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Oh,Mother! Said Oedipus at Cholonae posted 06 Jun 2005, 17:06 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


posted 06 Jun 2005, 20:06 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


posted 07 Jun 2005, 06:06 by White Lord, Subdidact

[quote="Deerow":brmitr5w]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III did she not?[/quote:brmitr5w] Yes she did, but there's some doubt whether the Empress Mother is truly human or has been replaced by a skin-spy.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 . . . :) view post


posted 07 Jun 2005, 22:06 by Deerow, Auditor

Skin spies [i:14l88z3n]everywhere[/i:14l88z3n]! But yeah. Good point. :) view post


posted 12 Jul 2005, 19:07 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


posted 01 Aug 2005, 00:08 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


posted 02 Aug 2005, 11:08 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 [b:3f8eaq2r]all[/b:3f8eaq2r] 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


posted 03 Aug 2005, 06:08 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


posted 26 Apr 2006, 15:04 by talek, Candidate

this is how the Roman Emperors [i:3viqobxg]were[/i:3viqobxg]. 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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