Today we get to dive into my personal favorite topic: Worldbuilding. Today’s prompt is
How has your character’s home changed within their lifetime?
This is an especially interesting question for The Half-Elves, because Elk hasn’t been home for most of his lifetime. If we’re talking The Hylands as a whole, an entire village has been mostly destroyed since Elk (or even Saria, his youngest sibling) was born. It was destroyed only a year before the Elfbournes returned to The Hylands, and though it’s been cleared of all the raiders who initially made a mess of it, it remains largely a ruin.
Around the castle, specifically… There’s a head astronomer position that didn’t exist until a few years before the Elfbournes returned, a couple of traveling merchants have come to be frequent visitors, the gardens have expanded, a new Dewin has been appointed and taken up residence in the castle, another is in training, one or two children have been born, and one of the royal dogs has grown quite old. The castle itself hasn’t really changed much, aside from the expansion of the gardens; only its inhabitants.
Has your MC’s home changed over the course of their lifetime? Have they noticed, or has it been so gradual they’d only see it if they looked back on it? What do they think of the changes?