I wasn't overwhelmed when I started reading, but by the time that I reached the dance competition, I was impressed. You found an original way to approach the "tough bar full of tough guys" meme, and for that I congratulate you.
At last, I have a way to punish the player I have that invariably takes "Perform: Dance" as one of his skills and breaks into a jig at the slightest provocation. Go to Comment
Whoa. Now this is a mind-blowing plot. Kudos for thinking of such a story.
You can bet the king won't be loved, the more babies he has killed, the more precarious will be his situation. You can expect people to flee his kingdom, and others scheming to overthrow him. Those, who know of the curse (and that knowledge will spread), will have some hard choices indeed. Go to Comment
Wow, I really like this. Definitely gets the "Wish I'd Thought of That" award. So much possibility for havoc, so much fun. Intrigue and madness with a pretty nifty twist. I'm going to have to find a way to use it, I think.
It's entirely possible as a Nemithia grows to maturity, fewer new ones will be born. After all, she's interested in the throne, not in competing with herself. I also have to wonder... did she arrange for her husband to become king? Go to Comment
As a strong proponent of the Princess freetext, this submission just blows me away. I like the mechanics behind how the similar births and and slow change to a similar form is explained, as well as the social responce to the king getting batty and kill-happy. Very well done! Go to Comment
I am impressed - this is a memorable piece, and creepy to the extreme. With multiple Nemithias, I can see the stronger killing the weaker ones, in true highlander fashion, to absorb the power within them.
One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).
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