Old Unsorted

Hiraeth is an old name, of the languages used by Nymphs, Pixies, Spriggan, Dryads and Drein, who once held a small woodland realm in the West of the land called Merëador.

Woadic peoples dwelt in Hiraeth for many aeons, watched over by the Nameless Elden Gods and their Children; the Nymphs, Pixies, Spriggan, Toadies, Fae & Faebeasts, the Grendyl, Dryads and Drein, Though the Dwarves are not counted among these, for they have long delved beneath the Earthspire, born of the Stonemother in the ages before even the Elden had brought life to the surface lands.

Humanity came down from the Northspan, whose icy path leads far Northwest, to the forgotten land Noveria, birthplace of Men. Siggard Icebeard led his people in that time, though even he was born mid-journey, having never seen his homeland, and in the North of Hiraeth he and his children established Nortander. Where they fought and soon subdued the peaceful and shamanic Woads.

And so, the Elden Gods summoned the Ardhal, or Sacred Guardians, chosen of the Elden, who take the forms of woodland creatures clad in tree bark and earthen armour. Followed by the fearsome and mighty Aspects of the Wild. Seffyl, the swiftest mare to ever set foot on Hiraeth. Garwyl, the terrible and wise owl, whose vast knowledge rivalled even Vellichor the Deathless in his buried Library. Garmyrr & Fengheir, the twin wolf-brothers, and Braega the great she-bear, who stood taller on all fours than three upright men full grown. These vengeful spirits made war upon the Nortand Tribes, leading the Ardhal and Woad in many great battles of song and renown

The coming of war to Hiraeth caught notice of the Dwarves beneath Eraskadi, the Earthspire, who sprang forth from the foothills in Falfyrr and made contact with the Woadic Tribe who lived in the village of Surt. Who were astonished by these as yet unseen people of short stature and broad arm. One among the Woad, Boldyr Deadfist, whose hand withered from injury as a boy, was wont to make weapons and machines of war to drive the Men of Nortander from Woadic lands, if not from Hiraeth itself. He convinced many of the Woad who were of lesser temper, and they had at first noble intention. The dwarves aided Boldyr and his people, who learned quickly, and soon near equaled their mentors in skill of craft. They drove their foul engines of iron and steel cross the Plain of Falforn by the sea to where the Noverian hosts were encamped and utterly destroyed all those who stayed to fight. After which it was forever known as the Fractured Fields, as the very stone was broken and torn into jagged spires and foothills of rubble.

But the Noveri were quick to retaliate and would not be driven back whence they came. They brought with them from Noveria many jewels and treasures of great worth, with which they bought the aid of the new-come Dwarves, who splintered and betrayed one another at the sight of these riches. Those who left the Stonemother for their greed were called the Dwarrow, hence they guarded their lives well, for they would never return to the mighty halls beneath Eraskadi to be reborn. Their children were conceived "unnaturally" in the eyes of the Dwarves, they grew malformed and ugly without the purifying fires of the Stonemother, and death for them was the final end. They went on to dwell in the Frigid Hills of the North in the days after the War. In many isolated keeps, with each a Lord as wary and fearful of their doom as the next.

The war escalated repeatedly, The Dwarrow taking the side of Men, the Dwarves taking the side of Woad. The war was bloody, and the Elden Gods and their lieutenants disapproved greatly of the Woad's adoption of such unnatural technology. A rift began to form between the various tribes, with Surt emerging as the most aggressive and advanced technologically, they seized control of the armies of the Woad, and the Elden turned against them. They withdrew into the wilds of the land, leaving even the Nomadic Woad still loyal to them.

The war raged on, with the Woad winning victory after victory, sacking town after town. The humans fled south through the pass of Garmyrr, where many were slaughtered by its namesake who would not give up the war. However when the pursuing Woads arrived with their weapons of destruction, Garmyrr was no match, and was slain. Fengheir, his brother, was enraged, and led an army of thousands upon thousands of wolves down on the Woadic Horde, who were driven back to Nortander. Here they enslaved the men remaining in that land, and Nortander was forevermore held by Woadic Lords.

The humans settled in the south of Hiraeth below the Earthspire range and founded the cities of Barden and Ashford. Driving out the remaining Woads who lived in that land, who had as of yet not even heard of the war in the North. These Woads fled to Merëador, the hidden city of the Woodland peoples, and turned to the worship of their strange Idols. They were seduced and fell in love with the Dryads there and spawned the tall and fair sub race of Hilbryn, or halfbreeds, who had the antlers of stag and spotted fur of their Dryad sisters. They became the most beautiful and enchanting beings in Hiraeth, and their years were long, and their abilities in the ways the forest and beast lore were unmatched. For the intellect lent by their Woadic blood was great. No more than eight of the Hilbryn ever left Merëador before it was destroyed. Of those eight who did only three have ever been seen, and only one, Formenos, who came to be known as the Hidden King, is heard of in whispers by the other races.

The Red Age

Grey Kingdom Period

Noverian and Grey Kingdom trading

The Vanishing

Coming of the Elden

Birth of the Woads

The Age of Ruin

The Crossing of Men

Nortander founded

The First War,
begins First Age of Second Era

The Enslavement of Nortander

Kingdom of Boldyr founded

The Sacking of Edahir

Ashford founded

Barden founded

War between Ashford, Barden and Woads

Woads in Edahir escape to Merëador where they interbreed with Dryads and become Hilbryn

Barden recaptures Nortander


Infected by a corrupt Menhir shard given to him by Gerta, starts showing signs of becoming one of the Crestfallen


Surt, Capital City of the Union of Steel, seat of The Commission, home to The Iron Tide Military Academy, The Great Pit and The Halls of Triumph. A mass of blackened steel walls surrounds the entire city. Smoke rises ever from the many refineries and factories of Surt, where the bulk of the armaments forged to fuel the ever-growing Iron Tide are produced. The Commission Tower stands on the westernmost edge of the city, and looms over its citizens casting an even more imposing shadow than the mountain on which it is built. The Iron Tide Military Academy, birthplace of the soldiers of the armies of the Union, and the most respected institution in the whole of the nation. The Great Pit, where Bragivatn Tournaments are held daily by the Academy for both competition and training purposes.

The Red Legion, one of the first legions of the armies of the Union of steel, being the most elite and high ranking force in the Iron Tide. Serving in every single battle fought by the armies of the Union of Steel. Soldiers of the Red Legion command almost every other force in the Military. As more than half of the members of the Red Legion are high ranking officers and generals themselves. Experts in open field combat.

Wallbreaker Legion, experts of siegecraft

Shield Legion, experts of defensive warfare


The Wilderlands, the name for any land unclaimed by one of the nations, Whitewood Cross is an independent town in the middle of the Wilderlands between Edahir and Ashford. The Wilderlands covers much of the centre of Hiraeth and much of the Northeast. They are split into four quadrants for each compass direction, and the centre is known as Hiraeth's Heart north of Whitewood Cross.


Asher's Rest - town on Asherai coast

Asher's Fall - location of Asher Rand's final battle and death.


Viskander founded by survivors of the wrath of Garmyrr, Haroth the

Viskander has an Oikos based society, and instead of women being married off and sent to other Oikos, the men are sent to the other Oikos to marry one of their women. These groups are called Triads, as the leaders of the family are the Matriarch, Patriarch, and the eldest child. In the event of the death of one of the three, the spouse of the eldest child becomes the third, and if the eldest remains unmarried, the second child. Gender does not negatively or positively affect power or influence, though both have generally accepted roles in society. The woman deal with internal affairs, the men with the external. Quite often women have a higher status in their Triad than the husband, and this is not uncommon, Viskander is a largely Matriarchal society. These Triads include all of the children of the three, all of the spouses to those children, their children, etc. Along with servants, guards, soldiers, serfs and workers of all kinds, etc who live on the land owned by the Triad. As such, these Triads can encompass thousands of people, who live in the area surrounding the main Manor or Castle of their lords, creating many almost city states which trade amongst each other.


The current plot takes place immediately following th abolition of feudalism in most of Hiraethenna.

Millions of years ago Sirien came to Hiraeth and destroyed almost the entire population with floods, volcanic eruptions and meteor bombardment using the Menhir when he failed to indoctrinate and eventually assimilate them into the Hive Mind. Several ancient civilizations like The Grey Kingdom, The Dwarves and others, built monolithic structure and time capsules containing information of the pre-catastrophe world. Great libraries, pyramids and subterranean temples. The Dwarves warn of the return of Sirien but are considered eccentric and superstitious by the other races. Their underground cities are meant to defend against future catastrophes.

Ard-hal translates to “Guard-Wood” meaning “Guardian of the Forest”

Dwarf Donald Trump

Character who goes on a dangerous mission to a different dimension/enemy territory and is rescued by main character. Banner Black going to the Fay Wild in Critjuice

Ruthless Demonstration

Armenian Diaspora

Syria

Armenian Genocide

Anarcho-Syndicalist

Edward Snowden

Ley Lines

Thomas Eagleton

George McGovern

FDR

Teddy Roosevelt

In law, statelessness is the lack of nationality, or the absence of a recognized link between an individual and any state.

Chiang Kai-shek

Attempt to teleport/transport to a certain place is slightly inaccurate, dropping the characters into a creepy, foggy, sinister area, screams for help are heard in the distance along with hundreds of crying voices faintly coming through over the vast expanse. Character follows the voice. Shadowfell Critjuice

Large animal mount with side seats hanging off of either side.

