Bruce the Hoon

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Bruce the Hoon was a near-legendary Barbarian hero, whose exploits were recounted over and over again by Truckle the Uncivil when he rode (or, at least, limped) with the Silver Horde, to the exasperation of its leader, Cohen the Barbarian. Apparently Bruce had an army of Skeletal warriors at some point, but even they didn't stop him from dying...


Bruce is seen in the UK as an Aussie name - in fact, the Aussie male name, just as 'Sheila' is the name for an Aussie female. "Hoon" is a derogatory term used in Australia and New Zealand, to refer to a young person who engages in loutish, anti-social behaviour. In particular, it is used to refer to one who drives a car in a manner which is anti-social by the standards of contemporary society, that is, fast, noisily and/or dangerously.

However, whatever Australia's "loose" alignment is with the continent of XXXX, the idea of a Fourecksian Barbarian is a bit far-fetched... Perhaps the word 'Hoon' and the name 'Bruce' will come to be associated with Fourecks in centuries to come, based on the laddish, loutish behaviour of this forthright fellow, much as the term 'Thug' has come to describe English football hooligans, a far cry from its original incarnation as a Thuggee cult member who worshipped Kali through the strangulation of unwary travellers along India's great highways.

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