Well, The Goth is on the run... It has a theme, it has an argument, it has lots of stories and History and so on...
Please meet the starring, Alarīkz (Visigothic language, usually transcripted Alareiks; Alaricus in Latin). Despite bad propaganda by the Romans, an overall decent kind of guy. You don't believe me? Follow me through the book, and I'll show you... :-)
Now that we are introducing characters, please meet the Narrator, Presbyter Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. He will be telling Alaric's story. Voices will be him, and Alaric's through yours truly, the Suffering Writer.
The novel is divided into Days. Days are, conversely, divided into IONs (Items Of Narration, explained before in this blog, please search the archives).
"Day I" recollection starts by accounting the crossing of the Danube ca. 376CE.
Now I have a problem. I know Alaric, I know his linneage (Balti) but I don't know his father's name! How can I go on without Alaric's father's name?
Searches have proven, so far, unfructuous. I'll dig my books, but if any of you know, just let me know... :-)
Travelling weekend as well, I'll let you know when I'm back...
PS- virtual no-award to the knowledgeable one who can tell me without using search engines or wikipedia and similar resources, why my narrator's name sounds familiar, if it does, of course... One week! I'll tell you next week if nobody does first... :-)