Wednesday Writing Hook #6: The Werewolf of BedburgWednesday Writing HookSure Hump-Day can suck, but we’ve decided to turn it into a *Hooray-Day* by releasing a new writing hook every week! Each edition will feature an image of an artefact, a complementary writing hook, and a little about its historical provenance,...
Wednesday Writing Hook #5: The Unicorn Defends Itself
Lost Kingdom’s new series offers a Writing Hook each week, based on an historical artefact, aimed at RPG Storytellers and story writers. This week we look to the secrets of a tapestry and a mythical beast
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.
Which arm is my Polearm?!
A comprehensive list of the most common polearms used throughout the ancient, medieval and renaissance eras with details of their usage and specifications.
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.