Hey Ive just read the excerpts fromthe story about the Fall of the Nervii; I really like it and wanted to add a few comments.
First thing I noticed is that you changed the swords carachter(s) from an ancient greek sword with greek scripts to a twin swords kit, of curved design.
I question this selection, although the dual swords may make for a more appealing screen play ala Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon action sequences I think it somehow smacks of sci-fi.
With all due respect, I liked the first version better.
Gallic sword craft typically featured straight line blades, and while they apear to have often enough carried two blades they were likely a short 'sax' (big-knife) and longer (traditional) 'spatha' sword, for which the Gauls were famous and feared.
Ive never heard of a twin sword fighting Gaul, as well the shield was very important in Gallic/Gaellic culture and the shield was considered a 'sibling' to the sword or lance as well a badge of sorts as shields often had heraldic significance and a tribe may be recognizable by the shape and design of their shields (at least among warrior nobility.
It was a mark of shame to lose or abandone a shield in combat, no Gallic warrior went into a fight without his shield, especialy considering the Roman reliance on indirect fire and missile barrages, archers and slingers as well as the well known Roman Pilum.
If you really want to have the cartachter wield a curved blade maybe you can depict a 'falcatta' type sword, used by the Gauls/Galatians of Spain but likely was used elsewhere, with a shield.
Chain mail was a Gallic invention and the Roman Legionaire Helmet is actually a knock-of a traditional Gallic helmet. Despite being labelled by the Romans as Savages, many martial innovations of Gallic designs were adopted by the Romans.
As well it is worth mentioning that the Legions often employed troops of Gallic or even German origin and thus afforded them Gallic style equipment.
I take this as similar to the Europeans adopting native (some) dress during the French/English and American revolutionary war.
Nervii were the Mohawks of their time, fierce warriors feared and often despised by all around them.
Also, this is knit picking; but the written 'note' or message recieved by the semi-retired Gallic Nobleman 'warrior', was it written in Latin or Greek? Or runic?
I ask because the application of runic was typically as 'inscriptions', 'spells' or magical 'title' rather than correspondence.
The use of Greek or Latin is not at all impossible, especially by nobles and druids who were often very learned and literate.
However, that being said, it would be like an Iroquoi or Huron American native speaking and/or reading french or english, or maybe even Latin (evangelists).
Not unheard of, but not too common either.
I really wnat to read more and I really think you have done a very good job of carachter development and story backdrop, good writing and fun reading.
I want more, whats the latest?
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