Monday, January 30, 2012
The Voyage of the Minotaur: The Short Men
The Short Men are a race of humanoids that live alongside the humans in the world of Senta and the Steel Dragon. Because they are worshipers of Kafira, they are actually tolerated more than those humans who are still of the Zaeri race. They date back to before I came up with the story and was thinking of this world as a setting for a Dungeons and Dragons game. If it was a D&D game, of course it would have dwarves and elves (which I never got around to). I didn't want my dwarves to simply be magical little men, so I pictured Neanderthals surviving to modern times and living alongside fully modern humans. The only short man named in the story is a banker, Bergren Denholm.