Yesterday you were just a squire, but today you’re an aspiring battlemage! It was a good thing you glanced at Sir Kelton’s news scroll the other day, or you would never have seen the ad. “Learn from home!” it said, “Full battlemage qualification by mail!” it said. And now it’s finally here: Your very first battlemage assignment. It’s a bit… open-ended, though. Should you solve it with elemental magic? Or maybe you should use an illusion? Or some kind of dark necromancy? Or perhaps even a healing spell…
And don’t forget the “battle” part of battlemage – you still need to learn how to use a weapon of some kind. While you’re deciding all that, there’s still the whole squire thing. You know, the thing that’s funding this correspondence course? And Sir Kelton won’t be too happy if he catches you practicing magic, so you might want to act like you actually want to be a knight. Maybe win a tournament or two, or get in good with the royal family? Or if you really want to get on Kelton’s good side, prove yourself on the battlefield. Every hero had to make their start as a squire, right?
- Master 4 kinds of magic
- Compete in tournaments
- Navigate royal intrigue
- Defend your kingdom from mysterious invaders
- Romance 4 different characters
Battlemage Correspondence Course is the working title of my WIP, the first ten chapters of which you could find here, but the link has been closed for beta testing. Thank you everyone who contributed to this thread!
Any and all feedback is welcome, including on the above text (did it hook you?). Thanks!
*WIP link closed for beta