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Offline Transgirlenstein

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« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2010, 06:54:41 AM »
*snugs Michi*

Yes Orlando is rather open sexually.  Near the end, we find out Orlando was O in 'The Story of O' and Alan was her Master, so those two get up to some kinky things.


For the Fantomas, keep in mind too that his identity was always a mysterious..so the Fantomas could be anyone, even a her ;)

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« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2010, 07:56:13 AM »
Gah...Orlando's history is too long. I don't want to type all that out...V_V

*is going to shorten it as much as I can without leaving out big details*

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« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2010, 08:13:21 AM »
LOL.. MIght I suggestion you link the wiki entry to the Orlando Entry.. LOL

Looking on in shock as I find most of the European Leauge's books free/cheap on the kindle store.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar 0.00
Raffles Collection (The collected stories of A. J. Raffles. Four books in one volume!) 0.99
The Moonstone 0.00
Fantromas 1.00
Carnacki, the Ghost Finder 0.00

So I'm expanding my pulp collection out of this at least.

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« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2010, 08:21:14 AM »
I, sadly, haven't read those ones...but I am working on it. I've only read Volume 1, 2, Black Dossiser, and 1910 so far.

Good to know they are so cheap on the kindle store though...will make it easier for me to get later on. >.>

Yes...linking the Wiki or just copying it will work much better than typing it out.

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« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2010, 08:24:52 AM »
I, sadly, haven't read those ones...but I am working on it. I've only read Volume 1, 2, Black Dossiser, and 1910 so far.

Good to know they are so cheap on the kindle store though...will make it easier for me to get later on. >.>

Yes...linking the Wiki or just copying it will work much better than typing it out.

Glances over Callie's Amazon Kindle list.. at this point.. I have something over 300 books on it.. Lovecraft, Doyle, Poe, and so on.

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« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2010, 08:26:55 AM »
*does not have a Kindle...but wants one*

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« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2010, 08:28:52 AM »
Orlando is done:

Name: Orlando (Currently)
League: English
Played by: Transgirlenstein
Age: 27 (Physically) 3,000 (Actually)
Height: 5'9''
Weight: Unknown
Description: Varies...Currently he is sporting a short hair cut and his hair appears to be blond now. The easiest way to describe the seemingly ageless man is 'Dandy'. He's handsome, slender, and many comment on his lovely green eyes. Due to his gender changing he seems to always keep an air of femininity about him. There isn't much one can say on Orlando's appearances other than his constant good looks and boyish charms. It is his history that is more well known and talked about than his looks.
Character Biography:Orlando was born in Thebes of 1260 BC as Bio, daughter of the blind seer Tiresias, once cursed to transform into a woman for seven years. Tiresias had passed his gift of prophecy to his older daughter Manto, who would go on to be an Oracle of Delphi, while Bio inherited his omnisexuality that manifested itself at the age of ten when she transformed into a boy. Out of shame, Tiresias sold his son to pirate slavers bound for Egypt, where he became a favourite of Ramses.

Nine years later, having aged beyond the pharaoh's tastes, Orlando joined an expedition bound for the horn of Africa, where as soon as they docked, he transformed back into a woman. Fearing what might become of her among her crewmates, she fled into the jungle and wandered for weeks, eventually stumbling into the city of Kor in Uganda, where she found a mystical pool of lapid, liquid flame in which she bathed and emerged an Immortal.

After spending several decades in a community of immortals who had bathed in the pool of flame, Bion, as he would be known as a man, went to defend Troy. It was there that he met Aeneas, who he would join in for eighty years, eventually leaving with his great-grandson, Brutus, to travel at the behest of the goddess Diana to a northern isle where he would found a mighty nation. Bion, Brutus and their companions would spend a decade culling the land they called Brutain's population, which consisted of a grotesque race of giants.

Bored and a female once again, Bio traveled the world, becoming a handmaiden of King Mu of China, as well as a lover to the Immortal Royal Mother of the West. Renamed Vita as a woman and Vito as a man, the immortal went on to have an affair with both Romulus and Remus, fight for Persia in Marathon, assist Alexander of Macedonia, read the entire contents of the Library of Alexandria, take part in Spartacus' slave revolt and fight for Julius Ceasar and later for Marc Antony.

