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20px-Cquote1.png I was beginning to think I wasn't going to get to do anything for this battle, besides cast buff spells on Sabine beforehand. (Which is not to imply that I didn't enjoy casting five spells with a range of Touch on a scantily-clad fiend chick, because I did.) 20px-Cquote2.png
Pompey
Pompey
Biographical information
First Comic

254

Last Comic

399

Physical description
Species

Half-elf

Gender

Male

Age

44+

Hair color

Red

Chronological and political information
Affiliation

Linear Guild

Class

Wizard (Conjurer)

Alignment

Neutral Evil[1]

Known masters

Warthog
Nale (former)

Status

Living

D&D Stats
Level

5+

Int

14+

Feats

Scribe scroll, Silent Spell, Still Spell

Skills

Knowledge: Arcana

Abilities

Half-elf racial abilities, barred schools: evocation and enchantment

Spells

Animate Rope, Summon Monster I, Summon Monster II, five unspecified touch-range buff spells

Pompey (1140 - Present) was a neutral evil half-elf wizard (Conjurer) who apprenticed at Warthog's School of Wizardry and Sorcery. He was hired by Nale to join The Linear Guild as the new "opposite" of Vaarsuvius, replacing Zz'dtri.

BiographyEdit

Pompey had a crush on Julia Greenhilt, having asked her out for dinner once per week for three semesters (though he was not alone in this). Fortunately the Linear Guild look well upon ulterior motives, and they chose to hire him just prior to kidnapping her. His first assignment was to keep watch of Julia while Roy and Sabine fought, but she escaped while he was engaged with the guards. Pompey was then caught by Roy and taken to the CPPD to be locked up, though he was soon rescued by Sabine, who was disguised as an officer. 

Afterwards, Nale assigned him to watch the local jail to ensure Elan's imprisonment. He abandoned his post, breaking out Leeky Windstaff in the process. He casually mentioned to Leeky that neglecting to inform Nale of Elan's escape would serve as his two-week notice.

Personality and TraitsEdit

Pompey was a young (for a half-elf), 43-year-old a the time of his introduction. In going with the opposites theme, he has purple robes and red hair (whereas V has, well, the opposite).

Pompey's distinct gender is also in contrast to the androgynous Vaarsuvius, and is something of a lecher; he commonly flirts with attractive females, and was partly put on prison duty because Sabine refused to carry him to Azure City due to his predilection towards "accidental" groping.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Conjurer: He was wizard who specialized in the spellcasting school of Conjuration, seeming to favor summoning Fiendish Giant Vermin in combat. Enchantment and Evocation were his barred schools. This makes him a direct opposite of Vaarsuvius, who freely uses Enchantment and Evocation, but is barred from using Conjuration spells.
  • Low level: compared to other members of the Guild, he was fairly low level. He only demonstrated being at least 5th level when he cast Still Spell Animate Rope.

TriviaEdit

  • His name might be a reference to the city of Pompeii, which was destroyed when the volcano Vesuvius (see Vaarsuvius) erupted. It has also been proposed that he is named after the Roman leader Pompey, Julius Caesar's enemy who married Caesar's daughter Julia (a possible reference to Julia Greenhilt). Rich Burlew seems to enjoy Roman history, having stated that he named Tarquin after an ancient Roman king.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Forum post by Rich Burlew
Linear Guild
NaleSabineThogZz'dtriHilgya FirehelmYikyikYokyokYukyukLeeky WindstaffPompey
Appearances
254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 342, 343, 350, 354, 356, 399

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