Tag Archives: Mists of Albion

What Does Your World Do For a Living?

There’s quite a lot of fuss in fantasy fandoms about “high” and “low” fantasy, with a great deal of time and trouble going into working out exactly what high fantasy or low fantasy is, and their various characteristics. One of … Continue reading

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Where Are All The Fat Elves? The Need to Rethink Fantasy Races

Why do fantasy races exist? To provide something different, the fantastical element, maybe. Although plenty of fantasy, such as Robert E Howard’s Conan, manages a fair amount of fantasy without non-human characters (but still manages to get in some comments … Continue reading

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Death to the Common Tongue: Telling stories with language in fantasy fiction

Most of the fantasy genre these days use constructed languages, to an extent. This may be as brief as the names of people and places (sometimes not even that), or as fully-fledged as a language with grammar and vocabulary. But … Continue reading

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Mystery, Metaphor and Metamorphosis: A Mists of Albion Creation Myth

I’ve been reading various parts of the Elder Scrolls literary corpus of late, thanks to my new Kindle. And I love their writing style, particularly the way the truth is obfuscated and multiple perspectives presented. I’ve done some work on … Continue reading

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A First Attempt… and Content Resumed!

I’m back from a relatively long hiatus caused by holidays and the like, but mainly moving house and getting a new job. But also the fact that I’m constantly saying “I’m going to write X piece”, and then never doing … Continue reading

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What Ancient China can tell us about Power and Society

I’ve been recently reading a lovely book about Chinese history alongside my Song of Ice and Fire binge lately, and the two have dovetailed in quite a pleasing fashion. The main point of similarity between both: the examination of power. … Continue reading

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World Dynamics on Albion

As promised last week, I’ve got an entry lined up to discuss the world and weather dynamics of the Mists of Albion setting. And it’s going to take the form of an in-universe treatise by a scholar, and potentially an out-of-universe … Continue reading

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