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WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY SERIES (CHAPTER 3)

I have started the third chapter of my fantasy series and the plot is quickly beginning to thicken. The main character has made several significant encounters with characters that will play big roles in the future story. Now, he will reveal to us his life with his family and how they interact with one another. Overall, my protagonist has proven to be a humble individual with simple tastes and no big ambitions. He has already proven to be a complex individual and he will continue to develop as the story progresses.

A KNIGHT’S ARMOR

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In addition to swords and battles, I have always had a fascination of medieval armor. At Medieval Times, I saw several suits of armor on display. They were on sale for $4,500 dollars plus tax! Still, I admired the craftsmanship of the armor and drew inspiration for my main character in my fantasy series. When I join the Society for Creative Anachronism, I plan to include features from any armor I wear at the event. At first, my protagonist will have armor that is simple yet intimidating, but as the story progresses he acquires a suit of regal black and gold armor. I already envision the main character participating in both tournaments and battles in these suits of armor.

MEDIEVAL BATTLES

When I participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism, I hope to join a major battle. Because my fantasy project will include a wide variety of battles the only way for me to gain the information and inspiration I need is to experience medieval warfare firsthand. I had a tall, strong individual so this will be a great opportunity for me to cut loose and see how I fare on the battlefield. I will keep you updated on any further developments.

AN ARRAY OF SWORDS

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At Medieval Times, I discovered a wide array of swords (most of which were forged in Spain). Because there were so many different styles, I am thinking of drawing inspiration from all of these swords for my fantasy series. In addition to the swords I bought, I will add aspects from several of these swords to the main character’s sword.

A HERO’S SWORD

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While I was at Medieval Times, I purchased two swords to draw inspiration for my fantasy series. One sword is modeled after a Templar sword while the other sword is modeled after the blade of the Black Prince of Wales. I am thinking of including features from both swords for my main character’s weapon because one sword symbolizes holiness while the other symbolizes royalty.