Im new here but I have been writing short stories based in a dark medevil fantasy world I created and I was thinking on terms of violence in the world. Its a brutal world where war and death are very common its realistic in a lot of ways but it has many magical elements and monsters however they are seldom seen. Ive actually drawn a map actually two map's of two massive continent's with another still in development right now right that is still a just a blank land mass. Anyway I think Violence in dark fantasy can be used to move the story forward however I wonder how brutal it should be. I have head several death's in my short stories one particular death or death's having a character and his family burned to death in their castle by one of the world's many many races some violence has been implied though. So my question should the violence just be used to drive home the point and as well to move the story or stories forward.