Character Feature – Madog


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Another character feature for fans of the Dragon Line blog out there (I don’t know how many of you there are, but a Merry Christmas to you if you’re reading this!)

Tonight, I’ll introduce you to Madog, the leader of a rival militia to Iolo's Dragons known as the Tywysogyon (which means ‘Princes’ in Welsh). They occupy territory adjacent to that of the Dragons' turf, and there has been a long running dispute between the two leaders, who were once ‘brother’s-in-arms’ in the dim and dismal past. Why am I showing a picture of a Mixed Martial Artist, by the way? Well, this was Madog’s background. He was one a keen Cage Fighter, who used to compete semi-professionally. A rugged, burly Welshman with black hair, boyish features and a scar above his right eye, you could say that it very much looks as though he’s done a few rounds with Mike Tyson in his time. He could also have ‘scrummed down’ for his national team with his build, but he seemed to like doing MMA more (though like every true Welshman, rugby would still be the lifeblood of the nation!)

Patrick encounters him when the new arrival from England suggests a novel, if somewhat risky, method of resolving the long running dispute. It’s an offer which Madog cannot refuse. The outcome changes the strategic scenario somewhat and the rules of the game….

Until the next post…

Owen Law


About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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