Marceus Topic /6 ⍟
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Lioneye's Glare"See without doubt, slay without hesitation."
- Marceus Lioneye of Sarn
Lioneye's RemorseMarceus' unblemished shield is a testament
to his arrogance... and his fate.
Lioneye's Vision"The Virtue Gems are a gift from the land,
our land, and we will not let our gifts
be destroyed by savages."
- Marceus Lioneye
Pitch DarknessWith a fire burning brash in his golden eye,
Marceus fired his arrow into the pitch-dark sky,
And seared the hope of surprise,
From Kaom's skulking horde.
Bust of Marceus LioneyeThe Emperor honours Marceus Lioneye as Supreme Servant.
"The road to Glory is paved with Sacrifice."
The Lion{The Eternals lauded his valour. The Karui relished his defeat. Yet the final thoughts of Marceus Lioneye were naught but lament for his pride.}
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Bust of Marceus Lioneye
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The Emperor honours Marceus Lioneye as Supreme Servant.
"The road to Glory is paved with Sacrifice."
The Lion
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{The Eternals lauded his valour. The Karui relished his defeat. Yet the final thoughts of Marceus Lioneye were naught but lament for his pride.}
TarkleighOnTown
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Founded by Marceus Lioneye as a supply station for his campaigns against the Karui. In its day, Lioneye's Watch could be defended by just a small garrison of well-armed legionnaires.

What have I got? A handful of starving criminals with driftwood clubs and rusted hatchets.
BestelOnTown
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Marceus commanded the southernmost of the Eternal Legions, here at Lioneye's Watch. Why was he called Lioneye? Crazy fool had his left eye taken out and a golden-hued gem put in its place.

His head must have made quite the pretty adornment for King Kaom's belt.
KaruiStone1
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Kaom's canoe struck this sand with the force of destiny. At his back, the greatest war host in Karui history tamed the wild sea, their canoes coupling with the land, one by one.

Lioneye's Gemlings met us with shining metal and bold words. Hyrri's arrows withered their pride. Kaom's axes silenced their despair. Marceus Lioneye fought bravely, to the last. Kaom honoured him with a place on his belt.

Kaom has shown Wraeclast our Karui strength. Kaom will teach Wraeclast the Karui Way.
MalachaiGlyphAxiom
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Dear Shavronne,

You have certainly had your work cut out for you with Lioneye's Legion. Do not concern yourself with Marceus' complaints. Our Emperor is fully aware of the General's fickle nature.

As to your need to accelerate the implantation process, I can recommend a quite simple alteration. Dip the gem in a boiling solution of six parts blood and one part thaumetic sulphite for no more than thirteen seconds. Any longer and you invite the crystal's wrath.

Once the gem is withdrawn from the solution, you have but a few seconds to install the gem in the prepared flesh and close the wound. Should the gem cool too much prior to implantation, it will become inert and your patient with it.

Trust in that bountiful talent of yours, Shavronne. My thoughts are with you.

Malachai
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{Book 3: Fall of a Jade Axe}

In a man-to-man fight on open ground, a Gemling Legion would have slaughtered Kaom's Karui warriors like so many pigs in a pen. But Kaom had no intention of engaging Lioneye in a fair fight. By absorbing some heavy losses and feigning a chaotic retreat, Kaom drew Marceus into ordering his Gemlings to abandon their tower shields so that they might pursue and rout the fleeing Karui.

It was not out of recklessness that Lioneye plucked such a decision, but from the experience-born confidence that the Karui did not have archers. Traditionally, Karui warriors are forbidden from using projectile weapons of any kind. What Lioneye understandably overlooked was that this tavukai (sacred prohibition) did not extend to women. At her uncle's behest, Hyrri had traveled to Thebrus and studied archery with Voll's finest military tutors. When the legionnaires shed protection in favour of mobility, Hyrri and her bow-women broke cover and rained death upon the Gemlings from the cliffs above.

A valiant Marceus Lioneye gathered his surviving legionnaires for a final stand within the walls of Lioneye's Watch. Kaom honoured his bravery by wearing Marceus' bejeweled head upon his belt from that day on.

Having secured a safe harbour for landing reinforcements, Kaom continued his conquest of the coast, slaughtering the Eternal citizens and clearing the way for the first ever settlement of Karui upon the Wraeclastian mainland.

{ - Garivaldi, Chronicler to the Empire}
NavaliOnAncientRivalries
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Wraeclast teems with the memories of a violent past. Although the flesh and minds of its original inhabitants are long-gone, their emotions - anger, fear, envy - remain in the artefacts they have left behind.

Doedre Darktongue, Marceus Lioneye, Shavronne of Umbra, Maligaro, Victario. If these names mean nothing to you now, they will soon. Keep an eye out for their long-lost possessions. Each holds the memory of failure, sadness and a desire for revenge.
UtulaOnSlavePens
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Take a deep breath. Inhale the twin stink of exploitation and oppression. Yes, these pens and cells have been our home away from home since the first Karui were brought here by Marceus Lioneye. Their great 'Hero of the Empire', one of the best slavers they ever had.

Not that he was the only one. Captain Sigmund Fairgraves funded many an expedition off the whipped backs of Karui children. High Templar Dominus was only the latest in a long line of men to grow rich by trading in misery.

Oriathan wealth was built on Karui poverty. Oriathan gold will forever be stained red by Karui blood.
CadiroOnLioneyesVision
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Ah, you're wearing the platemail of that old sod. Marceus Lioneye had about as much military vision as he did actual sight, which is to say, very little. He lost Lioneye's Watch to a siege by savages... A colossal failure.
CadiroOnLioneyesPaws
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It's a shame that Marceus couldn't claw out the Karui where they stood.
Lioneye's Remorse
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Marceus' unblemished shield is a testament
to his arrogance... and his fate.
Lioneye's Glare
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"See without doubt, slay without hesitation."
- Marceus Lioneye of Sarn
Lioneye's Vision
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"The Virtue Gems are a gift from the land,
our land, and we will not let our gifts
be destroyed by savages."
- Marceus Lioneye
Pitch Darkness
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With a fire burning brash in his golden eye,
Marceus fired his arrow into the pitch-dark sky,
And seared the hope of surprise,
From Kaom's skulking horde.
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