Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the thriller Dead Six.
My next novel, Warbound, will be available August 2013. All of my books are available in eBook format from the Kindle store or at Baen.com, and in audiobook on Audible.com.
Actually, I was thinking of Pete Steele (rest in peace): about 6-5, but built so big that he doesn’t look tall unless you have something to put him in scale.
In fact, Pete Steele would have made a great Franks. Just slap him into a business suit and tell him to look menacing.
It’s easy to be bad ass when you are a hair’s breath away from being immortal/indestructible.
Pitt fights the good fight knowing he will one day die fighting. Not to say Franks wouldn’t continue to fight if he were to become mortal. Until then though Pitt takes the win in Badassery.
I’m guessing that Franks is effectively immortal. Even if he was only 14 in 1776, he’s still 250. He might even have consciousness stretching back a lot further. A lot.
With a perspective like that, normal human lifetimes must seem extremely short, and a slight further shortening them to prevent enslavement/buffet of all humanity by Cthulhu & Co. may not seem significant.
What difference does it really make in the grand scheme of things if a mayfly dies of a swat on day 2, instead of old age on day 3? It might even seem merciful, since the last part of human life is usually a miserable downhill trip.
If Franks has been hanging around since the beginning of the universe, he’d barely even notice human lives. Except the ones that piss him off.
If he believes that his killing innocents is saving literally hundereds of millions of innocents, then it’s much easier to pull the trigger on those who refuse to shut up. Franks almost certainly believes the very act of breaking silence endangers all humanity. He had a friend, and was upset at her horrible murder, so he isn’t heartless.
I’d guess he simply resolved one day that that the blabbermouths are going to die anyway. They can either go cleanly by his gunshot, or horribly, with everyone else, as lunch for the elder gods.
It looks like it will be a stand alone system. That said I haven’t seen a decent DM who can’t adapt or incorporate any good system or source book into another system.
It’s looking like the system will be pretty low magic in terms of the PCs, which might be a refreshing take.