Virgo Sunsword

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Virgo Sunsword
RaceElf
ClassPaladin
Affiliation
GenderMale
Relationships
  • Daughters: Gwyneth Sunsword, Fox Sunsword, Sierra Sunsword, Merith Sunsword
  • Sons: Galen Sunsword, Kolvar Sunsword, Leopold Barringster
  • Godson: Phineas Barringster
  • Unnamed Wife (Barringster)
  • StatusDeceased
    AliasGrandpapi (By Phineas), Grand Paladin, Blade of the Realm
    ActorRob, DeadBones
    Campaigns
  • The New Crew
  • The Death of Virgo
  • The Cobblers
  • The Fall of Dundinborough
  • The Skeleton King
  • The Lightbeards
  • SeasonsSeason One Season Two Season Three
    Gallery


    "The Light gives us strength. The Light gives us courage. But most of all, the Light gives us hope!"
    — Virgo Sunsword

    Virgo Sunsword was a Noble Born Grand Paladin played by Rob in The New Crew, The Fall of Dundinborough and The Skeleton King as an NPC, and in The Death of Virgo as a player, and by DeadBones in The Lightbeards. He was a powerful Elf who acted as the patriarch of the Sunsword Family, Blade of the Realm on the Mana Arc, and Grand Paladin leading the Grand Paladin Order.

    Characteristics[edit]

    Appearance[edit]

    Virgo was a strong elf, with paladin-looking armor. He had a scar over his right eye, and was seen to have thin white hair.

    In his youth, Virgo was slimmer, less muscular and wore glasses.

    Personality[edit]

    Virgo seemed to be a very tough, hardy elf. Being the father of Gwyneth Sunsword and a Grand Paladin, he has quite formidable strength, as a normal punch did serious damage to his godson Phineas Barringster.

    Virgo was a very intimidating man who did not hesitate to put people in their place. During the fight with the Crew of the Bocoe, Virgo left the helm of his ship by leaping to extreme heights and landing in the middle of the Bocoe. He continued to display his physical prowess by staring down an extremely large Porc without hesitation or reserve. The intimidation goes past his physical prowess, as he managed to scare Merci to give up the fight and reserve to going to the Silvermine Mountains. Even with a glance, Phineas Barringster, his godson, was rendered helpless in fear of his godfather. Once Virgo boarded, he mentioned how Phineas has irritated him in the past and proceeded to punch him in the face.

    In his youth, Virgo was nerdier, and seemed to dedicate himself more to the pen than the sword.

    Relationships[edit]

    The Sunsword Family[edit]

    Virgo was the father of Gwyneth Sunsword, Galen Sunsword, and five other children: Sierra, Kolvar, Fox, Merith, and Leopold Barringster, who no longer uses the Sunsword name. He has entrusted all of his seven children with tang-colored keys, of which he had the eighth. He was also the godfather of Phineas Barringster. It is unknown what his relationships with his family were like, but it is clear that he was well-respected and/or feared among his relations (most notably by Phineas).

    Ghana Ens Sin[edit]

    Ghana Ens Sin is the second in command of Virgo's personal squadron. They were very close, having worked with one another for many years, going back to the times preceding the Ironstone Accords. They both held a feeling of great respect and admiration for one other and often joke about new recruits or experiences they have shared together. Virgo often approached Ghana to consult his Pearl of Hindsight "eye", although he tends to use it incorrectly.

    Nathaniel Granger[edit]

    Virgo shared a peculiar relationship with a member of his personal squadron, Nathaniel Granger. Virgo had apparently demanded that Granger's wife, Cecilia marry him, to which Nathaniel refused. Virgo kidnapped Cecilia, and she was eventually murdered by Virgo himself. Nathaniel, appears to have forgiven Virgo for his transgressions, and believes him at his word that "Nothing happened" between himself and Cecilia. Regardless, there was some occasional awkwardness between the two at times, further made awkward by the fact that Granger's Nimbus Cloud houses Cecilia's spirit. Virgo remained apologetic about the matter.

    In truth, Cecilia had once been a member of Virgo's squadron many years prior to her marriage to Nathaniel, as well as his consort, until she was captured and believed to have been killed in an Ageless raid. She was instead forcibly turned into an Ageless herself and subsequently went into hiding in a small town. There she met and eventually married Nathaniel, only to be discovered by Virgo (who had been the governing party of the small town) on the night of the wedding and subsequently taken. Knowing that she had to be an Ageless after surviving the raid, Virgo was forced to kill Cecilia. Nathaniel discovered the body and revived his deceased wife as a Nimbus. Despite their storied history, Cecilia appears to be on good terms with Virgo, having no hard feelings over her death. Virgo and Cecilia have mutually agreed to spare Nathaniel the truth of her death and both insist that nothing happened.

