I know - it's the slippery slope!
I'm starting with "Lands of the Savage Coast", and just reached Almarron which is the main setting of "The Black Vessel".
So far so good, but then comes Cimarron, and I nearly fell off my seat laughing!
The Duke rides again!Sir John of the Wain, Duke of Cimarron (cool, unwavering, wheellock-wielding, human Honorbound duelist Paladin)
Paladin - couldn't be anything else really.
Sir John - well, given the sort of people who are normally knighted, I have no problems with this. Actually I was very pleased to read today that Terry Pratchett is being knighted "for services to literature" - the quality of our knights certainly seems to be improving!
Remember the Alamo!Many insurgents lost their lives during a disastrous battle at the Old Fort, after refusing to yield before the baron's vastly superior forces. Rallying his last troops by the famous call "Remember the Old Fort!" the self-appointed General Cimarron finally defeated the baronial troops at the battle of Hondo.
This is so cool!During the recent wars, Sir John distinguished himself as a front-line battle leader, and the noble families of Cimarron declared him a duke. This makes Sir John uncomfortable, and the title is a point of contention with the other rulers of the Savage Baronies, who jeeringly refer to him as "The Duke."
The Duke lives on in Mystara - has anyone had their PC's meet up with him?