|Cult Of Stupidity|
|Date Published||Saturday, November 3, 2007|
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Well, this explains a lot.
|Red Mage||All I wanted to do was talk about the tragic story of my lonely life as the last of the Red Mages.|
|Red Mage||I mean, y'know, that's character development right there.|
|Red Mage||I could stop being so one-dimensional I could really live.|
|Muffin||Tragic stories of being the last of an elite order is pretty darn one-dimensional anyway.|
|Red Mage||Well, of course it is, but you get a good XP or kudos bonus for coming up with a backstory.|
Mine is a tale that sweeps through all of history!
|Muffin||Didn't really ask.|
|Red Mage||It begins with the thaumatic genius Red Magus and his mad theory that the universe is governed by numbers.|
|Red Mage||He started a secret society dedicated to the illumination of these numbers and their interactions.|
They found most of the rules concerned combat and magic systems.
|Red Mage||Probably because it'd be a really boring universe without them.|
But the knowledge they gained came at a terrible price.
|Red Mage||The order's numbers were never high.|
Probably because they had their sacred meetings on Friday nights when the other mages when clubbing.
|Red Mage||Membership dwindled with every generation.|
Probably because hitting each other with swords and spells to calculate their effects is fatal
And so, I am the last of order of Red Magi!
|Muffin||Oh, I see. You stupided yourselves into extinction.|