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The King's Men are a superhero group based in the United Kingdom. Not much is known about them, as none of their members appear in Worm. They were attacked by Glaistig Uaine at some point,[1] and the group was reliant anonymous donations from Cauldron for support,[2] they were unable to cut away from the PRT.[3] They did not attend the meeting set up by Cauldron.[4]

Related individualsEdit

Name Description
Athrwys Killed by Glaistig Uaine, mentioned together with the attack on the King's Men.[1] It's unknown if he was a member or not, although he is named after a Welsh king.[5]
Lord Walston Mentioned together with the King's Men in relation to two attacks by the Simurgh.[6][7]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Glaistig Uaine was one of the others, a contender for the title, though not necessarily in the public’s perception. The PRT had controlled how much information the public had about her, to keep people from getting too scared. She was a nonfactor, a captive in the Birdcage. She’d taken down Gray Boy, had attacked the King’s Men and slain Athrwys, and then she’d turned herself in. - Excerpt from Interlude 27
  2. The King’s Men were in debt. Easy enough to manage an anonymous donation, keep them afloat for another two months. - Excerpt from Interlude 21 (Donation Bonus #1)
  3. “Where do our biggest problems lie?”

    “The C.U.I. is first to mind. The Suits and the King’s Men will cooperate, because they have to. For the American teams, it varies from case to case. But we’re in the middle of negotiations with the C.U.I., and this won’t reflect well on us. That is, it won’t if we can’t get our footing here and make a strong showing at the next major event.” - Excerpt from Interlude 20 (Donation Bonus #1)
  4. I was surprised to see them. The Suits were capes from the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom had been obliterated. The leader of the Hearts, Swords and Cups weren’t present, leaving me to assume they were among the ones who hadn’t made it. The Suits managed different duties, classifying capes into groups for public service, fighting, intrigue, fast response and watching for malfeasance in other areas of the public. I’d read the PRT’s pages on them when I’d been investigating possible vectors for the end of the world, only to discover that the Suits were barely treading water as a group, in terms of funding and membership. Too many deaths to Endbringers, even before the pace had picked up, and the merchandising wasn’t working out, with the group accepting handouts from the PRT on a regular basis. Not exactly the image they’d given to the public, of an elite group that was hipper, cooler and more effective than the King’s Men.

    The King’s Men hadn’t made it, I noted. - Excerpt from Extinction 27.2
  5. Athrwys (sometimes misspelled as Arthwys) was a Prince, possibly a King, from Gwent in Wales, who is generally accepted as having lived in the early 7th century. - Athrwys ap Meurig, article from Wikipedia.
  6. Canberra, Feb 24th, 2011 // Simurgh
    Notes: Scion no-show. Legend/Eidolon victory.
    Target/Consequence: See file Polisher Treatise. See file Lord Walston and file King’s Men. - Excerpt from Scarab 25.6
  7. Manchester, June 5th, 2012 // Simurgh
    Notes: Defeat, no kill.
    Target/consequence: still unknown. Tie to Lord Walston? - Excerpt from Scarab 25.6

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