Age of Wonders thread IV

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Comments part 1

Libra wrote:The Free Brethren Alliance

Julius Ap Camelot: While Julius remains a scrawny physical specimen and a decidedly middling-mediocre fighter, he continues to survive as first amongst equals in an environment where the average crew reacts to a anything that sparkles with profit like a shark entering a feeding frenzy (admittedly all that scurvy does cut the risk posed by teeth something fierce, but they make up for it with knuckles and nails) due to something more than any fondness inspired by those vaingloriously acidulous put-downs of his or even his notoriously super-competent crew (a good deal less piratical than their lord and master, regarded with affection to the point where they can get away with the occasional "M'Lord" when addressing their employer … IN PUBLIC).

To be blunt what Julius may lack in physical endowments ("Not completely lacking" - The Commandant) he compensates for with his preternatural psychic might (even Mrs and Mr Cosmic can't get away with lying to his face, which says something) and his entirely-natural ice-cold genius - an intellect so cool that even when he's most enjoying his chance to swashbuckle across the stage of history his mind is still turning over every single variable in play and factoring it into commands, deductions and plans that have to date kept him at least on a par with the most superb schemers and more than move ahead of the best of the rest.

Not to mention kept him so terrified of pitch-dark core of cynicism underpinning his genius that he'd rather work to foment a revolution and play pirate than own up to the responsibility that is his birthright and bounden duty by all his training and Law - mostly because he knows that what he would feel obliged to do for the sake of the Star Kingdom in Percy's position would make that Patricide look just about as dangerous as the only Blackadder desperate enough to let Baldrick do his thinking for him in comparison.

Julius' general lack of health and godlike body-building qualities as traditionally depicted amongst superheroes and their associates is a quality he is most vexed bu. He is able to compensate for it with a variety of gadgets and his significant psychic powers but he's aware of the simple fact that he doesn't LOOK like a superhero.

Instead, really, he looks like a extremely young and soft pretty boy who could never really command the armies of either the scurviest crew of idealists in the galaxy or the military as a whole. It's difficult, after all, to terrify your enemies into submission when you have a Bieber-esque set of good looks.

Indeed, his lack of traditional superheroism qualities has resulted in him developing much of his present-day morality. For he has few superheroic qualities but many a SUPERVILLAIN quality. You see, Julius is the sort of fellow who if he WASN'T such a nice guy then he would be an archvillain in the making. Indeed, he would be a tremendously effective ne'er'do'well who might compensate for his skinny qualities by building himself a suit of armor with a vocabulator (much like he has) before overcompensating for his pretty face by giving himself the name LORD DREADFUL or EMPEROR SHADOWHAND.

It is, indeed, his extremely powerful autocratic and brutal impulses that would make him a terror of the galaxy equivalent to Torment or Red Jade (or even One given enough time) that he has decided to actually AVOID being a monarchist. Because Julius knows, without a doubt, he would be a brutal tyrant of Paul Atreides proportions who would exterminate heroes, civilizations, and enemies by the score with the full recognization this would be BETTER for the world as a whole. A beneficent tyrant who would put the God back in God Emperor and the scary fact is that he would NOT be overestimating himself.

It is recognition of this dark side to himself and that he was only a couple of heartbeats (extremely erratic heartbeats belonging to somewhat stupid people) from wielding the sort of influence necessary to make himself the Star Kingdom's totalitarian leader in much the same way as his brother--that made him decide he would NOT become this dreadful villain. That college age Victor Von Doom would pause and instead check his mathmatics on that machine Reed Richards had told him was faulty. He is a teetotaler of ruthless oppression and has hooked up with these anarchic pirates as a means of going cold turkey on 5yranny. After all, one should remember the Glorious Revolution predates American Revolutions by quite some time and Julius is the very spirit of BRITISH distrust of monarchy.

The fact he can't drink rum worth a damn, is a awful swordsman, even worse at pistol-shot, and otherwise is quite awful at piracy --- actually is the best remedy he's ever had. He's having the time of his life and the avoidance of his DOOMED DOOMED DARK FATE means that Heaven is more than a little perplexed but glad. Better to be the worst pirate they've ever heard of than the dictator they all fear.

Now if he could only deal with the fact he's catnip to a large variety of females. A status that he is not especially fond of since he's a one woman sort of fellow (a quality his father most certainly did not possess and would smack him for with a rolled up newspaper).

