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.
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
|bear||Beartouched||Hero contains the soul of an old bear||+1 Health, -0.5 Speed, Bear Hug, Swipes||wolf|
|crow||Crowtouched||Hero's inner crow is showing||+1 Speed, +10 Dodge, Crow Peck, Crow Scratch, Scratch and Claw||hawk, tinywings|
|deepist||Mark of the Horn||Hero is marked with Deepist symbols||+5 Charisma, +10 Tenacity, +0.5 Warding||bear, wolf, crow, skeleton|
|deepistMole||Deepist Spy||Hero spent time blending in among the Deepists||---||bear, wolf, crow|
|drauvenWings||Drauven Wings||Looted off a dead Drauven and repurposed||+1.4 Speed||crow, hawk|
|fire||Flamesoul||Fire twists inside Hero, just barely contained||+1 Warding, -0.1 Speed, Cone of Fire, Flame Strike||bear, wolf, tree, gem, skeleton|
|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|
|fox||Foxish||Hero has a bit of a fox's flash||4 Stunt, 4 Dodge, +0.4 Speed||---|
|frog||Frogtouched||Hero has been transformed into a bit of a frog||Tongue Whip||---|
|gem||Crystalline||Shine on, you crazy diamond||+6 Stunt, +5 Block, -0.3 Speed, Shield, Crystal Sword||bear, wolf, tree, fire, skeleton|
|gorgon||Gorgonoid||Hero is infected with a Gorgon seed||Hook gouge||bear, wolf, crow, frog, skeleton|
|gorgonStone||Petrified||Turned to stone by a Gorgon curse||-0.7 Speed, +0.2 Armor, Stone Claw||---|
|green||Sylvan||Marked with green after sleeping in a spirit's clearing||+5 Retirement age, -5 Tenacity, -5 Block, +0.8 Speed, Invigoration, Shredding Claw||wolf, fire, crow, frog, shadow, skeleton|
|hawk||Hawksoul||Hero's inner hawk is showing||+1.4 Speed||crow, tinywings|
|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||---|
|petBirdDrauven||Pet Drauven-Bird||Hero healed the bird's injury and apparently earned some loyalty||+5 Melee accuracy, +5 Range accuracy||---|
|petCritter||Pet Critter||Hero had made friends with a critter||+15 Melee Accuracy||---|
|petDuck||Pet Duck||This duck has decided that you are the love of its life, and nothing will convince it otherwise||+7 Dodge, +7 Block||---|
|petFireChicken||Pet Fire Chicken||Hero has taken on a pet Fire Chicken||Fire Chicken||---|
|petPineCone||Pet Pinecone||Hero has taken on a pet pinecone-spirit-creature-thing||Forestkind||---|
|petRabbit||Pet Rabbit||Hero is now bonded to a glowing rabbit||+1 Physical Damage bonus||---|
|petRat||Pet Rat||Hero has taken on a pet Rat||+5 Dodge||---|
|rat||Ratlike||Hero has a certain ratlike spirit about them||---||bear|
|scorpion||Scorpioid||Hero has a wicked, segmented aspect||Tail Stab||---|
|shadow||Shadow||Something that had been sleeping inside you is now waking up||+1 Speed, Harvest, Dread Harvest||bear, wolf, tree, fire, skeleton|
|skeleton||Skeletal||Hero is cursed by the dagger of the Oldwane mystics||+0.3 Speed, +4 Spell Damage, +2 Warding, Inscrutable Stare, Bitter Scratch, Dagger Strike||---|
|skunk||Skunkish||Hero has a foreboding odor||Tail Spray||---|
|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|
|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|
|tinyWings||Teeny Wings||Frankly, these are useless||---||crow, hawk|
|tree||Elmsoul||There's an ancient, Elmish soul inside Hero's heart||+10 Recovery rate, +0.6 Armor, -0.8 Speed, Bash||bear, wolf, crow, fire, skeleton|
|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|
|wolf||Wolftouched||Hero accepted the blessing of the Wolf God||-4 Block, +0.5 Speed, Wolf Bite, Wolf Claw, Frenzy||bear, skeleton|