We've got a while before the next Cradle book comes out, but I was trying to think of something fun to do on the blog, so here's your chance to name a weapon in the Cradle series!
First, I went on the Cradle subreddit and asked what sort of thing--weapon, location, Path, whatever--the fans might like to name in the next Cradle book. There were a lot of votes for weapon or artifact, so that's what we're going with!
Initially I was going to provide all the options myself and you guys were just going to vote, but it seemed pretty clear that people wanted to come up with their own names. So here's what we'll do: I'm going to provide a brief description of the weapon here, and you all make suggestions for the weapon's name in the comments below.
In a few days, I'll put up a poll of all the options, and you can vote on the name of the weapon. I'll use the winning name in the Cradle series!
Here are some criteria for your submissions: first, it can't be from something copyrighted. I'm not going to name a sword Excalibur, but I could get in legal trouble if I call it a Shardblade or something. I'm not going to include any copyrighted options.
Second, you have to be willing to let me use the name you suggest in the series. If you don't want me to use the name...don't submit it. I feel like this one goes without saying, but just in case.
So here's the weapon we're naming: it's a longbow made of shadow madra that has been handed down through generations of shadow artists. Its arrows pass through anything without madra, and only impact objects with a soul.
This is a real weapon that will be involved in the story, by the way. This isn't just some weapon that will be mentioned in one scene and then go away forever.
If this goes well, I might do more of this kind of thing in the future. Have fun with it!
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