Something like this:
But it seems so static. So I thought about adding a couple of castle denizens, and maybe a tree just peaking into the picture. I've wanted to stick a castle ornament on a tree for a couple years now, but I haven't found a look I liked. This is getting there.
I might move the castle over to the middle of the tree, or add another mouse to the tree, reaching for an ornament, as Steph suggested. I'll play with it a bit more.
Now back to editing the fighter poem collection.