Floreskand was born in 1970. It was not a difficult birth, but it was unexpected.
In that year the Moody Blues released their 6th album, A Question of Balance, which contained many great tracks. The 7th track was Minstrel's Song which inspired me to start writing a fantasy about a group of wandering minstrels who were not all that they seemed.
In one part of that story they are sheltering in a cave in mountains when one character starts to tell legends about Floreskand, a land supposedly on the other side the mountain, where in the distant past, a great city called Lornwater, built close to a mysterious lake from which it takes its name, dominated the central region.
From that point on the name of Lornwater would not leave me alone. It demanded attention and wanted its own history and stories.