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POLL!: The Lieutenants: Choose your favourite characters

Now that all of The Eleven have been revealed, I wonder, who do you like best? By choosing your top four (you can choose 4 of the 10 options), it helps me know initially what readers think of them. This is especially useful since as I am writing this post here and now, most of […]

The Lieutenants: 1st, Otannus

“There is a greatness that comes only once every few generations. A talent so rare, some are born and die without witnessing its mark on history. Otannus does not belong to that highest order, for he is greater. He is the anomaly of time. His is the talent that comes only Once. He has no […]

The Lieutenants: 2nd, General Victus

“Victus! Victus! Victus!” -Victory chants, Battles of Athos: 8th Engagement General is another title that has lasted through the ages, and it is usually a customary title for the High-King as his word has the final say. Victus, a weathered man in his forties, unofficially holds it, however. His charisma and proven strategic genius in […]

POLL!: Which POV character’s story are you most interested in reading about?

The introductions are done, and I have posted a short summary for each of my nine POV characters for FOTS. You can find them all listed here. Each summary is very short. With enough votes, it may help me see which of my characters are more interesting to readers. For those who like voting on […]

POV: “Captain”

The Captain is one of the banished people, who now live on the south-east island of shame. It has been almost 500 years since the so-called Holy Ones were last seen on the mainland that the other nations now disrespectfully call Pentia. The name insinuates five peoples existence in the world, when in fact there […]

The Lieutenants: 3rd, Mantus the Enduring

“Thank the Gods he is on our side!” –Rammos, 6th Lieutenant Mantus the Enduring he is named, for there was no ready traditional name available for his unique abilities. Enduring was chosen as it had the same style as the other titles in the Aquari armies, but everyone knows him as Mantus the Unbreakable. They […]

POV: “Academic”

The Academic lives in the great, shared, Holy City of Penta with her father, a Polarian councilman. For his young and bright, intelligent daughter, he has privately hired a prominent Kanari scholar to enhance her learning. It is a controversial move, as scholars are known to dabble with philosophical topics that extend far beyond the […]

The Lieutenants: 4th, Pactus the Strong

“Word is someone brought the First to one knee this morning. Who was it?” –The Lieutenant Training Grounds, Islos So, we have come to the top four. These are great men amongst great men. Not great for the goodness of their personal intentions or from the morality of the outcomes they carve into history with […]

POV: “Soldier”

The Soldier is a gifted talent, and has done well for himself. He has been in a few battles, performed exceptionally, and has received attention to the point of gaining his own king’s favour. From the outside his life appears to be great. Yet besides all of the positive happenings in his professional life, he […]

The Lieutenants: 5th, Arturus Mariner

“Such a shame” Arturus is a rarity among the Aquari. He is a fine sailor and works as a non-military man on the side. The nickname Mariner has become a surname, a very uncommon occurrence in their culture, and it was most likely first meant to be a mocking of his lifestyle. Typically in Aquari […]

Pentia A-Z: D is for Daren

Daren is a Talonian ranger. He comes from the capital, Talon, the second-largest city in the world. Like other Talonians, he has the typical brown hair and brown eyes. A ranger in the Talonian military ranged forces has national guard duties. They do not hunt and carry letters from place to place like other archers […]

POV: “Pilgrim”

The Pilgrim is a young acolyte from the northern ‘new’ city of Pius. She spends much of her time being a voice of reason, trying her best to watch out for the two pranksters she has grown up with since childhood. Together with these best friends, the Pilgrim sets out on a spiritual adventure around […]

The Lieutenants: 6th, Rammos the Agile

“Careful, friend. I have seen him toy with a man twice his size” –The Lieutenant Training Grounds, Islos Rammos is all about speed. “The Agile” name is only given to Aquari soldiers with the most exceptional quickness. He is relatively young amongst the Eleven, having just turned thirty. The true top speed he is capable […]

POV: “Senator”

The Senator spends most of his days in the Solan Senate, arguing and bickering with a hundred other old men on political issues. These days, one issue stands out above the rest. Their new neighbours to the western peninsula are pushing them to a point where violence may be the only option. These newcomers search […]

The Lieutenants: 7th, Pallerus of Islos

“Keep your daughters home this day, for I heard Pallerus comes our way” Pallerus is the pretty-boy of the Eleven with long, straight hair and a clean face. His combat style is wonderful, his form perfect. He is the first Lieutenant from the small city of Islos (and only, with the exception of Gammus), hence […]

Pentia A-Z: C is for Caristoss

Caristoss is the name of The Leader, the religious prophet worshipped by the five nations of Pentia. He is not commonly referred to by his actual name, but it is well known. Four-hundred and ninety years ago, he landed on the desert shores with his Host during the Final War. He and His Host were […]

POV: “Exile”

The Exile’s story is one of true sorrow. He is the victim of horrible fate and circumstance, like an innocent man wrongfully convicted of a murder who is forced against all reason to spend the rest of his life in prison. The Exile relives his earliest memory, in which the last of his family was […]

The Lieutenants: 8th, Blaccus

“I pity the poor soul who confronts Blaccus, completely unaware of what he faces.” -High-King Tarrus When ordinary and greatness clash, you end up with something like this man. Very friendly with the regular soldiers, Blaccus has the personality of a common man. He prefers a rag-tag look instead of the richly adorned, noble attire […]

POV: “Scout”

The Scout has chosen a popular path for those his age in his homeland. He has enlisted with the squads of the Watchers. The Watchers get to travel all over the country, from the dunes to the north, to the arid, rocky wastes to the west, the shores of the sea, and even to the […]


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