- Crippled mul ex gladiator working as butcher
- Halfling clairvoyant observing city dwellers
- Half elf Raamite templar with insecurities
- Dwarven kank mead brewer
- Giant who wades through silt to trade
- Thri-kreen cleric of water who teaches
I am working on a little project. In basic, a periodic comic that has an Athasian answer questions from an in universe perspective. I was thinking about different narrators, and the ones listed in the poll were we the ones I thought of. I am looking for characters who are distinctly Athasian, but have some sense of perspective.
Do you like that idea? What about the narrator options? What questions would you ask?
IMHO, the halfling should be the narrator, remotely viewing the others but I voted for the double leg amputee mul since he’s the one I pictured first (at least that is how I initialed imagined him on seeing the poll).
Angry bastard with a bronze cleaver.
I was actually thinking glorified pieces of obsidian with cloth for handles
As a suggestion, I would think about the story you want to tell first, then use that to determine what kind of narrator would be the most interesting.
dwarven mead brewer. inspiring, how should i spice a mead to make it more dark-sun-ish?
Sure, researching mead should be a short endeavor… oh wait. That’s a DEEP rabbit hole!
Maybe we could try with some fresh figgs or dates? A bit of ginger and a few limes to make it lighter
Thanks for the feedback! Workin’ on Athasian mead right now!
Im curious about your recipe, is it more of a metheglin or a melomel?. What yeast are you using?
Let me hear how it turns out.
Well, I knew nothing about mead when you asked the question. So I have been trying some research. I am more learned now than I was. However, I don’t know about yeasts or metheglin or melomel yet.
Here’s a question? What is the difference between a cheap mead (in preparation) and a really fine one?
Thought it sounded like you already had something bubbling
A metheglin is a spiced mead (will often use cinnamon, hops, elderberryflower, mugwort, liquorice, chamomile), while a melomel is brewed on both honey and fruitsugars (have used elderberries, blackcurrant, applejuice and lime). A cheap mead will be brewed with a combination of honey and cheaper sugars, often brewed with little to no cooling and have not been aged for very long.
While a better mead you will use up to 500g of honey per 1L of mead, fermented at no more then 20C/68F and it will have been aged longer, personal preference is about 3 years. Using a better yeast always gives a better result, try a cider-, burgundy red wine- or a neutral yeast used for vodka distillation.
Arrrrg. A smart person. My brain hurts!
Seriously though, this is very helpful. I was trying to teach myself about mead from the ground up. Turned out to be quite a project, especially when trying to localize it to Athas. I might have to send rough drafts of the comic for peer review!
Your more then welcome. Us brewers are a strange folk, always willing to teach - better chance of getting invited to a drink of good ale or mead.
I am past the preamble. Time to get serious about the mead making part.