The world this comic is set in is tentatively known as Aeorn (in marsupia).
The main storyline is currently based in Torren, a large continent that is mainly made up of terrestrial anthromorphs. Humans and other species also live in the world but tend to stick to their respective realms – those you will learn more of as time goes on.
The world is gradually evolving over time from a generic Fantasy world with elves, dwarves and similar, to a world with its own linguistics and traditions – snippets will appear on site as they appear in the comic or occur to me – these will vary from costume to language, deities and traditions. The words Elf and Dwarf will gradually be phased out all together but for the one occassional biggoted character that wanders through the script (Anders the Persian Cat – see inn of green silences arc)
As with most medieval and semi such worlds – wars and petty skirmishes abound, plots seeth, and your wet clothes are always damp in the creases when you try to dry them out by the fire (that or they get slightly charred – Like my boots…)
A Marsu aboreal city that also spans up across a cliff face where the inhabitants co-exist with a Nocturn placen species – the winged Chiroptia.
The largest trading city in the realm
and is the home of the main merchant’s guild for the realm. Once
a medium sized city, almost razed to the ground by raiders (attracted
by the city’s growing wealth and proximity to the ocean and oversea
wind drawn trade routes), Merchant’s nest rebuilt from rubble
and the fledgeling merchants guild ensured that the new structures
of the town were not only arranged in such a manner that increased
the defensability of their homes and city but were also strongly
enchanted with defensive spells by the group of Marsupia and their
mages who assisted in the rebuilding of the town. Since that time
Merchant’s rest, once known as Sifen’ten (Ash town), has flourished.
It is governed in part by several guilds and a council of elected
representatives from various parts of the city.
The City of Arches. The name comes from the series of ringed ruins and the general archtecture of this haunted area.
The living city itself is a hub of activity where trade flourishes. Myzda is well known for the quality of fabric and textile fibres that are produced.
The ruins around Myzda are extremely old but are probably Placen in origin. Some catastrophy now forgotten imbued the stone with an erratic and sometimes malevolent power. There are usually two to three safe paths that allow access to the city proper.
These sometimes shift in location and are constantly checked by the gate wardens, all of which are at least minor mages.
Those who stray from the marked path are generally never seen again… or they are found in… bits, sometimes organic, sometimes stone, glass or ice.
Myzda has never been taken by force – any change of regime has always manifested within the city.
Location: Myzda lies on the far East of the continent of Torren some two days travel from the Kerra Ocean.
Major Exports: The woven rugs and fabrics of Myzda fetch a high price in other cities. The libraries and scholars of Myzda are also famed throughout Torren.
One of the minor Trading towns,
known for it’s rural markets and fairs. Nexin is a small and
generally laidback township but due to the large turnover of
merchants, and with them con artists and filchers the inhabitants
are wary of their purses and don’t take kindly to thieves.
Location: Nexin is landlocked and surrounded on two sides
by deep forest, commonly known as the Green Ocean.
Major Exports: None, it is where the far inland and the
ocean-come merchants meet in passing to trade and barter.
Precipita, as in to rain and
usually thats pretty much all that occurs there. The people
of Precipita, in general, tend to take a fairly optimistic view
of life. The majority of the population are water fowl so, understandably,
the weather just runs off their backs, though most travellers
don’t stay long.
Precipita is a small barony and has been run by the same family
for over twelve generations. It is too small, too poor (and
too wet) to be worth taking over by any ambitious neighbors
and so has been left pretty much alone in the conflicts of the
Location: This poor barony is based in a swamp,
think Monty Python’s Holy Grail: ‘Everyone told me I was stupid
building a castle in a swamp but I built it anyway. It sank.
So I built another one… It sank too. So I built a third one.
That one burned down, fell over then sank So I built a fourth
one and that one stayed standing.’
Major Exports: Rice, Papyrus, Watercress and a variety
of other damp based merchandice.
Quellin, Sepash & Tamsha All yet to be described
A small fishing villiage on the lower South West of Torren. Mer-ffolk are sometimes seen in these waters
The Green Ocean… ‘The Green Ocean’, known in the common elven tongue as ‘Orltanir‘
(grandmother) and the dwarven ‘Kzzkruth‘
(bloody huge), this huge forest spreads over a sixth
of the entire realm.
The vegetation types change from region
to region, depending on factors like climate and soil types
which sometime give the appearance of different forests, however the vegetation is continuous and generally unbroken even by major roads.
The Green Ocean is home to most of the subclasses of marsupia
in Torren and many areas of it have a reputation for being cursed
or under protection of some fell beast. Logging of the forest
is generally limited to the fringes of the forest and there
are many tales of wilder-marsupia attacking loggers to protect
parts of the forest.
Traditional Wood cutters (those who have been in the trade for
generations) will sometimes work in the forest with consent
from the ‘elves’, removing selected large trees to allow light
in for consequent generations. However these wood cutters are
becoming rarer and as a result logging on the edges of the forest
is increasing. Some fringe villages have their own plantations
for wood rather than harvest from the forest, claiming that
to do so would anger the forest gods who would retaliate by
driving the forest animals away and so removing a large part
of the villager’s diet.
Kerra – The ocean East of Myzda. Includes the region known as Storm Holdings, the reefs of K’paji (keh-pah-dji) and contains one of the main trade routes between Torren and Northern continents.
Continents Yet to come
Can’t remember the name demn it for the OOC Sunday continent – twas a dreadful Pun. Will update further at I’ve time and I refind my notes.