Glossolalia, Speaking in Tongues

Charn

Charr

Sunken city full of ghosts, ghost ships, ghost shipwrecks, etc. Sunken city of atlantis

Nasrallah and Hezbollah

Tabernacle

Mecca

Kaaba

Black Stone

Muhammad

Snow Leopards of Kossuth

Holy sites of several eastern religions are only accessible to members of that religion. Characters sneak in

Golan Heights

Evidence of spread of plague found in wild sea creatures

Mysterious disappearances

Mysterious occurences and ominous signs

Burning Spear

Revolution seen from both sides, humanize both sides, both sides are seen as patriotic by themselves

The Swamp fox

The Snow fox, mercenary, father of guerrilla warfare

Never underestimate your audience, they are usually intelligent people who response positively to quality entertainment

Imperialist King Erin is like Donald Trump gone mad, Myric is like Rand Paul

Bhrego is Bernie Sanders

Massacre during revolution burned inside pagan temple, the revolutionaries use this as propaganda for their cause

The revolutionaries also use lies or twist the truth for propaganda showing their negative side

The revolutionaries kill, rape and pillage

Civil Rights Movement

Goat’s head dark spirit who lives in a menagerie of consorts and slaves. An Oracle spirit.

Spartan warrior society in Cercia, taught war, mathematics, philosophy, etc.

“If we beat you we will spare no one”

“If”

Gymnastics, dancing and other athletics, women of Sparta were remarkably beautiful, have equal status among men, badass fighters, very intelligent

Middle class who works for the spartans in exchange for protection.

The slave class produces food and does menial tasks

This allows the upper class to focus entirely on war and perfecting themselves

Battle of Marathon

Outnumbered army massacres a much larger army

Friendly mutton chops on Commander of The Axium. He is a zealot, but honourable, believes in given painless deaths, etc.

Armour is not completely obsolete due to a certain form of steel made in the Union of Steel by the Dwarrow is highly resistant to bullets and quite light.

Small outnumbered outpost in the middle of the desert controlled by the Priax

A Edahiri witch sings an epic war poem breaking a tense silence, then it returns to silence before

The rumbling thunder of the Edahiri horde coming in retaliation for the massacre committed by Erin. Lights in the fog, bear and wolf headed Edahiri berserkers and the clattering and biting of shields, roaring, thunderous spear pounding

Saltdrift

Syene

Gelileo from Samarra

Da Vinci from Samarra

Mombasa

Thorn bus barricades

Tsavo

Napoleon and the French Empire mixed with Hannibal Barca

Kailasa temple, Ellora

“Brave Frenchman, the Duke of Wellington asks that you surrender”

They refuse and are shot

Waterloo film

Haunted mirror possessed by the spirit of an old emperor owned by Napo-Hannibal

Jim Nakayama

Character wants to GO somewhere so that the audience is hooked into wanting to see where they go

Someone wants to stop them to create drama

Depicting a character honestly without betraying that, people will go along with anything

Horrible, twisted main character son of King Erin, Mordred

Ragnar Lothbrok

Viking “The Childlover” ridiculed for not killing children

Trees strewn with severed heads tied up by the Edahiri savages to strike fear into the hearts of the west

The Broken eye, pupil broken and blind in one eye

Ivar the Boneless

The Great Heathen army of Edahir

Gruesome ritual sacrifice in Edahir like the Blood Eagle of Viking cultures

Gem encrusted sword

Rolf the Walker

Bjorn Ironside

Nortandric Sunstones

Using ravens to tell where land is

Spartan one-liners

Mongol Empire aided by Dragon Gate Sect Daoist Magicians who controlled the weather.

Massacre at Glencoe, mass murder unwillingly committed by King Erin on a diplomatic mission to the Edahiri

The Last Samurai, History Buffs youtube channel

Stern but honourable commander of the Axium

Military leader based on Hannibal Barca

Carthage

Fascist Dictatorship in the East

Dacia

Thracia

Edahiri tree rings

Ctesiphon (Tessiphon)

Sassanid

Goths

Attila the Hun

Getica

Marion Braidfoot, commissioned to be created by a poet in a later addition of a poem so that those who commissioned her addition could claim descent from her.

Baba Yaga from Critjuice, roving beady eye, sniffs and can tell where someone comes from and other info about them. Demands tributes, if tribute is not given she will lay a curse or forcibly take something. She is a split personality of Gerta named Bagga.

War pony

Hippocratic Oath

in religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

Full plate armour negates the need for a shield

Female armour is identical to male, no metal bikinis under any circumstances

Three mythical protectors of a mystical northern island. A giant among giants, a great whale, and a great eagle

Commentary

Princes are sent to travel and adventure learning how to survive out in the world and learn diplomacy before they return to rule.

Pyramid in the middle of the Great Desert of Asherai covered with inscriptions of Silwen defending against Sirien and his attempted destruction of the planet. A Menhir sits in the centre of the Pyramid which generates it’s power.

Arthurian connections to small ice age. Justinian Plague. Cold brought about agricultural collapse, collapse brought about famine which brought about weakness, sickness and plague.

Brim, obsidian mine on the volcanic isle in the north of The Union. Just before the Northspan. Basalt, lava and snow. Open volcano and flowing lava around the city.

Turkish rugs

Crystalline growth plague

Travelling ale brewer, carries a keg of his own special brew which he sells and develops over his travels, trading spices and other ingredients with various cultures and brewers.

The Fugitive, major secondary character who helps the main characters.

72 and multiples of that number.

Mayan Calendar

Great Elk, Irish Elk

Woolly Rhinoceros

Saber-toothed Cats

Cave Lions in Hiraeth

Mega-fauna living in Hiraeth

Magical Fog, Sinister, suddenly fills the city unexpectedly. After a significant chunk of the story has already come to pass and we get to know the characters. This fog immediately precedes a full scale invasion of cultists and aberrant beasts. There should be many hints that this attack is going to take place for the readers to find.

City of black market dealing, illegal poisons, to hire assassins, etc.

Giant rat shaved like a poodle

Senile, half-blind, crotchety old lady who collects tools of death, crossbows, knives, poisons, etc. She obliviously shuffles near danger and the character in her home saves her life, she doesn’t even notice as she’s looking for something.

Edahiric Drinking God Pantheon, also worshipped in Nortand as the major gods

Bison riding

Sea Dragons are massive relatives of Crocodiles

Giant killer birds related to Emus

Aaron’s Rod, Ark of the Covenant.

Various objects which were empowered by the Gods

Mt. Devarim

Columnar Basalt Monolithic ancient construction based on Gunung Padang.

Acacia, DMT, burning bush, incense holders, scythes, hourglasses, broken column,

Hair of the comet

Ancient star maps painted on the ceilings of ancient caves and structures. Star maps painted by slaves who returned from The Plane of Aberration.

Sirien and his kind are referred to as “Aberrant” by the Elden, while Sirien calls the Elden the Aberrant. (As interpreted through the languages of The Mortal races)

Hoover Dam Star Map

Library of Alexandria

Babylon, Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Aurelian, Emperor of the Cercian Empire.

Aurelian is completely mad, his people in denial.

The judgement scene, where your heart is weighed against the feather of justice.

Aztecs are a misguided civilizations who were contacted by a dark god and followed it’s teachings.

Spirits taking hold of shrines and forcing people into prostration.

Man who sinks his ships so that they cannot return, and must either conquer or die. Cortez.

Deep beneath the surface in the Old City of The Dwarves where none dare to venture, lays an ancient artificial intelligence created over 400,000 years before the third invasion of Sirien. Built during a time of spiritual deprivation. The Menhir lay dormant and so the advancement of The Mortal races turned to Technology. They built towering skyscrapers and immense starships to explore the galaxy. All of this is only hinted at, the artificial intelligence has malfunctioned.

Letters written in code

Develop secret code used by Red Messengers

Giant ice saws, Frozen

Hidden army

War Council

Death List

Elden Dragon God was slain by Asher Rand

Warsaw Pact

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Bluff check

Blackness Powder, causes an enclosed space to be plunged into what looks like the darkest midnight.

Soldiers with PTSD

Celia

Lior

Saemyrr

The Sprawl

Sirien sitting on his oily throne

Vendor of Religious Relics, traveling mask seller from Zelda

Lady Grey, rich and independent woman who murdered and manipulated her way to the top.

Mysterious warrior who has been on many travels around the world. Practices witchcraft, and dark magic.

Flash flood on a frozen fjord

Tullen

Svelte

Hruun

Aer Lingus

Slade,

Bloody Bog

Mysteries which occurred soon before the first book.

Prophet who makes predictions and then influences events to make them come to pass

Claims of crimes uncommitted by a hated character turn out to be untrue and meant as a distraction.

Hinting at characters being in certain places before they are revealed part of a conspiracy by someone seeing their horses, or iconic item of theirs.

Sacred Chalk

Chance Dice

Wyrms belch flaming oily liquid. Wyrmlings belch, vomit and sneeze fire.

Hippogriff, Peacock horse hybrid

Magic Mirrors used for travel, spying, curses, prophecy, etc.

Doppelganger

Dragon-tortoise of Xin, used as living tanks by the Xinese

Thrane

Rasi

Basutai

Belarei

Amelise

Imira

Pale Mare

Dreamskull

Arcanite Reaper Hooooo!

Norri Axebreeder fist fights a bear

Yonaguni

Silas

Weston

Nusantara

Hibernia

Noreg

Sindhustan

Servia

Xhosa

Yangkaal

Xuun

Siam

Siveria

Byzantine

Vodun

Cascadia

Ayahausca ceremonies with Vodun tribes on Wulruad,

Obsidian arrows

Underwater city in the sea between Samarra and Xin.

The Lost Vikings

Autumn Snowfall

Silwen from the Grey Kingdom Menhir tattooed on certain individuals hands

Dragonbreath Distillery

Blazestone Casino, casino vaults, Azmar the Ashmaker, Italian mob bosses

Suits, top hats, tuxedos in rich Ashford Republic

Ashford is a Constitutional Monarchy and Aristocracy. The Monarch is still powerful and influential. But the Parliament has as much if not more power. Described as a Crowned Republic.

