Tag Archives: KINGDOM

FOREST KINGDOM

I had another idea for a kingdom in my fantasy series. Its scenery and environment will be similar to Yellowstone with lots of wild animals and heavily forested. The people who would live in this kingdom would live off the fat of the land. Apart from some pig and corn farms, this kingdom will be mostly inhabited by hunters who rely on the local animals for food and clothing. On a side note, medieval hunting was not just about food or sport. It was about preparing people for war. Due to this, the people of this kingdom will be among the most battle-hardened warriors in the Empire because everyday they have to hunt for food and risk their lives in the process. Apart from hunting animals and raising corn and pigs for food, they would also harvest wild berries, nuts, and honey. In terms of economy, the inhabitants of this kingdom would rely mostly on trade with animal furs and timber from their dense forests. Because this kingdom would be so heavily forested, wooden motte-and-bailey castles would be very common. Overall, this would be one of the wildest kingdoms in my fantasy world.

VALLEY KINGDOM

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For my fantasy series, I am envisioning a kingdom that is a fertile valley full of farmland, fields, hills, lakes, and rivers. This kingdom would be surrounded by three natural defenses consisting of mountains, swamps, and forests. The annual crops would be so ripe and juicy that they would explode with flavor in your mouth as you bite into them. Their livestock would be so healthy and well fed that their meat would melt in your mouth. In addition, the rivers and lakes would have all the fish you could eat and the water would be fresh and purifying. The various rivers would connect to numerous ports throughout the valley as well as to some neighboring regions, giving it abundant trade. I can also see a sizable population due to the fertile and rich land the people live in. Overall, this would be a kingdom I would want to call home. I live in a valley so drawing inspiration for this kingdom will be very easy.

VOLCANIC KINGDOM

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I had an insane idea for a kingdom in my future fantasy books. I am envisioning a kingdom that is volcanic in nature. With a volcanic kingdom, the inhabitants would have access to both igneous rock and volcanic ash. Igneous rock and lava have a high iron content, which will come in handy when it comes to forging armor, weapons, and other metallic items. Volcanic ash is one of the best fertilizers in the world, which would help the kingdom’s farmers fertilize their fields. As I contemplate this idea, I will be drawing inspiration from Iceland, which not only has a history with my viking ancestors, but also has several active volcanos. It is often said that hard places breed hard people and if these people live in a volcanic environment they would be the hardest people of them all.

INSPIRATION: COASTAL KINGDOM

For the future volumes of my fantasy series, I envision a tropical kingdom that consists of a stretch of coastline and a collection of nearby islands. Geographically, it would be a combination between Hawaii and Chile. Economically and militarily, it would be a mercantile state with a strong navy. Culturally, I can envision it to be like a combination between viking and Pacific Islander. My DNA test showed that a small percentage of me is Pacific Islander so this would be a good chance to combine certain aspects of my heritage to create some of the kingdoms in my fantasy world.

SUPERCONTINENT SETTING

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For some time I have been planning to build the setting of my fantasy book around a supercontinent. A supercontinent is essentially the only giant landmass on a planet. The most famous supercontinent is Pangea, which eventually broke apart into the seven continents that exist today. I like the idea of a supercontinent because is symbolizes a form of unity. If Pangea never broke apart, our nations would have been brought closer together. In my fantasy book, the supercontinent will be divided up into many kingdoms under a single empire. This would be similar to how England and Ireland were divided up into petty kingdoms. Due to my past as a prehistory buff, this would be a good way to reconnect with the distant past.

NEW MEDIEVAL REENACTMENT TOMORROW

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Tomorrow, I will be attending another medieval reenactment that will show what it is like to be part of a lord’s feast. This will give me more authentic inspiration for my fantasy book because it will display food from the period that I will sample. This is also where I will take the five bottles of hypocras I brewed. I told them that I was bringing it and they went berserk. Apparently the hypocras is going to make me super-popular at the event. There will also be medieval games such as archery and bocce among others. It is going to be an epic event and I look forward to being a part of it. I will share videos and pictures when the event is over.