I'm afraid you're also quite wrong about the crew of Julius ap Camelot as well for while they are surprisingly aware that their leader is a Camelotian nobleman--they are not too upset about this fact. Mostly because he positively oozes a charm Haytham Kenway possessed but, which, Edward Kenway would roll his eyes at since he hadn't intended to raise his son to be QUITE such a silver-spoon tosser to be. Indeed, they are good-naturedly a bunch of working-class stiffs and sailors who are decidedly more Han Solo than Princess Leia. However, good-hearted rogues and smugglers they are--they forgive Julius his eccentric ability to eat dessert with the right fork unconsciously as well the fact his every word comes off as a pre-written speech despite never rehearsing.

Frankly, the crew is less fond of the Commandant who they consider to be a foreign filcher of their people's Prince and while all of them find the Royal Family to be quite the joke, they are quite protective of the only one who tries to have a pint in the pub with them--even if he fails miserably.
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Voltron64 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:29 pm

I think Julius is as much Charles Xavier in First Class as he is Lelouch Lamperouge considering his telepathic Nexus powers.
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:30 pm

Voltron64 wrote:I think Julius is as much Charles Xavier in First Class as he is Lelouch Lamperouge considering his telepathic Nexus powers.


I suppose that oddly would make the Commandant his female Magneto.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Voltron64 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:43 pm

I take it a far larger bounty has been placed on the Cyber Corsairs than what the Star Kingdom had put on the FBA and Great Resistance?
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:49 pm

Voltron64 wrote:I take it a far larger bounty has been placed on the Cyber Corsairs than what the Star Kingdom had put on the FBA and Great Resistance?


The Cyber Corsairs are heroic privateers lionized by the media and have authority to investigate ships, arrest their crews, and perform summary judgement on Star Kingdom civilian traffic. They commit all manner of "Yo Yo Yo Ho, a Pirates Life for me" \atrocities with the full backing of his Majesty King Liam the False's signature.

The actions thereof being enough to induce, if not 0% approval ratings, certainly low teens. The Cyber Corsairs are such infamous scalawags that the Star Kingdom's embrace of the fiends has sent out a flag to the rest of the Nexus they are well and true bad guys. *

* And yes, this means the Star Kingdom is turning a blind eye to planetary slavery of a most literal instead of figurative sort.

Meanwhile, Legendary and Pirate X have vast fortunes on their heads with threats to families and whole atrocities worked by investigators to see them captured. Many of their piratical allies would be tempted by the bounties if not for the fact that the Star Kingdom has broken basic etiquette by usually shooting the individuals who approach them about deals or otherwise showing they have no intention of paying multi-trillion credits when a bullet works just fine.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Voltron64 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:55 pm

That and the CCG has been hit by Corsair raiding as well their backing of the resistance movements.
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:57 pm

Voltron64 wrote:That and the CCG has been hit by Corsair raiding as well their backing of the resistance movements.


The CCG and Grand Republic are more or less the two parties who are at war with the Star Kingdom. It just so happens they're using proxies until they have their forces fully mobilized. Superheroes would be a good thing to stop the war before it gets to this point as such a war would be, if not, apocalyptical then certainly worthy of the title of Nexus War 1 or 2.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Charles Phipps » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:58 pm

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Libra wrote:] The Commandant: Has yet to meet Columbia and this is a very good thing for the safety of that part of the cosmos that used to be misgoverned by The Sovius - quite frankly the two of them would get on like a card-shark and a stacked deck, which might well finally give the Black Arbitrators the fleet they need to do some SERIOUS crusading or worse yet result in The Alliance of Free Brethren obliged to defend themselves against one of the most deadly companies of killers in the Nexus (even Goldtoof Rog would think a bit before starting a fight with them, if only so he could work out how to kill them fast enough to leave him with MOST of a ship and a skeleton crew) with the inevitable butcher's bill likely to grow horribly high before they could be stopped, even if they were beaten.

There also remains the fact that Columbia and Julius would make an ASTONISHINGLY cute couple, which might leave The Commandant in an almost hilariously bad mood (how's she going to get Legendary in her … on her side if the primary peacemaker is busy with some other dame?), albeit probably only just long enough for her training as a conscienceless killer aristocrat OF DOOM to kick in.

Julius regards them as a mighty reassurance that he's unlikely to lose his paramour to anything less than the war machine of a full-blown hyper power, but tends to remain at arm's length (if only because he wants to keep both his baubles AND all his limbs).


