Medieval Inn and Tavern

Medieval Inn and Tavern

At some point in every medieval fantasy movie or game, the heroes end up to an inn or tavern to rest their bones, fill their bellies with ale, and gorge on ridiculous amounts of food. In this article, I’m going to discuss the history of the medieval inn...
Rocket Cats in Medieval Siege Warfare

Rocket Cats in Medieval Siege Warfare

Yes, you’ve read it right – rocket cats. Or birds, it seems. This was an idea explored in the treatise of the “Feuer Buech” (1584) manuscript as a form of siege warfare weapon. Rocket cats! As per the manuscript, the idea was to strap bags of early...
Unusual Medieval Professions

Unusual Medieval Professions

An article about unusual medieval professions, with some hooks and tips for using them in your own stories and writing. Part 1 of a Lost Kingdom Series, great for writers, storytellers, RPG or DnD players.

Derp lions and Malta!

Derp lions and Malta!

Hi all! Here’s our first attempt at a Vlog post, and we even managed an on-site shooting in…MALTA! We’re now back and revitalised, and already working out how to make the next one even better. Leave any improvement suggestions in the comments below, and...
Status symbols through the ages and their importance in culture

Status symbols through the ages and their importance in culture

Throughout history, status symbols – often bizarre ones – have cropped up in art, texts, and archaeological finds, and have puzzled people from later cultures. As in nature, humans are driven by biological imperative (as well as personal desire) to show themselves as the best, and to advance their authority and power. Humans have found a wide variety of ways to display their “superiority” within a community, ranging from fancy dressing, to the erection of wondrous structures, to the acquisition of rare commodities. Enter the status symbol.

Medieval land measuring units

Medieval land measuring units

Measuring units during the medieval times were a mess, lack of standardisation, distance and languages barriers was just the start. This article is trying to give you a rough understanding of how land was separated and measured for production and taxation purposes during the medieval times in England (as per Doomsday book)

Fantasy worlds and their place compared to written history

Fantasy worlds and their place compared to written history

One of the hardest and possibly, most important questions to ask yourself when starting to create a fantasy world is “What is the level of technology currently available throughout the world?”, and the truth of the matter is that this will be always highly dependent on you. For the purposes of this project we had to define a range that we will be referring to as a resource.

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