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Old 12-28-2011, 08:03 AM   #351
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Herman Melville?
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #352
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Herman Melville?
Aye! He might have also had Thrown Weapon (Harpoon), but I suspect that was just for the dust jacket blurb, and he was probably only an oarsman.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:06 PM   #353
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Born Warleader 4
Charisma 2+

One Eye
Vow: Use fire and steel to arrest the progress of (ENEMY)
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:56 PM   #354
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Born Warleader 4
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Vow: Use fire and steel to arrest the progress of (ENEMY)
Hannibal (Barca)*.

*Disputed whether the name was a descriptive cognomen of his father, Hamilcar, or a hereditary cognomen of the family.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:56 AM   #355
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Yeah. Too easy?
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:07 PM   #356
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Yeah. Too easy?
Rather.

How about:

High physical stats.
High IQ (12+).
High Will (14+).

Combat Reflexes.
Fearlessness.
Fit or Very Fit.
High Pain Threshold.

Animal Friend 2+.
Born Warleader 4.
Charisma 2+.

Code of Honour (X).
One-Eye.

Quirk:
Asexual (-1).
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:02 PM   #357
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Rather.

How about:

High physical stats.
High IQ (12+).
High Will (14+).

Combat Reflexes.
Fearlessness.
Fit or Very Fit.
High Pain Threshold.

Animal Friend 2+.
Born Warleader 4.
Charisma 2+.

Code of Honour (X).
One-Eye.

Quirk:
Asexual (-1).
Antigonus?
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:07 PM   #358
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My guess is that he remakes Hannibal.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #359
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Both wrong.

The historical character was a protegé of one very famous military commander and the nemesis of another.

His skills, in addition to those expected of a military leader, would also include those of a statesman and nation-builder. In particular, Teaching seems to have been very high.

On the other hand, Luck or Serendipity would have been out of character.

In his own time, a considerable Reputation for military feats.

Of course, famous military leaders are a dime a dozen. The truly valuable hint is the one about animals.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:06 PM   #360
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The most obvious asexual war-leader I am aware of was Narses and he was only artificially asexual. And had two eyes.

Nelson was certainly not asexual.

I am not aware of Moshe Dayan being noted as an animal friend, and never took an interest in his love life.
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