A Brief Guide To A Fantasy Arsenal

Useful advice not only for fantasy writers. Historical fiction works too…

Nicholas C. Rossis

I hosted the other day a guest post by my author friend, Charles E. Yallowitz, but today I’m sharing his excellent series of posts he has written on fantasy (Medieval) arsenal. Charles has recently shared posts on the types of swords, shields, and projectile weapons used in fantasy (and inspired by real-life Medieval and ancient weapons). I hope he continues this series, as it’s a great resource for all of us fantasy writers (by the way, if you haven’t checked out his blog yet, you should do so for his great tips on writing rounded characters, his fun fantasy short stories and a lot more).

So, let’s start with that staple of fantasy…


Sword types | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksHere is what I’ve been able to find out about swords:

Two-handed swords

  • the European longsword, popular in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • the Scottish late medieval claymore (not to be…

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Nunta la Lipoveni

Pentru ca ador toate traditiile lumii.

Jurilovca online - Comuna Jurilovca -Rusi lipoveni Jurilovca

E un ritual necunoscut pentru majoritate. Care incepe cu o lunga perioada de petit si logodna, continua cu vinzarea/cumpararea miresei si cu petrecerea burlacilor, dar mai ales cu traditii specifice de cununie. O nunta lipoveneasca e un adevarat eveniment pentru comunitate si, in acelasi timp, o ocazie de pastrare a specificului etnic.

La lipoveni nu s-a pomenit mireasa cu decolteu, volanase si cap descoperit. Femeia lipoveanca n-ar indrazni sa apara in fata preotului, pentru cununie, fara sa fie imbracata in costumul traditional si fara sa aiba capul acoperit de un batic.
Pina la momentul cununiei e drum lung insa, cu petit, logodna, „devisnik”, cumparat/vindut mireasa.
Rolul de petitor revine, de obicei nasului de botez sau unui apropiat al familiei viitorului mire. Intr-o zi de duminica sau de sarbatoare, neaparat inainte de apusul soarelui, petitorul merge la casa fetei. Daca aceasta accepta cererea, ii trimite baiatului un batic.

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