She eventually returned to myth-soaked Britain, where she was seduced by alleged son of the devil Ambrosious Merlinus. As the years passed, Vita witnessed the founding of King Uthar's kingdom as well as his son Arthur's succession and as Vito fought alongside the Knights of the Round table in the battle of Camlann, where he salvaged Excalibur and rechristened it Durendal. Vito abandoned Britain again, travelling to witness Beowulf defeating Grendel, Siegfried vanquishing Fafner and even beheld Ragnarok in an alternate dimension.

Now named Roland, he joined the knights of Charlemagne and fought the Saracens in Pyrenees until he was the last man standing. Admiring his fortitude, the Saracens spared him and invited him to join them, and Orlando accepted. In Baghdad he would come to be known as Orlando, and became acquainted with Caliph Harun al-Rashid, his consort Scheherazade and most importantly, Sinbad, who would become his most enduring love, until he eventually left for an Eight Voyage from which he would never return. Orlando then fought in the Crusades, became an assistant to William Tell as well as one of the Merry Men, posed for the Mona Lisa and eventually came to be Johann Faust's assistant, through whom he met a young Prospero, who had come to learn of magic.

Orlando would escort the magician in the years to come, and was at his side when he visited Queen Gloriana who commanded them to form a group of adventurers that would later become the first iteration of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Some time later, with many of the League departing with Prospero into the Blazing World, as well as King Jacob's[disambiguation needed] purge of the faeries, Orlando travelled the world once again, returning to join the next iteration of the League, this time led by Lemuel Gulliver. Orlando would become a companion and lover of fellow members, Fanny Hill, Percy and Marguerite Blakeney, until Gulliver's demise of old age. Orlando then headed to the orient, reaching Shangri-la where years later was found by Allan Quatermain and Mina Murray, who had come to recruit her to the fourth iteration of the League.

It is suggested that he now lives in a polyamorous relationship with Allan and Mina.

Personality: As a warrior, Orlando is adept at both swordsmanship and marksmanship, his skill in the later paralleling that of the legendary Alan Quatermain. Orlando has fought in numerous wars, including such notables as Troy, Marathon, Camlann, the Crusades (on both sides) and both World Wars. During these conflicts, Orlando does not appear to have a particularly fierce loyalty to whatever side he is on, as he joins the Saracens upon an invitation, and later rejoins the crusaders because he liked their outfits. Orlando is quoted as saying that he carries the blade of England's greatest defender, but Mina responds "it was until you stole it from him!". His experiences with war has made him highly insensitive to the act of killing, as exemplified when he witnesses the crew of the Nautilus raid the east London docks and gleefully jumps in, and cheerfully reminisces about his swash buckling days while his teammates are just trying to stay alive. However, in his memoir he describes all the wars he fought in as "pointless."

Despite his massive fighting prowess, he generally appears as an unimposing, foppish character interested mostly in fine living and the pursuit of carnal delight. He had been a lover to many notables such as Remus and Romulus, a teen-aged Merlin, the goddess Hsi Wang Mu, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his wife, and most importantly the Arabian mariner Sinbad, with whom he lived as a man in Baghdad for thirty years, and identified as the love of his life over a thousand years later in his memoirs.

Another aspect of Orlando is his fondness for regaling anyone who will listen with tales of his past exploits, though these stories, such as the nature of his sword are often disregarded as tall tales by his teammates. It should be noted that while some of these stories are corroborated by other sources, such as the true identity of Dr. John Suttle, others are contradicted by previous accounts offered by Orlando himself, hinting at the possibility that Orlando might be a compulsive liar or delusional.

Orlando has been described by his associate Mina Murray as both an accomplished lover and fighter. Also that 'Orlando has slept with absolutely everyone, and those he hasn't slept with he has waged terrible war against.'

Equipment: The sword Excalibur (might be a fake or stolen), either way, many say he is very good with it.