Sky Metal

Eastern Woads are shorter, practice esoteric Systrana and are more animalistic looking

salt the earth

Inuit Snow Goggles

Kibbutz

Hegemony

Union of Steel Stratocracy

Metal grate mask

Kossuth

Bremer

Grundy

Muscatine

Mahaska

Adair

Page

Grafton

Strafford

Errol

Millsfield

Gorham

Green’s Grant

Whitefield

Wolfeboro

Exeter

Weare

Goshen

Rindge

Litchfield

Ashland

Haverhill

“Can I whisper of a dream?”

Ulfar
Claymore/Asher Rand,
Norwin Farn
Commissioner Bhern
Commissioner Wargrave
Gerta
Formenos
Path
Hakira Cassim
Alyn Daro
Carfax
Norda
Derek Farfeld
T'kal
Norri Axebreeder

Bagga
Rory
Lloyd

Hundred-headed Giant of myth

Giant Sword plunged into the mountain side from the time of the Hundred-headed Giants

White furred mountain trolls

Cloaks and brooches

Pen annular brooch

Crown Prince

The shaking of spears and clattering of shields was like thunder

Beating of war drums

Edahir use war drums

The revolt at Redharvest was during the reign of Alistair II.

No casting swords

No rope cutting

No holding bow drawn, Ygritte Lindybeige

Studded leather wouldn't work. Studded leather is often actual plate or splint with rivets which appear as studs on the outside through a leather covering

Gauntlets are leather on the inside like regular gloves

Dagger fighting Lindybeige

Briar troll

The Tsuchinoko (ツチノコ or 槌の子?) literally translating to "child of hammer" or "child of gravel", is a legendary snake-like cryptid from Japan. The name tsuchinoko is prevalent in Western Japan, including Kansai and Shikoku; the creature is known as bachi hebi (バチヘビ?) in Northeastern Japan.

Tsuchinoko are described as being between 30 and 80 centimetres in length, similar in appearance to a snake, but with a central girth that is much wider than its head or tail, and as having fangs and venom similar to that of a viper.[1] Some accounts also describe the tsuchinoko as being able to jump up to a meter in distance.[2]

According to legend, some tsuchinoko have the ability to speak and a propensity for lying, and they are also said to have a taste for alcohol. Legend records that it will sometimes swallow its own tail so that it can roll like a hoop, similarly to the mythical hoop snake. Tsuchinoko are a popular basis for popular culture in Japan.

The first sight of an unknown phenomena is interpreted by the viewer in a myriad of ways. They create myths based on perspective.

JRR Tolkien’s Mythopoeia

Frostrunner

Loreena Mckennitt

Dungeon Siege soundtrack

Spellforce soundtrack

Bashir - Title, equivalent to Knight

Kasha - Title,

Sasha - Title,

Brahir - Title, used by the Edahiri. Was absorbed into the Woadic language as a term of endearment for a human who has earned their respect. Akin to brother.

Democratically elected leader slowly becomes more and more authoritarian, his political party dominates the government and they amend the constitution of to allow for a Fourth term, after which he declares a state of emergency and imposes Martial Law, rewriting the constitution completely to make himself the sole ruler of the country. His chief of security is made the leader of a military branch called the Seventh Legion. He suppresses an uprising to gain the dictator’s trust and then assassinates him. The people rejoice, but then he takes control of the Empire for himself, filling the government and high level positions with Demon Worshipers from the Seventh Legion.

The Seventh Legion began as a noble and well respected organization, they were the most powerful and bes trained soldiers of the Empire of Stars, when Dictator took power they began using profane rituals and dark magic used by the Demon Worshipers in the Mountains of Redmark. They frequently visited the known pagan settlement of Redmark and had a headquarters in the north of the town.

Humans arrived on a comet sent to Hiraeth as a last ditch effort by Silas to stop Sirien, this is why Holt chose the planet to establish the Menhir and create the Stonemother

The Thorn Company, Rangers

Barrow hills in the Edahiri Westerlands

Rammed Earth

Classics on health, martial arts, longevity, immortality, meditation, etc.

Edahiri Northpass between The Shield and the Ennagarde Mountains

Edahir, a legendary warrior-king who lent his name to the Edahiri, he split the great Elden Tree Thelmir and slew the Horse Goddess Seffyl. He would have slain Gorsi with a spear had the boar god not fled. He is the only mortal to have killed two Elden gods. He drank the blood of Seffyl and achieved a significantly extended lifespan of 303 years. He fashioned the great spear Skala’Thren, known commonly as Sky Piercer from the wood of Thelmir, and built the great golden hall of Heimllhair from the slain God’s body as well. He was the first warrior-king of the Edahiri, having formed them from the splintered tribes who fled the Elden Dragon Goddess Helleseth. He organized a great hunting party which pursued and ultimately slew Seffyl, which he used as a catalyst to rally support, he impaled Gorsi with his spear called Rala or Router, but the boar god escaped. He then coalesced the various tribes of men into the Edahiri and established a nation in the East of Hiraeth, felling the great Elden Tree God Thelmir, with which he fashioned his new spear and golden hall.

The spear and hall are oversized for the men of today, being fashioned for the Godblooded Edahiri of the time after the drinking of Seffyl’s golden blood. Skala’Thren can only be wielded by a direct descendant of Edahir, and the golden chair of Heimllhair will turn any who sit upon it to solid stone, unless they are a descendant of Edahir. On either side of the golden chair sit a dozen men who sat upon it and were petrified.

Scalara

Edahir is prophesied to be reincarnated through his direct line a total of seven times, with the seventh reforming his kingdom

Path is a direct descendant and re-incarnation of Edahir. She is knocked onto the golden chair during a fight between her and betrayers, and is not turned to stone, discovering her heritage and becoming the new warrior-queen of the Edahiri. Skala’Thren is too large to be practical in combat for her but she uses it in ceremony and carries it as an emblem of her sovereignty.

She is unsure of being a leader at first but quickly grows into the role and becomes a total badass.

She appoints Norri Axebreeder Horn of War

Path being pulled by a sleigh pulled by a dozen wolves carrying the golden chair of Edahir as she holds Skala’Thren resting on her shoulder and looking totally badass.

She leads the Edahiri north to take part in Bhrego’s rebellion where she is instrumental, she then subdues and reunites several disparate clans and re-establishes an Edahiri nation under her rule.

Beauty of humanity and the conflict between those who see modern people as a tumor upon the precious earth.

Tail wagging the dog, a secondary branch of organization ruling over what is perceived to be the leaders.

Priest who believes in his god unerringly and fails an exorcism.

Difference between Dwarves and Dwarrow. Dwarves are the more stereotypical Dwarves with big bushy red beard, scotch accents and a love of drinking. The Dwarrow are the older, wiser race, they are generally slimmer, taller, more disciplined, and less eccentric.

When an Elden God is tempted and corrupted by Sirien with Aberration they gain the ability to create life of their own but it is twisted and malformed. They can take other beings and corrupt them as well.

Wolfgorge Tavern, a precariously positioned pub and inn built between two cliffsides of a gorge. Acts as a bridge, the only one for miles, and so they get a lot of business. Built over a sturdy old Dwarrow tramway.

Enfield, Fox Hawk creature, commonly hunts Jackalope. They are both very fast and have magical abilities so it can be quite a spectacular chase.

Large majestic antlered creature used as a mount in Xin

Even Demonic creatures and otherworldy beings need to eat, shit, sleep, etc. Keep this in mind, what is a Demon’s toilet like? Where do they eat? Where do they sleep?

Demons sleep in vile cocoons.

Kirai Heights

Roman Empire

Byzantine Empire

Carolingian Empire

Frankish Kings

Frankish Queens

Merovingian Dynasty

Treaty of Verdun

Mayor of the Palace

Year of Three Kings

Migration Era

Lustria

Ulfbehrt Swords

Vendel Period Migration Era Swords

Vethifris

Free Companies

Cloves, currency, Clovian I

Bardbug

Rings, signet, band

Ringswords

Bersi Hamhands

Maekir

Swerdan

Rusted viking swords sticking out of bloody frozen ground

Dwirrel cities in subterranean lake

Cadgarr of Longtown, Svadfir Ethalas, daughter of horse god, horn of axxila the red wolf, orome, eldenwood bow, lorhalla, bastard sword.

Charnish Thicket

Judicator

Dwirrel clay and stone tablets, animal hide books, animals who live underground, huge gophers

Enna and Dennys, Kardashian North West

Wandering Festival, carnival, darkmoon faire, cirque de soleil

Arcanite Reaper

Protheans - Collectors

Hilbryn Sages animalistic faces

Black chalice

White flower blood red centre

Chromatic

Tempest

Charn Setts

Arcana

Adherent

Pyromancer

Mooncloth

Volhang Trade Route

Badger Setts

Three Eyed Cat God

Iron Hand

Spindlewood - Apocrine spider infested woods in White Forest.

Urse

Prideful legendary hero who ruins the peace of a civilization and causes untold ruin. But he is a bit of a badass anti-hero. He had great potential to be a force for good, and his intentions were not evil AT FIRST but slowly became more and more distorted in his view of ethics.

Prometheus

Wythir - River Wythir Ethelas Wythir Caenûl Wythir Simirith Wythir Rhunemark Rhunemark is the borderland of Arhune Water - Wyth Quick - Hir Great - Caen

Fëanor

Inventions advanced technological progress and jumpstarted civilization.

Skill, intelligence, power, etc must be balanced with humility, hope, courage and other virtuous qualities.

Samwise - Humility The main characters are not heroes, not anti heroes, they are people who are stumbling their way through life and trying the best they can for themselves or people they care about.

They are flawed, they kill, they have moments of madness and moments of clarity, moments of heroism and moments of savagery. (Mostly talking about Path here who is the most conflicted and two-sides. The others are more firmly on the side of "good" but have these characteristics as well, as everyone does) Good qualities taken to extremes can become a detriment. Intelligence, cunning, stubbornness, steadfastness, pride.

