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Gryphon Knights
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-11-12 12:00 PM
You forgot to link this post back to Sovereign's Finest. I did it for you.

Again a good post, made better by being part of a set. (Alone it would be confusing, so if you are going to read and rate this post, read everything linked to it first).

These seem like the "Round Table" for the Sovereign. If that is correct, it would make a good analogy for people to hold on to.

How are you reconciling a Nobility with a Liberty/ Meritocracy country? Go to Comment
Gryphon Knights
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-03-04 01:41 PM
I would bet that the gryphon is the heraldic symbol of the country/ king's house. Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2005-11-13 05:21 PM
It would be a 4 but the extra .5 is for the three posts taken as a whole. They're really starting to grow on me. Why are they called "Gryphon Knights"? Does the kingdom actually have gryphon allies as Zylithan suggested? If so, do they ever ride them? Go to Comment
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-12 03:28 PM
I like how this post answered many questions I had been wondering after reading the first two (how many griffon knights are there was one, for example.) I also like how you describe the current 20 at least in brief detail at the bottom. I wonder how the kingdom comes to have griffon allies? I imagine you'll let us know this in future posts. Keep them coming :-) Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-01 04:12 PM
I wouldn't bet against you.
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Gryphon Knights
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-11-01 04:16 PM
An answer to Moon's question would have been nice. But a solid idea, if not strong on imagery, narrative detail, or drama. Go to Comment
Gryphon Knights
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-21 02:02 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Gryphon Knights
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Silveressa's comment on 2011-07-13 12:32 PM


A enjoyable conclusion to the trilogy, and good back story for the knights order.


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Sovereign's Finest
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-11-12 11:51 AM
Okay this compliments the Swords and the Knights is a nice edition. As you have has said before a "Hodgepodge of good ideas to make a new whole". This is Valdemar Heralds plus Three Musketeers. Not that such a combination is a bad things.

It gets a better score because it is a better post than the Swords post, and it gets a plus because it is now a set of posts.

If you could answer Iain's questions. They are good ones. (I think they are choosen from the Military and Nobles, and since you have yet to mention white horses, magical animals, or special devices, it is done by their officers or other Finest... correct me if I am wrong)

Okay things you need to do: Caldania, Gryphon Home, The Empire, and something about the general people. You will have all your setting material set up. Go to Comment
Sovereign's Finest
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MoonHunter's comment on 2014-03-17 01:37 PM
Since this is obviously a Romantic Fantasy inspired post (You know, Lackey, Pierce, LeGuin, McCaffrey), so there will be less "realistic gap" and more ideal. Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2005-11-12 10:54 AM
A nice description and goes well with the swords. I particularly like the way they are trained in philosophy, law, dancing and courtly grace - clearly the Sovereign's Finest are more than just soldiers. The description of their duties also makes this clear. How is one selected to train for the Sovereign's Finest (in peace time that is)? Do you apply or are you picked? Go to Comment
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Iain's comment on 2005-11-13 05:19 PM
Something else I thought of: a lot of stress is given to being "of the line of the original finest", both in this post and in the Gryphon Knights post. However, especially as they are quite numerous, many "of the line" people will not be in this guard. Some may be other soldiers, some nobles, but some perhaps have just become ordinary commoners. I could see being "of the line" to being something to be proud of and giving some status (similar to the way being descended from the Prophet is for Muslims). You could see a situation like this:

"Daniel was only an ordinary carpenter who had never held a sword in his life. However, he was of the line of the finest and he knew what to do when the marauders came." Being "of the line" would not only give him the courage he needed to act, it would also give him the status to inspire his fellow villagers to rally to put up stockades and defend their village. Go to Comment
Sovereign's Finest
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-11-13 12:16 PM
Every Kingdom or Queendom should have a force like this. Go to Comment
Sovereign's Finest
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CrimsonShadow's comment on 2005-12-02 03:20 PM
Very nice post and I definitely agree with Iain on the growth issue. There diverse training is a good way to keep them thought highly of by the public too. Go to Comment
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Pariah's comment on 2006-01-09 09:34 PM
Okay,I slap myself on the wrist for taking so long to read this. Good job, and Im editing my Swords vote too. Go to Comment
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Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-12 03:23 PM
I like the details you gave about their training and their weapons (in the other post) because without those details it would seem like a generic elite guard. Do the finest wear armor - is it standard issue, or not? I'm surprised they have so much training in stealth and breaking and entering. Often kingdoms may have a separate force for the... more sundry needs. Interesting to have one elite force for both (or maybe there are different wings within the force?) Your posts make me curious to know more about this kingdom.. who are they fighting in wars and why? Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2013-01-12 05:34 PM
In the reality of the game world, one has to wonder if like in the real world there is gap between the ideal or intended product and the real product. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2014-02-27 12:27 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Sovereign's Sword
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-11-08 05:10 PM
Nicely detailed, but it fails to hold my interest. If, perhaps, you provided some historical anecdotes and other interesting info about it, I'd find it more... is exciting the right word?
Eh.

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Sovereign's Sword
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-11-08 01:49 PM
I am going a little soft on you.

It is a little light on the description. Can you beef it up some, maybe adding a bit more history on how it was commissioned and who designed them.

Note: Thank you for not having to make a magic item. I think that is what is making me vote so high.

Now, this is a Blue Rose item. I didn't know you played. Is this something from a game you are in or running, or something that you just thought up? Go to Comment
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