June 22, 2016 § Leave a comment
Oxenheart was once an exalted statesman and served as lord high chancellor during the reign of the previous emperor Immaculus Maximus. When the emperor tragically died from ingesting a poisoned oyster, Oxenheart was quick to seize power by declaring himself leader of the interim regency council that would govern the universe until empress Napoleia came of age. Oxenheart’s plan was of course never to let the little heiress live to see her own coronation but she proved hard to get rid of. Napoleia miraculously survived one assassination attempt after the other and when she eventually ascended to the throne, Oxenheart realized his prospects were bleak and decided to go into exile. He has ever since been compelled to seek refuge on various remote and inhospitable places such as the blizzard ravaged planet Nunatak where he got acquainted with his mount and minion, the mammoth Yawper. From his exile, Oxenheart made attempts to coordinate an alliance amongst the rebelling forces in order to overthrow the empire and restore his former power. Unfortunately for Oxenheart, the rebel’s general staff turned out to be brimming with infiltrators who helped the imperial police track him down and arrest him.
June 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
The Hauteurions of Caimanus was once a proud and powerful civilization whose culture greatly influenced inhabitants of the neighboring planets. But over time they grew increasingly priggish and decadent. This aroused the wrath of their gods who felt that they hadn’t gotten the proper appreciation for their efforts in a long time. The Gods eventually forsook the Hauteurions, causing their civilization to enter a path of decline into insignificance.
In order to appease their gods and restore their former splendor the Hauteurions embarked on a voyage throughout space to erect pyramidal buildings on the planets that they came across where their gods could be worshipped.
The Hauteurions left their toughest warrior Priscilla Peril and her cyclopodile Sawjaw on Caimanus to guard the remnants of their civilization. But Peril’s renowned toughness attracted the attention of empress Napoleia who wanted her for the Intergalactic gladiatorial race. Now Peril needs to win the games and return to Caimanus so that her people won’t be let down.
June 7, 2016 § Leave a comment
Sergeant Amberhammer was born on the battlefield during the siege of Rubblerock Fortress at the peak of the Qu’Ronical war. His only toys as a child were the dud grenades that lay strewn around. At the age of nine he enlisted in the imperial army where he became part of the assault squad of the 43rd armadillo-cavalry battalion positioned on Marsares.
Over the years the occasional periods of peace made Sergeant Amberhammer restless. This induced him to work extra as a mercenary soldier, offering his services for various rebellious groups that the imperial army fought to squelch. When the lieutenant colonel of the battalion received word about this, Sergeant Amberhammer was immediately court marshaled, convicted for high treason, and sentenced to capital punishment. The penalty was later converted into forced participation in The Intergalactic Gladiatorial Race. This suited Sergeant Amberhammer perfectly, he had already sent in a contestant application for him and his armadillo Stahlhelmer.