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WHAT'S THE SETTING?
Somewhere in between medieval and tudor times. It's fantasy, so there's no real place or time, but that's the aesthetic inspiration!
ARE THERE OTHER MYTHICAL CREATURES?
It's possible to imagine dragons existing, so maybe there are other things like manticores and gryphons. Haema is a demon vampyr, so by extension there are angels, too! Is it blasphemous to also call them mythical creatures...
THERE ARE DEMONS? ANGELS?
Demons have stalked the earth since the beginning times - Angels do too, though they are not aware like their demon kin. In an effort to remain unbiased and ever loyal, angels on earth have no idea they are divine beings, but as they are pure and viceless, are expected to act accordingly.
WHAT ABOUT MAGIC?
The only magic documented and shown in Hellwick is healing magic - unicorn horns can heal wounds. Being able to heal has in turn made unicorns more resilient than humans would be, and less mortal.
WHY THE FOCUS ON RELIGION/CULTS?
The setting is based off a deeply religious time in history, to begin with. I have always found my own faith and religion intriguing, and wanted to explore some themes and, of course, aesthetics that are close to me. Interpreting things through the lens of faith was the way of life back then, so I wanted to revisit that feeling with a little twist, and also by mixing it with things that I'm familiar with.
Likewise, the idea of a cult lead by someone truly devout, with the best of intention, was something I was interested in unpacking. I enjoy characters and stories which involve a more nuanced look at humanity, and what it means to be "good" or "bad". The best intentions pave the road to hell - by extension, can you mess up so thoroughly you end up in heaven?
MEANING: to leave, to stray
MEANING: to sing, singing
RESOURCES FOR THE SETTING OF HELLWICK
TUDOR MONASTERY FARM SERIES
GETTING DRESSED IN THE 15TH CENTURY
MAKING 15TH CENTURY HOSE
YOUTUBE VIDEO - BERNADETTE BANNER
PARTS OF A MONASTERY
WEBSITE - PHOTO REFERENCES AND INFORMATION