The Commandants autocratic tendencie and ruthless impulses means that she is probably the worst sort of influence for a person desperately trying to avoid becoming a supervillain like poor Julius. Ironically, though, it is the sense of his dark side which allured the Commandant to his side even as she is continually surprised by his going left as opposed to the Far Far Far Right.

That the psychic supergenius holds back his immense ability to dominate other lifeforms and does NOT abuse his powers to the level the commandant would is a quality she's not quite yet aware of but would immediately allow him a kismet-like connection to Columbia. The question of whether the two would develop a Beauty and the Beast style relationship or he'd realize she was, kinda-sorta a nice person except for galactic genocide is an interesting speculation indeed. After all, not many men are dating the Commandant, lusted after by a Not-Irish Pirate Queen, and may or may not be soulmates with a demigoddess.

It doesn't help that, yes, the Commandant would dearly love to lure Legendary into her bed chambers and reconcile their longstanding rivalry and archenemies status with the same level of copious sex she is presently showing the exhausted (even with energy drink) Pirate X. Legendary is, at present, blissfully unaware of these induendos and Julius equally so as he would find it to be decidedly stomach-churning. The Commandant, herself, would merely point out that as a superhero she is entitled to multiple romances and affairs now since her only real experience with that breed is the somewhat bad-for-romance Order.

Legendary, herself, would find herself horrified at the idea of her brother's girlfriend wanting to have sex with her, not to mention long-standing archfoe. The fact she would be surprisingly intrigued and unadverse in manners she hadn't given any thought to until this point nonwithstanding.

Still, the Commandant would not endanger her existing relationship for Julius even if the monogamy concept strikes her as a trifle stange (even if she's given up keeping slave concubines like a proper Sovius leader).

The Terror Brigade, currently serving as her premier marines, are entirely comfortable with the current state of affairs - which allows them long-desired freedom to fight for a cause that would not reduce them to shells left hollow by meaningless victory won in the name of a society that did rather worse than spit on them (not to mention loot and pillage at discretion - they can take or leave the burning, but anything shiny falls firmly into the 'Keep' category so long as explosion remains potential rather than imminent).


The Commandants own forces are a collection of delightfully pseudo-Russian celebutantes who have rallied around their leaders Bolshevik-meets-Piratical Fun! philosophy. Having been exposed to other societies where one is not constantly forced to engage in all manner of Stalinist Drow games of one-upmanshiop. They are particularly fond of Earth-0 Rock music (albeit dated music from the 60s and 70s), comic books, and FREEDOMS! This includes sexual and speech based ones so they are often slip many inappropriate things into day-to-day speech, Comrade.

The group genuinely believes they are fighting for the liberation of the Sovius people and have every faith the Commandant is attempting to bring about the redemption of their long-corrupted race. The irony they're rallying around a potential despot in the pursuit of freedom is, well, something that's happened a lot in history.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Libra » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:47 am

Please accept my best wishes to you Charles, as well as to one and all on the Think Tank (also to Mrs Phipps who does not browse our home-away-from-home - so far as we know - but who may well snatch a peek over his shoulder at some point); I'm just popping in to say that with the somewhat imposing exceptions of Christmas and New Year I have more free time ahead of me than I expected to.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Charles Phipps » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:51 am

Comments part 3

Bonnie Annie: How can Bonnie Annie be as Irish as the average John Ford picture despite never having so much as set foot on any version of that island? (so far as we can tell, which isn't very far at all because Annie is MAGNIFICENTLY sneaky) - simple; she grew to womanhood within the confines of Waterdelve, a city notorious for boozing, blarney, dancing, firewater MOSTLY derived from potatoes, eating potatoes, storied eloquence, tall stories, trading, smuggling, running away with the fairies, harpers, having conquered their almost invincible conqueror (a frigging dragon!) after centuries of living underground, becoming fragmented into factions based on grudges so old even mutual triumph couldn't keep them struggling together (rather than against one another), for a peculiar mixture of implacable piety and incorrigible mischief (not to mention somehow uncovering relatives in the furthest reaches of Middle-Zoth, to the point where even the local Jews have been known to make the odd joke about The Tribe of Israel being one of the Twelve Tribes of Waterdelve) - also for being one and all invariably thirsty at all times.

Quite frankly they're so Irish they don't even NEED the rain, redheads or freckles (amusingly the locals look more Hispanic than anything, but more Galician than Castilian or Columbian), although it might interest you to know that Waterdelve sits on top of a series of sea-caves on the Isle of Esmeralda, because apparently the designer of Middle-Zoth had a peculiar sense of humour.

Also a still more peculiar fondness for pseudo-Irish rogues and swashbucklers.


Bravo, write-up, Libra. I'd love to see you expand on Waterdelve.

As for Annie, herself, she has one of the most loyal and talented of crews in the actual profession of piracy. She has mastered the art of picking the right sort of targets and exercisng JUST THE RIGHT amount of violence to fill her coffers with vast amounts of cargo. Bonnie Annie's charming qualities are such, as well, that many individuals are positively eager to hand over their valuables to her. This is helped, ironically, by the REAL reason she adores Julius as she has an almost Lina Inverse lust for Gold (for Libra, that means she's REALLY REALLY GREEDY) and finds his psychic powers the PERFECT tool for robbery.

Julius is less than impressed the height of her ambition for his power of Purple Man-esque mind-control (which he almost never uses) is to be more efficient at getting people to hand over their valuables.

She just thinks he doesn't appreciate said valuables ENOUGH.

Lord Chester XIII Stevens (called 'The Insensible'): If you came within twenty-four hours and a wake-up of marrying your own sister YOU would swear off the influence of Master John Thompson too BIGAD! (now if only he could persuade Annie to help him convince Foster-Mamma and Papa to stop dragging him along on their … ESCAPADES as catnip to ladies of a certain age, he could sleep soundly AND solo in his bed at nights - come to that he should probably start convincing Annie to let him quietly gentrify himself before he's too old to be anything but a curmudgeon rather than a sporadically-charming cad …).

'hem, haw-haw. On a more serious note Lord Chester does his best to stick with skulduggery rather than blatant piracy, partly because his natural aptitudes tend toward dirty sneaking tricks in the approved Rathbone manner and mainly because while he LOVES being celebrated, he really would love to avoid the sort of media scrutiny that paints any pirate that labours under it with the words "WANTED - DEAD OR ALIVE" in neon lights visible entire parsecs distant.

With this in mind he does his best to avoid working alongside The Free Brethren council (ESPECIALLY Goldtooth - he's learned his lesson BIGAD!) and will tend to construct creative excuses in a series of increasingly desperate bids for freedom while the high road out of town remains free and clear of pursuing lawmen - as a result of these fine displays of survival instinct, he's only become EVEN MORE popular company (Pirates appreciating his finely-honed talent for fighting to run away).

Sometimes you just can't win, even if you beat the other losers to the escape hatch.


It's an amusing fact that Bonnie Annie and Lord Chester get along like gasoline and fire but have a thoroughly chaste friendship as she is one of the few women in the world NOT impressed with his gentleman pirate routine. Ironically, Julius as the other LEGITIMATELY gentleman pirate on the team can't stand the man and the two are constantly at loggerheads. It's perhaps because Julius is a Prince and he's a Merchant King but also the fact Chester is naturally a spanner in the works to Magnificent Bastard and Evil Genius plans.

A qualtiy which INFURIATES Julius.

Lord Chester's servants are a collection of hundreds of individuals he's picked up on his travels and they're an almost One Piece-esque collection of oddballs and weirdos who just happen to be traveling with him rather than extensively devoted to the principles of piracy. There's master swordsmen, chefs, treasure-hunters, and so on who follow Lord Chester simply because they somehow all think they're going to reach their full potential under him.

You know, if they're not killed.

Captain Wendy Mitchell, Queen Mother of Pirates: It must be noted that Julius was more astonished to learn that King Liam actually took the time to MARRY one of his paramours (being something of a love-them-and-leave-while-they're-still-smiling sort of Merry Monarch) rather than the revaluation that Papa had fathered ANOTHER quiver of part-siblings (although thankfully these half-siblings seem closer to being wholly loveable than those others, mostly because they're rather a collection of mildly piratical Victorian Fairy Tale environmentalists and therefore have a better chance of turning the Pope protestant than they do of claiming Arthur's Seat).

