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Fergus mac Roich

Profile

Fergus mac Roich is a warrior and a ladies' man, so he can't really choose between being a lover and a fighter. In that case, you can find him warming a lovely lass's bed or practicing his swordplay with friends. Fergie's a former king of Ulster, but now he's a loyal soldier—to whichever Irish king he feels he owes allegiance to. That allegiance might change from time to time, but one thing remains the same—he's Fergalicious.

Basic Information

Name

Fergus mac Roich

Nickname

Fergie, Fergie Ferg, Fergalicious, Big Man F

Sex

Male

Current city

I migrate a lot—from Tara to Emain Macha and back, as well as Cruachan, capital of Connacht.

Work & Education

Occupation

Ex-king of Ulster; warrior of the Red Branch of Ulster

Education

Trained as a soldier in Ulster

Beliefs

Political views

Monarchist

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Ross was my dad and Roich was my mom.

Siblings

My half-brother, Fachtna, was king of Ulster before me.

Children

Conchobar mac Nessa is my stepson and Cuchulain is my foster son. I have three boys of my own—Ciar, Corc, and Conmac. When one of my sons was killed by Conchobar's men while protecting Naoise, though, all bets were off.

Friends

Conchobar mac Nessa, Cuchulain, the Sons of Uisnach, Deirdre, Ailill of Connacht, Conall Cernach, who's my fellow warrior

Enemies

I switch political sides often enough that I've both loved and hated Conchobar and Ailill. Also, I hate Lugaid, Ailill's flunky who murdered me.

Relationships

Relationship status

Always lookin' for ladies. Once married to Nessa and former lover of Maeve; boyfriend of Flidais.

Interested in

Nothing but ladies

Favorites

TV Shows

The King of Queens
Xena: Warrior Princess

Battlestar Galactica

I wonder if this is how we'll fight in the future.
Men at Work

Quotations

"You, you, you are, You, you, you are
Womanizer, Womanizer, Womanizer (Womanizer)."
-Britney Spears, "Womanizer"

"It wasn't that I didn't feel like sharing. Mostly I just figured they couldn't do anything about it, so there was no point in worrying them. I said, 'A wee little bit,' instead, in honor of being in Ireland, where one adjective was never enough if three would do."-C.E. Murphy, Raven Calls

"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."-John Lennon

"I know what I'm capable of; I am a soldier now, a warrior. I am someone to fear, not hunt." -Pittacus Lore, The Rise of Nine

Books

The Epic of Gilgamesh
The original warrior.
Stephenie Meyer— Twilight
Even I can appreciate a good angsty romance.
Khalid Hosseini— Kite Runner
William Shakespeare— Macbeth
Haunting! Cuchulain likes this one, for some reason.
J.K. Rowling— Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
If Harry had been Irish, there might have been some more interesting magic used here.
Ernest Hemingway— The Old Man and the Sea
Stephen King— The Shining
I always hide behind Conchobar when I read this one.
Homer— The Odyssey
Robert Cormier— I am the Cheese
I've met too many farmers in dells for this one not to be a favorite.
Suzanne Collins— The Hunger Games

Music

Public Enemy—"Fight the Power"
I fought against a few too many powers in my own time!
Lady Gaga—"Paparazzi"
I can't help but dance to this one!
Guns N' Roses—"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Bee Gees—"Stayin' Alive"
This can be hard in battle, especially when you're fighting kids you trained.
Aretha Franklin—"Respect"
MGMT—"Kids"
Billy Joel—"We Didn't Start the Fire"
Fergie—"Fergalicious"

Movies

Pearl Harbor
This is worse than any war I've ever been in.
The Ladies Man

They should have cast me in the lead role!
My Stepson, My Lover

Conchobar and I were close...but we didn't get this close.
King Arthur
Traitor

Crazy, Stupid, Love
.
Love is all of these things.
The Most Fertile Man in Ireland

Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire

Activities & Interests

Likes

Swordplay
Miss Ireland competitions
My friends in the Red Branch
Other men's wives
Long trail rides

Interests

Erotology
Hoplology
Military history
Women's studies
Hippology

Groups

Masculinity and Virility, defined 
Proud to Be Irish
Fergalicious
I Love Pot Belly Pigs

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