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Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 06 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Ashmael, Candidate

I've been just reading the exchanges between that wet blanket of an Emperor Xerius and his mother. Some Emperor and some Queen Mother! Hasn't Xerius any wife? This Mighty Sparrow-shooting Emperor looks far more a fool than the representative of Conrya he's been receiving. How could such a laughable wimpy wet weed have become Emperor at all? No wonder his Empire is on a downfall! view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 06 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Deerow, Auditor

Indeed...one thing I wonder is if Xerius' mother favors Conphas, why not move to secure Conphas as the reigning emporer? She did the same to secure the position for Xerius' III did she not? view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 07 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by White Lord, Subdidact

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Indeed...one thing I wonder is if Xerius' mother favors Conphas, why not move to secure Conphas as the reigning emporer? She did the same to secure the position for Xerius' III did she not?[/quote:brmitr5w]

Yes she did, but there's some doubt whether the Empress Mother is truly human or has been replaced by a skin-spy. If she's a skin-spy, then the agenda changes . . . <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 07 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Deerow, Auditor

Skin spies everywhere!

But yeah. Good point.

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Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 12 July 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Cynical Cat, Auditor

The Emperor is quite aware that his mother and his nephew might try to kill him. He did, after all, murder is own father and then there was his reception of Conphas after his victory. view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 01 August 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Cynical Cat, Auditor

He's not an idiot. He's raised in an atmosphere where everyone acts like he is an apect of god, even when they are plotting to manipulate or kill him. He's a narcissitc paranoid, but that's not abnormal for being raised in that enviroment. view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 02 August 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by target, Auditor

Maybe not, but i do think he believes himself a god, or would be one given the opportunity. He certainly holds himself above all other men. He may not be a complete idiot, but i dont think he is one of the Three Seas great minds when it comes to subtlety and politics. view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 03 August 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by Cynical Cat, Auditor

No one here is arguing that he isn't screwed up. He's damaged goods alright, just the kind of person you don't want to have near absolute power. Not that a lot of the alternatives are much better. Conphas isn't exactly a nice guy. view post


Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 26 April 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeOh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae by talek, Candidate

this is how the Roman Emperors were. Raise someone on palace intrigue and give them absolute power - a recipe for madness. A lot of them were crazier than Xerius. view post


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