Aurel Vlaicu

Faction:The Radiant
Primary Attribute: Agility
Attack Type: Ranged
Role(s): carry, disabler, pusher

Gyrocopter's Stats

STR 63 at 25 (18 + 1.8/level)
AGI 94 at 25 (24 + 2.8/level)
INT 71.5 at 25 (19 + 2.1/level)
Health 1689 at 25
Mana 1209 at 25
Damage 37 - 47
Range 375
Armor 4.36
Movement 315

Rocket Barrage

Launches a salvo of rockets at nearby enemy units in a radius around the Gyrocopter. Lasts 3...

Homing Missile

Fires a homing missile to seek the targeted enemy unit. The missile gains speed over time, and...

Flak Cannon

Gyrocopter's attacks hit all enemy units in an area around it for a limited number of attacks....

Call Down

Call down an aerial missile strike on enemy units in a target area. Two missiles arrive in...
After serving through a lifetime of wars, upheaval, riots, and revolutions, the brass figured Aurel had seen enough. But in addition to a few trinkets and his considerable pension, the erstwhile engineer left with something far more interesting: a long-forgotten, incomplete schematic for a Gyrocopter, the world’s first manned, non-magical flying device. Retiring to the tropical obscurity of the Ash Archipelago with little else but time and money, he set to work building the device. As the years wore on and the remains of failed prototypes began to pile up, he began to wonder if mechanical flight was even possible. A decade and a day after his retirement, on a sunny afternoon with a southerly breeze, Aurel sat in his latest attempt bristling with indignation and expectant failure. With a grunt of effort he pulled the ignition cord and covered his head, waiting for the inevitable explosion. However to his great surprise he began to lift and, following a few panicked adjustments, stabilize. Within an hour, he was ducking and weaving with the breeze, level with the gulls, and Aurel found himself filled with the breathless wonder of flight. As dusk settled in he set a course back to his workshop, but no sooner had he turned his craft when a cannonball tore through his tailfin. Disentangling himself from the wreckage, he swam toward the nearest piece of land in sight, and cursed to see the ship responsible for the cannonball collecting the debris. Days later, when Aurel returned to his workshop, he set to work on yet another gyrocopter, this one capable of carrying a much heavier, more dangerous payload.

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Blitxxen (7) | September 4, 2012 8:36am
Wulfstan wrote:

Aurel Vlaicu is the name of a Romanian inventor that created the first airplane made of metal.

Interesting, thank you. :)
Wulfstan (76) | September 4, 2012 8:34am
Aurel Vlaicu is the name of a Romanian inventor that created the first airplane made of metal.
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