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(04-21-2020, 02:45 AM)Nayrb Wrote: [ -> ]"Charge-breakers, horizontal wooden beams crossed with rows of deadly wooden spikes..."

It's not a very good example, but hopefully it gets the idea across.

Actually, charge-breaker isn't a bad word at all! It feels similar to the Swedish term for such obstacles (stormhinder, which means exactly what it sounds like) and I might use it unless I find a proper synonym for it. Still doing some digging in various fantasy books I have that feature wars and battlefields.

Thanks!
(04-22-2020, 12:38 PM)Mattias Westlund Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-21-2020, 02:45 AM)Nayrb Wrote: [ -> ]"Charge-breakers, horizontal wooden beams crossed with rows of deadly wooden spikes..."

It's not a very good example, but hopefully it gets the idea across.

Actually, charge-breaker isn't a bad word at all! It feels similar to the Swedish term for such obstacles (stormhinder, which means exactly what it sounds like) and I might use it unless I find a proper synonym for it. Still doing some digging in various fantasy books I have that feature wars and battlefields.

Thanks!

Stormhinder is a cool word! Glad I was able to help. I would suggest reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen for some examples, but it's a giant ten book series, so there is probably no time for it. And anyway, you'd probably make quicker work of it browsing books based on or manuals for war games.
Four cover drafts for The Wolves of Northreach. Thoughts?

[Image: wolves1.jpg] [Image: wolves2.jpg]

[Image: wolves3.jpg] [Image: wolves4.jpg]
Gotta say. I like the fourth one better. The simultaneous complement and contrast of the two woodgrains appeals to me.
(05-07-2020, 11:23 PM)Terry93D Wrote: [ -> ]Gotta say. I like the fourth one better. The simultaneous complement and contrast of the two woodgrains appeals to me.

Yeah, I like that one best too. Though I should probably try out some different stone wall texture before deciding.
I have updated the world map.

[Image: aeon_wip.jpg]

As you can see there has been a few edits here and there. Brenland has been changed to Brendland, to differentiate it somewhat from the Shadowmarch location (and because the high king the nation is named after was after all called Brendin). Edit: ...and Ulvheim has been renamed Ulvhem. I'm trying to move away from the typical Norse diphthongs, making the names and language of the Ulvar a bit more simplistic.

I have also added the two towns of Highcliff and Whiteford in northern Northreach, where Wolves takes place.
Here's a first look at The Wolves of Northreach. I was going to wait until the whole thing was finished, but this has been taking A  LOT longer than anticipated, and right now I would just like to get it out there and get some feedback. The final 20% of the novella is well underway, and the first 80% is hopefully readable. As always, there are bits that need polishing and bits that need to be rewritten altogether. I'm just curious whether I'm using words and expressions the right way, and if the plot makes any sense at all.

I should mention that you shouldn't go in expecting an action-packed romp of a story. Yes, it's about a mercenary company, but it reads more like a theatrical play.
Oh, I forgot: the title of magistrate has been changed to municipate. I don't know if that makes sense, but there you go.
As usual great job. Like the feel of the world and the map. Great descriptions.
I have signed up for NaNoWriMo this November, in an attempt to wrap up Strands of Darkness. Has anyone here ever participated in this event? Right now, I'm not entirely sure how it works or what is expected of me. And the NaNoWriMo crew seems more interested in spamming me with emails asking me to buy merch or sign up for online writing courses then actually explaining what I'm supposed to do.

Do I just report my daily writing progress to the site or what? Does anyone know?
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