To the astonishment of all, Captain Mitchell's long-term slightly-elvish buccaneer beau has revealed himself to be a full-grown man-child whose only ambitions in Life seem to be reducing EVIL pirates to screaming fits of impotent rage, pulling off still more implausible feats of physical skill and acting his shoe-size rather than his age; he's also quite convinced that as a grown-up he grows further and further past his prime by the day, exercising vigorously in a bid to keep at bay the ravages of time he subconsciously expects to manifest any day now.

Despite his youthful paranoia, he continues to look JUST young enough to be forbidden fruit and JUST old enough to be jailbait; the sight of him exercising with his shirt off was enough to reduce Mrs Cosmic to such a state that Mr Cosmic had to manfully carry her off.

I am reliably informed that long grass will never be the same again!

Cap'n Wendy, being a practiced hand when it comes to her eternally-youthful shadow and his antics, just does her best to avoid being caught eating the eye candy on those rare occasions when she's not hard at work keeping her extensive retinue to adoptive children and grandchildren happy, her charity cases alive and that miserable excuse for a sibling of hers less than happy whenever possible.

Also keeping her hands off Lord Chester, because she still has a thing for any fine Byronic figure of a man, even if this one is a touch on the weedy side.


The marriage of King Liam and Captain Mitchell, it should be noted, was not exactly a flowers and rice sort of marriage so much as the two of them exchanging nuptials before a Native Tribal ChiefTM after having exchanged a little too much in the way of narcotic-laced rum that would qualify for eye-surgery assistance. Nevertheless, the fact King Liam wanted to have the piratical equivalent of a Vegas wedding with his bride should tell you how dearly she was to him.

As for the Downworld, it is not so much an equivalent of said Fairyland but a section thereof which is still quite functional and draws upon the various incarnations of Peter Pen-like dreams for its architecture. While at least one of the Boys Who Never Grew Up most certainly HAS done so, it should be noted that such a state is more a POSITION rather than a strict identity. The various Peter Pans range from the lovable rogues to budding sociopaths in the making because, while a hero, it's also a position which comes from someone DEARLY suffering from Man Child tendencies mixed with a willingness to ignore the consequences of antagonizing bloodthirsty pirates.

Knowing there is a "Wendy" out there AND a Pan who have decided to give up on their story-based roles is enough to give several contenders desire to do some Lost Boys culling. Which, I remind you, is in the original stories as one of Pan's less appealing traits.

Goldtooth Rog: Amusingly classical music is just as effective as keeping his crew in line as 'footie' but the Crew tend to feel a vague embarrassment afterwards that leaves them just a wee bit moved to mad prodigies of hooliganism afterwards, in order to overcompensate for their pacific conduct.

It should be noted that I have some thoughts concerning Middle-Zoth which I hope to share at some point before the Heat Death of the Universe, but which are better addressed at some other time.

On another subject, Mrs and Mr Cosmic tend to regard Rog as letting the side down a bit ("Any Orc who sounds more Mummerset than monkey is letting the side down!" "WAAAARGH me hearties!"), especially in comparison to that True Companion and Warrior-Poet Earl the Bard, the only member of the Four that would be Free who remains on Middle-Zoth and who seems doomed to the happy fate of any Adventurer who has outlived his adventuring days - which is to say he enjoys all the satisfaction of knowing he changed the world for the better, made a pile of loot in the process AND still gets to grumble at the mess The Youth of Today, those overgrown kids, are making of the present.

He's also chronicling a clash between those Enlightened Orcs (and others) who obsess over 'Progress' before proceeding to bull their way through any obstructions and those sentient obstructions who fear that this progress can only end in illumination all the resources of the world - noble relic or natural resource - are put to the flame and are on the whole fully prepared to lash out in defiance.

It's a struggle that will redefine Middle-Zoth for centuries to come and Goldtooth Rog is STILL glad he missed it (because all that wretched politics and philosophy leaves him feeling like a friggin' elf AND gets in the way of a good professional pillage to boot!).

Goldtooth Rog on the other hand, is entirely happy to loot, rob, mangle and menace anyone who catches his attention for being especially Elvish … or formidably wealthy or richly formidable or just because they moved at EXACTLY the wrong time; Mrs and Mr Cosmic have exploited and can respect his muscle, but they DO wish he had an attention span exceeding that of a goldfish experiencing a feeding frenzy.

Goldtooth, on the other hand, just wants a shot at The Arbitrator, preferably straight into the unmentionables; instinct can be a deeply peculiar thing.


