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My research/hints for an upcoming picture I plan to illustrate.

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 02:35 AM by Thegn Ansgar

So while I'm not going to actually tell you guys what I'm planning to illustrate (it's a surprise after all), I'll give you a few hints relating to the research I've done in order to "accurately" capture this image.

1. He fought in a war. It's a pretty important one considering the time period. However overall, the war is insignificant when compared to others.

2. He owned a number of horses that he stole during this war. Two of which are considered to be the best horses around.

3. The device on his shield was that of a boar.

4. He is the youngest leader in the war he takes part in, yet has the most battlefield experience.

5. His cousin was prone to insulting other people greatly, and was real good at being a jerk.

6. Legend states that he founded many cities.

7. He frequently works alongside another leader during said war.

8. His father was as renowned as this figure was.

9. He personally slew many leaders in this war, and came very close to killing one of the more important ones twice, and another important, but still minor one once.

10. He is mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid.

For me to actually give his name, you must:

Correctly guess his name.

Give answers to hints 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8.

Let's see if anyone cares, or knows enough about this particular topic enough to guess this person.
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  1. Old Comment
    okamido's Avatar
    sounds like Diomedes
    Posted June 12th, 2011 at 11:02 AM by okamido okamido is offline
  2. Old Comment
    okamido's Avatar
    1: Trojan war
    2: Balius and Xanthus?
    5: Tthersites
    7: Odysseus
    8: Tydeus: 7 against Thebes
    Posted June 12th, 2011 at 11:09 AM by okamido okamido is offline
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    Thegn Ansgar's Avatar
    You've guessed right Okamido, except for the horses. Those were the horses of Peleus who gave them to Achilles.

    Xanthus was also the name of one of the horses of Diomedes of Thracia.

    I was speaking more as in "the horses of Aeneas", as they were the best mortal horses. Balius and Xanthus were immortal.

    I gave it to you anyways, because it was somewhat close. The rest are all correct.
    Posted June 12th, 2011 at 05:49 PM by Thegn Ansgar Thegn Ansgar is offline
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    RoyalGovnaWatts's Avatar
    Did you ever make this comic?
    Posted September 20th, 2012 at 10:23 PM by RoyalGovnaWatts RoyalGovnaWatts is offline

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