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2009-11-11 08:59 am

An Edessan Fable

Soooo... it hasn't escaped my attention that I've sort of fallen down on the job of posting extras. Honestly, I've just about run out of things to say. I don't suppose anybody has questions/ideas?

Anyhoo, this is a story I was going to have Loukas tell at some point but the scene in which he told it got cut. I kind of like the story, though, it's a pretty good example of Edessan values.

The True Archon )
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2009-10-23 12:18 pm

Slavery in Rome (and Edessa)

I was a huge fan of HBO's Rome. This clip is from the DVD extras, and it does a really good job of illustrating slavery in Rome -- which coincidentally is a lot like slavery in Edessa. Eunuchs are a kind of body slave.

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2009-10-16 03:33 pm
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House Kommene Family Tree

Here's that family tree I was working on. It was a pain in the butt to scan in and my computer just kept quitting when I tried to pretty it up. So here it is, unpretty.

This has three generations. Archons are in red, wives in green (they also have a '+' next to their names, children in blue. Children are only added to the family tree once they reach twelve years of age, so there are quite a few children who died before reaching that age who've been left off. Also, children are listed under the wife's name.

Ginormous pic... )
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2009-10-14 12:08 pm

Scene: Myrrine has news

This scene takes place just after Eugenia and Iereus have arranged Loukas's marriage.

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2009-10-09 09:01 pm
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Grr Argh.

Sorry to be lame. I was working on a family tree for House Kommene -- hey, I find it interesting -- but the formatting's a bitch. I may just draw it out by hand and scan it. But I worked late and I'm tired so I'll mess with it tomorrow. In the meantime have a sketch of Alexia I did aaaaaaaaages ago but am only now desperate enough to post. Please not to be paying attention to the fact that her head is way out of proportion to her shoulders. Thanks. -- The Management.

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2009-10-07 12:54 pm
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The Kleistans

Kleistans get a really bad rap as mercenaries and thugs -- and, okay, it’s mostly deserved -- but they’re actually a really complex culture. Read more... )
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2009-09-30 05:33 pm
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FYI

I'm going to be out of town Thursday (10/1) through Monday (10/5), so there won't be an extra this Friday -- I know, you're all weeping into your handkerchiefs. Chapter 14 will hopefully go up late Monday (US Central Time) or Tuesday at the latest. I beg your kind indulgence.
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2009-09-30 01:24 pm
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The Ardalian Races

Horse racing is to Edessa as football is to Britain, complete with hooligans and after-race riots. Read more... )
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2009-09-25 08:29 am
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Portraits of Edessans

The following are Fayum mummy portraits from Roman Egypt, circa AD 250. While so much Classical art the people look pretty generic or stylized, these portraits look like, well, people. They also look pretty Edessan -- or I guess Edessans look pretty Egyptian. At any rate, there are a few differences: Edessans prefer clean-shaven and about most have very straight hair. Loukas, of course, is the exception. Some of them remind me of specific characters, but some of them just look like interesting people.
Lots of large pics under the cut. )
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2009-09-23 09:48 am
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Titles

Here's a breakdown of Edessan titles. There are quite a few titles not used in the book, mostly military and religious titles.

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