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Graf Malin By: Silas the Destroyer
   14 Years, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago

Pembridge Maccadia, the Mindless Ruler, the Crafter of Graf Malin, sacrificed his very life to destroy a nation.  A breathing, living machine with the heart of blades, a testament to his loathing of Man.  His hatred for his own people…

Imuricum Weapons (aka Scorpion's Tail) By: Silas the Destroyer
   14 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago

“Across my back rests the Scorpion’s Tail; a long, narrow, scythe-like thorn forged of Bronzed Imuricum, tempered with the blood of the Dragonkind, those ancient scourges of man, and sharpened against scale and talon alike.”



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       By: Psalmanazar

In the Middle Ages, and even up to the early twentieth century, most of Europe's executioners were related: the Sansons and Deiblers in France, the Pierrepoints in England, etc. The reason for this was that, it generally not being socially acceptable to, well, kill people, executioners and their children could, generally, only marry other executioners or their children.
The parallels with massively inbred, Hapsburg-style dynasties are obvious- imagine a rather clever but politically inept satirist noting this, and being sentenced by the latter to a meeting with the former; even worse, imagine a dynasty of deranged and deformed executioners- think Texas Chaisaw Massacre with government funding.

Ideas  ( Society/ Organization ) | November 11, 2006 | View | UpVote 2xp


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