Issue of Slaver’s Bay

Daenerys gives herself the mission to civilize the Slaver’s Bay. But Martin shows at least somewhat correctly what happens when different groups, different cultures, meet: strife, conflict and bloodshed. Good […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worldbuilding problems – Westeros

POPULATION DENSITY Technology depends a lot on population density. Without enough people, there will not be enough concentration of resources for certain societal and thus technological developments. And in Westeros, […]