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Doctor Cuthbertson was the "Headman" of the village Blackwood on the planet EdenWorld. He met and negotiated with Magnus Morgan's exploration team, offering them cooperation and hospitality in return for the opportunity to examine their technology. Doctor Cuthbertson had spent his life gathering talented artisans to his village. With the help of these artisans, he later backward-engineered the landing team's technology to create aircraft and weapons to make war against the planet's rulers. Doctor Cuthbertson was part of the same genetic line as the Scions and possessed similar gift such as the ability to impose his will upon others. He restrained himself from using this gift except when necessary to preserve life or secure some other crucial objective. Backstory: Doctor Cuthbertson's family controlled an outlying Prefecture on the moon EdenWorld. As the elderly Scion was dying, he observed his family plotting and maneuvering to take over the throne when it became available. The machinations and intrigues disgusted him, and it struck him that this game occurred in every house in every Prefecture. He hated it, and more to the point, knew that there was no way he could beat the game himself. He left his home Prefecture and set out for the Unfinished Lands of the planet's remote frontier. He came to the village of Blackwood and chose to live there as he began his own plan to overthrow the planets ruling order. His subsequent war with the Scions of All the Prefectures did not succeed, but so weakened the social order that a subsequent uprising led by two red-haired wolf-boys from the Far Side of the planet ultimately succeeded. [Worlds Apart Book 02: EdenWorld]

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