Random Facts #5, 6 & 7

Sorry about the absence. Progress on the chapter is slow but it’s coming along.

#5 Queen Madeleine’s first act as monarch of Australia was to outlaw torture. Up until then, what few authorities remained in the country were allowed to use torture in the course of their duties.

#6 South Italy, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and Morocco are mostly ruled by metahuman power groups in a nearly feudal system.

#7 The Knights of the Round Table are Britain’s primary team of superheroes, working with permission and support from the Crown & Congress itself.

7 thoughts on “Random Facts #5, 6 & 7

  1. So are the Knights of the Round Table an “official” vigilante team as in they are technically vigilantes, but are officially supported by the authorities?

    • They are not vigilantes at all, but rather a state funded, if mostly independently operating organisation.

      As has been mentioned before, West Europe has largely resisted efforts like the UH to unite and organise metahumans. Superheroes operate solo or in small teams (with a few exceptions), some with permission (and sometimes support) of their respective governments.

      With currently 12 serving members, the Knights of the round table represent the second-largest organized group of heroic metahumans in west Europe.

    • A contriver turned one into tofu as a demonstration of his orbital death-ray. Got a Noble prize for solving world hunger.

      /joke

  2. > #6 South Italy, […] are mostly ruled by metahuman power groups in a nearly feudal system.

    there’s super-mafia?

    > West Europe has largely resisted efforts like the UH to unite and organise metahumans.

    figures, the only organized metahuman group in Europe is the mob 😀

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