Hello folks. Since I broke the 40k word count on this (including code) I have decided to post this WIP on the forums. For
those who are still waiting for news about Runner’s Shadow, I am continuing with the process but due to it’s massive scale and four somewhat complex interlacing stories, I tend to crash into writer’s blocks quite frequently. This is a project I started to get an idea out of my system so I could keep drafting my original WIP.
Thanks of Sabres of Infinity, Choice of Broadsides and being introduced to a tabletop-RPG called Pendragon, I have decided to do something a little different. I have no idea if the scope of this will be huge or not, the original idea was to detail the life of a knight from birth to inevitable death and with possible future installations detailing the lives of descendants, giving some nice cross-sections into history within one bloodline. That might change, depending on how
massive this work begins to stretch into.
I am calling it “Knightly Tale” but that is liable to change. I have already changed the name of every country in the story at least five times. Feedback is very much appreciated. I ran the quicktest several times along with continuously playing it for errors it might have missed, so I hope it is good enough for some digging into by the public.
I will keep coming back to this, but since I am also involved in the competition during this month this will be a secondary project I will keep coming back to when I have ideas that just block every other kind of creative juice oozing out of my orifices. Bugfixing I will be doing as they come in. Right now the story is going along nice and speedy-like and you will be able to play roughly to the end of chapter two, in which our hero is knighted.
As a small warning which I doubt will offend nobody, I am trying to keep the story accurate in a way that satisfies the huge history buff that is screaming at me at every turn. The MC is gender-locked to male, as the times did not allow women to fight outside of holy orders, which is a whole different kind of setting and culture.
Also if you have the idea of chivalry in your head from that renaissance fair you went to as a kid where two men in plate armour wobble at each other with oversized swords until one keels over from tripping on his own feet, I would say keep an open mind. The setting for the tale is roughly a century before plate armour would be in common usage and three centuries from the show-like nature of jousts and melees that you might see at a renaissance fair.