Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel Chapters 21-25

Five more chapters of the Civilization Battle Royale novel- Men in White, Birth of the Armada, The Distant King, The World Beckons and The Lives Crushed all launched over the last five weeks, from the 13th of March through to the 10th of April. Between them, these five weave the next installments in our epic, covering plots from Asia to Antarctica. Stories of immortals in lands forgotten, all driven to build an empire that will stand the test of time. If you haven’t read through these yet, make sure to jump over to the CBR page and check it out, it’s all up there for free.

Translating the Logical Tongue

Ah, I love the Lojban community. For those who are unaware, my next major title Tales from Aquis will involve an element of Lojban, an open source logical language. The community has been very helpful in translating text for me. Last night I came to them with a book title that needed translating, and sparked an hour-long debate with seven translators coming in to offer their suggestions and support.

Tales from Aquis has become a labour of love for me. I first put pen to paper on this creature almost five years ago, and in that time it has dramatically expanded in scope and depth beyond anything I had originally envisaged. It may take it’s time, but damn is it going to be good when it’s done.

Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel Chapters 17-20

Hi there folks, started merging these posts together so that I don’t flood everyone’s feeds quite so much! From here on out I will be doing these in batches of five.
Three new chapters of late- The Bringer of Ruin, Jaws of the Turtle and Across Hidden Shores. Three more chapters of our world in peril, as the machines of war continue to roll. We visit three theatres here- West Africa, East Asia and finally Europe, where the Roman empire is circling the drain. Another three chapters of our Civilization Battle Royale.

As always, go check that out on the page for the project.

Civilization Battle Royale Chapters 15 and 16

Another two chapters over the last fortnight- The Crisis of Padan Plain covering the events in Northern Italy, and When the Bosphorus Runs Red, covering the battle for Constantinople. From darkened evenings at the Roman Palantine to the crumbling statues on the sea of Marmara, we are almost 1600 years into the delicious madness that is the Civilization Battle Royale. Go check them out on the Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel page!

From here on out, I’ll probably just do a post every five chapters or something, to stop this from continually flooding the site. Seeya!

Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel, Chapter 14 – The Twins

Welcome back to the wonderful mash of history that is Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel. This week’s chapter is the debut of the Trung sisters. In our world, they were a dynamic duo that led Vietnam during the first century against Chinese domination- but in the Battle Royale, they are fighting on equal footing with many other nations and have become somewhat of a fan favourite. Enjoy the next chapter of our wonderful Battle Royale over here.

Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel, Chapter 13 – The Battle of Hastings

Welcome back to the wonderful mash of history that is Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel. This week’s chapter is an English one, the homeland of yours truly. We have the Battle of Hastings to contend with this time. You may have heard of the 1066 battle in southern Great Britain- but I am of course referring to the 2635 BC incident in Iberia, in the world of our wonderful Battle Royale.

You can catch up on all the delicious action over here.

Civilization Battle Royale Guiness World Record, and Chapters 11 and 12

Hi there folks. I actually launched two chapters in the last week- Across the Rio Grande and The Westminster Conference. The unusual schedule is because Tpangolin is gearing up for another AI game shortly- MK III of the Civilization Battle Royale. In other news, it seems that the MK II- the game that the novel adapts- has recently achieved a Guiness World Record! The series now holds the record for most-followed strategy game, and is present in the gamer’s edition of the 2017 Guiness Book of World Records. That’s awesome!

I’m working away on Aquis here, having just finished several pages of edit notes that I assembled recently. I quite often read my work on train journies and so forth and make little annotations that get dealt with later, on everything from grammar errors to translation curiosities. Tales from Aquis will of course be making use of the constructed language Lojban here and there- and orchestrating that is rather fun.

Till next time!

Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel, Chapter 10 – By Tales Old and Cities Fallen

Welcome back folks, for the tenth chapter of our multi-millennia epic. Today is a Boer/Ashanti chapter; a return to western Africa as the world continues to turn. Slightly early release today on account of me heading out this evening to watch Rogue One.

As always, you can find today’s chapter on the page for the project.

Note that there will be no chapter on December 26th, as I’ll be away with family over the holiday season- We will however be back with the eleventh chapter on January 2nd.

Go grab today’s chapter, and enjoy!

Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel, Chapter 9 – Blood and Horses

Welcome back folks, for the ninth chapter of our multi-millennia epic. Today is Attila’s first chapter, Blood and Horses. It promises to be absolutely gorgeous, and this has been one of my favourites to write. Without giving too much away, diving back into some combat-work has reminded me a lot of my work on the Dragon Creek series, with all the lovely grusome warfare that series entailed.

You can view the new chapter over here on the page for the project.

Civilization Battle Royale: The Novel, Chapter 8 – Flames on the North Slope

It be the eighth chapter of our 6000 year epic- This time we turn our gaze to the northern alps, where the Romans are holding out. As always, Cadellin.net has epub, mobi and PDF releases of the novel, as well as a PDF of just the most recent chapter. You can view that over here on the page for the project.

Secondly, I have another titbit I thought I’d share with you folks. Last week I did a flash fiction writing thing with my partner Leah, and made a stories with very short wordcount. Here is my personal favourite from that session- fifty words with the topic of “replacement”.

The man wore a false smile, nodding as the woman spoke. She couldn’t see the truth. Behind the mask lay something that was not human; that had never been human. He laughed at her joke, but the mirth did not reach his eyes. For in truth, he had no eyes.

I think I’ve been reading a little too much SCP recently. Anyhow, till next time!