Well, it’s about time I post this, don’t you think! Here is the link to the first part of the more in-depth look at the Ruon magic system. Okay, so — the magic system of The Ruon Chronicles are set in needlework and weaving, with nith or magic woven or worked into a specific design.Continue reading “Worldbuilding the Ruon magic system, part 2”
Happy Easter! (If you’re celebrating) I always feel like I should only send my Easter messages to everyone on Easter Sunday, not Good Friday, but anyway… It is day 17 of the lockdown in South Africa. I’m feeling much, much better than yesterday and the anti-inflammatory tablets seem to have done their job well. ThankContinue reading “The Lockdown Chronicles — Day 17, 12 April 2020”
Last time I looked at the four branches of “Nith” or magic in The Ruon Chronicles. This week I’m going to look a bit deeper at the magic system that I’m building for the Ruon specifically. Okay, so while the main charms are worked in embroidery, there are also other forms of needlework and weavingContinue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday: Building on the Ruon Magic System, Part 1”
In the world of Airtha-Eyrassa (the world in which The Ruon Chronicles takes place), magic and magical abilities are called Talent or Nith.
The last we saw our intrepid writer, she was busy outlining the whole of The Ruon Chronicles and taking Sir Tristan the Wonder Cat for walkies in the garden. Since then… well not much has changed and yet a lot has changed.
The battles that are described in this post takes place before the first book in the series of The Ruon Chronicles starts.
I ended the previous Worldbuilding Wednesday post with the death of Sifa which caused the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to fall and the Veil between the mortal and immortal world to be put in place. This week I’m looking at the events that brought about The Diminishing, including the death of the Airus called Leralia. AsContinue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – The Good, the Bad, the Diminishing”
I guess worldbuilding a beginning to the world of Airtha-Eyrassa really only started after I read The Silmarillion (which is also one of my favourite books of all time). While I did not start the world by writing the beginning and creation, it was soon apparent once I’d started that it was a necessary partContinue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding a Beginning”
Good news! Especially for me — I at last realised what is wrong with the beginning of Grove of Graves and how to fix it. Apparently my subconscious had been thinking about it the whole week after I reread the story to see where any changes are needed. Turns out I only need to moveContinue reading “Of Stuff You Realise After Rereading, and Crocheting Nests”
Author David Farland, in one of his writing emails (sign up here) notes the following elements that make up a successful series when it comes to story: Have a persistent world and persistent characters Don’t change the settings too much Have a persistent conflict that builds and escalates A central conflict will bind the seriesContinue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding the Ruon Chronicles Series”