Guns of Infinity

low-fantasy
gender-locked-male
multi-part

#54810

When you do this you must have a glass of whisky in one hand and wave your free hand around as you talk down to her.


#54811

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I’m going to be disappointed if our PC’s siblings have nothing but good things to say about him in private as well as in public.

I mean, there’s a family that gets along, and then there’s just boring characters.

Plus, I’m pretty sure “My friend, Sir Caius…” is going to raise eyebrows at the very least.


#54812

It could be on good terms or on bad term.
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#54813

Bad terms, very bad terms, the goal is to maintain that Sir Caius is a work friend. Not a personal friend. If you are personal friends with him then that demonstrates questionable judgement. “Sir Caius is an effective soldier and quite good at his job.” Is different then, “Dude’s awesome and my best friend in the whole world.”


#54814

Indeed, if we maintained a personal friend relation with Caz, we will get some heat on ourselves in the circle. And if you had been courting Welles, things will certainly go backfire and end in tragedy.


#54815

I personally like the scarred fanatical slightly socoiopathic Cazarosta.


#54816

yeah, keep it like that and someone will tell you one day: "You’ve got some heat on you (MC surname), everyone in the circle is talking about you."
MC: "In what circle?"
the guy: “In our circle of course, I’m a member of the Cortes, same as you do, stupid.”


#54817

Ehe my MC’s reputation was quite high at the end of Guns, so I doubt there’ll be much murmuring about my odd friendship. Plus Caius actually showed emotion to me before the second battle of Kharangia so it’s my obligation to be his friend, in the weird, cold Cazarosta way.


#54818

Either way, it will bring a direct blow to your reputation in the end, the majority of the Tierran peerage accepts Caz as a good officer, not one of the kind that baneblood should make friends with: Personal acquaintance we are speaking of.

BTW, speaking of the Northern Kingdoms, which is the most infamous tyrant of all in the infinite seas?


#54819

@Cataphrak,

Clearly it was the last Stanislaus Emperor right? I mean at least half the country rebelled against him.


#54820

But I don’t get it, if he was the infamous tyrant, then how did he become a Saint of the Red? Clearly we had missed a lot.


#54821

That was the first one. The last one got violently killed by Prince Ivan of Khorobirit.


#54822

I guess it depends on the individual. Some MC characters have received a financial windfall from a certain operation behind enemies lines.

My youngster most likely has a sister that is still dreaming of a romantic interlude with one of the greater house’s scions and who exerts her influence in other ways…

Rationality has very little to do with affairs of this nature - going after a sibling with a pointy object that substitutes for a knife is usually more emotionally driven then logically driven.


#54823

I doubt a Tierran lady would even contemplate murder. If she was raised in the traditional mindset she’d probably faint because the corset was too tight and there wasn’t enough blood flow to the brain.


#54824

I’m glad the wool fits comfortably over your eyes. Lady Kat, with her actions, should disabuse this Victorianesque perspective, but there are many other indicators that such helplessness only exists in the mind of those that believe thus.


#54825

Well, maybe they were trained no to breathe too deeply in order to match the tightness of the godly awful corset.


#54826

Isn’t Kat the exception not the rule? I doubt all of Tierra’s ladies are badass warrior women that can rival men in their political power.


#54827

I suspect we will see much more “badassery” in the next installment from many ladies in power.

Nevertheless, it isn’t the power of men they can’t rival but that of the Saints. Any woman of sufficient skill and training can rival any man … as proven by more than just Kat.


#54828

they are few, but do never ever underestimate them.


#54829

The problem I see is that most women in the X of Infinity Universe aren’t taught nor allowed to handle power so they can’t really be powerful unless they’re like married to a powerful man or are the heir to a powerful earldom like Kat.