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Perhaps you’re wondering why I’ve posted at picture of a 17th Century Puritan here? Well, I suppose a good guess would be the theme behind the futuristic Ironsides and their leader, Cromwell, who takes his inspiration from the original Lord High Protector. Of course, you’d be right, but tonight I’m going to cover one of their number in particular – Ariel, mysterious adviser to the top man himself. And mysterious he is – nobody knows his background, but he is certainly held in a great deal of awe, as well as being majorly feared by the others who surround Cromwell. And the relevance of the Puritan? Well, this is similar to how he dresses, though Ariel himself has a neatly trimmed beard and a bald head. He wears typical Puritan style clothing, a black brimmed hat and a large swishing cloak. Whenever his cold presence is felt, others tremble. Is he a religious Neo-Puritan himself, as are most of Cromwell’s followers? Well, on the surface, yes, but there is something else below the veneer which makes him so vital to the Lord High Protector as a mentor and adviser. He is not quite what he seems. His counsel is responsible for Cromwell’s interest in Patrick and ultimately leads to a mission being sent to find the Salopian. His appearance in the novel is certainly insidious, and despite the fact he is feared, there are some who seriously resent him as well….
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