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Old 12-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #361
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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.
I confess that there is an element of guesswork involved in declaring him asexual, but, on the other hand, he was notable in having no wife, lover or reputed sexual partner of either sex over his whole life.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:10 PM   #362
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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.
Quintus Sertorius?
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:13 PM   #363
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Quintus Sertorius?
Just so.

A remarkable man, probably the greatest military man of his age, and that an age which counted many of the greatest in history.

He won battle after battle against Roman armies, full of veterans and commanded by experienced officers. This while he was commanding colonial Spaniards he had taught Roman arms drill himself.

The Animal Friend was because of the white fawn Diana. Sertorius was noted as being kind to animals and for them being attracted to him.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #364
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Since Asta hasn't taken one, I'll throw one out to keep the thread going:

TL:4
Female

Status:4-6
ST:11+
DX:11+
IQ:12+
HT:11+

Advantages:
Ally Group
Probably Charisma
Reputation (fnord)
Disads:
Reputation (Fnord)
Enemies

Skills:
Sailor
Shiphandling
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #365
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Is this Gráinne Ní Mháille ("Grace O'Malley"), by any chance?
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #366
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Is this Gráinne Ní Mháille ("Grace O'Malley"), by any chance?
Did she have reputation(Fnord)? She was just another petty warrior-prince and the only thing remarkable about her was being female.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #367
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Did she have reputation(Fnord)? She was just another petty warrior-prince and the only thing remarkable about her was being female.
She had enough of a reputation as a warleader that she was able to arrange talks w/ Queen Elizabeth. The negative reputation is due to piracy, cattle theft, and allegations of sexual impropriety. Also, in that time period bing a woman anda warlord would be enough to get you a Reputation pretty fast, jsut for the novelty value. And yes, she is the character in question.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #368
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And almost every female war-leader before the 20th century had to deal with allegations of sexual impropriety.

Can't post a new character right now (too busy to do a writeup this morning), so if somebody posts one before I can, I don't mind.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:30 AM   #369
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A very quick one, just three traits:

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Armoury(Melee Weapons)/TL3 - 16+
Language: Japanese
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:38 AM   #370
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A very quick one, just three traits:

TL3
Armoury(Melee Weapons)/TL3 - 16+
Language: Japanese
Quick search gives Amakuni.
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