And lo, the title for book three was unleashed upon the world. And there was much rejoicing. Only two more chapters of "The Governor-General's Oath" to go and we can get right into yet another literary quagmire. Are you excited? I am. This is my eager face.
The morning went by quickly, and the communication crystal finally alerted Jandle, thanks to the 2nd Army garrison in Brakoff, that the dwarven caravan had left the city and was on its way to Castle Linkristle. He awoke his master, and Grundoon laid there on his cot, blinking in the sunshine that was streaming into … Continue reading The Governor-General’s Oath; Chapter 38
The ruler of Fanolania, King Carloman, has finally given in to his elven spiritual urges, and is readying for his last journey on this world. This is by far the most notable elf to seek transport to the great hereafter, and it is being followed closely by everyone that lives along the king's final route. … Continue reading A King says Farewell
In some places a squire is a wealthy landowner, or an apprentice knight who learns from their master as they make the journey to become knights themselves. In Slothjemia, though, a squire is in a class all to themselves. Neither warrior nor wizard, rogue or priest (and certainly not psionicist), the squire is something akin … Continue reading Slothjemian Squires
The snow had melted throughout Romilmark, except for the peaks surrounding what would become Slothjemia’s newest Grafdom. There was plenty of water in the creeks and rivers, and the startling green of the grass, new leaves on the trees, and budding wildflowers. There were occasional rain showers, but the icy winds had ceased for the … Continue reading The Governor-General’s Oath; Chapter 37
With book two winding down and the third one all set to begin rolling out, I have begun to turn my attention to book five. I hadn't really settled on a suitable main character, partly because I felt as though there were too many directions in which the next novel could run. I was torn … Continue reading Writing for Oneself
Long ago when I first came across the details of the Knights of Solamnia, I was immediately intrigued. Here was a lavishly intricate hierarchy for a system of lesser nobles that was perfect for any game setting requiring a group of armed, determined, and heroic leaders to see society through difficult times. As presented in … Continue reading Borrow an idea, improve it, and set it free
It was midafternoon when the storm began, and the snow fell almost nonstop for nearly a week. Soldiers assisted the civilian authorities in keeping the main streets and roads as clear as they could, but the winter was going to have its way regardless. Urds were put to work flying messages to and from the … Continue reading The Governor-General’s Oath; Chapter 36