The Phoenix Bearer
The Phoenix Bearer is a legendary Rune Warrior who, together with the Shadow Warrior, destroyed The Circle and put an end to the Rune Wars in the year 15 after the Convocation. She got her name Phoenix Bearer through owning the Phoenix Stone.
Spellforce female protraits

Female heads and starting gear for each character specialization

Spellforce male protraits

Male heads and starting gear for each character specialization


The Phoenix Bearer served, like many other Rune Warriors, the Circle during the Convocation, more about her past is not known. However, we could speculate that she had served the Circle mage, Rohen Tahir. Rune Warriors disappeared after the Convocation and no one heard anything about them.

The Order of Dawn

Because the invasion of the Blades was imminent, the Phoenix Bearer was reawakened 8 years after the Convocation in Fiara by Rohen. However, Rohen Tahir gave her her rune, and thus the Rune Warrior was the master of her own decisions. A messenger was supposed to take her to Greyfell, however, this messenger was a traitor and guided her to another Circle mage. The mage gave the messenger a casket and a task; to kill the Rune Warrior. The messenger failed, whereupon the Phoenix Bearer took the casket and brought it to Sartarius. Sartarius made the Rune Warrior a member of The Order of Dawn and sent her after Rohen. The Rune Warrior stood against the armies of the Black Fist, which she battered. She was finally able to catch up to Rohen at Icegate Marsh.

The Rune Warrior told Rohen about the plans of the mage. Rohen told the Rune Warrior that this Circle mage wants to open a portal back in time, and gave her the task to look for Hokan Ashir, the most powerful necromancer to have ever lived so that she could stop the blades with his help. However, moments later the Dark One appeared and killed Rohen. He mocked the Rune Warrior and disappeared soon after. The Phoenix Bearer went on her way to find Hokan Ashir.

Her journey took her to the Darklands which were covered by Hokan's undead who were searching after the Mask of Belial. With the help of Urias, she destroyed the legions of the undead and found the mask, which she brought to Hokan in Whisper, who in turn gave her the knowledge how to stop the Blades. He told her of a Soul Forger which had to be killed in order to beat them. To kill the Circle mage, however, the Rune Warrior had to find the Phoenix Stone which laid hidden in Mulandir. In Mulandir, the Rune Warrior was confronted by the guardian of the stone, who asked of her to bring him the four pieces of a magical masterpiece. After completing the task at hand, she came into possession of the Phoenix stone and went back to the Icegate Marsh. There, she found Urias and the dark elf called Craig Un'Shallach. Urias told her about the plan the Order had to make a way for her, about their failure and the capturing of Sartarius. Together, they fought their way through the armies of the Blades until they reached the Master of the Order. Sartarius told the Rune Warrior that the Blades are coming from Urgath, whereupon the Dark One showed up and killed Sartarius. He stole away the Phoenix stone from the Phoenix Bearer and disappeared.

Enraged, the Rune Warrior followed the Dark One to Urgath. With the help of her Rune army, the Phoenix Bearer obliterated the Blades and the Soul Forger. She faced the Dark One who had already opened a portal that leads back through time. Before he stepped through the portal, he revealed himself to be a young Rohen. He claimed that with the help of the Book of the Convocation he could reveal it's secrets and thus, turn it in his favour. After stepping through the portal, he left the Rune Warrior astonished. However, the Rune Warrior understood that if she were to follow and kill Rohen, the future would change severely change. Through reading the book, Rohen came to reason. If he were to die, he would have never created the portals which hold the world after the Convocation. The Rune Warrior took the Phoenix stone out of the portal, and the portal crumbled. She then decided not to go back to Nortander, since she feared that someone could misuse the Phoenix stone and create more chaos. She disappeared into faraway lands, and was from there on forth known as the Phoenix Bearer.

Shadow of the Phoenix

Spellforce heros predfined

The predefined hero options from shadow of the phoenix expansion campagin. The equipment on this predefined options will be the starting gear on your character and depending on the class will also affect the rune warriors you gain from it

After the young Rohen departed, the Phoenix Bearer took the Phoenix Stone from the portal, de-activating the portal and wandered across Eo. She finally received a letter from Darius, telling her to go to the Blackwater Coast and she did so. But she found no one there, only a knight of the Order of Dawn in distress as well as a small detachment that had created a safe heaven for their Order and traders. She saved Urias from the undead and together they returned to the heaven. Urias stated he too was looking for Darius. They defeated the undead that had been plaguing the land and pursued an undead "creature" through the portal. While fighting through the Onyx shores against the murderess bandit company called the Hazim, the Rune Warrior slaughtered them all and continued forth onto Empyria, there she met with Alyah Arias – a master thief, princess of the empire, daughter to Magnus Arias the Emperor of Empyria. She helped the Phoenix Bearer in entering the Dryad Cove where she received the Dryad woman's advice. The Rune Warrior also came face to pincer with an old friend, the Spider Master. (continues)

Shadow Wars


Demons of the Past

When Shaikan Elder meets the Shadow Warrior in the Shadow World, where he can convince Nightsong to become shadow, or live again and come back to lead the Norcaine, the Shadow Warrior mentions that he was having affection for the Phoenix Bearer, but because of his condition he run away from their travels together, and left her.
The Phoenix Bearer — artwork


  • Tahira is the one who found the Phoenix Bearers' rune.
  • In SpellForce 1 both the gender and looks of the Phoenix Bearer can be chosen by the player, but in the Shadow of the Phoenix expansion when the player chooses to play from the perspective of Insali, the Phoenix Bearer's gender is fixed to female.
  • Later in SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past it is stated by Insali, that the Phoenix Bearer was, in fact, female and she had something for him.
  • Many people believed that the Messenger from the Freetraders camp in 'Gate of Swords' from SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars was the Phoenix Bearer, but in fact, this is not true. The Messenger is another Rune Warrior – the protagonist from Free Game Mode.
  • The armour seen on the many promotional art works of the Phoneix bearer such as the one seen in the loading screen for order of dawn. It never appears in any of the original spellforce games but it appears as wearable armour in Spellforce 2.