Monday, June 16, 2014

A Letter from Far Far Away

Greetings,

I join you today from Misha's tavern. She has very kindly dedicated her Mondays to writers, authors and compedium compilers such as myself and for that I would like to extend my thanks.

Firstly, please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Far Far Away, and I have been finding out about the comings and goings of my world. I wrote to all the inhabitants asking them to keep me up to date with their daily lives and I was amused by the responses I got. I am now releasing these letters every Monday and Friday at my tavern.

As a thank you to Misha for publishing this letter, I have some exclusive information for her readers about one of the characters that wrote to me: Huntsman.

The first tale of my compendium is entitled The Apple Princess and it is Huntsman's letter that kicks off the tale. He features heavily throughout the story as we follow his progress as an employee of the Queen.

He comes from one of the oldest families in the kingdoms and is descended from a long line of men that were gifted in using tools. His brother is a lumberjack known as Axeman, and his father worked down in the mines until the dwarven "uprising" (which we more commonly call the "downfalling", due to the mines being underground). Very little is known about the female members of his family, although it is generally accepted that they were just as skilled as the men when it came to wielding weapons. Frankly, and I say this quietly in case they are reading, they all sound like a bunch of nutters.

Like the rest of his family, Huntsman has a fetish for medieval fashion and is never seen without a blade. Unlike the rest of his family, he does not perform civic duties as a farmer, miner or lumberjack, but instead has self-declared himself as a killer and is often found stalking game in the forests around the kingdom.

At heart though, Huntsman is a sap. He chose work under the Queen as he figured it would please his proud family heritage while allowing himself to get close to the girl he has become enamoured with - Princess Snow. While he has no qualms in slaughtering innocent animals, he has found himself on the wrong side of the Queen on more than one occasion where he refuses to carry out her dirty work in the proper manner. It appears that under his brutish exterior he may have a heart after all.

I hope you enjoyed this brief character background. If you would like to find out more, please drop by my tavern.

Yours,

Far Far Away.


You can read more about Tales from Far Far Away at his tavern.

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, a killer who's a sap is a problem!

cleemckenzie said...

A villian with perhaps a heart of gold? Nice. Also that tavern is tempting.

SA Larsenッ said...

Very nice to meet you, FFA. Lovely letter and intro.

Meradeth Houston said...

Love the format of this post :) And the Huntsman sounds like quite the intriguing character :)

Loni Townsend said...

Very fun! "Fetish for medieval fashion" *giggle*

J.L. Campbell said...

Sounds like you're on to an interesting, new project. I like the approach you've taken and enjoyed this sentence - Huntsman has a fetish for medieval fashion and is never seen without a blade. :)

Donna Hole said...

Very cool idea Misha.

Jennifer Chandler said...

I love this! Far Far Away seems to have a lot of interesting tales to share :)

S.P. Bowers said...

kind of off subject but how do you get the art that makes it look like a letter? Is it an add on or widget?

shelly said...

This was a really cool post, Misha.

Cherie Reich said...

Love this! And "downfalling" is brilliant! :)

Patsy said...

Huntsman seems a bit of a nutter to me too.

Shah Wharton said...

You are full of great ideas Misha. Loved this!

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