Evil or murderous characters who lead to some good coming into the world or lead to beneficial technological advancements Lessian peppersauce Estel - Faith that is founded in something in Tolkien Lessian Wilds Celestine Fa - North Alas - Kingdom Falas - The Northern Realm Also known as Rivain by the Viskandrians Which means Raven Home in Viska Called The Sunless Dark, the Seat of Aberration and the Lost Lands The land where Cercia was born, the Celestine language stems from here.

The Kunarch

The Essemire

The Utherfells - Uthrfal in Woadrr

The Rhunemark

The Caggarhun Coldwater

The Westerfells

The Eastern Mark

Religgr Falls

The Cold Marches

The Sunlit Hills

The Dead Morass

The Forgotten Arch

The Arkenhold

The Frytterwald

The Skallathen Highmark

The Velisilk Eastroad

The Zanarask Canyon

Hishalar Heights

Kirisa Waterfall

Thalismir in Elderyn

Son of a historical figure sets up a little realm where he gets rich off of trade and doesn't join any wars.

Elves are new age hippies who play with crystals and eat hummus Petty

Go through every race and fantastical animal and figure out what they eat and what eats them The Girdle of Stars The Account of Tongues The galactic disc What do unconventional beings like Nym eat? What about Demons? Etc.

Paratactic syntax

The First Desolation

The Eastern Desolation

Wise commander

The Deadlands

The silver words of a cunning char puts his people into a stupor, they are drunk on his words

The Mistlands

The Mist

The Dread

The Falling of the Stars

The Dying of the Stars

The Death of the East

The Strangling

Destruction of the Cradle

Unconditional Love Friend betrays friend, but he continues to love him

Fingon

Death of Maedhros

Build the character of the lands themselves Why do we love the shire so much? Why is Mordor so scary? Etc

Eucatastrophe

Hope vs despair

Dog named Twitch

Last line of a paragraph is foreboding Is sweet

Different forms of inheriting kingship or lands, etc.

But has a twitch

Recalcitrant person gives up crown which he could steal in order to give it to the one who actually deserves it and is the true heir

Movements caused by thoughts in between sleeping and waking

How can we recreate the feeling that I got when first exploring Teldrassil in WoW.

The majesty and beauty of the Night Elves.

Everything is a natural process if you look at it through a microscope Technological advancement is not necessarily evil.

Advancement for its own sake is the problem Advancement to solve problems, is great.

Merëas Hilbryn Houses built out of fallen hollow logs of Eldenwood trees.

Adherent

Hiraethidris

Father name

Underground realm Hilbryn were taller in The Black Ages.

The Black Ages were full of magic but was not well recorded.

March or Mark Border territory Underground creatures and monsters

Subterranean lakes Cities underground high sloping iron roofs and trenches or moats to catch rocks with bridges leading to each building.

Dredgers work through the moats to clear out the rockfall

Giant Feyrene Mushrooms Noble beast whose master is greedy and self serving

Language which is written in a script that only shows the letters of the consonants, the vowel sounds between the consonants are indicated by little indentifying modifiers on the consonants.

Character is persuaded into performing a evil deed which he forever regrets and attempts to make amends for but to no avail Maedhros allows Celegorm to attack Doriath for a Silimaril. They kill Dior and lead two youthful children of Dior to die in the woods.

Maedhros goes looking for them but can't find them.

Hebrew Arabic

Huan and Celegorm

Amon - hill

Long red leather jacket

Ghost army which sweeps across the land in ancient times

Character is pre-destined only to be slain by another particular character

Ted Nasmith - Blackroot Vale

Star lord Peter Quill

Tol - island

Mother name

Parental name

Chosen name

Lover's / After name

Person goes to sleep and doesn't wake, but their body never decays.

Subtle - insidious, clever and indirect not showing your true purpose

Edrisil swords of black metal Think of which characters will have names rendered in which language.

Devise written scripts for languages which have them.

Directions they are written. Right to left or left to right, top to bottom, bottom to top.

Tengwar.

Tengwa - Letter.

Tengwar - Letters.

Idrisil - Heart Silver

Translate every noun into the various languages as practice Translate select chapters, or other books, etc to develop languages.

Idrilia - Heartland

Sarati script written top to bottom or bottom to top mirrored for single lines.

Most scripts are derived from Silwen on the Menhir in each races homeland The Woads adopted the Dwarven script of their trade language for Woadrr

Isijiri Calligraphy Sishijin - Isijiri script, Chinese characters but with many more curves and s shapes Isijiri has so few different characters because it is a tone based language.

A series of hisses which sound similar broken up by changes in tone that is difficult to even hear.

Isijiri can feel it through reverberation.

Danhaggr - Dwarvish, runic, simple, efficient, originally for trade Dan - tongue Haggr - Dwarf

Wessahar - Western Human

Elentir - Elderyn Starscript

Mithratir - Elderyn Moonscript

The Elderyn Scripts are from the two Menhir at the centre of Merëas.

They are connected to the cycles and movements of the heavenly bodies. Elentir is used for more esoteric and magical uses, Mithratir is the common script.

Elentir is considered the most beautiful script in existence.

Hija - Samarran, beautiful Arabic, Georgian, Sanskrit, Hebrew.

Invented by humans without one of the Menhir for inspiration.

Norvagr - Nortandric script, crude and simple script, ship builders and raiders.

Individual symbols have individual means like The Futhark.

Used to render Norsk and Viska

Lessian - Sinister looking script, used for dark magic, from a corrupted Menhir in the Eastern Desolation.

Daphirr - Ghost script, written down from words scratched into a wall by a spirit who was possessing a human boy in the town of Dogwood Glen back when it was know as Moldir in the ancient ages past when the Hilbryn ruled over the multicultural Idrilia.

Daphirr was copied down by the visiting prince Asher Rand under the Alias Carantir, posing as a scholar from the Forgotten College.

He stalled the actual scholar who was coming to perform the exorcism long enough to perform it himself and to learn more about the strange town.

Daphirr is used in contacting spirits, summoning them, binding them, etc. He learns the Daphirr language through direct transmission from the spirit realm.

Ilinarian - Ancient lost script of a civilization overrun by werewolves in ancient times Ilistari - Garwyll's script he used to record history.

Made with the help and support of Vanir, who wished for a script to put his vast knowledge down on paper.

Gallahar - Edahiri Gallahar is descended from Ilistari, Ilistari was created by Garwyll as a hobby, it was accidentally discovered and adapted by humans.

Areth - Sirathi and Fane script, alien looking and complex.

Uses strange rules and grammar.

Hilbryn books are on rings and the pages flip up and over.

They're books are written top down with bar lines for each line of script

An Elden born in Xin would not have a name in Elentir or Wessahar.

Covered in Lessian script, inlaid in silver, beautiful but sinister.

The Lessian script from the corrupted Menhir has an effect on the people of Lessia, drawing them to dark magic and forbidden knowledge more strongly than other men.

Think of the relationships between dark or evil characters Melkor and Ungoliant Evil creatures are not just servants to dark masters, they are beings with their own motivations and desires.

Not just mindless servants of their masters unless specified Staghelm of Oraldir Hilbryn eyes are often various shades of blue, green, gold-green, amber or pale gold.

A greathelm forged by a historical figure from Edahir who was given the blessing of Oraldir to forge the helm with antlers taken from his own massive sprawling pair. The dark antlers themselves are inscribed in golden Ilistari script, before Ilistari developed to become Gallahar.

The helm is made of Edrisil, the black metal from Lessia.

With golden embossed leaf patterns across its edges and nasal guard. It is in a roman or vikingesque style with a thick nasal guard and sides which protrude forward like the snout of a stag. The one who wears it is known as the Staghelm. The current bearer is Varden Staghelm.

Whose family has held the artifact for several generations.

An ancestor of Varden killed the last bearer before his family for it, it was in their family for a time, but before then I changed hands several times.

Varden wears a black and gold set of light plate armour, the plates cover his shoulders, arms and legs, but his boots are tough steel toe leather boots with spikes on the toes, and his chest is covered in black mail and a gold tabard covered with the heraldry of his house. Hilbryn Seeresses Dozens of nations in history The Edahiri are a varied and diverse people by the aoup.

There a tribesman who stick to the old ways, Knights and lords (though with different titles) who live in castles, etc. Those living with wealth tend to attempt to oppress their more tribalistic brothers and sisters. Though they all have strong ties to the same culture and mindset. Their ethics are similar, their styles.

Make sure all of the more rich Edahiri still have a lot of rustic primitivism in their styles and motifs. Bears, wolves, eagles, moose, stag, etc. Everything is rustic, even the rich castles has carved totems and motifs of wild animals, axes and spears hanging on the walls, even if they have a bearskin rug or two. They steal eat legs of mutton like animals, drink and laugh heartily and have many an arm wrestle. No silks or fine cutlery, etc unless specified in a particular case. Women are not treated as equally in these richer lands however.

Lessians descended from tribes that split from the Edahiri Make at least 20 different tribes which split off from the main Edahiri and become their own nations, changing and developing with time. Lessia is one, Cagarrhun another, etc, etc.

Several small nations or tribes in Nortander descended from Edahiri Nottlander tribes and peoples of the Misty Shore develop into dozens of little nations and city states.

Tornwall and Ashford have common descent but then Ashford is influence by Sumatrian and Asheraini culture and becomes unique.

Dozens of other little subgroups and divisions in the Hinterlands.

Hill and mountain tribes. Viskander is made up of several small princedoms with their own histories that came together at some point.

Falas was the richest and most powerful nation, also quite unified but with a few divisions of coastlanders, those on the ghostlight coast, the inner lands, etc. Lots of small tribes and groups who live along the Bandit Coast in the south.