What do you think, Tripp?

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« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2010, 08:37:40 AM »
*does not have a Kindle...but wants one*

They are about 250 (for the kindle 2) and you can check from time to time for a refurbished one. The new update allows the Kindle 2 to handle pdf files better.

(MAJOR Kindle geek.. got a kindle 2 and kindle  dx.. the DX is my 'gaming tablet')

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« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2010, 08:39:47 AM »
We just don't have the money for it right now. Too many bills. Hopefully I can get one (my husband wants the Sony reader) and my husband one with our tax refunds.

I loaded those pictures you sent me last night into the profile for you: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=58227.msg2642735#msg2642735

They are at the bottom. ^^

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« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2010, 08:44:30 AM »
I love it ^^

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« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2010, 08:56:13 AM »
We just don't have the money for it right now. Too many bills. Hopefully I can get one (my husband wants the Sony reader) and my husband one with our tax refunds.

I loaded those pictures you sent me last night into the profile for you: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=58227.msg2642735#msg2642735

They are at the bottom. ^^

Thankee.. have to sort the rest of the 'Elizabeth' pictures too.

http://blogkindle.com/ is a good site to look over readers. I have handled the Sony E-reader (and got 2 friends who own it) and despite my bias (KINDLE) it is not as good as the Kindle overall.

I'm thinking that IF (IF mind you) the Apple Tablet and the PC tablet come out.. ebook readers will drop quite a bit.

My major pimping point for the kindle is the stuff online is HUGE thru the amazon store and they support a massive number of e-publishing formats. (Ebook and PDF are the big ones.. rtf, doc, html are others.. I got the majority of David Weber's books in rtf on mine).


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« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2010, 08:58:45 AM »
I don't know why he wants the Sony one, he just does. I've always liked the Kindle.

Trip, found some more Orlando pics. I put them at the bottom of the profile on he Profile thread. ^^


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« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2010, 09:26:45 AM »
I don't know why he wants the Sony one, he just does. I've always liked the Kindle.


He likes to write things on the book doesn't he? :D

I really think that the price for most readers will drop with the arrival of the tablet personal computers.

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« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2010, 09:28:56 AM »
I'm sure the price will drop by summer at least just because a lot of people will have them by then.

Oh...I added two new Leagues to hopefully draw some more people in. While I want the Murray group filled, I'm okay with the French and the German group not getting filled so long as we can get enough Americans, Japanese, or Chinese.

The Chinese League will be headed by The Devil Doctor, though they don't necessarily have to be in China since The Devil Doctor was in England in the first volume. That would be the only League that didn't have a base in it's own home country.
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« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2010, 09:39:26 AM »
Been looking over some characters in the other leagues .. not nice folks by and far (aside from Lupin)

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« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2010, 09:45:09 AM »
Nope. I don't think they were supposed to be. I think it was the French League in Black Dossier that tried to start World War I and blew up the Opera house while trying to kill off the Murray group.

German League didn't do much. (Unless I have it backwards, then it would be the French league that didn't do much)

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« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2010, 09:47:47 AM »
The German group caused trouble for them as I think they worked for Germany in WW1. 

Japanese league? *thinks of steampunk sailor scout style characters*

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« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2010, 09:49:26 AM »
This is terribly impressive and you've put in so much work! I'm just not sure I should be joining any new games right now *sigh*

I do think so many groups might be over ambitious and I've seen many good group games die because of that. I would respectfully suggest you concentrate the game into fewer groups for now - the English, American and perhaps one other, either the French or German, I would suggest. Having 1 or 2 players in each of 4 or 5 groups won't work half so well as having 3 or 4 in about 3 groups. The dual role characters might be too much for most people to want to take on as well...

I'm sorry. I'm sounding so negative. It is just such a cool idea though and I've been wanting to dip my toes into a steampunk game for a long time. But anyway, there seem so few female roles as well... Perhaps I could play an OC in the English group. I need to go look up historical figures who would have been between 25-40 in 1912.

