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Zombies vs Steampunks Dance Party (Auckland, NZ)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augur Sep 13, 2011. 2 Replies

Auckland steam-synth/space punk act "Alex The Kid" are…Continue

Tags: party, event, gig, nz, auckland

John Carter (of Mars) by Disney/Pixar, due 9-Mar-2012

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. C.B. "Charlie" Diggs Aug 16, 2011. 20 Replies

The cinematic…Continue

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Collaborative writing - ideas for Augur's back-story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augur Jul 14, 2011. 16 Replies

This is an out-of-character (OOC) discussion. Feel free to speak plainly here. If you have read my…Continue

Tags: Back-story, Character_Development

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Introduction
My lords and ladies and gentle-beings of all astral planes and alternate dimensions, from past, present, and future, and from the multifarious planets of our solar system and beyond, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ernest Roebuck III, only son of Earl Roebuck of Chester, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and currently on Royal Commission as Surveyor-General of the antipodean islands known as Aotearoa / New Zealand, responsible for the establishment of trigonometric stations and cartography for the island group. I have an honorary Doctorate of Applied Luminiferous Aether Sublimation from the Edwardian University of Science.

However, all that said, I do not normally introduce myself quite so formally. Although I am officially known as Sir Ernest Roebuck III, KCB, FRS, FRGS, I am usually just referred to as "Augur". I took on this mononym upon reaching the antipodes, as I found that the local inhabitants scorned me for such a pretentious moniker. In order to gain the trust of the colonials, the military, and the indigenous United Tribes of Aotearoa (UToA), I have rejected the honours bestowed on me by Her Majesty, at least whilst I draw breath in the antipodes.

I am indebted to my patron and former tutor, Sir Richard Francis Burton of Oxford, to my father Earl Roebuck II, to my uncle Sir Tory Eversham of the Eversham Airship Company of Portsmouth, to my mentor Sir George Everest, and also to my good friend, John Carter of Virginia, in the New World. I also count among my friends many Tharks, Orovars, Okarians, and even Kaldanes of Barsoom, about which I shall not speak more of for now, but any who wish to may ask me further about Barsoom and I shall be only too pleased to tantalize you with tales of my travels there.

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A letter to the League of Airship Captains

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Sir Ernest Roebuck III, KCB, FRS, FRGS

Royal Cartographic Service, Aotearoa

375 Queen Street, Auckland

New Zealand

22 June 2011

Captain John Tybiruis Malcolm, and members of

The League of Airship Captains

C/o Steampunk Empire

 

Dear Captain Malcolm and associates,

Allow me first to introduce myself. My name is Ernest Roebuck III, but I am commonly known in the antipodes as Augur. I am a cartographer and geographer, and am currently in…

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A letter of enquiry about alternate transport between Earth and Barsoom

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Sir Ernest Roebuck III, KCB, FRS, FRGS

Royal Cartographic Service, Aotearoa

375 Queen Street, Auckland

New Zealand

20 June 2011

Ambassador Thora Chase

Independent Agent

Starburner Galactic Courier Service



Dear Ambassador Chase,

Allow me first to introduce myself. My name is Ernest Roebuck III, but I am commonly known in the antipodes as Augur. I am a cartographer and geographer, and am currently in Her Majesty's service as…

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Further information about my childhood

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

My father, Earl Roebuck of Chester, was a man of considerable means. His itinerant lifestyle as an assize court judge brought him into contact with all manner of merchants throughout England and abroad. Earl Roebuck was renown by his kin for never having the same mode of transport each time they met him. Being raised by Earl Roebuck meant continuous journeys by coach, steam automobile, or airship, and almost never in the same vehicle twice. Rumour had it that he would trade a vehicle as soon…

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Testimonial from Augur's friend John Carter

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Augur has patented the application of a focused luminiferous aether beam for use in theodolitic measurement instrumentation. This invention has expedited the occupation of surveyors around the world, and for this he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and appointed as one of Her Majesty's cartographic surveyors for the colony of New Zealand, a Royal commission with land and title in the antipodean colony. Upon arrival at the colony, Augur found that the title bestowed upon him by Her Majesty…

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At 3:34pm on August 4, 2011, Roger Curl said…

Greetings, Augur.

Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately my weekend has been planned for me.

Have great trip. R

At 2:26pm on July 20, 2011, Lady Emma Darry said…

Hello Augur. It has been some time. I trust all is well?

At 1:11pm on June 17, 2011, Dr Warwick said…
Ah yes, greetings.
 
 
 

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