Autlolycuss emerged from a blood-nurser upon the first Steel World. He would bare his tiney fangs and claws at any kur that came near him, be it egg-carrier, non-dominant or even a dominant. He trained in battle as all dominant kurii do, but showed natural ability for rational thinking. Slowly he worked his way up the ranks. Successful in the Killings and the Fang and Claw arena, his strength and skill was noticed by those above the rings. He was chosen as one of those who would venture out to the two planets for which the kurii fought.
Upon Earth, Lycuss was intrigued by the many different languages spoken by it's human inhabitants. He began to study English, and slowly over a great span of time, he trained his own facial muscles and vocal chords to work in a way that would allow him to speak these different languages. It is difficult for a kur to speak a human language, but kurii are tenacious creatures and perhaps Lycuss is the most tenacious of them all.
"To be sure," I said, "it is extremely difficult for them to speak Gorean, or another human language." It was difficult for them, of course, given the nature of their oral cavity, throat, tongue, lips, and teeth, to produce human phenomes. They can, however, sometimes in a horrifying way, approximate them. I shuddered. I had, once or twice, heard such creatures speaking Gorean. It had been disconcerting to hear human speech, or something resembling human speech, emanating from such a source. I was just as pleased that we had a translator at our disposal." (Savages of Gor)
"Kurii are tenacious. With or without human aid we may be sure that they weill not rest until they have found their quarry." (Savages of Gor)
Due to Lycuss's uncanny ability to speak the human languages he was promoted again within the ranks and given command of a fleet of Acquisition Ships. For many many years he travled back and forth from Gor to Earth. He would bring in supplies with which to entice those humans that would become kurii agents, but most of all he would bring in human slaves to serve purposes of the kurii against the Priest Kings.
Lycuss is a very old kur. He has lived long and survived many of the Killings and Contests of the Fang and Claw. He is also what may be considered a "gentleman" kur. Some of those of the Steel Worlds look down upon him because of his "gentlemanly" ways, but those who do are always reminded of his prowess in the Contests of Strength. It is no secret that due to the abilities of Lycuss, that he is favored with the Chieftains, or those above the rings. He is also extremely vain and sometimes will have his human slaves groom him up to six times per day. He prefers to cook his food. He also wears the scent of jasmine or dina so that those humans who know him will recognize him and not attack.
He is only likely to attack humans if they attack first and attempt to mess up his fur. Lycuss has his own agenda, one in which he will attempt to get the humans to side with the kurii. Together, the kurii and the humans will take Gor from the Priest Kings who hide in their mountains the Sardars. Then, when victory is celebrated over the Priest Kings, the humans will become the slaves of the Steel Worlds and Gor and Earth will belong to kurii.
"I am a civilized being," it said. "I am what you might call a gentleman. I am different even from most of my kind". (Players of Gor)
"I am a civilized being," it siad. "I am different even from many of my own kind. They are barbarians." "Yes," I whispered. "As you can see," it said, feeding, "I even cook my food." (Players of Gor)
"I was cast out of my own country, a steel county, faraway." it said, "as a weakling." "I find that hard to believe," I said. "Nonetheless, it is true," it said. "Many of my compeers, many of whom are hoenstly little better than barbarians, found it difficult to appreciate my taste for the niceites of life, for the tiny refinements that can so redeem the drabness of existance." "Such as coking your meat?" I asked. "Precisely," it said. "Accordingly I was put into exile, cast weaponless, not even with combs and brushes, without even adornments, upon this world. How could I be expected to groom myself? How could I be expected to keep up my appearance?" (Players of Gor)
Once more I saw it rise up among bodies. I heard men weep, and continue to strike at it. How it prided itself on its refinements, on its sense of gentility. Howe vain it had been! How irritated I had even been with it, with its confounded spuercilious arrogance. How jealous it was of being a gentleman. It went down again. "We can't kill it!" screamed a man. "We can't kill it!" It even cooked its meat. Once more it thrust it way up through the bodies, now waist-deep about it. An arm hung from its jaws. Spears and swords struck at it, again and again. "They will learn," it had siad, "That even a gentleman knows how to fight." Twice more it tore its way up among bodies, and then, at last, men stepped wearily back from it. Bodies were pulled away. It lay alone on the sand, dead. I could not even pronounce its name. (Players of Gor)
Aleric had risen high in the ranks and was successful in strength and prowess. His life as a Military Kur of the highest order was promising, until he fell into disfavor with those above the rings. Aleric became greedy. He first joined a faction of kurii that were planning upon overthrowing those who sat above the rings. It was not long before he overthrew the faction and became it's leader. Aleric began to gather those who would follow him, but those above the rings took notice and quickly, in a short and bloody battle, killed all of Aleric's followers and cast him out of the Steel Worlds, leaving him upon Gor, marked as a traitor to the rings.
Aleric, also have the tenacity of the kurii, slowly began to gather followers again. His plan was a simple one. Kill all humans. Kill any kurii that stood between him and the ultimate power for which he sought. Kill all Priest Kings. He would not stop until he ruled the Steel Worlds, Gor, and Earth.
Aleric's number one advisary is Autolycuss. Because of this he will attempt to steal anything that Lycuss possesses. He has found out that there is an egg carrier in the territory of Lycuss and hopes to capture her. His reason for wanting the egg carrier is two-fold: it will take something away from Lycuss and he can use the egg carrier to populate Gor with his own offspring, teaching them to follow him as troops.
Aleric will kill humans indescriminately, he sees them only as food. He will also capture them for the purpose of feeding his troops and breeding them like the cattle he sees them as. (Role Played Characters who attack Aleric and his forces do have the possibility of being killed, however, if only 1 BP is left the human character will usually be left to live or die during the healing process).
"Morevoer, I knew there were factions among Kurii. Doubtless they had individuals who were bolder, and those who were more cautious. The failure of the Torvaldsland probe might have had great impact in their councils. Perhaps a new party had come to pwoer among them. Perhaps now, a new strtegy, a new plan, was afoot. (Tribesmen of Gor)
"There are factions among Kurii." I said. "It is my feeling that this Kur may be our ally." "You are mad," said Samos. (Tribesmen of Gor)
Lycuss and Aleric both gather forces. They will battle each other. One for the Steel Worlds. The other for self gain. Woe to the humans who find themselves caught inbetween. (OOC If a RPC initializes an attack upon a kur, then that RPC opens the possibility of being killed, regardless of mun consent. Other than that scenario no RPCs will be killed during this story line unless it is agreed upon by the muns of the RPCs.)
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