This week's Fable Legends character breakdown is a minor double-whammy - Lionhead has also seen fit to post details of a new (playable?) area, the Deadlands, a "desolate corner of Albion" that's "patrolled by the Strangers, an elusive group of men and women who act as an army, police force and communications network for those travelling across or living along the edges of this harsh environment".
The grimly bearded Rook is one such Stranger, a plain-spoken Northerner and "seasoned warrior hewn straight from the granite of the mountains he's spent his life patrolling". He's travelled to the south of Albion to investigate a mysterious call for Heroes, and apparently isn't above dispensing "a little northern common sense" where the occasion calls for it. As a Northerner myself, I heartily approve. You bloody lowland pansies don't know you're born, etc.
The Lionhead blog post also takes a cheeky pop at the ever-popular debate about political correctness. "For centuries the Strangers was a strictly male organization, with the motto 'All men are born strangers'," it notes. "Women were admitted to the order following a showdown between the head Stranger and a fishwife who managed to knock him out, and the motto was amended to 'All men are born strangers, and women too'.
"An attempt to make this even more inclusive briefly saw "All people regardless of gender, creed, political affiliation, height, weight, foot size and hat preference are born strangers", before the order finally settled on the simpler 'All are born strangers'."
Well done everybody. Fans of fencing (no, not the kind you see around gardens) may prefer Sterling, the "perfect of skin".
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