In addition to the Field Marshal, there are two other ranks that are unique in the Slothjemian army. One is the rank of Governor-General, but that is going to be explored in depth in the upcoming book, "The Governor-General's Oath." The other is Sergeant-Major, one of the most important jobs the army has to offer. … Continue reading Unique Ranks of the Realm
Month: December 2017
Slothjemian Army Units; Part 1
Boasting the only professional, full-time military anywhere in the continent, Slothjemia has a very different way of designating it's army units than does anyone else. In virtually every other nation, military matters are handled by raising armies from conscripted peasants or hired freemen, led by knights and other nobles. This is not the setup in … Continue reading Slothjemian Army Units; Part 1
Religion in Slothjemia’s World
Anyone familiar with Dungeons & Dragons is probably aware that when it comes to religion, the game steers people away from current theologies with a vigor generally used to avoid being gored by a bull in Pamplona. They even go so far as to promote long-dead polytheistic religions, suggesting that ancient mythological deities such as … Continue reading Religion in Slothjemia’s World
Twitch & Co.
That closes out the only book about Twitch that has yet been completed. As always, we are interested in what you, the intrepid reader, thinks about the material presented here. Did you enjoy the tale? What would you have liked to see more of? How about less of? Less of everything, you say? Smart aleck. … Continue reading Twitch & Co.
The White Badge of Deceit; Chapter 15
Twitch was by this time already through the Grey Alps, and nearly home. He was about half a day south of Turda when he spotted the platinum blonde woman on the chestnut horse. He chuckled as he approached. She was sitting on her horse, watching him and waiting. “Allo, Yvonne!” Twitch sang out, his voice … Continue reading The White Badge of Deceit; Chapter 15
Lord Cleaver; Keeper of the Mercenaries
The Lord Cleaver, despite the connotations of the job, is a role for a businessman more than it is a task for a soldier. It requires a level headed approach to diplomacy, a working knowledge of who Slothjemia views as a potential adversary, and a keen eye for knowing when to hold back resources instead … Continue reading Lord Cleaver; Keeper of the Mercenaries
We are pleased to announce the title for the second book in the Grundoon series. There was some trepidation that the title would give too much away, but then it was realized that nobody knows what in the hell I am talking about regardless. So here, in brilliant homemade signage, we present: Look for … Continue reading Book Two!
Howling to the South
There is a grievously popular trend in fantasy fiction these days, wherein vampires are at war with werewolves. Yes, that's cute. Reduce all of humanity to being bit players in a chess game between two powerful, supernatural evils alternately cast as the bad guys and the not-quite-as-bad guys. Throw in a fistful of glitter, and … Continue reading Howling to the South
One of my Christmas gifts this year was this little sign set. I can't remember any gift that has brought me this much pure delight. I post movies for my daughter every week on the Facebook (we share a love of MST3K), and now I can make a sign for each one, too. Something about … Continue reading Custom Signage
The Wicked Pixie
In the capital of Slothjemia, the towering fortified city of Jordrakenschloss, there are literally thousands of people working for the Royal Bureaucratic Council. If you have been reading this blog, you know that the heads of various departments, or offices, within this council are powerful individuals. But there are always those in the lower ranks … Continue reading The Wicked Pixie
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