History Characters / TheOrderOfTheStickTheEmpireOfBlood

24th May '18 4:43:28 AM Chuckles1188
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* CoolOldGuy: They're all in their older years and definitely old enough to be grandparents. They're all also highly capable and powerful individuals. They're basically older versions of the Order of the Stick.

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* CoolOldGuy: They're all in their older years and definitely old enough to be grandparents. They're all also highly capable and powerful individuals. They're basically older older, evil versions of the Order of the Stick.
2nd May '18 9:20:30 AM RoninMacbeth
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* GovernmentConspiracy: Not only is the Empress in fact a figurehead and true power in the hands of General Tarquin (who is the ''de facto'' Prime Minister and Head of State) and his High Priest associate, Tarquin secretly rules two ''other'' empires with four ''other'' associates and every war on the continent, including wars between said empires, are ruses designed to make sure that Tarquin and his gang will one day be the only real game in town.

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* GovernmentConspiracy: Not only is the Empress in fact a figurehead and true power in the hands of General Tarquin (who is the ''de facto'' Prime Minister and Head of State) Government) and his High Priest associate, Tarquin secretly rules two ''other'' empires with four ''other'' associates and every war on the continent, including wars between said empires, are ruses designed to make sure that Tarquin and his gang will one day be the only real game in town.
22nd Apr '18 10:59:35 AM StFan
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** Also, he was the only member of the Linear Guild with a Will save high enough to not be affected by Durkon's Holy Word.



* {{Determinator}}: Like Tarquin. It's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0892.html implied]] he has a Will save high enough not to be affected by Girard's LotusEaterMachine]], referring to an epic-level illusion as a "simple phantasm."
22nd Apr '18 10:26:39 AM RoninMacbeth
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** Also, he was the only member of the Linear Guild with a Will save high enough to not be affected by Durkon's Holy Word.


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* {{Determinator}}: Like Tarquin. It's [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0892.html implied]] he has a Will save high enough not to be affected by Girard's LotusEaterMachine]], referring to an epic-level illusion as a "simple phantasm."
8th Apr '18 9:20:24 PM Kalaong
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* BaitTheDog: The revelation [[spoiler:that he's a vampire]] casts a new light on a lot of his earlier comments [[spoiler:about his children]], and give them a much more sinister implication... or, [[StraightEdgeEvil given who he is]], [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes possibly not]]. A later strip takes this way further, [[spoiler:revealing his plans for a future of orderly mass execution as a sacrifice to his god]].

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* BaitTheDog: The revelation [[spoiler:that he's a vampire]] casts a new light on a lot of his earlier comments [[spoiler:about his children]], and give them a much more sinister implication... or, [[StraightEdgeEvil given who he is]], [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes possibly not]]. A later strip takes this way further, [[spoiler:revealing his plans for a future of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0875.html orderly mass execution execution]] as a sacrifice to his god]].
3rd Apr '18 4:27:50 PM papyru30
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* DarkChick: This is his actual role within his party. His job was to take five powerful evil villains and keep them working together and not making the mistakes normal villains make. Only Tarquin's delusions make him think he's TheLeader, even though their master plan was his.
24th Feb '18 11:30:31 AM nighttrainfm
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: The crux of their long-term plan (along with MookCarryover).
11th Feb '18 4:48:45 AM dutchguy1986
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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: At first he was willing to put up with Haley, but post-VillainousBreakdown Tarquin flips out and declares that everyone in the area, including Haley, would be now be killed in front of Elan to force him down the "proper" narrative path.

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: At first he was willing to put up with Haley, but post-VillainousBreakdown Tarquin flips out and declares that everyone in the area, including Haley, would be would now be killed in front of Elan to force him down the "proper" narrative path.
11th Feb '18 1:52:55 AM StFan
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-->'''Tarquin''': Labels like "good" and "evil" are just words. Words with many possible [[CharacterAlignment capitalizations]].

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-->'''Tarquin''': -->'''Tarquin:''' Labels like "good" and "evil" are just words. Words with many possible [[CharacterAlignment capitalizations]].



