Biography : Lord Blackthorn
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As both the dearest friend and the fiercest opponent of Lord British, Lord Blackthorn is a somewhat controversial figure.
Although he would never do anything to directly harm the King, Blackthorn is a known
agitator (cf. his book, A Political Call to Anarchy)
and he has gained popularity by defending concepts such as individuality and freedom of
belief through the creation of his own Virtue of Chaos. In this
context, Chaos does not represent the destructive force it is usually associated to.
Blackthorn believes that Lord Bitish's Virtues propose a frame too
strict to properly uphold individuality. He was opposed to the founding
of the Guards of Virtue, and countered his friend and liege by the formation of
protectors of the Virtue of Chaos, granting them the same priviledges given to British's
Lord Blackthorn has also sponsored a series of books on
the other intelligent species of Britannia, and has proven himself
to be an active defender of their rights. He resides in a small
castle north of Britain.
Blackthorn appears much more often in the realm. We was sighted
during a protest held at the gates of Castle
Britannia, and a couple of times in the realms, adventuring.
And of course, his wrestling matches against the Hulkster (on Atlantic).
He became involved with the main plot when the evil liches, Lathiari
and Kyrnia, pushed him through a red moongate and stranded him
in a foreign world. He found his way back in time to join the struggle
against the Followers of Armageddon.
Related articles / books
A political call to anarchy, by Lord Blackthorn
On the diversity of our land, by Lord Blackthorn
Talking to Wisps, by Heigel of Moonglow
A grammar of Orcish, by Yorick of Yew
What is Lord Blackthorn up to?
Lord Blackthorn returns
Blackthorn disappears mysteriously