This thread is for brainstorming issues in Perilous Realms, the Urban Fantasy
novel I'm drafting.
Right now I'm having an issue with some parts of the backstory. I'm going to use a stanza of an old poem (that Tolkien himself also used as a source for his dwarven names).
I must tell of the dwarves in Dvalin' s host;
Like lions they were in Lofar's time:
In Juravale's marsh they made their dwelling,
From their Stone hall set out on journeys,
There was Draupnir and Dolgthrasir, Har, Haugspori, Hlevangur, Gloi(n), Dori,
Ori, Dufur, Andvari, Skirvir, Virvir Skafidur, Ai, Alf and Yngvi,
Eikinskjaldi, Fjalar and Frosti, Finn and Ginnar: Men will remember while
The long line of Lofar's forbears.
I have a dwarf character descended from Eikinskjaldi. I know that in my backstory for the other world, Eikinskjaldi/Oakshield and other Dwarves from Dvalin/Dwalin's line formed tribes of their own. What I can't figure out is why these dwarves would form tribes of their own. I have total writer's block on that question.
edited 29th Jan '13 3:13:34 PM by MorwenEdhelwen