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Offline Quickbeam

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Faith in Strength, Strength in Faith
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:13:01 AM »
With the passing of the Mercenary Captain Everett Buam-Ruess I find myself without a Character! 

Some Fluff on the Sons of Ulric

THE WOMB OF THE WOLF
The Sons of Ulric believe that they are the blood
descendants of Ulric, who is widely claimed to have
sired children with hundreds, if not thousands, of
mortal women. They have been attempting to infiltrate
the Cult of Ulric for decades, for they see it as an
institution that is rightfully theirs to lead. Deep within
the bowels of the Ulricsberg, the great rock upon which
Middenheim is built, the sect maintains a small temple
of special importance to their cause.


SONS OF ULRIC
The Sons of Ulric believe they are l
descendants of the God himself, and thus should
control the cult. Beyond that, most think that they
should also rule the world, but the Cult of Ulric is their
first priority.
If the group were unified, it would have a good chance
of succeeding. However, while all members agree that
a descendant of Ulric should lead the cult, they tend to
disagree over which descendant of Ulric is worthy of
the honour; most think it should be them, personally. A
charismatic and experienced leader might be able
unite them, promising all the Sons positions of power
within the cult, but no such individual has arisen.
Instead, the group is fractured into dozens of splinter
groups, each competing against the other as much as
with the cult's central organisation.
That said, the Sons do work to undermine the orthodox
cult.
Direct manifestations of Ulric's power are treated with
respect, so miracle-working priests are safe, but others
are seen as obstacles to the Sons' rightful rule, and thus
targets for removal. Most try to avoid killing followers
of their deity, and settle for discrediting or crippling
them, to force them into retirement.
The Sons are most popular in Middenland, where they
are strictly illegal, but they are found elsewhere. Some
of the groups in other regions are not of pure Teutogen
blood. Logically, this makes perfect sense: Ulric's
descendants could marry people from other tribes. The
Middenland Sons of Ulric, however, see it as the
deepest and darkest heresy, and persecute non
Teutogen Sons of Ulric as enthusiastically as the
orthodox cult persecutes them.
(From Mathias Eliasson's excellent Cult of Ulric army book, idk where from before that)

And now some quick dirty fluff from me!

Denfather Olric Spalac, a thin young man with short brown hair from Senden ,  has brought this sect of the Cult out of Obscurity and expelled the Radicals. Aligned behind Denfather Spalac The Sons of Ulric have become a legitimate military order for a time, throwing their support behind Ludwig von Rusdorf with his recent battles showing himself to be a worthy Teutogen.

Olric a newly fledged priest being only 21 when he seized control of the illegitimate underground cult and reformed it before the eyes of Ar-Ulric, knows little about the ways of war but instead finds his Strength through Faith. Finding the deceit and treachery of the election disturbing in his Ulrican home he looked to support von Rusdorf because of his showing of nobility rather than the war crimes on the people  others have committed.

Olric has lead the Sons of Ulric with an iron fist since their legitimization by Ar-Ulric and their radical nature has been replaced by holy fervor setting him apart from the other allies of von Rusdorf. He has found most of his battles against the abomination beastmen in the Drakwald besting them at every turn.

Some Background on The Denfather is going to be up soon!
“An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.”
― Thomas Paine

Offline S.O.F

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Re: Faith in Strength, Strength in Faith
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 01:18:30 AM »
(From Mathias Eliasson's excellent Cult of Ulric army book, idk where from before that)

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Offline Quickbeam

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Re: Faith in Strength, Strength in Faith
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 01:31:56 AM »
(From Mathias Eliasson's excellent Cult of Ulric army book, idk where from before that)

C&P from WHFRP 2nd Tome of Salvation
Ah thank you! That explains why I didn't know!
“An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.”
― Thomas Paine