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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 15 2019 4:04 PM UTC +00:00.

£3,564
pledged of £2,500pledged of £2,500 goal
114
backers
35days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 15 2019 4:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Greetings, lovely people!

After the success of last year's campaign for the Forgotten Legion short story The March, I felt inspired to see if you would be interested in another one. A rough poll on Facebook seemed to suggest that you *are* interested, so here we go. Tullus, the grizzled centurion from the Eagles books was a clear winner. I haven't yet decided when I will set it, but it will *either* be during the Pannonian War (AD 6-9), or after Eagles in the Storm (approx. AD 18-20). Fenestela, his trusty optio, will be in it too. At least 10,000 words in length, there will be comradeship, battles, bloodshed and humour - I can already picture some of them! Some of you will feature in the story as well - see the reward packages for details.

NOTE: If the demand is there, I may be able to offer this short story in paper format, but I reserve the right not to do so. As it stands, this short story will ONLY be available in digital format. If you do not use an e-reader, or only want this story in paper format, please DO NOT pledge. Thank you.

Ben

Risks and challenges

I'll do my best to have this written by the end of February 2019, but I hope to have it done sooner. I reserve the right to delay that release, however, depending on how well the project is going.

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    Legionary

    Pledge £6 and receive your own copy of the digital-only short story as soon as it has been finished...be one of the first people in the world to read it! I will also thank you personally in my author's note at the back.

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    Optio

    All the benefits of the Legionary reward, plus ONE lucky person from this category will feature as a minor character in the story - and be credited as such in my author's note. (Please note that my decisions on what happens to the character are final.)

    NOTE: this category is limited to 50 people, so your chances of being a character are not bad at all! If you would rather be SURE of being a character, see the Legate reward below.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    Centurion

    You will receive the digital short story, a personal thank you from me at the back of the story, and ONE lucky person from this category will feature as a character. Numbers are limited to 35, so you have a fighting chance of starring alongside Tullus! You will also receive a signed postcard of the artwork from the campaign*.

    *If you already have this postcard, I'll send you whichever of the three Eagles postcards that you don't have.

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    Legate

    Not only do you receive the digital short story, a personal acknowledgement in the author's note, a signed postcard of the artwork for the campaign - you will also feature as a minor character in the story - and be credited as such. Please note that my decisions on what happens to the character are final.

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    Emperor-god

    Donate this incredible sum, and not only will you feature in the story, but I will dedicate the short story however you wish (within the realms of good taste)! You will also receive the final manuscript* of the story on paper, complete with my notes and corrections etc.

    *This will be the only copy - unique!

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