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What I mean to say is that I am so used to writing stories that are based on historical fact than allowing myself to come up with a castle that was created from my own imagination.

Of course there are a few exceptions to this. I did write a story (La Cerisaie) that centred on a town in Bourgogne that has since disappeared. I had to come up with what the town and castle looked like, where it was situated, and everything. I believe it was for this reason, and the fact that I obsessed about every little detail, both in the historical and writing sense, that forced me to take a break from writing for a little bit.

So, thanks to the very lovely (and very talented) writers on the Madhouse forum, I do have some ideas what to name this castle of mine for a book centred on Arthurian literature.

These are the choices I have so far:

Calchester fortress, Coronon Palace, Irwins Crag, Fort Montessor, Krak des Coriarti.

Of course, I do have a few ideas of my own for a name for this particular castle, but the one that is sticking seems to be:

Elouan Castle

I believe that the reason for why I fell in love with this particular name is because it fits in with my description for the castle, itself. Elouan means "light" in the Breton tongue, and was the name of a saint from the sixth century.

For the moment, I am focusing my attention on a story for the Merlin fandom, and might name a castle Elouan. This is a spin off from one of my series in which Arthur is forced into hiding by Morgana when she takes over Camelot. In his search for the remaining members of his knights, he is forced to go to Francia to seek allies with the formidable Frankish king Chararic and his warlords.

In that series, I make numerous references to "that castle in Bretagne", but throughout the reading of that series, I could not find a name of the castle. Though, it is mentioned by Merlin that something terrible happened there not long after they had left for the court of the Frankish king.

So this latest Merlin story of mine is going to be set in Bretagne, at the "Castle of Light".

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