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Muse Monday

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NaNo2013participantbadge3small_zpsf0446315I can’t wait until November 1, I’m really excited to start this 🙂

The next secondary characters for All Things Scary are Furies.

The Furies, who are usually characterized as three sisters (AlectoTisiphone, and Magaera) are the children of Gaia and Uranus. They resulted from a drop of Uranus’ blood falling onto the earth. They were placed in the Underworld by Virgil and it is there that they reside, tormenting evildoers and sinners. However, Greek poets saw them as pursuing sinners on Earth. The Furies are cruel, but are also renowned for being very fair. Female spirits who tormented evil-doers, particularly those who had committed some crime against a family member. When Theseus and Peirithous tried to abduct Persephone from the Underworld, her husband Hades tricked them into sitting on a bench to which they became permanently attached. Then he unleashed the Furies on them.

 The Furies are going to be my last ‘major’ secondary characters. My Furies are also going to be sisters – different names. They are going to be a supreme force over all of Crencher EXCEPT Granli and the Land of the Dead. Like with Greek Furies, they are going to be a bit on the cruel side but it is done in the name of justice. Currently, the Furies will be the reason one of my main characters begins his quest.

The Furies are going to have a ‘floating’ castle of sorts in the middle of the large lake that is on the Kontar, Lukti, and Brooly broader. They will seek out those who have committed – or are believed to have committed – awful crimes. The Furies will bring them back to their castle for ‘questioning.’ Only the Furies can access the castle.

I’m still working out what the Furies will look like. I do know that they will have magic which is how they travel throughout Crencher. What their source of magic is yet, I’m not sure.

I’d love to hear how you would twist the Fury mythology to fit into your story.

 

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13 Things Thursday

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This week I’m doing 13 things about the story I’ve been building All Things Scary.

  1. Ghouls, Reapers, and zombies live in the Land of the Dead – the Banshee’s part of Crencher.
  2. The Land of the Dead is a giant cemetery.
  3. Ferrymen guards the coastline of the Land of the Dead and Granli (the witch’s home)
  4. Humans will probably NOT be a part of Crencher. It will populated by Elf nations.
  5. There will be at least two mountain ranges that will be inhibited with creatures I have created.
  6. The balance between good and evil is fine.
  7. It’s going to have a ‘slight’ steampunk feel. That will be reflected in ‘gadgets’ and creatures.
  8. I still don’t a name for the witch – who is one of the main character :/ I’d welcome all suggestions…
  9. There will be three main characters – the nameless witch, De (means virtuous), Maeko (means honest).
  10. There will be a rainbow every morning in Kontar where Maeko is from.
  11. There will be a treasure hunt.
  12. Crencher has seven moons.
  13. This has been the funniest project to develop to date

Thanks for stopping by! And don’t forget if you have a great witch’s name tell about it.