The Pop Culture Pub Crawl: Itsano

It’s time for another edition of The Pop Culture Pub Crawl, which delves into the favourite tipple of fictional characters. The drinker of the day is Itsano from Tales Of The Frontier. A kamuni battle conductor and wandering healer, Itsano is a voice of his people and a musical warrior.

Itsano’s drinking tastes have a distinctive Asian flair. Read on to discover what kind of spirits and booze fall into this category. 

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Nectar Of The Gods: Whisky Production And The Laws Of The Whisky Syndicate

Alcohol plays an important role across The Frontier, being one of the few things that connect people of all stations. A social lubricant, a hard earned reward at the end of a long day of toil, a commodity for the rich. Many faces for the same result and perhaps no form of alcohol is more revered on The Frontier than whisky.

Or, at least in the eyes of the Whisky Syndicate and the distillers who form the organisation. Read on to learn more about the group and what makes whisky such a sacred drink.

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Descending Into The Underealm

You won’t get far in The Frontier without someone wishing you walk well into The Underealm and thrive in The Sunlight Meadows.

Or that you’ll be damned to the blackest pits of The Underealm. Or that you’ll be punished for your vices. Maybe you’ll overhear a conversation in a saloon about a hero who died well and he’s living his virtues in Eudon Hall.

A place of rebirth, punishment, penance and eternity, The Underealm is considered the world of the gods, so let’s dive deeper to see what it’s all about.

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Praying To The Divinti: The Gods Of The Frontier

Religion on The Frontier is as vast and complex as the landscape itself, broken down into different belief systems and dogmas. When it comes to everyday frontiersmen and women, the dominant religion is polytheism and the belief in several gods known as the divinti.  

Depending on the region, one of the divinti may hold more significance to the local population than others and here are all the major gods within the main Frontier pantheon:

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Magic, Mayhem and Intrigue: The Witch Clans Of The Frontier

Magic is a big part of The Frontier, a kind of raw, intangible energy that permeates the world and a faction who harnesses it to the fullest extent are the witch clans. Feared, respected and worshiped (by some) in equal measure, the witch clans of The Frontier have their own internal politics and systems that have been built on centuries of tradition.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the types of witches to be found in the world, a couple of clan examples and what the lore surrounding them is.

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At The Dead Of Dusk: Welcome To The World Of The Frontier

I’ve always been in awe of writers who can create new worlds and make all the characters within them sound as if they’re living and breathing. It’s something I’m drawn to in my own writing and I’m excited to announce that with the release of my debut novella AT THE DEAD OF DUSK, I’ve launched Tales Of The Frontier, a weird western world of monsters, witches and legendary gunslingers.

Read on to find out more about AT THE DEAD OF DUSK and what exactly The Frontier is.

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