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Harky here alludes to at least two or three diplomatic groups from Gastonia who promised things that their countrymen didn’t deliver. Maybe they were liars and maybe they were ignorant, but it doesn’t matter much. It makes all kinds of political sense for Harky not only to throw the predecessors’ sins right into this new group’s faces but for him to turn the new group’s deaths into reality TV.

Harky’s original design was by Erica– remember that “coming in 2010” preview? This page came out in December 2010 and he was the next-to-last thing on our list, with Syr’Nj’s varryn, the Best-Byron fight, and the airship coming before. But we weren’t quite going to have time to introduce HR before the end of the year, so maybe Phil had a point about those preview pages after all.