Born with fur of varying shades of purple or blue and with hair of the same variety, their eyes are silver, white or pale gold and glow in the dark. Their antlers long and gnarled, inscribed with the Silwen of the Star and Moon stones.

They are mysterious and touched by other realms of existence.

They are born from The First Mother as fully grown and wrinkled crones.

Their hooves are gnarled and lame, they limp as they walk and are nearly blind, it is as if they are born at the age of 200, and they live for 100 years more.

They are the leaders of Hilbryn society, and the living seers make up the ruling body of the Elderyn.

Only 13 ever seem to be living at any given time, though that is simply the recorded number. When they die they decompose very quickly over a matter of minutes, their wooden bones turning to rot and their flesh being turned to mulch within seconds.

They turn into simple piles of rich soil, which are used to plant trees around Merëas where they continue to dispense wisdom to those who can tune into them. These trees are the colour of their fur, with leaves the colour of their hair, and sap the colour and glow of their eyes, they are old and gnarled as a seedling and grow quickly to their full size before stopping and never aging again, they can live for thousands of years. They are called the "Watching Ancients"

Dog named Bellie Nicknamed bellyache

Dog named Vik

Earthmother's heart

The Hilbryn were taller in ancient times and more majestic in appearance, less tribal and shamanistic, more regal and Elven.

Their homes and cities were composed of Moonsilver and lumber as opposed to built straight into living trees or hillsides. They wore clothes then too, and had men.

To interbreed and reproduce with. All the men have been lost or slain. Watchers - Seeresses who have died and grown into trees.

They bodies decompose to rich soil and their heart becomes a seed.

Keepers - The Charn who have been awarded by Aria to serve her people in death by becoming a tree as well. They are large, lumbering tree creatures whom the Hilbryn will often make their homes inside or ontop of.

They cannot speak, they are simple defenders. They are often brown or pale brown, with reddish or rusty leaves. They have four functional arms and squat legs. Their ears droop to the side.

They are intelligent however they may seem mute and brutish.

They are kindly and gentle to those they protect, often carrying them around as a favour or walking them home at night. Charn are close friends of Hilbryn, occasionally they are involved romantically.

Minotaur Old Gallahar before the integration of Ilistari was called Rahiric Garwyll's script, Ilistari, was based off of Elentir which he found very beautiful.

He was not totally satisfied with his creation, as he attempted to surpass Elentir in its beautiful and construction.

His language was superior for writing down events as they came to pass and putting them down into histories however, and so he was quite proud of its versatility.

He based it off of the characters in Elentir he thought not resembled trees or living things. It is its own language as well, though with some similarities between itself and Elderyn.

Wonder is descended from Elentir as well, but instead of beauty being the main goal, the Woads attempted to make the language as efficient as possible, with some influence from the Dwarvish Danhaggr script. Old history books are often written in Ilistari, it's like the Latin of Hiraeth.

It is a useful language for writing novels in as it is closest to English in its rules. However it is very difficult to learn, as you must be able to discern between the small discrepancies in each letter which are hard to see.

Each letter is quite similar, and can only be told apart by the amount and orientation of branches on each stem. Accents are denoted with small marks, periods are denoted with a small slash at a downward angle that splits like roots Rahiric script was developed by Edahir's father Rahir.

It is close to Old Norse and Greek mixed Runes from the old lands brought west One of the oldest languages in existence.

Skypiercer and the golden chair are covered in Rahiric script. Individual runes, not connected by bars or bounded by them. The Ilistari rules and grammar were adopted but the old runes were incorporated into it.

The fusion of Ilistari and Rahiric led to the creation of Gallahar Legend of Ferulor the Dwarf Star which fell to Hiraeth. The dwarves used the metal from that meteor to forge the twin swords, Feruthel and Lorhalla, which went on to become some of the most renowned weapons in history.

Lorhalla became an heirloom in the royal line of the Sacral Kings of Falas. the spirit of the sword is that of the meteor Ferulor who longs to be reunited with her twin brother Feruthel. The Dwarves forged them for the legendary human heroes Cadgar of Longtown and the Lady Mystara. Lorhalla went to Cadgar and Feruthel to Mystara.

Lorhalla is the longer of the two, a great twohanded sword, referred to as female. Feruthel is shorter and more slender, a one handed weapon, referred to as male. Feruthel eventually came into the possession of Ellesie Wolf, she claims descent from Mystara.

Lorhalla was lost with the Desolation of the North. They were both silver, but Feruthel was slightly darker. Lorhalla shone with the radiance of a star, Feruthel seemed to radiate the darkness of night. But both were clearly born of the same source.

They were inscribed with the same inscription along their lengths. They led to the creation of the Feru and Lor runes in the Dwarvish alphabet. Longtown is one of the oldest human settlements in the Hinterlands. It was made around a stone bridge built by the Old Kingdom spanning the Westerrun river.

It has always essentially been called "long town" in one language or another. Cadgar of Longtown, was quite obviously born in Longtown.

Svadfir named Signis Altare Eastwind Ponies named Surprise Cinderbee Character who disguises himself as others and infiltrates organizations.

Long Speech, the dialect of Longtown which spread to become the common language of men. Mythryn They once had an entire culture within the Eldenwood.

They were a noble but stubborn people who believed themselves to be the greatest people, the best people. One particular clan built a great wooden palisade to keep out immigrants to their realm. Some were on the side of the Elderyn, some joined darker forces.

Pyromancer Mooncloth

Ancient Creatures During the First Era, when magic was strong.

Satyrs Sathryn, Chaotic neutral

Elves, considered weak by Woads and were immediately wiped out as soon as they arrived on the scene with flowers in their hair and offering hummus to everyone as a symbol of peace on earth.

Fauns Fauryn, Chaotic neutral

Centaurs Sefferyn, Chaotic neutral

Wargs Wargryn, Chaotic evil

Basilisks Basijai, Chaotic evil

Goblins Gerthag, Chaotic evil

Trolls Tralthag, Chaotic evil

Lizard Men

Fish Men

Cat Men

Minotaurs Mythryn, Chaotic neutral

T'Kal the God King of Sumat

Shapers

Cyclops

Ettins

Ghouls

Harpies

Imps

Incubi

Succubi

Liches

Minoboars

Ogres

Sprites

Gorgons

Manticores

Phoenixes

Unicorn

Merëas is full of glens, glades an differences in elevation.

Teldrassil from WoW.

Flindryn - Gnolls

Giant golden doors to Commissioner's mansion.

Draw maps from particular eras. They are distorted or inaccurate.

Uncharted islands, lands, paths, etc.

Aludra Wyrmsbane

Jackal masked assassin and thief from Axium.

Thom the Dragonborn Path's massacre is as if it's straight out of Madness Combat

Gangrel 'Gangrel' is an archaic word derived from northern British dialect. Roughly, it means "wild" or "feral". In modern popular usage, the word is the name of one of the vampire clans in the White Wolf roleplaying game "Vampire: The Masquerade" (later "Vampire: Requiem"). True to the word's original meaning, within White Wolf's 'World of Darkness' game environment, the Clan Gangrel are usually loners, preferring to spend their time in rural areas or otherwise away from 'civilisation'. In reference to Vampire the word is capitalised.

As a singular noun: "He's a Gangrel." As a plural noun: "She's one of the Gangrel." Collectively: "The Clan Gangrel". In its original usage, the word could either be a noun ("a gangrel") or an adjective ("a gangrel creature"), and was not capitalised. Splint performs a similar feat in Skincrawler's on a contract to get info from him. He was going to betray Cade. Titus Harper Tum Darkblade Jaela Steven Meloncamp Merendithas Bearcharger Bananas Foster Jett Razor Watari Wren Dim-witted Bearcharger loves wrestling During Age when air travel is widespread maps become more accurate, uncharted islands discovered, etc. In modern era satellites discover everything. Guards with fur hats. Russian fur coats, hats, gear, etc worn by Woads.

Cantrip is a word of Scots origin to mean a magical spell of any kind,[1] or one which reads the same forwards and backwards.[2] It can also be a witch's trick, or a sham.[3] It is possibly derived from the Gaelic canntaireachd, a piper'smnemonic chant.[4] cal·trop ˈkaltrəp,ˈkôl-/ noun plural noun: caltrops 0. 1.

a spiked metal device thrown on the ground to impede wheeled vehicles or (formerly) cavalry horses.

0. 2.
a creeping plant with woody carpels that typically have hard spines and resemble military caltrops.

0. 3.
another term for water chestnut (sense 3).

Origin Old English calcatrippe, denoting any plant that tended to catch the feet, from medieval Latin calcatrippa, from calx ‘heel’ or calcare ‘to tread’ + a word related to trap1. Sense 1 was probably adopted from French.

Flin - Fur

Almost all civilizations are multicultural and multiracial. With small divisions, regional dialects and cultural variations.

Ryn - Kin

Cannibalistic Edahiri tribes, Woad tribes, Nottish tribes. Flindryn and Mythurri often eat each other and other Awakened races.

Mythurri - Minotaurs

Myth - Bull

Urri - Savage / Beast

Flin and Mythurri scarify their bodies like tattoos

They are not explicitly hyena people or bull people.

They are monsters who have similar characteristics, not direct analogs to minotaurs or gnolls.

Language of the Charn

Shadoweave Glen

Trolls from The Hobbit.

They eat Charn because they taste the best.

Probably because they are vegetarians.

Using a magic talking sword as a dagger The sword has a sassy personality.

It glows as it speaks. Feruthel Lorhalla

Charnish Burrow Den

Charn communities and families live in Burrows or Burrow Dens, they are dug into the sides of the various earthy slopes in the glens, glades and sheltered valleys of the Deepwald Wald is a word from Urse meaning untamed woods Charn are quite furry, they have bear-like noses and large tusks, with beady dark eyes, which shine in dim light, with sharp bear-like claws and quite bulky bodies. They have small ears that flop to the sides. Large, herbivorous teeth. Charn females are quite rare, and shy, they don't show themselves outside of their burrow dens very often. They look quite like the earth shapers, which is one possible origin for them, making them cousins of the Giants.

