SETTING THESAURUS

MEDIEVAL CASTLE ARMORY (SPECULATIVE)



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A flagstone floor
Stone block walls
A thick, steel-reinforced wooden door
Narrow slit windows high on the outer wall
Castle banners and colors hanging from the ceilings
Lit wall torches and lanterns
Racks holding weapons of the era (sharpened spears, poleaxes, polearms, halberds)
Tables holding spiked maces, flails, clubs, and mauls
Swords fanned out on wall displays (short, long, broad, claymore)
Bins of arrows
Stacks of unstrung bows
Bowstrings
Quivers
Crossbows hanging from pegs or lined up on stands or tables
Bolts
Bottles or tins of poison to treat blades and arrow points
Stands holding suits of armor, chain mail, and banded mail
Chains to hoist heavy armor up for dressing
A pile or bin filled with leather undershirts
Shields with a crest or coat of arms
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