Saturday, April 20, 2013

R is for Roc Express, the Only Way to Fly

 

This year's A to Z Challenge theme is: All About Foxwick.

R is for ... Roc Express, the Only Way to Fly

The first time I came across rocs was by playing Age of Mythology. Rocs are large birds that can be hooked up to large baskets and transfer people across the land. Think of them as ancient airplanes.

In Foxwick, I wanted a better way to get around rather than the typical horses, carriages, and walking. Thus, I use rocs for people to travel quickly across the land. Most of those people don’t seem to trust the rocs that much. Large birds are a bit creepy, but it’s the only way to fly. 

17 comments:

Al Diaz said...

And I guess there are not first class. :)

Tara Tyler said...

all about foxwick! i like these tidbits. never knew there were so many books!

glad you included rocs, i love fantasy creatures and quests are awesome in fantasy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You'll find rocs in D&D as well.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that is what they were called, but yeah have seen many throughout fantasy and such.

jaybird said...

I could be considered a large, creepy bird. I think I might find a kindred spirit in those rocs :)

Yolanda Renee said...

A Roc that can fly, I'm all for that. I collect rocks, yeah, the garden variety, 10 lbs or more kind.I decorate the inside and outside of my house with them. Cally me quirky -- I love rocks, and now maybe even Rocs

Brandon Ax said...

That sounds cool and not the typical thing most people use. Although I have only been able to make myself fly once and I was 11... I might skip the Roc flight, lol.

Patricia Lynne said...

A bird with a basket? Sounds like a bumpy air balloon ride!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

It sounds fun, but I better bring a barf bag since I have trouble on roller coasters.

Amy Jarecki said...

I think I'd enjoy roc flying.

Christine Rains said...

Large birds are more than a bit creepy! I've been around emus, and they're mean birds.

Rachel Morgan said...

I'm not sure I'd trust them that much either! But it's a clever way to have your characters travel quickly :)

Lexa Cain said...

I love the idea of using rocs to carry passengers like planes. That would make a fantastic cover pic, right?
Great post! :-)

Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria said...

Hello Cherie! I remember I used to follow you when I had my old blog, Upwards Over the Mountain. I can't wait to check out what you've done with your blog and to read samples of your work! The cover art looks gorgeous!

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Heather Holden said...

This is the first time I'm hearing about rocs. What a cool creature! No wonder you wanted to use them for Foxwick. :)

Maria said...

I love the idea of Rocs, I have an image in my head now...a fantastical bird swooping down to collect me and transport me wherever I want to go...

Good stuff!