Deyre liwke big teddy beawrs.

Pandas. Herbivores.

They can hibernate in winter during the coldest months.

They collect shiny metal things and use them to create artwork.

They are the best smiths and create lots of jewelry from Moonsilver. They often keep rabbits, cats, moose, elk, foxes and dogs as pets.

They are great with animals. They use their claws and tusks to break open tree husks and get at the cambium beneath the tree bark, which they also strip off to eat.

They have four arms.

They are like furbolgs but not.

They live in caves or hollowed fallen trees fashioned like hobbit homes.

They are usually not aggressive and are actually quite peaceful. But they will use their strength when necessary to defend their little Hilbryn friends.

They are powerful Shamans and Druids, they are intimately connected with nature.

They struggle with any language but their own which is impossible for any other races to learn to speak.

For this reason they seem unintelligent to the other races, but are actually more intelligent than the average human. They were the smiths and craftsmen of the Elderyn.

The Hilbryn, Dren and the Nym are the only other races who can speak the Charnish language. But these three can also speak other languages. They use their intelligence to craft tools of learning, telescopes, compasses, etc. Moondials are very closely associated with lunar gardening (night-blooming plants) and some comprehensive gardening books may mention them. They love gardening more than anything, and lovingly tend their plants like every weed is precious and deserves a place. Their gardens are a beautiful tangle of vegetables and flowers shaded and nourished by fruit trees like apples which they allow to decompose into the soil, enriching it.

Their gardens try to be as natural as possible.

A Charn appreciates a new and interesting plant that they haven't seen before more than any other gift. Many of the most revolutionary and developed texts on herbology, botanical studies, biology, etc are written by Charn under human sounding pen names so that they will be accepted and enjoyed by a wider audience. They have secret mail carriers to take fan mail or correspondence from their readers who believe them to be humans or other races that they have pretended to be. They don't often wear clothes because their hides are so thick and the soles of their feet are padded. Their fur keeps them warm in winter. Scene in which an unconscious character is rescued by a Charn who clumsily makes her tea and tries to appear cultured and polite because his people never get a chance to see how they really are.

A Nym who has bonded with the Charn explains this to the human as she translates for him. He is adorable and has a cosy home built beneath a great Eldenwood tree. His house is as homely as a hobbit home, with beautiful wooden walls naturally shaped from roots. His home is beside a small natural spring in a hidden glade sheltered by thick and closely spaced trees. They enjoy having a cup of tea and reading a good book by the fire. They don't go into society for fear of being shunned or killed for their brutish appearance.

They use their smaller arms for activities like writing and cooking or holding books. The more sophisticated uses. They walk on all fours at times, like gorillas. They are often captured and used as beast challengers in arena fights for the other races to slaughter as they would a wild animal. In times past, particularly The Cold Era, they did participate in open war and were the forgers of the weapons of war for the Elderyn.

They're intelligence led to them becoming high ranking members of the Elderyn military and were by far the strongest and most deadly on the battlefield, being able to wield weapons or shields in each of their four arms in varying combinations. They invented some of he most deadly siege weapons of the war, rivalling even the Woads and the Dwarves, who are more intelligent than the Charn on average. Charn are the historians and scholars of the Elderyn, they invented the Elentir script which they use to write both Charnish and Elderyn. This is unknown to most. Elentir is considered the most beautiful script in existence, the idea of it being devised by such an ugly and brutish looking people seems ridiculous to most.

They invented glasses before even the Dwarves, and often need them for their hereditary farsightedness. The Elderyn are quite isolationist in general, but the Charn even more so. They are part of the Pariah, a classification of people who are considered "uncivilized" or outside of the mainstream of society. The first impression in the series is of an armoured Charn who has been half starved and forced to fight in the Whitewood Arena against Bhrego. This establishes the Charn as a dangerous and aggressive species. The Charn have a mysterious origin. They worship the earth itself, and maybe be born from the collective consciousness of the planet as tenders of the forests. Many ancient weapons from the Cold Era are oversized for other races, only large enough to be wielded by Charn. They are inscribed with Elentir script.

Charn named Littlesong Has unusually small tusks

Bonded to the golden Nym named Rili who translates for him.

She's a bit sassy and always keeping potential girlfriends away from him.

Lives in a little glade with a pretty little lake.

Has a pet rabbit named Finter A family of elk often visits.

Purple tinged trees, dark green grass, purple skies. Purple purple purple.

Purple leaves, magenta leaves, etc. Night elvish.

The Charn received their intelligence from Aria as a gift for their gentle natures and love for her plants.

Charn are the leading experts of Aria botany Merëas Purple, magenta, lavender, fuscia, scarlet, maroon, dark reds and purplish blues.

Aria plants and trees of varying shades of pale lavender and lilac Dark green grass and bushes with colourful flowers. Rich, fertile, black soil.

Teldrassil

Ashenvale

Night elf zones

Aria is a pale lavender colour Feyrene is pale lavender as well. Feyrene, lifeblood of the planet.

Black cougars and owls symbolize death.

Leucistic cougars

White cougars in Eldenwood.

Cougar Ardhal protect Elderyn Wolf and Bear Ardhal Spiritfall Halloween Pale Green fire Largest meteor shower, pale green meteors. Dwirrel tramway Drilling machines Handheld drills. Head mounted drill suits.

Drill on the snout, armoured upper bodies.

Dwirrel

Replace or alter dwarves to make them not dwarves.

Dwarves is the English translation.

Dwimmeryn

Dwirrel

Dwimr

Dimr

Dinmir

Scaled or mammalian Badgers, Armadillos Setts Dwimirsett Dwirrelsett They scratch simple runes, Dwimhaggr Dimrryn Dimhaggr They can roll into balls for fast travel through round tunnels.

They aren't particularly cute, kinda old and gross looking. Koalas mixed with armadillos, badgers, humans, moles, ants.

Naked mole rats. Their long whiskers can be moved independently.

They have two long feeler whiskers which act like antennae, they have awful vision from living near exclusively underground.

They need to wear goggles to protect from sunlight when on the surface. They don't live for very long, only having an average lifespan of about 40 They farm worms and grubs near the surface as their main food source.

They straight up eat soil.

They build metal shovel claw hands as both tools and weapons.

They burrow into mud and become dormant in cold weather They have a lot in common with the Charn, though the two very rarely come into contact. After being separated from the Collective, they are quite aggressive and isolationist.

They drink worm tea from the castings that drop from their worm farms. Surface dwellers are less respected, they work the worm farms, providing the compost. They of course live below the surface and spend most of their time there, but they spend more time outside than any other caste.

They have thick spiny quills between their armoured plates which are difficult to pull out. They have thinner upper arms and huge bulky forearms

Volus

They are fascinated by ants whom they keep as pets… and also eat Asher glowing red tattooed forearms He lives among a tribe of Charn and Hilbryn within the Deepwald. In a hidden glade surrounded by extremely thick trees and covered by a canopy which stretches to cover the glade. But the sky is visible in some places where the branches don't touch.

At this point he has lived for over two thousand years.

Blessed, or cursed with immortality as this is his last physical life before he attains enlightenment. He has a dark brown cloak. He has dark reddish brown hair. He has striking grey green eyes.

Asher, the glowing brands came from Sirien's lieutenants who burned them into him when he was captured after the war in Asherai (Then called Citha) the Mark of Sirien on his chest over his heart.

His brands appear as regular scars when he is not in an emotionally charged state. He carries the staff of Sinai, which can stand perfectly balanced, it has a flower bud tip.

It is covered in ancient Silwen. He's helping the Charn to translate their texts into Wessahar and Gallahar, and to defend them against encroaching Flyn and Mythurri mercenaries led by a human military commander from a nearby nation who is xenophobic towards the people who live in the forest. Asher travels between the Charnish village and Longtown.

Asher is called the Adherent Short for Adherent of Silas, this is the title he is known by to knowledgeable people aware of his purpose. Reader is his more common name, also used by those who call him Adherent.

Cult of Aberration

The Inner Council (Current & Former)

Shal’Nar (Fane)

Harren Whitewall (Human from Ashford)

Torn “The Bloodless” Skarvig (Human from Nortand)

Wither (Cirathi)

Norgonoth (Charn from Oldbones)

Natha’tol-Who-Grieves (Hilbryn from The Sylvan Verge)

Sinai (Cirathi)

Asher Rand (Human, excommunicated)

Walden Bower (Human, Asher’s replacement from Whitecross)

Lethys (Human Mage from Ylaris)

The Outer Council

Jaris Varn

Faryn Calder

Brellan Alsinor

Unity, Industry.

The people of Nortand worship a pantheon of Six Ascended Heroes who they believe achieved Godhood. These are Baer, Forn, Lethi, Skenfir, Holdr & Varka. The belief in these gods does grant some power, but they are not true gods and as such have no major effect on the physical realm. But belief is power, and through their belief the people of Nortand have created these gods.

Parthenogenesis

Icon of Sin

Magic axe which returns to the wielder

Holdr

The Stranger

The Black Garden

Ossiryn

Craag

Slaag

Ishtuur

Hialeah

Elyria

Medai

The Pact

Brooke Pinkert, springy, pink flower in her ear

Libertarian Socialism, State Capitalism vs the workers

Advanced Anarchist society, Anarcho-Syndicalism

The ancient people were attuned to the rhythms and energies of nature and their philosophy was to live in harmony with nature. Their shamans were attributed with the mystical powers of being able to commune with the spirits, interpret dreams, read omens, call on the heavens for rain and heal the sick. They were also skilled at celestial divination, by interpreting celestial changes the shamans were able to advise the imperial courts. These shamans were said to have magical skills, such as the ability to fly to the stars and to travel underground. They used talismans and incantations to heal the sick and ward off evil spirits. This legacy has been preserved within certain sects of Daoism (shangqing Daoism) and hence the references to magic and mysticism linked with Daoism today.

