Fantasy fortifications part 3: Design

This article is part 3 of a series on Fantasy Fortifications by Toni Šušnjar. The design of a fortification depends on its purpose and on the threats it is expected to face. A fortification facing only infantry-held weapons, one facing mechanical artillery, and one facing gunpowder artillery will all significantly differ in design characteristics. Some... Continue Reading →

An Argument for War

Catelyn waited until they had quieted. “My lords,” she said then, “Lord Eddard was your liege, but I shared his bed and bore his children. Do you think I love him any less than you?” Her voice almost broke with her grief, but Catelyn took a long breath and steadied herself. “Robb, if that sword... Continue Reading →

Christopher Tolkien has died

Christopher Tolkien has died today, 16.1.2020., at 95 years of age. He was responsible for drawing the original maps in Lord of the Rings, and when his father died in 1973., Christopher continued his work, organizing J.R.R.T.'s notes and unfinished stories. Accordingly, he edited and published Unfinished Tales in 1980., 12-volume History of Middle-Earth in... Continue Reading →

Military Organization of Mordor

Armies of Mordor Issue of free will and discipline Orcs are sometimes believed to not have free will, but this appears to be incorrect. Witch-King commands with fear, which would be unnecessary if orcs had no free will at all: "His own folk quail at him, and they would slay themselves at his bidding.". Even... Continue Reading →

Why I dislike Daenerys

Basically... ...she has dragons. Yes, that is the main reason. There are others - her idealism and impatience screaming "I am about to get disappointed and become a tyrant", her dreaming about throne in Westeros while piling up responsibilities in Essos, her conquering a city and then leaving it with new government and absolutely no... Continue Reading →

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