Welcome back! Today we have a focus on one of the mercenary groups in the upcoming D&D 5th ed adventure – Tales from Temerrit: The Fall of Palrom the Usurper. While conflict and war is a cornerstone of many of the D&D worlds, I felt like not a lot had been done to flesh out the world of professional mercenaries. In a way every adventuring party is a small group of professional mercenaries, but I wanted to focus on larger groups. Given that the Usurper relies on mercenaries for the bulk of his forces, I was excited to record some ideas and provide background for several of these groups. Gwrawn’s Raiders are an example of a fast and hard hitting force of cavalry mercenaries that follow in the tradition of several historical examples of strong cavalry armies. Each mercenary company comes with a roster of enemies taken from D&D source books, suggested tactics, bonus special rules, and details about their leader, who is, in essence, a ‘boss’ in the world. As always, C&C would be appreciated!
Some more progress for the next novella in Camp NaNoWriMo, and Roman meets Nortlander in far away Iceland!
Here’s another Camp NaNoWriMo Update! I missed yesterday’s, but that’s fine. I’ve already been getting some good feedback from my beta readers as they look at the (very imperfect) writing that is underway. Today’s writing looks at some of the first Roman explorers to reach Nix Insulam – Otherwise called Iceland – and their encounters with the Nortlanders who were already there.
Total amount of words: 7,197
Progress today: 1,607 words
Goal: 50,000 Words
If you like what you see, remember that you can get my latest novella – The Last Gladiator, on Kindle, Nook, and for all other e-readers through Smashwords! Onto some of today’s writing. Remember, this is the roughest of rough drafts, but any critiques are always welcome! Click beyond to see today’s snippet!
Here’s today’s first writing progress from Camp NaNoWriMo. The goal is to post a snippet of each day’s work. That way, you can see progress!
Total amount of words: 5590
Progress today: 1,424 words
Goal: 50,000 Words
If you like what you see, remember that you can get my latest novella – The Last Gladiator, on Kindle, Nook, and for all other e-readers through Smashwords! Onto some of today’s writing. Remember, this is the roughest of rough drafts, but any critiques are always welcome!
Greetings reader, I hope you enjoy my trifling effort to summarize some of the most critical events in the history of the colonization of New Caesaria. I was commissioned by the Byzantium College of Warfare to compose this volume of primary resources on the development of New Caesaria. Exploring the time period from discovery to initial exploration and colonization efforts to the present day, it is my foremost desire that this volume sheds some light on the westernmost reaches of our Empire’s power. As always, all dates in this passage are in ‘After the Emperor’ – A.E. (although some sources use A.D. – Ad Dominum, especially those from Christian sources, and others use P.I. – Post Imperator, as in traditional Latin, rather than the more evolved version used today. But I digress…)
I make no promise of extensivity; rather I have pulled from the most original and noteworthy resources. Some may question my inclusion of so-called “barbarian” accounts of colonization. To them I say that Rome has always worked hard to integrate the people, including those ‘less civilized’, around our empire. We like to think of Rome as the most enlightened in the world, but as a nation we have much to learn from our neighbors.
Certainly, their ways, methods, and language are foreign to us. In some cases, such as the Aztlan Dominion, their methods are abhorrent and bloodthirsty. Others, such as the republican traditions of the Hausonadee Confederacy, leave much to be admired. I would be unable to tell the true story of our colonization efforts without their truth.
Very brief update today, but Steel Praetorian is now available to pre-order on Smashwords – this should eventually trickle out to Apple, Kobo, and other places! Also, here’s a snippet from Constantine’s chapter… Fun Fact – We’ve reached the 30k mark in Laurel Emperor!
Guest Post by Phoebe Darqueling of the Steamfest Gazette!
Last year, as part of a kickstarter, I helped Phoebe Darqueling as a backer for her Steamfest Gazette, a kind of traveling news magazine that visits different Steampunk Conventions. She’s an awesome person, and I’m so glad I get to share this interview with you as part of our blog swap for my Steel Praetorian blog tour! The rest of the interview is beyond the break!
Steel Praetorian is available for Pre-Order! Grab your copy today! Release date is December 1st!
Good Morning Everyone!
Steel Praetorian is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon! I expect to have it up for pre-order on Barnes and Noble too by the end of the week. I am so excited to share this novel with you all. The official release date is December 1st!
You can also read more in an interview I’ve done on fellow writer Phoebe Darqueling’s blog – I highly encourage you to go there as well! It describes some of what’s going on in my head, as well as in this book and future books.
Steel Praetorian takes us deeper into the story and the political intrigue in Rome than ever before. Order shatters, resistance endures. Our loyalist friends face new challenges, while our traitorous friends uncover plot-twisting secrets. Cities will fall, Royal Houses will rise, and new technology will come to the forefront – but for better or worse? (SPOILERS FROM EARLIER BOOKS IN THE BACK BLURB). See more for the blurb!