Friday, April 11, 2014

A to Z: J



The A to Z Challenge is underway this year, thanks to the awesome hosts and minions. Special thanks to Arlee Bird for starting this amazing blogging challenge!!! For more information about this challenge, go to the website!

Primary theme: World of Aramatir (Setting for The Champion Trilogy) Glossary
Secondary Theme: World-Building Questions and Thoughts

J

Jazeen - a Sword Apprentice with a grudge against Clara

Jennar  - a Drinaii mercenary captain who knows Stelia

Jennas – a member of the Dark Sisterhood Coven, and care-taker of the howlers, also the sister of Jennar

Jerred – the twelfth Wylandrian prince, and brother to Liam

Jordan – Master Shepherd of the Triune Halls, and representative of the Shepherds on the Triune Council

Juliay Severn – Clara’s mother, and wife to Farrald, a Sword Scout, has a secret in her past

Jyssan – Commander of the 1st Wing of Aerland’s Wing forces
 
World Building Question: What does justice mean in the world you are building?
 
Every world or country built by authors has its own rules about justice and governance. Often, we base these on our own experiences, or we base them on what we hope for in our world. It's something to think about. What does it mean to be just in the world you are building? Who deals out "justice" and what does that look like?
 
On this list from my glossary, there are four characters who change sides in the fight between good and evil, and two characters who are responsible for dealing out justice.

19 comments:

Cathrina Constantine said...

Lots of J names! World building is fun, though, sometimes hard. Have a nice weekend.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cathrina - Thanks!!! It is fun! Have a great weekend!

S.K. Anthony said...

Ooh I like these "J" names :D
Justice for me is I beat up anyone who doesn't agree with me...in my book...no? Okay, okay I'lm kidding. I'm currently writing in Urban Fantasy and Contemporary so justice is parallel to our own world. I know...not as exciting as what you do, but its what I got man! lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guess I base them on what I would think is fair. In my books, since the military is dominant, they are the law.

L.G. Smith said...

What kind of justice is there in your story is a great world building question. A sense of injustice is what starts the rebellion in my novels for sure.

cleemckenzie said...

Lots of Justice around the blogOsphere today. Brings into question just what that means.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Whoa - not as exciting - I disagree! Your urban fantasy is thrilling!

Tyrean Martinson said...

That totally makes sense - especially with the military aspect.

Tyrean Martinson said...

LG - exactly! I wish I had put it that way. Justice and injustice are great themes to explore in fiction.

Tyrean Martinson said...

It can mean many things, and that's what makes it interesting.

Laura Clipson said...

Justice is important in any novel, always something to think about.

randi lee said...

In my current wip, the MC and the antagonist are both "just" and "unjust" in their own separate ways. They compliment and contrast each other, so much so that the MC, in some ways, could *be* considered the unjust one. In other ways, it's the antagonist who is unjust. I hope that makes sense, because it's my story and I just confused *myself* !! ;)

Tyrean Martinson said...

True!

Tyrean Martinson said...

It made sense. :) It's sounds like they both have good and bad qualities . . . which make them interesting characters.

Gwen Gardner said...

I love your theme, Tyrean. And of course your glossary and description makes me want to read your trilogy! http://untetheredrealms.blogspot.com

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Gwen!!!

D Biswas said...

In my world, justice is a relative concept. As I guess it is in the real world.

Milo James Fowler said...

Thanks for the glimpse into your world, Tyrean. I haven't thought about "justice" in the world I'm currently revising -- my characters are too busy trying to stay alive. But I suppose loyalty is rewarded, and savagery is despised.

Huntress said...

Justus, of course *BG*