Are Dragons Evil, Part 3 – Slavic

In Slavic languages, dragon is called “zmaj” (Croatian, pronounced as “zmay”) or variations thereof – zmej (Russian), zmij (Ukrainian), smok (Belarussian, Polish), though variations on draco (drak, drakon etc.) are […]

Fantasy and History Music Producers

Following are my own favourites among producers of fantasy and history themed music. Clamavi de Profundis Clamavi de Profundis (Music from the Deeps) is a Youtube-based family project which makes […]

Why Fantasy Elves Are Great Archers

To start with: most fantasy elves are based on Tolkien’s elves. But Tolkien’s elves were not just great archers. They were great everything, and during the Great War against Morgoth, […]

Land and Military in the Roman Empire

It is often assumed that thematic system of military lands was a wholly novel measure, and that later pronoia grants were significantly different from previous stratioka ktemata. Yet neither assumption […]

Fantasy Armed – Weapons for Elves

Physical characteristics Elves are often portrayed as tall and lanky, and either weaker than or of similar strength to humans but with usually much slimmer build. I will thus assume […]