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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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Building Bahlaer, Part 1

In my previous post, I talked a bit about how I’m jealous of other people’s fancy maps.  As you probably know by now, I have lots and lots of my own maps, but the one I was specifically jealous about … Continue reading

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History 02: The Torch of Truth and Freedom, Part 2

In the wake of Vrin gih Dha’s death or disappearance, her children and followers fled into the city beyond the amphitheater.  Their ogre masters, blinded, were in too much of a disarray to have them pursued swiftly, and so they … Continue reading

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History 02: The Torch of Truth and Freedom, Part 1

By the time the ogrish civilization grew beyond the boundaries of the Heartlands, the rest of the skinchangers had become suitably alarmed by their strength.  Even more alarming was the speed at which humans procreated—for though many of the parent … Continue reading

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History 01: The Ogre Dominion and the Birth of Humanity

In the aftermath of the wraiths’ withdrawal, the combined skinchanger, elemental and ogre forces found themselves uncertain how to proceed.  They could no longer attack the wraith strongholds, but neither were they directly threatened, and in the pursuit of their … Continue reading

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Cosmology 8: The Withdrawal of the Wraiths and the Struggle for the Grey

At the same time that the Ravager and Guardian were cursing Tirindai, the western skinchangers and elementals were pulling down the flagship Liunaitheia, which belonged to the aggressive captain Darcaniel. Unlike with other fallen ships, which had been knocked down … Continue reading

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Cosmology 7: The Fourth Flight and the Thorn Curse

With the wraiths finally killable—at least in a manner that would stick for more than a few days—the skinchangers and beast-spirits decided to press their advantage.  Though the beast-spirits had lost much of their connection to their children, they could … Continue reading

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