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A campaign to raise the funds for a digital short story featuring Tullus, hero of the Eagles of Rome trilogy, & set some years before.
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Greetings, lovely people!

After the success of the last two years'  campaigns for the Forgotten Legion short story The March, I was confident that you would be interested in another one.

I widened my poll from Facebook to Twitter and my newsletter. Although Hanno, Quintus and Aurelia did really well, Tullus, the grizzled centurion from the Eagles books was a clear winner for the second time!  I haven't yet decided when I will set it, but it will probably be  during the Pannonian War (AD 6-9). 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

* The image reproduced with thanks to Paul Karremans of Legio X Gemina.

Risks and challenges

I'll do my best to have this written by the end of February 2020, 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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    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    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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    Pledge £18 or more About $24

    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 75 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 £36 or more About $47

    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.

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    Pledge £198 or more About $256

    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 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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    Pledge £600 or more About $776

    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 - a very collectible item.

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