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River Horse Previews Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez For Highlander Board Game

Some Immortals are older than others. They've lived several lifetimes before many of the others were even born. One of the oldest is Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez, whose history stretches back as far as his name. He'll also be one of the characters you'll be able to control in the upcoming Highlander board game. That ish, if you should deshide to choosh him.

From the preview:

The fifth character available for play in Highlander, The Board Game is Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez. See below an excerpt from his bio written by Black Library author Graham McNeill!

"He lived many lives and took many names, drawn by some unknown instinct to take part in some of history’s most pivotal moments, as though fulfilling some ancient and unknowable task. He learned of his immortal heritage from forbidden books, raving lunatics, and ancient inscriptions carved into the pillars of lost desert cities. He met other immortals, and, for a time, sought them as companions. Most rejected him or sought his death for their own gain, and reluctantly, he was forced to kill them.

Over the course of his many courtships, Ramirez, as he would later call himself, had married three women, but each time brought intense heartache. In the end, after the death of his third wife, Shakiku, the daughter of the great swordsmith Masamune, he swore he would never again allow himself to fall in love with a mortal, for the resultant pain is too great. By 1541, he was living in Madrid, under the name Juan Sánches Villa-Lobos Ramirez. Here, he was the chief metallurgist to King Charles V of Spain and it was said by many that the sharpness of his blades was matched only by the sharpness of his wit.

But immortal instincts drew Ramirez to the highlands of Scotland, where he was to meet Connor MacLeod, the immortal whose fate would forever be intertwined with his own."

Ramirez is one of the oldest of the five immortals available in the base game of Highlander, The Board Game, and over the years he has gain cunning and skills that take lifetimes to master. Ramirez' extra quickening at the beginning of the game reflects this and can be used to gain an early advantage or saved to use in a duel, either way you are going to have a tough time getting one up on Ramirez!