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Dining Room Battles26 Apr 2021 1:55 p.m. PST


The Holy Therns were a vicious Martian cult populated by the therns. Inhabitants of the Valley Dor, they worshipped the "living goddess" Issus (who is actually merely an ancient Black Martian woman), and sought to keep her happy with human sacrifices. For centuries, they enthusiastically promoted the idea that the Valley Dor is the gateway to Martian Heaven and decreed that any Martian who had reached 1,000 years of age or merely tired of living should travel to the valley to either spend the rest of eternity in paradise or be reborn.



bobspruster26 Apr 2021 2:26 p.m. PST

I hate those guys.

bobspruster26 Apr 2021 2:27 p.m. PST

The Thern, not your figures!

PzGeneral26 Apr 2021 3:31 p.m. PST


I love all things John Carter grin

Bashytubits26 Apr 2021 4:33 p.m. PST

If John Carter finds them they will be the holey Therns, hehe.

The Shadow27 Apr 2021 6:16 a.m. PST

IMHO, "The Gods of Mars" was the most interesting of the "John Carter" novels with it's anti-religion theme. Very compelling read.

SpuriousMilius27 Apr 2021 9:25 a.m. PST

I got some minis designed as Therns decades ago; I think that they are Brigade Game minis. They're excellent figures but are small compared to the Bronze Age models.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2021 11:29 a.m. PST

All the figures are small compared to Bronze Age

SpuriousMilius30 Apr 2021 9:02 a.m. PST

I found some plastic heads with long hair (perhaps from the Mordheim sprue) & I've put them on Bronze Age bodies so that when I finish painting them I'll have a faction of Therns that match my other Barsoomians in size.

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