Blackclads are elite members of the Circle, the human druids of the Iron Kingdoms. For the blackclad, there is no master more worthy of service than nature, for it alone can bring low even the mightiest of kingdoms. Bradigus Thorle is the most influential member of the Circle in the Scarleforth regions, holding the rank of potent. He counsels his brood to be wary of Cygnar whom he believes will one day close the gap between themselves and Ios. He understands that there may be no avoiding conflict with civilized nations. That is why he urges the Circle and those aligned with it to prepare for war.