I thought of a weapon that would make a good pirate weapon for my fantasy series: the khopesh. The khopesh was a type of sword that was used in ancient Egypt. Because of the aesthetic of the blade, I thought it would make an ideal weapon for a pirate.
The medium-sized ships in my fantasy world are longships, which resemble and function the same way as Viking longships. Unlike my fantasy world’s version of galleys, which are propelled by wind and sails, longships are propelled by both sails and the usage of oars. When not used for war, longships are used as cargo vessels for merchants and traders.
Along with the cog, the barge is one of the smallest and most common types of ships in my fantasy world. Both serve the same purposes as troop carriers, civilian transport, and trading vessels.
One of the smaller ships in my fantasy world are cogs, which serve three purposes. First, in times of war, they are used as troop carriers for small scale skirmishes. Second, they act as civilian transports from one river crossing to another. Third, they are used by traders and merchants to transport goods. Out of all the types of ships, the cogs alongside barges are the most common type in my fantasy world.
The largest type of ship in my fantasy world is a galley. In real life, galleys were used by the Greeks, Romans, and Persians. Unlike real life galleys, which were propelled by many oars, the galleys in my fantasy world are propelled by wind and sails much like the ships of the 17th and 18th centuries. In my fantasy world, galleys are either used as large cargo ships or the biggest warships on the market. As such, galleys frequently appear throughout my fantasy books.
For the pirate fleet that will side with the anti-imperial revolution, I am envisioning their ships to look like this model. This type of ship is a Chinese boat known as a junk and has been in use since the 2nd century A.D. I chose this design because its aesthetic sort of feels like that of an antagonistic pirate ship.
My latest fantasy book, Dawn of the Dark Ice, has received a five star review on both Amazon and Goodreads.
Now that the biggest battle in the second fantasy book is done, I will move on to the duel scene. This is where my main protagonist has a sword fight with a vengeful character who holds a grudge against the protagonist’s family.
I have finished writing the major battle of my second fantasy book.