WIP Update: The Premise of The Inquisitor of Darrmun

I think I mentioned in my post about character sheets and why they may or may not work that I was working on a series of short stories that I am tentatively calling ‘The Inquisitor of Darrmun’ short stories, and I’m in the middle of editing the first of them!

I can’t wait to share it with you, and I thought it might be fun to share a little bit more of what they’re going to be about! It’s taking me a lot longer to edit than I anticipated (short stories are not my forte!), so this will have to do for now. Thankfully I have plenty of time to work on it.

I put together a mood board specific to the location that my stories take place in – a desert metropolis called Darrmun. It’s also known as the Merchant’s Oasis. It’s a place of trade and commerce, sitting on the border of three countries. One of the more notable buildings is the one-thousand-year-old abbey that has stood in the heart of the city since it’s inception, which also serves as the home for the Ministry of Absolution and their Inquisitors.

It was actually really hard to create an image for the city because it has such a specific look to it in my mind. There were a lot of Meditteranean and Middle Eastern influences, but I also wanted to infuse the setting with something unique and original. It is a fantasy story, after all!

But now let me tell you what the stories are about:

The stories follow Inquisitor Damir of the Ministry of Absolution, one member of a special faction with the ability to compel the truth from people. They work as a sort of accessory to the local law enforcement and investigate important crime scenes to pull confessions and statements from any who are involved. They are not looked on favourably as a result, but the protagonist, Damir, spent years of his life before becoming an Inquisitor as a member of the Civil Guard. Despite what his new colleagues tell him, he’s used to a very different sort of investigation and prefers to use his mind than to use the holy gifts that were given to him. The stories follow Damir as he attempts to navigate his new life as an Inquisitor and root out the corruption in Darrmun.

Again, synopses are not my forte, but I hope that has you interested! I’m really excited to share the first short story when I finally get it finished!

Stay safe, everyone!

Let’s Chat!

What do you think of the Inquisitor of Darrmun? Have you written any short stories before? What have you been up to since self-isolation began? Let me know in the comments below!

Author: Alyssa Flynn

Alyssa is a writer of fantasy and sci-fi, a certified geek, and a blogger over at Alyssa Lost in Space. She is currently writing her first novel which she plans to self-publish in Fall 2020.

2 thoughts

  1. Oh, this sounds great. I’ve never realized how helpful mood boards could be, and I’ve ditched so many fantasy stories because I couldn’t properly imagine the setting at all (ft. Obsessing over infrastructure.. always). I’ll be looking forward to your updates 🙂

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    1. I love mood boards because they really force you to consider what’s important. Even if it isn’t exactly what you are looking for, it might give off a similar vibe. But I completely get where you are coming from. It can be really hard to explain what something looks like in a fantasy novel, and it can be hard to find the right pictures to go use for it. Sometimes I just compromise 😅

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