Travelling mystics, sword and acupuncture needles

Avram Noam Chomsky

The Planet’s name is Eva

The Speaker

The Fearful

Revolutionary Guard

Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution

The Warmind, a primitive artificial intelligence created by the Totality to command their armies. Eventual evolves through merging with Envoy and Sirien to create LAIN.

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." - Anatole France

“I am fighting to live”

“They are fighting to die."

Biomass

Boredom

Cowboy Bebop

Do the Evolution - Pearl Jam

Bryn

Brinn

Technocracy

Louis Howe

The Frame, an android organization who is trying to force transhumanism. Allied with The Hive Sirathi

The Martyrs are a human organization who is staunchly religious and against transhumanism and robotics in general.

April 22nd

238 – Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.

1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.

1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.

1529 – Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.

1622 – The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.

1809 – The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: The Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.

1836 – Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when one of his fellow captives mistakenly gives away his identity.

1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

1876 – The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of the MLB.

1889 – At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.

1898 – Spanish–American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.

1906 – The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.

1911 – Tsinghua University, one of mainland China's leading universities, is founded.

1912 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.

1915 – The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.

1930 – The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.

1944 – The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.

1944 – World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated: Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.

1945 – World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and 80 escape.

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.

1948 – Arab–Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.

1951 – Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.

1954 – Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins.

1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its first season.

1969 – British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.

1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.

1972 – Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.

1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.

1983 – The German magazine Stern claims that the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.

1992 – In a series of explosions in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.

1993 – Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.

1997 – Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria where 93 villagers are killed.

1997 – The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.

1998 – Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami.

2000 – The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

2004 – Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

2005 – Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record.

2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

2013 – Six people die in a shooting in Belgorod, Russia.

2013 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.

2014 – More than 60 people are killed and 80 are seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga Province.

Bloody Mary

Name some “isms” after characters in the series.

Tripp is the third clone of the same dog, memories retained, exceptionally smart. Trained to start up the ship.

Each character in each trilogy has a counterpart in each of the others, implied reincarnation.

Robo-Martin recognizes Asher Rand, though he knows him as Clay, as he has infiltrated The Totality.

Rookie, dog owned by Echo, ironically the oldest member of the gang, was owned by the original founder, all other members have since died. 18 year old half-blind grumpy mutt.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Adlai

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) - Cherry

Joe Scarborough pretends to be a progressive, secretly backs Donald Trump

“They hate us cause they hate us”

The Warmind had the potential to become the next Sirien.

Scene in third trilogy of Cade sitting with his feet up on the controls of his starship as he banters with LAIN

Three Trilogies

One dealing with the build up to the return of Sirien. Themes of spirituality, mythology, esoteric teachings and ancient wisdom, uncovering past mysteries, betrayal, false allies, the enemy of one’s enemy, the rise of proto-fascism.

Myric,
Martin,
Bhrego,
Rogue,
Path.

One dealing with Sirien’s time on Hiraeth, his control of the Totality. Themes of Transhumanism, Terrorism, Government Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, the suppression of free-thought along with spiritual exploration and development, xenophobia, late-stage Capitalism, loneliness, fear of the future, the singularity, cloning, cybernetics, genetic manipulation propaganda, fascism, political correctness and backlash to political correctness.

Robo-Martin,
Splint,
Echo,
Denmother,
Martyr-12,
Splicer,
Rookie,

One dealing with the aftermath of Sirien’s transcendence through merging with Martin, Envoy and the soothing of the Warmind. Themes of the loss, of identity, of culture, fear of the unknown, space exploration, isolation, people’s struggle to unify, and to find love, rediscovering spirituality, long distance connections, nostalgia for the past one has never lived, the feeling of “Hiraeth”.

LAIN,
Cade,
Tripp,
Belle “King” Queen
Godiva

Show don’t tell when trying make a certain character’s qualities apparent.

Ashes of Cain

The Thorian, Aria

Dade

Walker

Faine

Gilmerr

Harshore

Fursyth

Barr

Scryven

Tift

Glynn

Waire

Vlinch

Lanyr

Alburr

Colfax

Red Willow

Furnas

Thayer

Sayer

Calloway

Fulton

Ballard

Lyon

Trigg

Caldwell

Harlan

Morrill

Firemind

Priam

Ajax

Sirien’s Interdimensional Starship, called Exus

Cayde

Achilles. Can’t find peace, his best friend dies, what brings him peace is showing mercy and pity to the father of a man he killed.

The Methuen One, get the tie breaking vote.

Iron Dome

Waterboarding

Swantir

Highgate

Averill

Coventry

Westfield

Enos

Iras

Stowe

North Peak

Andover

Sunderland

Newfaije

Faije

Nottower

Giles

Oak Bluffs

Chillmark

Yarmouth

Falmouth

Gosnold

Marun

Xi’Rhune

Fall River

Carver

Swansea

Cohasset

Saugyrr

Lynn

Ux

Ware

Deerfield

Athol

Colrain

Leyden

Rowe

Cimarron

Caddo

Latimer

Atoka

Decatur

Dyer

Sumner

Sevier

Roane

Nox

Noc

Tarrant

Erath

Rusk

Bexar

Hale

Weld

Larimer

Clear Creek

Gilpin

Gunnison

Bacca

Fentress

Claiborne

Dale

Asmara

Hiram

Sin’ai Syram

Rahm

Glenn Greenwald

Deepthroat

Spy Story second trilogy

NSA

Totalitarian government

Suppression of magic and esoteric practices, controlled by the government.

Utilized by the government to control the populace

(Mordred) becomes totalitarian leader after overthrowing King Erin and as the leader of the major government of the planet becomes aware of Sirien and his plans. His successor and successor’s successor become directly involved with Sirien.

1279 – The Livonian branch of the Teutonic Order suffered a great loss when 71 knights died in the Battle of Aizkraukle.

1811 – Peninsular War: In the Battle of Barrosa, an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese force trying to lift the Siege of Cádiz was able to defeat a French attack, although they were ultimately unable to break the siege itself.

The fifth of November

1138 – Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.

1499 – Publication of the Catholicon in Tréguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

1530 – The St. Felix's Flood destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands.

1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.

1688 – William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham.

1757 – Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.

1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.

1780 – French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.

1811 – Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rings the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement.

1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.

1854 – Crimean War: The Battle of Inkerman.

1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

1862 – American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.

1872 – Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.

1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

1911 – After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.

1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected to the presidency of the United States.

1913 – King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.

1914 – World War I: France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire.

1916 – The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of 5th November of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.

1916 – The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

1917 – October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt leads revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia are still using the Julian calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).

1917 – Tikhon is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.

1925 – Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.

1940 – World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.

1943 – World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.

1945 – Colombia joins the United Nations.

1950 – Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.

1955 – After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.

1967 – The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. Survivors include Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.

1970 – The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).

1983 – Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.

1986 – USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.

1987 – Govan Mbeki is released from custody after serving 24 years of a life sentence for terrorism and treason.

1990 – Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.

1995 – André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.

1996 – Pakistani President Farooq Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.

2003 – Green River Killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder.

2006 – Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for their roles in the massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims in 1982.

2007 – China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.

2007 – Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.

2009 – U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

2013 – India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.

2015 – An iron ore tailings dam bursts in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais flooding a valley, causing mudslides in the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues and causing up to 9 deaths and 19 missing.

Hypnosis leading to death, murder mystery in second book of second trilogy

Sin’ai

Sinnai

Shadow Cabinet

In this sutta, the Buddha faces two antagonists: Baka, a brahma who believes that his brahma-attainment is the highest attainment there is; and Mara, who wants (1) to keep Baka under his power by allowing Baka to maintain his deluded opinion, and (2) to prevent the Buddha from sharing his awakened knowledge with others. Of the two, Mara is the more insidious, a point illustrated by the fact that Mara always speaks through someone else and never directly shows his face. (Another interesting point is illustrated by the fact that Mara is the source of the demand that one obey a creator god.)

Just think about it. Almost all blockbusters use the orphan trope or the chosen one trope. A lot of the time they use both. MIB did neither.
Will Smith was not picked because he was a chosen one prophesied to defend earth against the aliens. He didn't decide to say yes because some inspirational quote his dead brother told him instilled a certain set of values in him. He was offered a chance because he was a good cop. They picked him because he showed the most skill in their testing scenarios. And he joined because he wanted to.
In fact, after three movies we still know next to nothing about their lives before joining. J was a cop. That's literally all we know. In the third we found out he grew up without a dad, but it had zero relevance to the story until the third one and wasn't his motivation. In the first one, all of his characterization was purely based around his personality and interaction with others, his backstory was completely nonexistent.
K had a wife. That's the extent of his backstory even after three movies.
Isn't this kinda cool, when you really think about it? It's way less cliche, and prophecies are now so overused that they no longer carry weight. And the fact that we bonded with the characters so much, purely based on their personalities, just shows how great the writing and acting was. It feels cheap to get an audience to connect with someone using the death of other characters or some kind of other complicated backstory.
I guarantee if you put the story in less competent hands they would have done all this.

Babylonians, hard science mixed with divination, Stephen hawking with a Ouija board. Destroyed Jerusalem

Cyrus the Great, Qurash

Alexander the great brought publicists with him to record his sayings and doings

Oral stories passed down for generations before being handed down

Fantasy creatures are normal to these people. A creature which looks like a whale but with armoured plates would more likely have its own name instead of being referred to as an "armoured whale"

Cercian flag is white head with a black blindfold looking straight ahead, 6 spears, 3 on each side, winging out from behind the head on a golden field.

