Armored Strangers is a story event introduced in the Kingdom Death: Monster core game.

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Armored Strangers


Card type Story Event
Unlocked by Lantern Year 6
Originally Released Kingdom Death: Monster - Core Game (2015)


Armored Strangers represents a visit to the settlement by a legion of King's men.


Possible gameplay spoilers below. If you want a purist experience then skip this info as it is not required and you will experience it through playing the game.

When the King's man comes to the settlement and counts the number of people, if you have 7 or less people they will perform Supportive Action. If you have 8 or more people they will perform Destructive Action. Each section is explained in more detail below.

Supportive Action

This is performed if there are 7 or less survivors in the settlement.

First of all, the settlement is given the Guidepost innovation, which is required for getting the best result from the Bone Witch. Armored Strangers is then added to the timeline in 4 years.

There is then a random result, which can be any of the following:

  • Random Disorder gain
  • Moderate basic resource gain
  • Major resource gain

Destructive Action

The King's men unleash upon the survivors. There is only a random roll, which the result can be avoided by resisting (see below). The results can be any of the following:

  • -5 Population as they are culled.
  • Kill the highest courage survivor
  • Destroy an innovation
  • Kill a survivor and gain the Guidepost innovation.


All of the destructive action roll results can be avoided by resisting. Resist triggers a special showdown with the King's Man.

Note that by triggering a nemesis encounter, the next time you face a King's man they will be a level higher than they would be otherwise.