6. Or because of a Magic Prophecy.
You guessed it: Every little thing you’ve done or ever will do was penned by an ancient panel of sooth-sayers. Sure, roll your eyes — that’s part of the Prophecy. Walk away, yeah, that’s also part of the Prophecy. STOP FULFILLING THE MAGIC PROPHECY.
7. “Adventurer” was a viable career option.
From top to bottom, a list of Medieval Fantasy Career Options:
-Bad King’s Henchperson
-Some kind of thief, maybe?
-Morally Ambiguous Elf
8. There were no chores. Only quests.
Even the simplest of tasks was an epic undertaking that took weeks of preparation. Running to the next town over to grab some fresh cabbages? Your quaint country village will literally give you a farewell parade for this Herculean task.
9. There were no good towers.
Only towers filled with great, ancient evil. But real talk: Have you ever heard of anyone except for Dark Lords or kidnapped royalty being relegated to tower life? Speaking of…
10. Every prince or princess hated being a prince or princess.
Relentlessly bored? Snarky devil-may-care attitudes? Constantly day-dreaming about going on Rad Adventures with Cool Dudes where Mom and Dad can’t butt in? Oops, wait, false alarm — they’re just teenagers.
11. You either died really young or you lived to be infinity years old.
When you think about it, in a world where it’s super easy to meet your untimely demise — whether it be by plague, jousting mishap, or pissing off one of the land’s many, many mystical creatures -— the fantasy world’s got a surprisingly bustling elderly community.