PDF files with conceptual information about factions.
These images are from the PDF files below (click on them to view larger versions):
The quotes are only small part of the documents.
MM_Faction_Haven_ID.pdf - http://www.mediafire.com/?ca3m31vu1bed9q2
Aka: The Knights of the Light
In a nutshell: A feudal Holy Empire, protected by medieval knights and monks with access to “Light” Magic and “Angelic” elite troops.
Inspiration: Medieval Western Europe (for the general atmosphere and design), Imperial Rome (for the military organization and “Pax Romana” concept), Knights Templar (for the sense of religious mission), Victorian England (for the puritanical nature and strict class division).
MM_Faction_Inferno_ID.pdf - http://www.mediafire.com/?twc3b2bdjlhioqo
Aka: The Demons, The Lords of Chaos
In a nutshell: Demons are embodiments of Chaos. They believe that the only meaningful moral value is individual freedom, and they feel no need to justify their actions. They kill because they can, or they want to.
That's why they are viewed as "Evil" and dangerous, and why the other factions of Ashan prefer them to be locked up in their prison-realm, Sheogh, that Sar-Elam created for them. However, there are individuals, among these nations, who are seduced by this absolute notion of Free Will above all, and end up converted to demon worship.
MM_Faction_Necropolis_ID.pdf - http://www.mediafire.com/?1gpyqn7q0xx4tg8
Aka: The Necromancers, the Undead
In a nutshell: Necromancers began as a splinter sect of the Wizards, and grew into a powerful nation. They worship the "Death" aspect of Asha. Their interpretation of the Goddess's darkest aspect is fanatical, emphasizing death alone and exalting the state of un-life to which all Necromancers aspire. Necromancers study death-magic in order to become eternal, but on their way to un-life, they learn how to control the spirits of the deceased (ghosts) or how to raise the dead from their graves (skeletons).
Also, the files included concept art (already released), that clarified the potential names of the units displayed.
Sentinel - Praetorian
Juggernaut - Juggernaut Ravager
Vampire Knight - Vampire Lord
Lich - Arch Lich