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Things I Have Researched

In detailing my world and writing, I do a lot of research.  I’m a library worker at my Day Job, so I have good access to a lot of sources of in-depth exploration, but there are some questions out there … Continue reading

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Trope Roulette: My Instincts Are Showing

It’s been a while, but I’m ready for a second installment of Trope Roulette!  The idea is to visit that evil time-sink of a site, TVTropes, and hit the Random button until I find something I can talk about.  This … Continue reading

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Halion Creatures 3

I’d meant to do this post a while back, but I never got around to finishing the write-up.  Alas.  Anyway, since I have nothing to say for today’s Tough Traveling with Fantasy Review Barn, I decided to drag this one … Continue reading

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Culture Composites: Riddian

Picking up on our slow loop through the Imperial Heartlands, in this installment we visit the Kingdom of Riddian.  It has been allowed to stay a kingdom because it submitted to the Emperor in the early years of the Imperial … 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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Culture Composites: Haaraka

I hesitate a bit with this post because I’m not sure if it would constitute spoilers for book 2, so I think I’ll just show the images with a little bit of commentary, not the usual chunks of history and … 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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Culture Composites: Illane

Erica asked me to do Riddian next, but I had to veto that — we don’t see the province of Riddian until Book 3, whereas we start Book 1 in the city-states of Illane.  And I actually have a map … Continue reading

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