Goldtooth Roger's rather expensive collection of dungeons and dragons he's accumulated over the decades is one he's presently debating using. Having gotten his green-skinned band of crooks, criminals, and murderers with a large amount of heroics--he's debating using them to return to Middle-Zoth and liberate it from the control of the Pax-Concordians. Unfortunately, for that he'd have to overcome his cowardice. For all of Goldtooth Roger's bluster, he's quite terrified of Rozarak the Undying and the vengeance of the "gods." His ambitions to be the next Redcloak have been severely shaken but a part of him, a VERY SMALL part, one he keeps medicated with copious amounts of rum is intrigued by the possibility of being a hero.

*pause*

NAAAH.

The Revolutionary: The Revolutionary is a smug, obnoxious git with a knack for losing individual fights disgracefully that has won him more than his fair share of challenges in the end:- it frequently astonishes those of his companions who have become aware of this fact that he was born in a version of Quebec rather than Paris, because frankly he challenges Charles de Gaulle for the title of 'Most Aggravating Ally in the history of humankind'.

If it weren't for the fact that he's a majestically principled ideologue and a MIRACULOUS cook in kitchen or field he'd have probably been marooned on some outrageously British isle a very long time ago, but in the meantime he continues to fight for Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and the American Way.

This tends to confuse those of us who do not happen to come from mysteriously Francophile home worlds.


The Revolutionary's benefits are not simply his outstanding mastery of cuisine but also the fact, obnoxiousness aside, he is one of the most epic swashbuckling swordmasters of all time. He is a warrior par excellence and not even his constant talk about the oppression of the lower classes eliminates his general all-round classiness and master skill as a gentleman fencer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26X7l6aaeZo

French stereotype or not, the Revolutionary is also a ladies man and a charmer when he wants to be. People swoon at his ability to throw off a witty quip or speak the language of love. Indeed, his unpleasant qualities are primarily due to the fact he spent a half-decade marooned on Earth-0 with the Star Kingdom expanding grossly into territories he had long since charted as well as befriended the locals thereof.

Yes, before in ADDITION to being a Douglas Fairbanks sort of fellow, he was also a SCOUT for the Grand Republic and a Fur-Trapper on his very-very forested homeland. The fact he's now a pirate is just a further addition to his already extensive cap of professions over the years.

Also, shocking as this may be, he's mellowing out a bit. Unlike the Outrageous Order, he's starting to LIKE his fellows.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Phrozen » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:06 pm

Also he served a stint in the Legion Galactic, so if classy swordsmen doesn't get the job done The Revolutionary can be downright ruthless and vicious.

Also, in the Outrageous Order he kept getting into arguments with The Arbiter over whom was the tougher fighting force in the Nexus.

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Voltron64 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:36 pm

Charles, Libra, about Wendy's husband and how it relates to Peter Pan growing up.

Well you remember what C.S. Lewis said about putting away childish things...

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Voltron64 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:48 pm

Phrozen wrote:Also he served a stint in the Legion Galactic, so if classy swordsmen doesn't get the job done The Revolutionary can be downright ruthless and vicious.

Also, in the Outrageous Order he kept getting into arguments with The Arbitrator over whom was the tougher fighting force in the Nexus.


Well as Rudyard Kipling said about France, "Their business is war, and they do their business."

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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Voltron64 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:44 pm

Just to make things clear, the Outrageous Order is backing the FBA while the Order is backing the Great Resistance with all the other heroes caught in the middle unsure which one to back or trying to merge them together?

Also, about my question over Earth-1938 getting involved, it's inevitable right? Considering Glorianna the Ultimate Woman and the Purist backing of the UK suddenly drying up....
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Re: Age of Wonders thread IV

Postby Libra » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:46 pm

I suspect that Gloriana and Legendary would get on very well together, but would stumble a bit over the fact that Gloriana's people have been rather isolated from the Star Kingdom (to such a degree that they're about as distinct from mainstream Camelot as New Zealand is from the United Kingdom).


Thank you for your kind comments once again Charles - I'll do my best to answer them before posting my thoughts on the Cyber-Corsairs at some point (I may well move on to either Middle-Zoth or Winterwier after that).

I'd love to see you expand on Waterdelve.


for some reason I would also like to develop Waterdelve a bit more:- is there anything in particular about this city that you would like to learn more about? (I don't have any general ideas, but if you make specific requests for more information I'll do my best to come up with something in order to answer them). :D
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