Sirocco the Magical Camel

“Moorish Warrior”. From: Stanley and the White Heroes in Africa (etc.) (H. B. Scammel, 1890). Wikimedia Commons. Public domain on account of age.

One of the parts I enjoy most about writing for Ars Magica is the research – it’s an opportunity to learn new things and explore the potential of novel ideas.  For example, I’ve learnt quite a lot more than I ever thought I would about camels while writing The Cradle and the Crescent – they’re quite interesting beasts, although I must say they’re not particularly likeable up close in real life!

See here for ideas on ways to use camels as magical mounts for Hermetic magi, sahir or other Mythic Levantine and Middle Eastern characters – in particular I discuss a simple conversion of Aeolus the Magical Horse into Sirocco the Magical Camel. Fortunately camels and coursers (the standard riding horse of Mythic Europe) are similar in Size so the conversion between them is relatively simple and opens up a whole lot of possibilities with relatively little work needed.

There are links to some internet articles on camels in the Mythic Arabia section.

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