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I HAVE THE POWER!!! (in terms of forum milestones)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by NIGHTBRINGER, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Canas
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    eh what?
     
  2. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Yes indeed - it just wasn’t enough for him to wear one on his head was it? :p

    But yes in all seriousness Gaius Julius Caesar is probably the greatest example of ‘history is written by the victors’ as he describes the Celtic peoples he fought against as vicious, barbaric savages with no scruples or morals. And yet who was it that had Vercingetorix paraded through the streets in a cage, exhibited like a zoo animal in a pit for a week and then strangled to death?
     
  3. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    See above post @Canas
     
  4. Lord-Marcus
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    This is true, but to the Romans anyone but maybe thegreeks were barbarous uncivilized, and do the cage was probably to endure the safety of the populace
     
  5. Canas
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    ah, as such.
     
  6. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    In fact the Romans hated the Greeks because the Greeks saw the Romans as uncivilised and looked down upon them. The Romans simply hated anyone who refused to accept Roman ways because of their defiance and refusal to join them. Other peoples who allowed themselves to become part of the Empire peacefully were at least allowed to survive, but were treated as second class citizens and had less privileges than Roman citizens. The treatment of Vercingetorix was primarily to satisfy Caesar’s massive ego and also as an over-excessive display of triumph. Caesar wanted to flaunt his power, and what better way to do so than to treat your enemies like zoo animals? The Celts had a remarkable civilisation and culture of their own, yet it was primarily very different to the Roman way of life. The Romans believed that many of the Celts’ customs were alien in the extreme and not to be trusted, one key aspect being the fact that the young, the old, men and women were treated with more or less the same amount of respect in Celtic society, compared to the patriarchical society of the Romans where it was all about the strong young men who became the military commanders and the high-ranking politicians. The Celts were a civilised people, but many don’t know this because of the fact that the Celts didn’t write. It wasn’t that they couldn’t write - indeed they probably would have been able to write if they had taught themselves to - it was the fact that they refused to write. They believed that accounts should always be memorised and recounted by word of mouth, and they just didn’t see the potential of writing. If they had, we probably would have had so many accounts of Celtic culture that would have allowed us to ignore the biased Roman accounts and would have been able to see the truth about the Celtic peoples.
     
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  8. Canas
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    what's in it for him? :p
     
  9. Lord-Marcus
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    It's his duty as the old one
     
  10. tom ndege
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    So this is one of the artist's later posts! Running number 5001 or 5002 if I recall correctly... here he's started his post Slannhood works. You can actually feel how he evolved his style compared to his earlier work like the chameleon skink or old blood phase...
     
  11. Lord-Marcus
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    Hahahaha. You jest kind sir.
     
  12. NIGHTBRINGER
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    We should make a sacrifice to Sotek....
     
  14. NIGHTBRINGER
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    might I suggest Aos? ;)
     
  15. Lord-Marcus
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    How about a random skaven
     
  16. NIGHTBRINGER
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    That's been done before. I thought you'd want something a little more spectacular for your celebration.
     
  17. Canas
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    so two skaven?
     
  18. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Congratulations indeed to @Lord-Marcus of the custom-made base materials. The Temple City of Lunaxoatl will sacrifice a Vampire Lord in your name!
     
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    Guess that can be called spectacular... a vampire lord is not an everyday sacrifice.
     
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  20. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    It is the highest rank of the Vampire Scum that the Skink priests know of, and the most sought-after prey by the forces of Lunaxoatl. Of course it’s an honour ;)
     

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