Basically a little spot for me to write how I'm feeling about a piece of work I've written, and its influences. I'll add more to this as I write more.
I made this character in the model of a Caesar-esqe figure. Of course, Caesar overthrew the Republic, while Rhaedestus was merely the last in a line of warlords, but I modelled him as a military genius and an autocrat in the style of Caesar. Unlike Caesar's great achievements prior to his Gallic and Civil wars, I made Rhaedestus less accomplished.
The picture used for his "likeness" was of the emperor Vespasian. Vespasian seemed apt to me, personality wise. Both Rhaedestus and Vespasian had some semblance of a humour, (although I definitely made R. have less of a humour) and I find V. remarka…
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