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Xare <!–– closing ID=FDP or NOFDP 2001 ––> Posts: 124
From the TC pub 100 Notes is this questionable item:
"The rat king Champion will now be known as “The Piper.”"
Why in the world does Broadsword suddenly decided to mess with a boss that's been in the game for ~15 years? Power trip much?
Game is just going down the toilet. Someone wake me up when UO is finally put out of its misery.
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Barracoon (the term) is the origin point for the racial slur (last 4 letters of his name).
He is a vagrant minstrel which is almost totally reminiscent of the racially charged character Jim Crow.
He is some type of "less than" (sub) human.
He rules over the "vermin horde" (Vermin being a term used extensively in neo-nazi parlance to refer to minorities)
Rather a coincidence or not, this is not a kind picture to paint. The name change disabuses anyone who might think there is a racially charged encounter within the game.
"The Piper" is a reference to the rat king Champion's original theme based around the myth of the Pied Piper.
Glad we have the PC police looking out for us and keeping us straight [/sarcasm]
Let's move on