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The Age of Merrik: Relationships and Such

By Eugena On November 4th, 2008

Ok, getting to another question.


This one stems from the screenplay version:

What is the big deal with the vow? Why not break it?  (See this post)


And a combo from the novel:

What is with the “I think I might kiss her” obsession from John? What’s the big deal about kissing? Does it mean something else?
(Yeah, put the something else in “”)

To answer them all at once, the big deal with the vow is very cultural. To break it is to lose honor. And, consider the explanation of the vow.  Merrik risks losing power by simply breaking it.

Kissing. That relates back to the vow. In real life, kiss all you want. Just be careful of mono. In the AOM world, if you are a sword master or wizard or other magic user, be careful not to lose your life. You are transferring your power to another, whether or not you want to.

The cautions of the vow become part of the culture, and even non-magic users (who may not know the origin) are cautious of it. As for “something else” it does not refer to that. Think of how much more power a character would lose that way. To answer an unspoken question, there was none of that between Merrik and Brianna. Good thing, Brianna did not need to absorb any magic power, and Merrik did not need to lose any.

Mirrors: Brianna and Liana

By Eugena On November 3rd, 2008

What’s next with Brianna?

I haven’t really decided what to do with her. In the previous version, I knew how she would show up again, but now, I am considering other ideas.

I had Brianna and Liana as reflections of each other. They were essentially the same, just on different sides of the battle. One difference . . .


Who is worse, Liana or Brianna?

SPOILERS AND POLL FOLLOW

King Malik’s Generals (Spoilers) (Mature Content)

By Eugena On November 3rd, 2008

General Zsastar is one of King Malik’s Generals, but are there others?

The Son of Malik is but one of King Malik’s generals. He has six others.

Spoilers follow (mature content)


read on, okay with spoilers and mature content

Killing Off Characters (Mature Content)

By Eugena On November 3rd, 2008
The following post contains spoilers for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing. It contains references to graphic character violence (perhaps not that graphic, but some young readers might not wish to read it).
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Great Songs for Sword Master Characters

By Eugena On October 26th, 2008

Here are some great songs for various Sword Masters:

  • Ling – Zhan Shen “Mars” theme
  • For Revolutionizing the World- Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Virtual Star Embryology – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Spira Mirabilis Theatre – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Keep Holding On – Eragon
  • When the World Ends – DMB (“The Cry of War”)
  • How to Save a Life – The Fray (Merrik/Brianna)
  • Cable Car – The Fray (Merrik/Brianna)
  • Swallowed in the Sea – Coldplay (Zaedrif paring (spoiler))
  • Until – Sting (Zaedrif/Eleya)
  • The Scientist – Coldplay (Zaedrif/Eleya)
  • Stay With You – GooGoo Dolls (Annointing Finale, Merrik/Eleya)

And for other characters:

  • Lion – Narnia LWW (Serafín)
  • Misfocusing – Billie Piper (Liana)

Recs:

  • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

The Dart Master is Back

By Eugena On October 26th, 2008

Wow, just for me, the local Legion is putting a dart board back in. This will be fun. I don’t get to practice as much as I would like–I’ve yet to install my own dart board in the house and a makeshift magnetic dart board set just isn’t the same as the steel tips.

🙂

Oh, yeah, I guess I should do one of those intros to myself:

Name: Eugena Moulton
DOB: (Like I'd actually post that on the Internet)
Sign: Don't believe in them
Hobbies: Writing, acting, stage combat, dart playing

So maybe it wasn’t “just for me,” but I certainly feel like it.

Spoilers below

Explanation: The Vow

By Eugena On October 20th, 2008

What is the vow?

The vow is more thoroughly explained in Rise of the New Masters.

Here is a brief section about it:

A kiss is a vow. Outside of one’s family, a person does not kiss another unless that person is vowed to the other. After the dragons died out at the end of the Dragon Era, sword masters and wizards alike had difficulty in controlling leaking of their magical powers. They learned to concentrate the distribution of their magic power through their lips—whether in words or in a kiss.

The Age of Merrik

Fighting Back Sexism (Mature Content)

By Eugena On October 18th, 2008

The following post may be unsuitable for young children.

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The Age of Merrik: The Anointing

By Eugena On October 6th, 2008
The Age of Merrik: The Anointing (Book Cover)

The Age of Merrik: The Anointing

the forbidden secret of history is now his only hope

After his father’s death, Merrik, warrior and heir to the throne, brought stability to the war-torn kingdom of Tyera. But his fiancée brings about its destruction in her alliance with The General, the sworn enemy of the legendary sword masters and of the ancient Serafín. The General challenges Merrik’s authority and defeats him in battle, taking control over Tyera and enslaving the neighboring country of Rikan.

Merrik tries to regain his place as leader to rescue his people and the people of Rikan from The General’s iron grasp. In a desperate bid to save the country, his supporters find a mysterious woman, Merris, who becomes Merrik’s closest ally against The General. Aided by visions and warnings from the Serafín, Merrik and Merris must defeat The General before he can create his own super being to rule the world. Will Merrik be ready to accept the power of the ancient Serafín and become a Sword Master himself?

Visit The Age of Merrik’s Official Website.

Welcome

By Eugena On October 6th, 2008

July, 15, 2021:

Welcome to my new blog. It is currently being updated. Some posts may be missing.

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