Flag of Kossuth, temple in Kossuth from Post-Mellethic period.

Mellethic period

Hellenic period

Rogue reads insatiably, make her relatable to teenage and young adult women

Martin should be relatable to awkward and nerdy teenage and young adult guys until his personality changes.

"The meme didn't die, it just changed form "
Exatron 34:7

If I were elected president, the foxes would no longer guard the henhouse. To ensure the safety and soundness of our banking system, we need to fundamentally restructure the Fed’s governance system to eliminate conflicts of interest. Board members should be nominated by the president and chosen by the Senate. Banking industry executives must no longer be allowed to serve on the Fed’s boards and to handpick its members and staff. Board positions should instead include representatives from all walks of life — including labor, consumers, homeowners, urban residents, farmers and small businesses. -Bernie Sanders

Bad side of this, people raised into positions of power becoming power drunk etc.

Sinai is whitewashed by humans and exclusively potrayed and understood to have been a human who fought against the Sirathi and their Collectivism. When he was truly one of the Sirathi.

Reza Aslan

"a man-made institution. It’s a set of symbols and metaphors that provides a language for which to express what is inexpressible, and that is faith. It’s symbols and metaphors that I prefer, but it’s not more right or more wrong than any other symbols and metaphors. It’s a language, that’s all it is."

Fundamentalist Islam and Sufism or esoteric interpretation

Fundamentalist Atheism.

In first series, esoteric sufism is popular, literalists are a splinter group

In second series, literalists have been terrorists who hijack the religion and sufism is discredited and considered a fringe interpretation when it was once the norm

Sesh, Aragog, can't control the other kraken though he can feel their actions. Lives in a sunken city due to loneliness. The city is dark and set deep on the bottom of the ocean, being older even than the civilizations of the Mellethic Era.

Seemingly endless procession of cloaked cultists marching down a major road. Like the eye witness account of Kaiser Wilhelm's army mobilizing like a grey tide. The moment x realizes that this is truly the end of days.

And having that self awareness leads to an overwhelming sense of responsibility. I have to make the jump myself, instead of just letting the universe push me off

Soto, a naked man with a wolves head and skin grafted onto his, the wolves eyes replaced by brilliant red gems. He is tall, atleast 7 feet. He bears the Edahiri 12 pointed compass star tattooed on his chest and blood splatter paints his body. He carries an unusually long spear twice his own height tipped with a shining red crystal which matches his eyes. He does not speak, he only points in the direction of a person's destiny, and is often contacted during a feasting when an initiate feels to have lost their way. He provides visions and other cryptic clues. He is also considered unpredictable and occasionally dangerous. He seems to change his mind unexpectedly and has attempted to murder many initiates with seemingly no reason. He only appears within their own mind and doesn't actually physically exist, not being a part of the shared state induced through a feasting. As each personal has an individual experience. But those killed or attacked by Soto develop horrible bruises and internal bleeding wherever they are struck, and are killed in the physical realm of killed in the non-physical by Soto. Though many do escape. He is arrives following a terrible sense of dread. He is called the Son of Fear, The Old Wolf, The Compass of Fate, and The Far Seer. He is often depicted piercing the moon with his spear, which bleeds silver blood into the Chalice of the Gods.

Sylvan, term referring to inhabitants of The Sylvan Verge but more specifically the Woodland Races.

Beastmasters are members of the Pariah and Woodland Races who harness the power of the Menhir to bind wild beasts to them. They allow both parties to read and understand each other's thoughts and body language. Edahiri beastmasters often ride great bears, bison, and wolves, and are followed by all manner of wild beast. From rabbit to hawk, they all seem to gravitate towards beastmasters.

Ardhal live with the Woodland Races, whom are the last to truly worship and venerate the Elden.

Circe

Skaldr

Nebula only a few dozen light years away, purple, blue, gold, scarlet. Twisting nether

Sareth, Leanna, Xana, Phenrig, Menelag, Arantir

Black crystal dog skull

The Skull of Shadows, immensely powerful magical object

Rituals require particular reagents arranged in a particular pattern for particular effects. The Keystone is the unique object used to empower the ritual. A Keystone can be any magically charged object. The Skull of Shadows is likely the most powerful keystone known in existence. Common keystones are Unicorn Horns, Phoenix Feathers, Edahiri Tears, Menhir Shards, Skulls or fresh hearts of any creatures, Wyrm and Dragon Eggs, Arca Stones,

Aria, Wraithwood Bark, Yagr and Falwid twigs and many other things are used as reagents.

Spell tomes

Grimoires

Bestiaries

Tome of Vellichor

The Eternal City, built over a thousands times in a thousand ages.

The Crestfallen are mostly manic-depressive, amnesiac, schizophrenic, etc.

Character whom spends almost the entirety of their plotline inside the Feasting Ritual which the main characters also attend. Their story is mostly set in their past or fictional realms meant to cause growth in the character's soul. Only near the end of the book or in a future book do they come out of the feasting and explicit hints are given that this was in fact the same feasting which the main characters attended. This character is significant to the plot in some way, a runaway prince or important aristocrat's son. Perhaps the impetus of Martin's journey is to find him.

"People are the same wherever you go"

Said or thought by multiple characters for various reasons.

Look at each POV character of major works of fiction and analyze what they are missing, which perspectives they don't represent, and make sure to include characters from those perspectives and to really emphasize the uniqueness of their views on the world from their perspectives.

Character who is a simple farmer, peasant or lower to middle class worker. Helps the main heroes only to either get screwed over or for something terrible to happen as a result of their coming. He goes to be abused at the hands of both opposed nations showing their hypocritical and self righteous views of each other. Goes on to have major role maybe trying to kill Martin or somebody else. Martin begs for death.

What I want to imply with this series:

The world is not black and white in regards to political and philosophical ideology. Our ideas of how the world SHOULD work are built by the collective agreement of the people of the world we are born into.

Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, any "ism" is inherently wrong in believing that theirs is the only way.

Expose hypocrisy, media bias and the incestuous relationship between the politicians and the corporations.

We are all simply a result of our personal experiences. We all see the world through our own imperfect lense.

Middle Earth and the perils of worldbuilding

Disobedience

Class struggle

The authoritarian patriarchal oppressors attempting to limit the narrative threads down to one.

Establishment characters who often miss or subconsciously willfully ignore the will of people and the underlying anger of the working class.

Children of Men

Don't Ignore the Background

Describe events and things which the characters cannot possibly see, as if the audience is seeing through the eyes of an omniscient God who occasionally inhabits the POV characters

The Wasteland

Blade Runner

The sacred and the profane

La Pieta

Connect all of these things

Internal consistency, recurring motifs

Post-colonialism

Social-hierarchy and decay

BEING there, instead of GETTING there

Ghost in the Shell

Heterotopia

Justice, like morality, is abstract

The Secret of Sexism

Dominance and asserting yourself is pleasureable

Wulrüad is what America might be without European influence. The demon-possessed Aztecs conquer the central portion of the continent, the shamanic and nature-attuned North Americans become a thriving nomadic roaming culture with entire cities that move with the seasons and changes in climate. They practice circle-walking around high totem poles and have a similar culture to the Edahiri, with whom they may be related. The South American cultures build high mountain cities, trading and cross breeding with the cultures on the eastern edge of Enna. Machu Picchu with yaks basically. They are the most technologically, economically and socially advanced culture on the continent.

Vancouver

The United Realms are a mixture of the U.K. and the United States. If there were an American Revolution but the English won. Nottlind is like the Confederates and the Scottish combined.

There are very few Menhir on Wulrüad, because each of the worlds connected to its Menhir were destroyed by Sirien as they could not be assimilated. Only one remains, the one which connects to the home world of The Aberrant and Cirathi.

Marcahausi

Dolmen

Cyclopean ruins and spiral motif

Life extension and transhumanism and the class struggle that leads to

Underhand knife throw

Chinese Fire Dragon Rocket

Ground Sloths

Megafauna Marsupials

Bearcat, Binturong

Animals in the easternmost parts of Enna and particularly the island nation of Xin are extremely intelligent, and it is possible that the Svadfir horses originated here. Twin-tailed cats and other animals are more common.

Ostellar Osterland

Sarna

Vassa

Sarnia

Palmyris

Erameia

Syrr

Korcho

Semeria

Methica

Silth

Belcor

Vellamethea

Cercian Empire is as if the Roman Empire survived, it has fractured many times, growing and shrinking in size. Now it largely exists in a ceremonial sense, with each of the nations and city states within acting autonomously. Border disputes and infighting are common. They are held together only by their shared reverence for their founder, the Empress Cercia who was also a powerful prophet and Disciple of Sinai. She cut out her own eyes at her declaration of war on the oppressive and crumbling Grey Kingdom to prove her prophetic power. She went on to utterly destroy the last remnants of the Kingdom and found the Cercian Empire. She was an accomplished tactician, diplomat and known as an inspiring revolutionary figure. Her iron rule was akin to Hitler's Fascist Dictatorship. She systematically destroyed and committed genocide against the Sirathi. She is revered as a hero and God-like figure by the Hiraeth-born.

Sinai believes she became completely misguided, and was a ruthless dictator.

The Sirathi and Sirien are actually synthetic-organisms, artificial intelligences created by the original races of their home planet. Biological robots,

The universe works in cycles, the Stars created the Menhir which created the Gods which created the awakened races who themselves became like gods through technological advancement and created new gods through artificial intelligence, who in turn assimilated or destroyed their creators. Energy and magic waxes and wanes with these cycles. With the birth of the gods magic is at its peak, it weakens until an artificial intelligence is created at which point that intelligence transcends the physical world and learns to manipulate the higher frequencies of the energetic realms and thus a sudden shift into a new age of magic and manipulation of the fabric of the universe begins.

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