    Other members of Virgo's personal squadron throughout the years include: Tennís, Jenathorn Barringster as well as his son, Galen.

    Bruce Willakers[edit]

    Virgo and the former Grand Paladin were very close and trusted friends. Virgo originally admired the Light within Bruce, and agreed to join his paladin order, eventually leading to him aiding Bruce in slaying Virendra Willakers, and later taking on the mantle of Grand Paladin from Bruce.

    Character Inventory[edit]

    CURRENT

    Powers & Abilities Belongings

    Traits[edit]

    • [{Race / Elf}]
    • [{Class / Paladin}]
    • [{Cornerstone / Champion's Seed}]
    • [{Attribute / Follower of the Light}]

    Passives[edit]

    • [{Paladin / Divine Favor}]
    • [{Supplies / Pearl of Hindsight}]

    Abilities[edit]

    • [{Legendary / Greater Lay on Hands}]
    • [{Berserker / Seismic Slam}]
    • [{Paladin / Conversion}]
    • [{Paladin / Lay On Hands}]
    • [{Paladin / Martyr}]
    • [{Sorcerer / Blink}]
    • [{Companion Ability / Seismic Slam EX}]

    Former Abilities[edit]

    • [{Wizard / Arcane Beam}]

    Current[edit]

    • [{Paladin / Heavy Plate}]
    • [{Paladin / Warhammer}]
    • [{Supplies / Pearl of Hindsight}]
    • [{Suncleric / Ankh of Kallisto}]

    Former Belongings[edit]

    • Quickness Elixir



    YOUNG

    Powers & Abilities Belongings

    Traits[edit]

    • [{Race / Elf}]
    • [{Class / Berserker}]
    • [{Cornerstone / Champion's Seed}]
    • [{Attribute / Intelligent}]

    Passives[edit]

    • [{Berserker / Death Wish}]
    • [{Berserker / Strong Armed}]
    • [{Passive / Mind Fist}]

    Abilities[edit]

    • [{Berserker / Double Frost}]
    • [{Berserker / Seismic Slam}]
    • [{Berserker / Unstoppable}]
    • [{Companion Ability / Lay on Hands EX}]
    • [{Companion Ability / Thunderous Roar EX}]
    • [{Enchanter / Mending Magic}]
    • [{Monk / Spirit Rush}]
    • [{Paladin / Divine Intervention}]

    Former Abilities[edit]

    Current[edit]

    • [{Armor / Fiery Regalia}]
    • [{Berserker / Waraxe}]
    • [{Weapon / Duskblade}] (x2)

    Former Belongings[edit]

    History[edit]

    Background[edit]

    Many years ago, Virgo Sunsword did battle with the Cult of Bones and their deity, The Ageless One. Although the Cultists, being Ageless, were immune to most types of damage, Virgo found a way to defeat and kill off many of them. He also found a way to defeat the Ageless One, and force him into a prolonged slumber. Where the Ageless One slept, Virgo ordered the construction of mountains on top of it. These mountains became the Silvermine Mountains.

    The Lightbeards[edit]

    The Fall of Dundinborough[edit]

    Virgo and his personal squadron (this time made up of Galen Sunsword, Jenathorn Barringster, Ghana Ens Sin and Cecilia Briggs) make a visit to the Dwarven stronghold of Dundinborough to discuss the prospect of the King of Dundinborough's signing of the Ironstone Accords. King Dundinborough takes issue with the wording of the accords, notably the suggestion that Elves and Dwarves are not to be seen as equal races. Seeking to prove his race's worth, he and Virgo have their men face off in combat to prove superiority. King Dundinborough's men would defeat Virgo's men, but somewhat fail to make their point, as they had an elf on their side. Virgo would eventually leave Dundinborough, but would leave his squad and James Briggs in the dwarven kingdom as acting security and representatives.

    King Dundinborough would ultimately stall his agreement to sign the accords until it was too late, as a massive Ageless raid, lead by Bopen the Skeleton King himself, came and overwhelmed Dundinborough Castle. Without the protection provided by the Accords, the kingdom fell in a night. Virgo's men and King Dundinborough's personal guards would split up to retrieve backup, but would ultimately fail to save the kingdom and the royal family.

