Friday, June 7, 2013


I was rereading this post at Strange Stones blog (why rereading?  Because there is damn good stuff on the blog) and realized that the Venomous Pao had named the spaceship Archilochus.  I went into history mode and assumed he had named it after the 7th century B.C Greek poet/warrior.

I was wrong.  He had named it after the hummingbird.

However, that got me thinking it would be cool to stat him up.

Archilochus / Lifeblood 11 / Hero Points 5
Attributes: Strength 1 Agility 1 Mind 1 Appeal 1
Combat Abilities: Brawl 1 Melee 2 Ranged 0 Defense 1
Careers: Noble 0, Warrior 0, Poet* 2, Colonist 0
Boons: Artistic: Poetry, 
Languages: Ionic Greek
Equipment: Spear, dagger, shield, medium armor, writing equipment
*Poets weren't just writers and reciters of poetry.  They were also musicians.  Lyric poetry was performed accompanied by a lyre.

You can find more information about Archilochus here and here.