Category Archives: History

Culture Composites: Gejara

Even though the Imperial Heartlands culture composites are just one step from finished, I’ve decided to pass beyond the borders to write up the independent nation of Gejara instead.  The last Imperial province, after all, is Daecia and the Palace…

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Shapeshifting

Now this one, I can do! Once again, I’m taking a cue from Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn and babbling about one of the tropes in my writing, as identified in Diana Wynne Jones’ satiric take on fantasy worlds.  … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — Northern Barbarians

In this installment of Tough Traveling, I’ll be talking a bit about a culture that has had a lot of impact on the main setting of my story — but all externally.  What trope is this?  It’s the Northern Barbarians! … Continue reading

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Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn — City of Wizards

I think the only book in the FRB post for today that I’ve read is the Harry Potter series, though I do have Shadow and Bone on my list…somewhere down in the hundred-somethings, perhaps…  No reflection on the book’s perceived … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Corvia

I realized that while I was moving eastward through my cultures, I entirely skipped the Corvish (or Korvii) — which is weird, because they’re some of my favorites.  This may have to do with the fact that I am, myself, … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Trivestes

This week, we take a look at one of my favorite cultures, Trivestes — which probably says something bad about me, since they’re some of the meanest people on the continent.

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Non-Imperial and Clan Flags

I previously posted my attempt at making flags for my Imperial protectorates, some of which worked, some of which didn’t.  I can’t say that my skills with the GIMP2 program have particularly improved, but I do have a few more … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Amandon

Book 2 features the protectorate of Amandon as one of its settings, though since Cob is constitutionally incapable of actually going into a city, it spends more time as backdrop.  Nevertheless, it has its details like all of the other … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Wyndon

Another week, another look at the dysfunctional kingdoms, city-states and protectorates of the northern continent.  Today we have Wyndon, the second protectorate to be actually visited in the series — as opposed to being seen in flashbacks and dreams.

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Deity Profile: The Trifold Goddess

The Trifold Goddess is not a single deity, but an alliance of three entities who share power and act in concert — mostly.  They have a few collective names: the Shield, Torch and Hammer; the Maiden, Mother and Matron…and the … Continue reading

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