The lore bios for the newest two summoners, Samuel Farthen and Mad Sirian, are now up. Get at it! If you haven't read Summoner Wars Itharian lore before, try not to get lost when you dive into the fun of reading about all of these cards.

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glenn3e commented:

Hmm....

So MV allies with the VG while the FK allies with Elien. Interesting...

Posted on 2013-09-26.

BronyHeresy commented:

Hooray!

Posted on 2013-09-26.

tegeus-Cromis commented:

Nice, though there is a rather excessive quantity of "fat man" and similar epithets being thrown around in the Farthen bio. The slimy, fat merchant is a cliche, and an offensive one to boot. Yeah, okay, I get it, he's fat. Why exactly is that a main feature of the story?

Posted on 2013-09-26.

CupidsArt commented:

Awesome, I love where the story is going!

Posted on 2013-09-26.

Lord Brighton commented:

I knew Elien was pure evil.

Posted on 2013-09-26.

Hilgendwarf commented:

I really enjoyed those character bios! Well done Mr. Bistro!

Posted on 2013-09-26.

Cuffs Alister commented:

I would say Elien is a sadistic brony, but he doesn't even have enough honor for that. Which is saying a lot. I love that Sammy and the goats are joining together. It makes me so happy inside! It makes me so angry inside that Elien would do this! On the other hand, this supports my fanfic where the cave goblins and fallen kingdom join temporarily.

Posted on 2013-09-26.

champrjk commented:

This further supports that Prince Elien is indeed a douche. His lust for power will be his people's undoing.

I really dig the vargoth and vanguard alliance.

Posted on 2013-09-26.

killercactus commented:

Excellent bios! I dont buy Elien and Ret as equals, thats for sure.

Posted on 2013-09-27.

thenobleknave commented:

It's 'cuz Elien got suckered.

And yeah, I think he's more neutral evil or possibly even lawful evil than pure evil. Those Elves are evil, sadistic control freaks.

Posted on 2013-09-27.

tristak commented:

@ tegeus-Cromis I feel like the reason for that could have been to show that Sam is very judgmental, at least, thats what i gathered from it.

Posted on 2013-09-27.

BronyHeresy commented:

I hereby nickname Farthen "Jetfire" and you get a cookie if you get that reference.

As for Mad Sirian, he seems amusing, philosophical, intelligent, and - of course - mad. Also a perfect cultist for his master, and a very believable devotee.

Was slightly disappointed by Stoutheart's bio... I was hoping she'd be a boisterous bruiser ;.;

Granny is as awesome as she should be.

Vampires have a nice reference to the origin of vampire mythology in that "Demons in a dead man's body" thing. Good work Bistro ^^

Have once again lost all sympathy for Elien.

Am looking foward to finding out about Neoret and the Neoretians as I am about Waels and Galnon .-. (Is there a current plan to release more info about them? At any time?)

Corpse Wyrm is appropriately creepy.

Like the Bros and Bullock, interested to find out more about the politics and philosophies of the Vanguards.

Gul-Dass is AWESOME.

Posted on 2013-09-27.

sitnam90 commented:

I like that we get to see new alliances form. And i am with BronyHeresy, Gul-Dass has an awesome bio. I also like that Sam stays loyal to Sera, a few people predicted he would initiate a VG civil war

Posted on 2013-09-27.

Zebulin commented:

All my life,I insisted that Elien was a good guy (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoodIsNotNice)...

7:'(

Posted on 2013-09-27.

seto_akari commented:

I actually have sympathy for our poor Elien. Remember how his mother kill his wife and son and then made him clean the remnant of his family? Everyone can go mad like that if a similar situation happen to them. I think he' blinded by anger and is trying to overthrow his mother but he is not strong enough so he's looking for more power, even if it's evil. KILL MALDARIA!!!

Posted on 2013-09-27.

tristak commented:

I kinda just want to see some promo undead PE cards.

Posted on 2013-09-28.

tegeus-Cromis commented:

tristak, I wish, but he's otherwise pretty likeable, if one-note. Oh well.

*

My sense of Elien is that he isn't greedy so much as terribly afraid.

I wish Sirian's bio had sold the bargain harder. As written, it is a little difficult to see what's so great about the deal Sirian offered Elien. Fearless soldiers? Yeah, okay, but cowardly soldiers is surely not what lost (?) him the civil war. Plus, Sirian's little demonstration didn't really make the desired point. The result of Elien's guards' "fear" was that they acted to protect themselves and their master. I don't know, sounds pretty useful to me!

Would have been more convincing to me had it been framed in terms of Elien's own fears and sense of inadequacy: not "you'll have fearless soldiers, woo", but "when you are master of life and death, what will you have to fear?"

Posted on 2013-09-29.

glenn3e commented:

Maybe he wanted more "loyal" soldiers that are not subjected to his mother's whims.

Posted on 2013-09-30.

tegeus-Cromis commented:

Mm, maybe.

He should probably just have offed her before she became a Summoner. . . .

Posted on 2013-09-30.

prometheuslkr commented:

@tegeus-Cromis

In a pseudo-medieval society, being that fat indicated a lifestyle of opulence and not a lot of hard labor. I did see Farthen as proud and judgmental. He seemed like he looked down on anyone who was not a man of action and battle like himself. Because Medi Choiba lives such an opulent lifestyle, Farthen basically looks at him as a greedy capitalist businessman.

I agree with you that Sirian's bio (which, when you think about it, is really his second bio) should have had Sirian bring up stuff like how much more powerful Elien's soldiers would be, how much more loyal, not just that they would not be understandably cautious of insane necromancers.

Posted on 2013-09-30.

tegeus-Cromis commented:

I think that's fair as far as Samuel's attitude's concerned, but in fiction written for contemporary readers in the third-person (rather than in Samuel's voice), I would have liked to see it handled differently. *shrug*

Ha, great last sentence. On another note, I thought it was interesting to contrast this bio with the journal. Here, Sirian seems surprisingly, well, sane. Much more like a peer and partner (albeit not an equal) of Ret. I thought that was more appealing than the journal portrayal.

Posted on 2013-10-01.

thenobleknave commented:

He's got a Stone now, and has come to terms with undeath.

Posted on 2013-10-02.

tegeus-Cromis commented:

And he's rocking it. (Is he himself really undead, though? My understanding was that he's a living necromancer.)

Posted on 2013-10-06.

Hogg commented:

Maybe we will get dual faction units in the future.

Zombie Elves, and Vargath with healing powers. Scary!

Posted on 2013-10-09.

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