A is for: Any Given Day / Access Restricted

I had a couple of different ideas of how to start off the A-Z month, but a little bit of fiction seemed like a good fit. Then I had trouble picking just the one idea to flesh out. So you get two!   "Shades." The smart blinds rolled slowly up the windows, revealing the bright … Continue reading A is for: Any Given Day / Access Restricted

Razir – a continuation

(This piece is part of a work in progress, a continuation of a piece I wrote in 2014, where I spent 20 minutes writing what I had brewed in my head so far. I've since wanted to go back and rewrite that piece, make it closer to how I want it to be. I probably … Continue reading Razir – a continuation

J is for: Jhomal ab-Braetha, Agent of the Willow Court

"My name is Jhomal. For several years now, my life has not been my own. I was once a petty thief, but I had dreams. I travelled, trying to keep ahead of any bad reputations. I changed my name more than once, for what little good it did me in the end. When they caught … Continue reading J is for: Jhomal ab-Braetha, Agent of the Willow Court

Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

His eye jolted open at the sound of a distant screaming. His arms and legs were cold, his clothes and hair stuck to him with water. Saltwater and gritty sand covered his lips. He didn't know where he was. Razir had fallen asleep in his room at the inn, exhausted, fresh into port. He didn't … Continue reading Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

The Nobles and their houses

I've been saying I'll do this for a while, but I never got around to it. No time like the present.So far, the only Noble households I've bothered with are Hawksmoore, Foxworthy, Mandeville, Wenlock and Dabbler. A great many of the nobles are resentful that upstarts with money are now able to buy themselves power … Continue reading The Nobles and their houses

Queenstown part 4

The pseudo-district of Outwall is a shantytown built up along the main approaches to the city, as well as around the walls themselves. By far the largest outpouring is along the Old Kings Highway, west towards Kingsmead, also close to the Midlands River.The poorest of the poor and those scraping the bottom of the barrel … Continue reading Queenstown part 4

Kingsmead character overview part 2

This update is a more in depth look at the Hunter family in Kingsmead. I tried not to be too detailed. The point is to outline the heads of the family and a handful of important characters. The ones that aren't so important are at least getting a little plot drop. Pa Hunter Ulfrik Hunter, … Continue reading Kingsmead character overview part 2

Kingsmead character overview part 1

So I took my time with this update. First off, I'm going to run through important characters that live in Kingsmead. There are, apart from two exceptions, all human. This is because I'm kind of lazy, and saw it as a human dominated settlement. There are no doubt a few others dotted about, but the … Continue reading Kingsmead character overview part 1

Kingsmead general overview

The village of Kingsmead stands on the south side of the ford of the Midlands River, with a small apple and pear orchard opposite on the northern bank. The fields around the village are usually grazed by herds of goats and droves of domesticated rabbits. Any sewing of seeds leads to small subsistence patches for … Continue reading Kingsmead general overview