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In my polytheistic world, how should I prevent people fighting over which god to worship?

In a polytheistic society, people worship all the relevant gods. And they have no objections to their neighbors worshipping the gods relevant to them. The biggest conflict is when societies regard a ...
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In my polytheistic world, how should I prevent people fighting over which god to worship?

You're asking how to avoid conflict in your story. This, to me, is the wrong question to ask about narrative fiction (I assume this is that). Conflict is the lifeblood of good stories... your question ...
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In my polytheistic world, how should I prevent people fighting over which god to worship?

Historically, polytheistic cultures didn’t fight over which gods to worship. The Romans and Greeks didn’t war over choices of household gods. A common element of polytheistic beliefs was the ...
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How can I fit a protagonist and his character arc to an existing world and plot?

Reading your description, the problem for your protagonist seems clear to me: He is not "himself". He doesn't understand himself, or why he is the way he is. whatever happened to the wizard ...
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How can I fit a protagonist and his character arc to an existing world and plot?

Reading over your summary, you appear to already have the seeds of one of two potential character flaws for you character to overcome. Too Curious - Not Able to Let Sleeping Dogs Lie The evil wizard ...
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How can I fit a protagonist and his character arc to an existing world and plot?

Don't try to write your story to satisfy the demands of some how-to-write book! That's stifling your creativity. Put everything away, put a pencil and notebook in your pocket, and take a walk. Let ...
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Is there another, more formal, word for 'ride' in this circumstance?

You might turn it around, and consider that he is asking for a "driver", rather than a "ride". Especially in the context of paid passage, the focus could logically be on the person ...
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Is there another, more formal, word for 'ride' in this circumstance?

The formal word for "a trip by vehicle" in English is a ride. This word is used for both paid (e.g. taxi ride or train ride) and unpaid transportation (e.g. to hitch a ride). You will have ...
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Is there another, more formal, word for 'ride' in this circumstance?

No, there is not. No term for 'ride' would better suit the situation here. Do you imagine your passenger asking not a free ride, but for a paid one? 'where this type of travel is commonplace enough ...
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Is there another, more formal, word for 'ride' in this circumstance?

I can't think of a general, formal word for "ride". We usually refer to the type of transportation. Like, "George tried to catch a taxi" or "George waited for the train". ...
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Is there another, more formal, word for 'ride' in this circumstance?

I've written and read enough fantasy to get the gist of it. Travelers want to join other travelers for safety. Bandits and monsters prowl the wilderness. Be it a farmer driving to and from the city to ...
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How do I include a woman on her period in a Fantasy novel?

A novel is not a travel guide or ethnological treatise that describes a place and the everyday life of its people in all its aspects. A novel is a narration of everything that is relevant to its story....
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How do I include a woman on her period in a Fantasy novel?

As the risk of sounding snippy, you have already answered your own question: "Write what you want to read." As for what to include and how detailed you should be look to other fantasy novels ...
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