Review: Don Giovanni

As a change from worldbuilding posts and interviews with specialists, here's a post about an opera I attended this weekend. Mozart's Don Giovanni was first performed at the Prague Estates Theatre in 1787. I've been to over a dozen live productions (including at the Prague Estates, although considerably later than 1787!) and watched maybe twenty … Continue reading Review: Don Giovanni

Ascar Interview – Chief Councillor Hastings

Today we're in Ascar again, where we have the opportunity to chat with Chief Councillor John Hastings. He has been in post for many years, and it'll be interesting to get his take on high-level administration of the realm. Situated within the Royal Compound, the Council building holds all the governmental records. It's where administrative … Continue reading Ascar Interview – Chief Councillor Hastings

Ascar Interview – Louis the infirmier

For this interview, we're finally getting a glimpse inside Ascar's notorious Keep. However, we're not going to see where the scientists work or where the evaluation of those with curses takes place. Nor do we visit the mysterious machinery in the basement or the blimp launching pad and bird coops on the roof. No, today … Continue reading Ascar Interview – Louis the infirmier

Intrepid Correspondent Interview – Emily

Those of you who have entered Ascar via its southern gates (the only entrance for unescorted visitors) will probably have noticed a large walled complex on your left, just as you enter the city proper. That complex is Ascar's barracks, where the majority of the guards live. Note: Despite the military-sounding nomenclature, guards aren't actually … Continue reading Intrepid Correspondent Interview – Emily