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Phileas Phogg

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Nationality Flag-UK.jpg British
Date of birth August 2011
Residence London
Sex male
Military
Rank Icon rank Private.png Private
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The Philibustering Philantropist

Phileas Phogg, the Philibustering Philantropist, who has nothing to fear, for after all, he is a British state citizen. Prone to the most daring wagers and breath-taking adventures, the former hot air balloon pilot has returned to the Motherland. On a mission to bring culture and art back to the eUK, he dazzles the audience with exxagerated eloquency, formidable feats of tinkering and dabbling and most of all, with the proverbial tongue in the even more proverbial cheek.

The Gentleman of Renown

Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world. People said that he resembled Byron -- at least that his head was Byronic; but he was a bearded, tranquil Byron, who might live on a thousand years without growing old.

Certainly an Englishman, it was more doubtful whether Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. He was never seen on 'Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the "City"; no ships ever came into London docks of which he was the owner; he had no public employment; he had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at the Temple, or Lincoln's Inn, or Gray's Inn; nor had his voice ever resounded in the Court of Chancery, or in the Exchequer, or the Queen's Bench, or the Ecclesiastical Courts. He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer. His name was strange to the scientific and learned societies, and he never was known to take part in the sage deliberations of the Royal Institution or the London Institution, the Artisan's Association or the Institution of Arts and Sciences. He belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of abolishing pernicious insects.

The Steamworks

The Steamworks are the virtual hub for many of the missing elements of eLife: arts, film, exhibitions, culture, ... With a single click, you will be able to visit exhibitions, attend virtual gigs, spend an e-night at the movies and much, much more. At the Steamworks, we realize eLife can be so much more than production, politics and battle alone.

Ever-growing, ever evolving, the Steamworks is continually tinkered with. To keep updated on new content or to contribute yourself, subscribe to the Steamworks Gazette, the newspaper by Phileas Phogg.