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The Black Soldier

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They say he fought so long and so hard, and crawled through so much mud and swam so many rivers of blood and forked so many dead bodies and fired so many bullets that his gas mask fused to his face and his patched uniform and armor became a part of him…

Appearance
The Black Soldier is a horror, a frightful and fearsome apparition that cannot seem anything but unnatural. It is humanoid, bent-backed and tall, a scarecrow-like figure. It wears an all-covering trench coat, stained a deep brown-black, with sleeves in tatters; it’s hands are withered, black claws, like the shriveled hands of a corpse, emerging from these sleeves. It’s face cannot be seen behind the fearsome darkness of a black gas mask, the glass lenses also blackened. Atop it’s head is perched a wide-brimmed black hat.
The Black Soldier carries a broken sword on his belt (it’s blade has been snapped in half, and the edges are scarred and brutally blunt), and in it’s hand it clutches a blood-crusted rifle with a twisted barrel, little more now than a heavy club of shattered, splintering wood. Around it’s shoulders and neck like a torn and tattered cape, it wears a stained red-and-brown garment, barely recognizable as a traditional Ohhaen prayer-scarf.

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They say he fought so long and so hard, and crawled through so much mud and swam so many rivers of blood and forked so many dead bodies and fired so many bullets that his gas mask fused to his face and his patched uniform and armor became a part of him and his hands twisted into claws and his rifle became a shattered club and his sword broke in half

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Field Commander Vyahhx Skroka (called Skroka the Cripple), a commander of the notorious Srathic 9th Columnm



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Scrasamax
May 21, 2006, 10:51
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The beginings of a beautifully dark piece, the futility of war and our inability to stop fighting each other. The imagry is vivid. The gear is a good addition and could be expanded in the special equipment, maybe linked by to the Dirziet for the rifle.

Now I wonder what role the Black Soldier plays as a mythic historic character. He could be a soldier's horror story, or a figure tied to the domain of war who cannot rest until a certain foe is vanquished forever, or peace everlasting is found.
Murometz
May 21, 2006, 21:03
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Bloody Smile for the WWI set :D

Awesome!

He stalks the death-strewn battlefields devoid of all emotion, hunting the Crippled General Skroka, while absent-mindedly humming the Ohhaen battle hymn. He has forgotten why he kills and whose side he's on, but the hymn and scarf serve as his last reminders. Tales of the Black Soldier circulate among the "Trenchers" of the Final Conflict, legends are ascribed to him.

CaptainPenguin
May 21, 2006, 22:01
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I love it!
I'm stealing that idea
Priv8eye
May 22, 2006, 5:11
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Its a wonderful idea with fantastic potential. It could be easliy be manipulated to suit any place or time with minor alterations but would suit Gaslamp Fantasy of some form of modern horror really well.
Ouroboros
September 30, 2008, 18:18
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I really, really like this... please finish it so we can vote on it... short as it is, this is one of the main inspirations for my Locastus setting... /David
Michael Jotne Slayer
February 27, 2009, 1:38
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Mhm! Finish please!
Murometz
November 15, 2013, 13:37
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Come back and finish this one, CP! Love this setting!!
axlerowes
January 21, 2015, 23:28
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Nicely written intro

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