The world in my book, Mercy – Of Gods and Men, is vast and diverse containing various different kinds of people of different faiths and allegiances. The world, Tiera contains four continents named after the four cardinal directions but the one that this book focuses upon is the western continent.
Western continent has three kingdoms each with their own unique culture, political system and goals.
The three Empires-
Deiosa to the south, large and strong
Helica to the North West, green and fertile
Luneta to the east, cold and frightening.
in each kingdom, there are a lot of villages and towns of various sizes but each kingdom has a small amount of major cities. Each city has land around it that is entittled to it for expansion and food suply and each city has a lord in charge of it. These lords belong to a family or in this case a house. Each house has their unique way of governance and motto.
Houses in Luneta
House of the moon- the strongest
House of the trade- the wise and rich
House of the blizzard- Together we stand
Houses in Helica
House of the sun- the unbeatable
House of the sea-best for trade
House of Earth- strength personified
Houses in Deiosa
House of God- all hail the king
House of dragon- burn thy enemies
House of the phoenix – believe in strength
House of the pegasus- believe in magnificence
House of the Typhon- where the wise live
House of hydra- trade, money and peace
Mercy of gods and men and it subsequent sequels will focus on the relationship between these kingdoms and their houses as the stories of the three characters build the world of mercy of gods and men.