Interested in the Fantasy/Historical/Medieval genre? Hopefully.. I've been thinking of resurrecting an old, old character of mines from a Fantasy RPG and to reconstruct him a little to make him the centre of a collection of short stories or a novella, but I was wondering how to polish the character off a little bit. The character is a Duke, and is supposed to be quite young and brash, but at the same time he's supposed to be the most praised noble in the country. Basically, the character got to be in such a position through a long series of events which made him appear something that he wasn't; most typically a hero. So, I was wondering what clichés you'd think that this character could or has fallen into? I'm thinking specifically for this genre, because, as you would know, different genres mean different clichés... I'm also wondering what other clichés you would find in this type of genre in general, and tips for avoiding them... I haven't decided on any other characters or anything yet, but if and when I finally get around to finding somewhere to start, I'll need to construct some other characters. I'm trying to write something that's not too typical of the genre, something that's a bit refreshing and new, so if there's any possibility, clichés will be avoided as much as possible.