Membership: The Steel Legion
Apparent Age: 65+
Archetype: Swordsman Adept: Circle (Good Fucking God!!!!!!!)
Preferred Weapon: Ancient English Long Sword (Knight of the Cross Sword)
Bio: You read that right my readers, this man carries a sword that dates back to the days of the Knights Templar and from what witness accounts state he is beyond skilled in the blade; almost like he has become one with his sword and more than just and adept and their foci. This man shows true grace and composer in martial combat and one that shows skill beyond one of modern training. His membership in the Kingsman would explain his aptitude with the blade as they are all scary swordsman; but for Limbo this skill even goes beyond what the Kingsman normally show, his skill is truly masterful and he moves with such grace that it’s almost as if he has been fighting for generations.
With so many older generation runners and agents being far older than they appear I would have to conclude that Limbo is just one of those ghosts from the past. This man might as well be the lone surviving member of the Knights Templar and his wife the lone surviving member of the Seraphim with whom the Templar’s swore to protect till their last dying breath. It is said that those orders where gifted immortality by the creator in exchange for their devotion and dedication to protecting the order of the Seraphim; as for Limbo his skill, his grace, his composer and his devout dedication to his wife and the Order of the Kingsman would led us to believe that if any of those ancient ones survived that the Longshanks would be just those individuals.
Having remained in hiding for what we know as decades but could seriously be centuries and having only recently become exposed as to being a Kingsman and a great warrior during the most recent Deaths Hand attacks on the United Kingdom Limbo would be seen fighting of the beaches of Wales standing off against a horde of elven and Deaths Hand soldiers and not allowing any to pass as he held the beaches with his beyond human skill in the blade. The other reason I say that he is the last Templar is that reports indicate that the hills and beaches where as well secured by known traps of the Templar’s and his skill was not just with the blade but as well in the thrown dagger as he was hitting concealed targets with blind throws and it doesn’t help his cover when he is wearing a chain armour shirt and tabard of the Knights Templar order.
This man doesn’t just wield one of the knights heavy long blade but two one in each hand and he can seem to strike anyone that is within his line of sight, making him even more dangerous in battle; Limbo held the beaches for hours by himself as the dead began to pile up beside him and no enemy of Great Britain would pass his blade and make it past the beaches of Wales where their blood would forever stain the sand and their bleached bones would become another relic of the past as their bodies become one with the soil.
I normally would have countless statements of how this man is a murderer and destroyer of the free world, but I can say this from what I can tell Limbo is not that type of man, I truly believe he is an old school Knight and one that holds some form of honour; he only as of recent has come to the forefront with his defending the shores of Wales and yes he might be a nobleman that is within the House of Lords and a Kingsman that doesn’t change the fact that reports indicate Longshanks has never once abused his power and has tried to be one of peace and not of war.
Even when the Deaths Hand would steal control of Wales Longshanks would not take to rebellion like his brother Wolf Longshanks who would form the Welsh Rebellion and stalk the forests, hills, bogs and towns of Wales to destroy the Deaths Hand invaders. No Richard Longshanks would keep to speaking peace and trying to convince Princess Church of her fathers wicked and unholy ways. This would become his legacy with the Welsh people as he would be the only man that would be able to persuade Princess Church not to get involved in her parents rampage across Europe and the world. He would become her adviser and become more of a parent to the young princess and when her father would force the Welsh people to act she would prove that her loyalties where to the people of Wales and not to the Deaths Hand as she gave the order for the military to defend Wales at any cost and to aid Wolf Longshanks and his people at any cost; this was something the Welsh generals would stumble on seeing they have been warring against the Welsh rebels for many years, but for once they were fighting for the same cause they where fighting for the freedom of all of Wales and her people.
Than you take into consideration that Richard Longshanks would be seen fighting alone on the beaches of Wales against all odds and defending the Shires from destruction; this man would eventually be joined on the battlefield by Bryn Yale and Bryant Yale and the battle that would have eventually been Limbo’s last stand would become one of victory as the Yale Brothers would help secure the Shire’s future as a free and independent nation of the United Kingdom. Sad to say that Scotland would not become the same in the aftermath of the invasion and they would become fully entrenched in the war and under the total control of Bloody Mary as she would continue to bring the fighting the Steel Legion and the Order of the Cross. Thus leaving the House of the Lords only one choice to separate themselves from Scotland and decry that Scotland is an enemy state and declare War on the once great country of freeman.
Baron Richard Longshanks of Wales might not be one to desire war and bloodshed, though he is one that doesn’t start wars but finishes them and with his brother Wolf Longshanks now a legal warrior of Wales the Scottish forces under Queen Mary Church have a serious problem on their southern boarder and if Richard is truly a Templar and Knight of the Cross he will surly hold discord with the Scottish military as he might be Welsh now, he does hold very strong English roots as his ancestry can be traced to King Edward Longshanks and some say that Richard is Edwards Father or even Grandfather just forgoing his place on the throne to fight for the salvation of the people as the true warrior king.
This is something that I believe, though I have very little to go on besides visual evidence and the way this old warrior fights and acts, I have done my research and only a true Templar would have the skill that this man possess and his knowledge of the orders traps is not something a scholar would know; he knows how to apply them to the real world and use them in offence and defence this is someone that has deployed these traps for quite sometime and again he is a married man and his wife is a very powerful druid and healer; though she even uses her faith in the Jesus as her main focus and not the typical totems of the Druids.
That cloaked figure behind Annora is Limbo and yes this photo was taken in 2050 on the back trails of the Welsh highways known hideaways of rebels and nomads. This is how for generations he was able to hide in plain sight (This is not Sydney Crane <no relation at all>)
Now that he has dropped the mask and cloak he has donned the suit and tie, and still holds true to those ancient oaths and codes; he will do whatever is needed to protect his beloved Annora and his kin; he know stands as the defender of Wales and Princess Church as long as she stays true to the Welsh people and forgoes her legacy of brutality. The Scottish people are now forced to wage war against a timeless warrior and his beloved Annora with his brother Wolf at his side one could say this ageless linage will bring freedom to Scotland or it will bring death in it’s wake.
All hail Baron Longshanks and his ilk they are warriors out of their time and truly friends of the Welsh people; they have been a thorn in the side of the establishment for quite sometime and even his children have been trained in the ways of the Knights and the teachings of his wife Annora so this is one legacy that I can get behind and support. The Longshanks have a long history within Great Britain and it might not all be good but the bad don’t out way what they have done for the people and the land. They have stood against the Catholic church and spilled the blood of the traitors of the Vatican that have come to Britain to force their rule and law on us all; long before the Steel Legion their was the Longshanks and the Welsh Rebels fighting for our freedom and liberty.
If you come across the Longshanks in the wilds of Britain give them a long salute and thank you for their dedicated service and you might be lucky enough to share a glass of wine or mead with these nobleman as they break bread. This is not a family that you would expect to be of noble birth and one that would be seen within the hallowed halls of the aristocracy of Britain’s finest but thats where they truly belong but yet they choose to live in seclusion only coming out of hiding to speak of peace and when that all fails than draw the blade and fight for freedom for the Shire.
Page Written By: Ashley Conrad BBS Times
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