Thursday, April 3, 2014

A to Z Challenge: World of Aramatir: C

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


Canyonlands – a vast canyon region of Aerland.

Carpthia – the fallen lands to the east of the Icewynne Mountains

Cenness – a member of the Dark Sisterhood Coven and caretaker of the crowmen

Chester – a Sword Guard at Skycliff Castle

Chloe – member of the Dark Sisterhood, refused to change her name, failed to take Rrysorria

Clara Severn – the new Champion of Septily and Aramatir

Corlan snail – a type of snail native to the Far Isles

Corby – a raven in the care of Perren’s nephew Quim in the Royal Mews of Rrysorria

Cork (aka Ruby) – a Blacksmith’s apprentice in Rrysorria

Corry – a hawk in the care of Perren Hawksmith of Rrysorria

Crall – An older member of the Sword Council

Cullen – the third Wylandrian Prince, brother to Liam

World Building Question of the Day: How much space do you give your main character in a character glossary?

I have a full profile for Clara, but I didn't think it fit in the glossary, plus I was afraid of "spoilers" with her character development, so I left it pretty bare bones.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some creative names.
I've never made a glossary for my characters. There are enough in the story I'm writing now that I might have to though.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Alex! I decided I had to have a glossary when I got into book 2, and brought in a bunch of characters from other lands . . . it started to get tricky. The birds . . . not sure why I named them, but a few will be making returns in book 3.

Karen Lange said...

A glossary is a great idea, particularly for stories that have more than a handful of characters. There have been a few books that I had to reread sections to keep things straight and a glossary would have been helpful.

Happy weekend! :)

Sarah Allen said...

Oooh, yeah, I love the glossary idea. Great post!

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I have never built a world that isn't based in reality and couldn't be googled on maps. I think it would be fun to do, but talk about hard work and putting the creative brain to task! You guys who do that get my complete admiration.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, once I get past a handful of characters, I have a tough time keeping track of them - and I don't want to refer to all my tertiary characters by their job titles.

Tyrean Martinson said...


Tyrean Martinson said...

Elizabeth - are you kidding? Those of you who work with the real world have to do major research and keep those maps handy - that's just as tough, if not tougher.

Unknown said...

That is a great list of c words. I am amazed you came up with so many.

Heather R. Holden said...

Great C names! I think it's really cool that you have a glossary like this...

Rachna Chhabria said...

Very creative names Tyrean. I like the title Champion Trilogy.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I struggle with writing character sheets - they often make me feel too restricted and pressured, like I have to know EVERYTHING. I tend to do a loose version in the beginning, and I learn about my characters as I go. :)

Brandon Ax said...

To me glossaries are best when you just use enough to let people get familiar with your world.

Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm