In Rogue One, we got to see Darth Vader’s personal residence. Shortly after the film was released, it was confirmed that the castle was on Mustafar, which was the volcanic planet where Darth Vader was maimed and burned alive after fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith. It makes perfect sense that this is where Vader would live. The reason for this is because Mustafar is where Vader’s pain and hatred was born and where he truly became Darth Vader. In addition, Star Wars Rebels revealed that Mustafar was where Jedi go to die, which made it the ideal fortress against potential Jedi attacks. I have a strong feeling that we will see more of this castle in future stories. The Knights of Ren such as Kylo Ren were devout Darth Vader fanatics so it would make sense that Vader’s castle would be their headquarters. This could also be where Supreme Leader Snoke resides. Who knows? We may get to see it more detail in either Episode VIII or IX.
Tomorrow, I get to participate in the medieval reenactment group and see a tournament that will involve lots of sword fighting. I will document the whole thing for future reference for my fantasy book. This is a special occasion because while I have been researching the medieval lifestyle so far now I get to live it. I am thinking of trying on a kilt. Wish me luck and I will share everything with you afterwards.
One of the most unique undead creatures are wraiths. The reason for this is because unlike zombies, wraiths sometimes just have astral forms or have their minds intact. Due to their distinct nature, wraiths cannot be killed like zombies and as a result do not have the same weaknesses. For my fantasy books, I am thinking of including combination between a wraith and a homunculus. A homunculus is the alchemical term for an artificially made being. Imagine an undead creature that is created through the use of alchemy. It gives me goosebumps!
Apart from the phoenix, the gryphon is my other favorite mythical creature that has bird features. Traditionally, a gryphon possesses the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. With its ability to fly and impressive arsenal of weapons such as claws and hooked beak, I thought this creature would be a formidable beast to face. Like the giant and phoenix, I am planning of including this creature in my fantasy books.
Like dragons, giants have been featured in many fantasy stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk. I am thinking of including giants in my fantasy book. However, even though the classical giant is about twenty feet tall or higher, I am thinking of keeping my giants between seven to nine feet tall. The reason for this is because I do not intend to make my giants creatures like in classical fiction. I am planning of making them humans who are naturally born tall, but without the health problems that usually accompany gigantism. Their immense size and strength would make them formidable warriors on the battlefield or strong farmers or blacksmiths. I am thinking of applying this to other mythical beings in my fantasy books such as gnomes, nymphs, ogres, and so forth. Genetically, these individuals would be human, but they would each be born with skills and abilities that average humans lack; similar to how my autism gave me a mind that operated in a unique fashion. In a fun way, this would be a way for me to combine myth and science into the story.