** and an argument over a sign with Elan.

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** and And an argument over a sign with Elan.



** After it is revealed that Julio Scoundrèl is an old foe of Tarquin's, the parallels between the two become apparent. Both men have a SilverFox characterization, although Tarquin likes to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force women to marry him]], whereas Julio rescued a number of Tarquin's forced brides. Both are also obsessed with genre savvy/genre conventions, although Tarquin takes this farther and with more harm to others than Julio (Elan explicitly considers both a DeliberatelyBadExample). Whereas Tarquin is a LawfulEvil tyrant, Julio is a ChaoticNeutral rogue who hates authority. Julio considers Tarquin (accurately?) to be a second-tier antagonist of his, and Tarquin [[SmugSnake predictably]] feels likewise. Julio being Elan's mentor in becoming a Dashing Swordsman makes him a father-figure in contrast to Tarquin, who is Elan's blood father and wants Elan to become a brooding avenger. Finally, while Julio is just as GenreSavvy as Tarquin, and loves tropes, he enjoys ''defying'' them too (he initially avoids going with Elan due to MentorOccupationalHazard, but later Elan convinces him that doing a DefiedTrope would be so much more awesome.)

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** After it is revealed that Julio Scoundrèl is an old foe of Tarquin's, the parallels between the two become apparent. Both men have a SilverFox characterization, although Tarquin likes to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force women to marry him]], whereas Julio rescued a number of Tarquin's forced brides. Both are also obsessed with genre savvy/genre conventions, although Tarquin takes this farther and with more harm to others than Julio (Elan explicitly considers both a DeliberatelyBadExample). Whereas Tarquin is a LawfulEvil tyrant, Julio is a ChaoticNeutral rogue who hates authority. Julio considers Tarquin (accurately?) to be a second-tier antagonist of his, and Tarquin [[SmugSnake predictably]] feels likewise. Julio being Elan's mentor in becoming a Dashing Swordsman makes him a father-figure in contrast to Tarquin, who is Elan's blood father and wants Elan to become a brooding avenger. Finally, while Julio is just as GenreSavvy as Tarquin, and loves tropes, he enjoys ''defying'' them too (he initially avoids going with Elan due to the MentorOccupationalHazard, but later Elan convinces him that doing a DefiedTrope would be so much more awesome.)awesome).



* DispelMagic: Like Miron, she can dispel magic.

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* DisintegratorRay: She can call upon the psionic version of this power, notably [[spoiler:turning Nale's corpse to dust]]. She also uses it during her duel with V to disintegrate his force spells.
* DispelMagic: Like Miron, she can dispel magic. magic, in her case through psychic powers.



** Has owed Tarquin a favor for 12 years for some unstated reason.

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** Has owed Tarquin a favor for 12 twelve years for some unstated reason.



* BladeOnAStick: He uses a spear.

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* BladeOnAStick: He uses a spear.ranseur.



** Nale was going to recruit her to the Linear Guild, although Sabine wasn't keen on the idea. Doesn't go anywhere since [[spoiler: Nale is killed by Tarquin.]]

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** Nale was going to recruit her to the Linear Guild, although Sabine wasn't keen on the idea. Doesn't go anywhere since [[spoiler: Nale [[spoiler:Nale is killed by Tarquin.]]



* ItsPersonal: Tarquin made sure that her husband, another soldier, was killed when the Empire of Blood helped the Empire of Tears conquer the Free City of Doom. While Amun-Zora doesn't mention him to [[spoiler: Ian]], it's a prime motivator for her.

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* ItsPersonal: Tarquin made sure that her husband, another soldier, was killed when the Empire of Blood helped the Empire of Tears conquer the Free City of Doom. While Amun-Zora doesn't mention him to [[spoiler: Ian]], [[spoiler:Ian Starshine]], it's a prime motivator for her.
10th Feb '18 11:34:35 PM FearlessSon
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-->'''Tarquin''': Labels like "good" and "evil" are just words. Words with many possible [[CharacterAlignment capitalizations]].
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