Monthly Archives: August 2015

Those Elusive PIEs

Another Iris Einstein Theory I admit it. I am obsessed. It seems everything I read comes around to this. But I’ve finally sussed it and so I must share it. It’s that perennial question: Where was the homeland of the … Continue reading

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Episode 2 of Alsalda Detah was surprised when Granary Master Bukarn invited the four Saramequai horsemen to share in the family’s evening meal. Not because of their clans, who rather would slaughter each other than talk. It’s Mistress Alenta: she can’t abide anything Uestin. Detah … Continue reading

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Fantasy Names

It is a cliché that character and place names in fantasy fiction should be ‘strange’. The more distant in time and space, the weirder the names. The reason isn’t hard to divine. Unfamiliar character and place names helps to set … Continue reading

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crimsonprose’s new serialised story—ALSALDA—starts here. Episode 1 of Alsalda How many times now had Detah slipped between the wood of her bed and the rough plastered wall, hips nipped and arms squeezed alongside her, and no one yet had discovered … Continue reading

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The Making of the Dals

An Alsalda Supplement The Yamin, sons of Beli, fled the Flood, those who did survive, those three. The Uissids found them, wrapped their arms about them, taught these three, the Yamin, sons of Beli, taught them how to hunt, to … Continue reading

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Map of Alisalm-Land

Because you won’t find Alisalm-Land on Google Maps here is one I made earlier. The lettered blue circles (A-G) are Ulvregan trader’s holds (followers of Priory Project will be familiar with the concept of Ulvregan traders); the yellow numbered circles (1-9) are … Continue reading

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The Green Children of Saint Martin’s Land

There is a village two hours hike from the abbey of the slain East Anglian king, Saint Edmund. While in the twelfth century this village was known as Wulput, it is recorded in the Great Survey of 1086 as Wlfpet. … Continue reading

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