Range accuracy||One Small Life|
|petCritter||Critter||Hero had made friends with a critter||+15 Melee Accuracy||Sneakthief|
|petDuck||Duck||This duck has decided that you are the love of its life, and nothing will convince it otherwise||+7 Dodge, +7 Block||The Heirloom Spring|
|petFireChicken||Fire Chicken||Hero has taken on a pet Fire Chicken||Hero's Pet can light a fire on an adjacent tile, once every three turns.||Fire Eagles|
|petPineCone||Pinecone||Hero has taken on a pet pinecone-spirit-creature-thing||Hero can wall with trees.||Silver and Shadows|
|petRabbit||Golden Rabbit||Hero is now bonded to a glowing rabbit||+1 Bonus Damage||Avenger|
|petRat||Rat||Hero has taken on a pet Rat||+5 Dodge||Curiosity and Cats|