Re: Other Broyans

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:47:22 +0000 (GMT)

> - I always wonder
> > if Broyan, High King of the Volsaxi is Heortland's
> Brian Boru, High King of Ireland.

He looks that way. And "Brian Boru's March" is a tune we needed an excuse to play with. (OK, we didn't need an excuse.)

> My current favourite real world Broyan is Totila, an
> Ostrogoth king of
> Italy who lost big against Narses leading the armies
> of Byzantium.

Total incompetent who held out for about half a day? You're a closet Lunar, aren't you?

"Initially, a Byzantine deserter in the Ostrogoth army came out, and issued a challenge to single combat, but was defeated, upon which Totila came out and did some sort of war dance or equestrian exercise (the sources are vague on this point). Then his reinforcements arrived, everybody had lunch, and only then did Totila charge the center...."

He's an excuse for those Stables, but no more. In fact, we could borrow his name for some idiot who thinks cavalry *is* a useful idea in a siege?  

> Could somebody send a Babeester Gori to make Tatius
> more Narses-like?

Sounds like another of those little missions PCs get sent on to me. Especially as most BG's in Whitewall probably *are* PCs.

Jane Williams                                   

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