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Old 04-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Buzzy - The Slayer - Gustave

I decided to go with a fantasy knight. He is a highly decorated French Nobleman and commander of all the king's armies.

I plan on making him look like a pile of ridiculous ornate armor.

His full name and title:
Maréchal Général des Camps et Armées du Roi Gustave-François-Henri-Antoine Laurent de la Tours d'Aragon, Duc de Château de Saint-George-de-Beaumont, Chevalier de Ordre de La Fleur de Noir

(Please note: I only have minor training in the French language, so most of these names are made-up and are likely improperly used)

He used to be a great warrior but his age and extravagant lifestyle have made him soft. While he has actually slain some terrible beasts in his prime, those days are long gone and his monster "slaying" expeditions now are a farce. He sends out a dozen or so of his best hunters and warriors. Once they have killed the monster, Gustave will come in to pose triumphantly with the body while his court artists paint his portrait.

His soldiers mockingly call him 'Le Mer de Fer,' or 'Sea of Iron,' because of the absurd amount of armor he wears.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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Sounds Cool buzzy really nice back story cant wait to see what you come up with.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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His full name and title:
Maréchal Général des Camps et Armées du Roi Gustave-François-Henri-Antoine Laurent de la Tours d'Aragon, Duc de Château de Saint-George-de-Beaumont, Chevalier de Ordre de La Fleur de Noir

(Please note: I only have minor training in the French language, so most of these names are made-up and are likely improperly used)

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in fact, there are several title in the name, they cannot be Duke and knight all at once, and Field marshal as title and above general, they cannot have two all at once here is what it would be needed :

Maréchal des Camps et Armées du Roi Gustave-François-Henri-Antoine Laurent de la Tours d'Aragon, Duc de Château de Saint-George-de-Beaumont, Commandeur de l'Ordre de La Fleur de Noir

your concept is really interesting, I am going to follow this thread
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:02 PM   #4
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Oh wow thanks Chris.
He is going to have complicated ornate armor, so I wanted him to have a complicated ornate name too.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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Buzzy: Can't wait to see this. Your work is awesome! Also, Noir means Black which is cool, "the Black" but you might consider, just a thought, "Jaune" means "yellow". So Gustave de Jaune could be something else they call him when safely out of ear shot. :P

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Old 05-11-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the idea Novian, but the last part of the name is "Commandeur de l'Ordre de La Fleur de Noir"
It's actually a title, not a name, and it means "Commander of the Order of the Black Flower"
So "The Black" is not his nickname, it's part of the name of the order of knights he belongs to
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:31 PM   #7
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Rough first pass on armor design.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:06 AM   #8
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the base design looks cool. The armor is looking heavy.
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hmm... I gift where you want to go and your idea pleases me really very much!
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he looks cocky/noble, that is what your going for right?
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #12
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He reminds me of Don Quixote.
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looks good so far, it makes me think of Don Quichotte!
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oO! I think that they say it dhin all at once!
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I'm reading Don Quixote for the second time now; knock his teeth out and stick a basin on his dome and you're one step closer...
Seems you're taking a different style approach, and I like it alot. Quadcore...
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