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posted 11-17-2009 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thid   Click Here to Email thid     Edit/Delete Message
Hi, I'm an italian student (last year of philosophy!!) and i'm writing a novel about magic and stuff.
I needed a castle for my warewolves, and I found out the Colt castle, in Romania, that is perfect. There are just some ruins and it looks very isolated!
But... on the internet there are not much informations about it... obiouvsly...
So... does anybody know something about it? The history, the(medieval)inhabitants, the magic?
Please help! I have to write the the 6 chapter!



posted 12-13-2009 09:02 PM           Edit/Delete Message
At the edge of the Retezat Mountains, on a rock peak, the Colt fortress is found. The site was built by the Candea's family from Rau de Mori (The Mills River), at the beginning of the 14-th century. The fortress had a defense role, being the most powerful fortress of Transylvania.........http://www.panoramas.ro/places/colten.html
There is lots more info out there.
Looks a bit too spooky to me.


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posted 12-14-2009 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marko   Click Here to Email Marko     Edit/Delete Message
Here's a couple of links about this castle:

"But round about the castle there began to grow a hedge of thorns, which every year became higher...."
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posted 01-23-2010 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
Well well well...
You chose Jules Verne's Carpathian Castle .
About the local beliefs, magic and superstitions... yes there are stories of werewolves (varcolaci) in Romanian mytology, mostly based on the "inverted tailbone" medical condition, which made it seem that the person had a small tail. For Romanian magic, I suggest looking up Mircea Eliade - he is surely translated in italian. Also, if you could find a translated copy of Romanian Mithology by Romulus Vulcanescu, that would help you a lot - he has details about the zburator (a form of incubus), vampires (well, strigoi), the garlic defense and many more. In a very scientific way.

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