Tough Traveling – Curses

Nathan over at Fantasy Review Barn is the mastermind of Tough Traveling. What’s Tough Traveling? Pretty much, it’s a weekly feature on Thursdays where we dig around to come up with examples of common tropes in fantasy, using Diana Wynne Jones’ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as our inspiration and guide. Nathan has invited one and all to join in the fun, so feel free to come up with your own lists and add the link on Nathan’s weekly post, which will also contain (unleash) the next weeks theme. So let the fun begin … This weeks theme? CURSES CURSES are long-standing ill-wishings which, in Fantasyland, often manifest as semi sentient. They have to be broken or dispelled. {Can include} -Curses on lands, curses on families, curses on buildings, cureses on rings/swords, curses on people, curses with conditions.   Orsk Furniture from Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix This is definitely cursed building. An Ikea imitation mass market furniture super store where bizarre and increasingly disturbing things begin to happen. And if things seem weird and creepy, just wait for the overnight shift.       Paragon from Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb I don’t know if this is a curse on a building, on a family,…