- Feb 16, 2006
Gjergj Kastrioti. . . Skanderbeg. The Dragon of Albania
Where would I begin this tale? Alas, where would I end my tale?
He was my older brother. My only brother. One year seperated us, he always seemed, however, an age older than me in his wisdom, experience and his counselling.
He carried me through much of my life. From the day we were taken by the Turks after our fathers submission, till the day we, together with 300 other brave souls, betrayed the Turkish Sultan. Till the day 150.000 Turks led by Mehmed II laid waste to the Albanian countryside.
Even through his darkest hour after Barat did I look to him and he answered my questions.
I have decided to write this tale of his epic life as I have a golden opportunity to write about a man, my own brother, who will most likely be remembered throughout the ages for his courage and actions.
I will frequently appear as well, however pale and meaningless my life may seem in comparison to my brother. I am not sad of this fact, though, not many men deserve to be called his equal, let alone me.
A simple servant and brother of God's hand on Earth, Afrim Kastrioti
In real life Skanderbeg had 3 brothers, for simplicitys sake he will only have one in this story.
The story will be told by Skanderbegs yonger brother Afrim Kastrioti, whos name and age is entirely fictional as there is not much information on his brothers.
It will also be told in dialogue, kinda like Amric's Byzantine Khan, which has been of great inspiration to me.
This is the first time I've ever done an AAR, let alone tried writing something that was over 10 pages.
Updates will most likely not be very frequent (they probably won't be very long either) as I am not a very dedicated person and I also have school to attend as well as a girlfriend that wants attention. I will do my best to finish this, however.
One more thing, do not hesitate to correct my grammar. I am no native speaker of english and I am always trying to better my skills with the language.
Anyway, that was the prologue. Chapter 1 will follow shortly.
And comments. by the way, will of course be welcomed.
EDIT: I see I posted in the wrong section. Could a mod please move it over to where it belongs. Thanks