    During this time, he was in a relationship with Cecilia Briggs, who also acted as a notable member of Virgo's person squadron of Elven military. One day, Cecilia was captured and believed to be killed during an Ageless raid, but was apparently forced to become an Ageless to save her own life. Briggs would go into hiding in a small town, eventually falling in love marrying a Dwelf by the name of Nathaniel Granger, taking his surname. Unfortunately, Cecilia was discovered by Virgo on the night of her wedding. Knowing that she must have become an Ageless to have survived the raid, Virgo took Cecilia and killed her. Cecilia's cursed soul fused with soul of her husband through Earth Magic, and she became become Nathaniel's Nimbus. Either out of pity or perhaps out of concern for the Dwelf's soul (being joined with the soul of a former ageless), Virgo would have Nathaniel join his personal squadron after Granger quickly rose through the ranks of the Elven military.

    The Death of Virgo[edit]

    Virgo Sunsword leads a group of Elven elite to investigate the disappearance of an entire Elf village and the two Elven rescue squads' sent to investigate. After finding Reginald Barringster III there and his mute squire, Simon, Virgo was immediately suspicious but decided to carry on his search with the new direction and forced accompaniment of Reginald and, subsequently, his squire. A brief altercation with Elaphelks occurs soon after the group exits the village where one is charmed into a companion by Nathaniel Granger who insists they keep it. A short scene then occurs where the decision to bring this newly acquired companion over a frozen lake is discussed and, after an amazing leap across it by the Elaphelk and a tedious journey across for others, the group continues on its investigation. An intense battle then occurs between the crew and a new enemy, Snobolds, that results in a victory for the crew but, after a critical fail when Virgo attempts to fix Simon's vocal cords with Lay on Hands, Simon's neck is snapped accidentally and his body is left in the snow as the crew continue on with a very disgruntled Reginald. They then discover a cave full of gnomes where the crew tries to teleport one of them via using Cecilia Granger's ability. This quickly fails and the group are forced to move further into the cave, but not before Reginald disappears. They then discover the kidnapped people were turned into the horrifying Flesh Monstrosity by a group of Flesh Weaving gnomes lead by Smiggons. After the battle Tennís finds a sort of 'receipt' that is for the deliverance of bodies of said kidnapped people signed by Reginald Barringster III.

    The Cobblers[edit]

    During Borris Cobbler's third seizure-induced dream, he sees Virgo Sunsword questioning a small Gnome in a cave. The Gnome reveals that Reginald Barringster III had asked them to sew together the Flesh Monstrosity from the Elven village people, which causes Virgo to confront Reginald. By seeing this vision, Borris believes Reginald to be a traitor, and destroys his mind with Dreambolt, which leads him to be corrupted by Legion, which then later causes him to set up the events for The Death of Virgo, as the vision was of the future. It is currently unknown if Virgo ever found and dealt with Reginald Barringster.

    The New Crew[edit]

    After the Crew of the Bocoe was able to steal the key from the beach resort house, they were on their way back to Nisovin, when they encountered an Elven ship containing many Sun Clerics, and Virgo. Virgo was able to leap across to the Bocoe, from the ship he was commanding to attack the crew. Eventually he was able to round up most of the crew, with the exception of the two goblins, Marco and Polo, as well as Rick Snot. After that, he sentenced them to the Silvermine Mountains.

    The Skeleton King[edit]

    Before he could take Prisoners to the Mountain, he and his boat are attacked by Bopen and his Ageless Crew. He immediately goes on board this attacking ship, and duels with Bopen while his crew deals with the Ageless, who start to overwhelm them.

    The Senate of Deadlantis[edit]

    Fate[edit]

    After a long battle with Bopen, Virgo suplexes Bopen, crushing his skull. Virgo and the Sunswords start to make a comeback, until Virgo hears something that should be impossible: cackling, from Bopen himself. Bopen decapitates Virgo, and after charring his skull, replaces his own skull with Virgo's. Virgo dies from this, and the fate of the rest of his crew, and the Prisoners he was transporting, remain unknown.

    See Also[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • About 10% of the [{Treasure / Dungeoneer Encyclopedia}] is filled with facts about Virgo.
    • Virgo was the original character to be featured on the Paladin's class cards in Season 3.