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« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2010, 09:49:33 AM »
Nope. I don't think they were supposed to be. I think it was the French League in Black Dossier that tried to start World War I and blew up the Opera house while trying to kill off the Murray group.

German League didn't do much. (Unless I have it backwards, then it would be the French league that didn't do much)

Reminded of some fun.. Looking over Blackadder.. :-D

It's always interesting to review that.. as the family goes on they get smarter but less 'positioned' in the world. ;D  It's been FOREVER since I saw some of that series.

The German group caused trouble for them as I think they worked for Germany in WW1. 

Japanese league? *thinks of steampunk sailor scout style characters*

Ooooo.. the Sakura force from the anime series comes to mind.. steam powered armor suits.
 

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« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2010, 09:53:49 AM »
This is terribly impressive and you've put in so much work! I'm just not sure I should be joining any new games right now *sigh*

I do think so many groups might be over ambitious and I've seen many good group games die because of that. I would respectfully suggest you concentrate the game into fewer groups for now - the English, American and perhaps one other, either the French or German, I would suggest. Having 1 or 2 players in each of 4 or 5 groups won't work half so well as having 3 or 4 in about 3 groups. The dual role characters might be too much for most people to want to take on as well...

I'm sorry. I'm sounding so negative. It is just such a cool idea though and I've been wanting to dip my toes into a steampunk game for a long time. But anyway, there seem so few female roles as well... Perhaps I could play an OC in the English group. I need to go look up historical figures who would have been between 25-40 in 1912.

I added the other two groups cause no one seems all that interested in the French or German group. I was thinking of cutting them out and instead having English, American, and perhaps Japanese. I just hate losing such good characters (the German and French group) cause I know most of characters from their original stories and they would do so well...but many don't know them. *sighs and debates cutting out the German, French, and Chinese groups*

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« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2010, 09:56:48 AM »
Perhaps I could play an OC in the English group. I need to go look up historical figures who would have been between 25-40 in 1912.

Callie listed some and I posted them under the American section on the first page. You can sift through those. Also, if you think of someone that is 'near' the age of at least 15 during that time period, we can still use them and just edit their birth year to make them the proper age.

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« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2010, 09:59:52 AM »
The connection to Solomon Kane that Selene has means she can always 'return to the old country' and pursue leads in merry old England. Work out of the Kane estate outside of London/Leeds/Liverpool/Cardiff (wherever).

 

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« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2010, 10:03:10 AM »
Its funny, I liked the French because of 'Albatross' (Isn't this based on the Jules Verne book 'Master of the World'?) and of course Victorian/Edwardian era Germans are always fun to play because they can be so despicable and efficient, but yeah, as you say, the two groups are all canon characters and you'd need players who both know the characters and want to play those nationalities.

H.G.Wells book "The War in the Air" might throw up some inspiring sub-plots, ideas or characters... Alongside "The War of the Worlds" and "The Time Machine" its one of his great trilogy of sci-fi works and its by far the most steampunky and has things like two-wheeled motor cars that balance gyroscopically and clockwork one-man flying machines and war-fleets of zepplins.

I have a slight fear a Japanese league might turn into some bizarre anime-inspired weirdness...

Can you think of any famous British females of the era - perhaps scientists or explorers or something? Or social activists like the Suffragettes? I'm casting my mind round for a female OC for the English League and haven't had any luck yet...

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« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2010, 10:05:49 AM »
*nods*

I'm going to cut out the French, German, and Chinese options. We'll go with the English, American, and Japanese. For the american and Japanese I want to have at least three characters. The English I can do without Raffles and Carnacki (I really want to keep Mina, Allen, and Orlando).

That will give us at least 9 characters all together (though I can deal with it if we can't get that many).

Also, you may have more than one character (so if you wanted to be an American and a Japanese, go for it. Just try not to have too many characters that you spread yourself too thin).

Haibane: I will have some rules for the Japanese League to keep the Anime out of it. (I feared that as well). If it looks like it is going that way, I'll yank it and put a different League in.

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« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2010, 10:13:37 AM »
Big update to the first page. Take a look if you wish.