Re: What do they look like?

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_H94XxZ91Yd3fDgjr13AYiby6I9ktblFtVQtwATSzSHZbuQSlfDpolqwL4ihOFYvC4zL>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:42:21 +1200


>So please someone, can you help me whith looks and behavior of
>*god learners

The God Learners are tricky. Specifically their modern age counterparts look like medieval europeans yet the look and feel of their second age logical equivalents - dark age europeans - have specifically been used for the Orlanthi.

So I'd suggest using the Byzantines as a model for civilian garb. For military purposes, they have knights and infantry except that the most sophisticated armour available is lamellar, rather than plate. They also have a few magical units, such as the flying hussars, sea-breathing marines, water-burners and cloud commandos but these are the special forces of the local prince and so vary widely in style and abilities.

EWF look and feel like dragons, period. Their clothing is a conscious emulation of their more enlightened brethern and this extends to scarification and multilation (ie split tonguies and implanted scales).

They fight with draconized warriors, degenerate dragons and dinosaurs. They will also have large numbers of auxillaries from servile subjects (ie the Orlanthi).

>*dara happans

Dara Happans are the best known stylistically. They are a mixture of assyrian, babylonian styles with a few roman elements (togas!) mixed in. In the northeast are the Carmanians and the Pelandans who look and feel more like greeks (bactrians specifically).

The Dara Happan army is pretty much like the army of the Great King as presented in Herodotus and derivatives (ie 300!). They also have a few chariots in this late age which are basically used as field artillery. The Pelandans have phalanxes while the Carmanians have cataphracts.


Celts, Vikings plus a few elements of anglo-saxon britian and other places.

--Peter Metcalfe            

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