As I received my character's title, I began to research into different civilizations within the Saharan desert. I first was looking into ancient Egypt, but the majority of the ideas I got from this were a little typical and a bit too fantasy, a bit over-done. I was suggested to look at the Tuareg people, and their way of life and religious believes really inspired me to create a plausible story for my character. I began to explore with materials available within the Sahara, which is mostly minerals and of course, sand. This led me forward to play around with the ideas of glass, and what an inventor, with a spiritual background,would do with this material. Mostly inspired by Tuareg folk tale, where a warrior (Boulkhou) alone wearing a Quranic Amulet thought against a whole army of flying enemies, for 40 days straight. I combined this with their Animalism beliefs, with history of the Saharan desert in the early 19
century, where the French were fighting for their lands, and many Tau reg camps were destroyed.