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Donor Perk: Give me prompts for Shahana the Paladin
The prompt window is now CLOSED. See the followup poll about the resulting three poems.

The serial poetry poll has designated Shahana the Paladin as the series receiving the free poem, since the July Poetry Fishbowl met the $150 threshold.  She's new this month from the low fantasy theme, appearing in the poem "Shine On," and then "The Ones They Leave Behind" is a sequel showing someone else's perspective.  There is also a new entry on the serial poetry page, "Path of the Paladins," which describes the series and links to the two poems.

The window is now open for prompts, and I'll probably leave it open through the weekend since this tends to be a low-traffic time on LiveJournal.  We have a unique opportunity here.  While this isn't the first time a brand-new character has become instantly popular, it's the first time we've had a chance to put a new character through a focused prompt session like this.  You have almost a blank slate.  You can explore what happens to Shahana and Ari next, dig into the features of the place they live, nose around for other supporting characters, investigate the faith-powered paladin magic, whatever appeals to you.  I have some nascent ideas about the characters, setting, backstory, and magical system; but very little is solid yet.  There's a lot more room than usual to influence major, fundamental aspects that will have an impact on everything else that can happen later.  So wake up your muses and let's make some poetry!

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janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: July 9th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
How did Shahana end up a paladin of an overthrown god?
laffingkat From: laffingkat Date: July 9th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Goodness, too many interesting threads to pursue! But I think I'm most curious about backstory. Who is Gailah? What made Shahana decide to become one of her paladins? What was her training like?
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From: angela_n_hunt Date: July 11th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
THIS, please.

And the every day heroism that is rolling out of bed. What's her day to day like?
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: July 11th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Has her faith ever been challenged by something she has experienced?
marina_bonomi From: marina_bonomi Date: July 11th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Another one for the backstory, I'm interested in her community though, the figures who shaped her as a paladin.
also, does she have an 'home base' now or have the paladins of Gailah been scattered to the four winds, each one to fend for her /himself?
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