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A country in my D&D setting is called Ancelot, and has a holy city that is first ruled by Inquisitor Lanford, and ruled in the future following a massive cataclysm by Arias Ruola, the servant of Asmodeus, Arias is the wielder of an incredibly powerful weapon called the Cross of War.
The names Ancelot and Cross of War are taken from the Rhapsody of Fire song Dawn of Victory. Arias' title of Master of Pain is also taken from it.
I listen to eclectic selections of music when I write. I draw inspiration from lyrics and the sound itself. Sometimes I switch off all sound and write in complete silence, but often a song "sticks" to my memory of a scene or represents a character. I compile those that stand out, and I've even shared some on the book (and series) profiles on my site. Here's an example (go to the Music tab to see what I'm talking about):
I used to write with music as a background, as a way to get into the world I was telling about. It was a really great feeling.
Now, having a family (which is great as well), I have lost the habit to write with music. And I realize that the inspiration is still there.