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We are a group dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire world building. Our members are both artists who like to draw fantasy worlds and want to share their artwork, as well as writers who enjoy creating and writing about such worlds and benefit from viewing the great artwork.
What Is World Building?
World Building is the process of creating a fictional world, from drawing the world map right down to creating the civilizations and races that live in the world. It is most often undertaken by fantasy and sci-fi writers however, films and video games also feature world building especially if they are in the fantasy or sci-fi genre.
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Johnson City LimericksThese poems have been found scattered across the eastern United States since the outbreak. The series takes its name from the city in Tennessee where the first poem was discovered, spray painted on a wall. They are believed to share the same author, but nothing is known about the poet. Here are three of the limericks.Johnson City Limericks by ~Gobba42
There once was a guy named O’Toole,
He got bitten and turned to a ghoul.
Now bash in his head,
To make him doubly dead,
Or else your [sic] surely a fool!
Scavenging, I found an album with fame,
Which I traded for ammo to hunt game.
We didn’t discuss the loot,
But after, I had to hoot,
Because Revolver was its name!
As the world rots, you’ve fought, starved, and bled,
And politics never passed through your head.
But the Legion is making you nervous,
The Coalition demands your “service,”
And you thought your worst fear was the dead!
The Setasen of SebricaSetasenThe Setasen of Sebrica by ~Regitnui
The sea is a treacherous and mysterious thing, and this impression is only strengthened by the setasen, adopted children of the Sea Goddess Yamea. With their grey skin, large, black eyes, needle-like teeth, and flattened nose, the setasen are unnervingly strange to the land-dwelling races. Despite the other races’ distrust of them, the setasen are the unquestioned masters of the rivers, lakes and oceans of Sebrica.
Between five feet and six feet tall, setasen are deceptively strong, especially in water. They usually disdain clothing, usually wearing only a belt for carrying items. This is not a rule, however, as they will wear clothes to keep warm or armour when fighting. The latter is still minimal, and setasen armour styles are becoming popular among young elves, even if they share their elders’ dislike for the setasen themselves.
Setasen hair is incredibly sensitive, able to read currents in both air and water. This makes setasens very difficult to surpris
The Direrell of SebricaDirerellThe Direrell of Sebrica by ~Regitnui
The mountains, claim the direrell, are the only place a man can remain humble. For only in the mountains can you see just how small men actually are. Teachers, philosophers and sages, the direrell see the earth as the only constant; fire needs constant tending, water is treacherous and air is fickle. Only the ground beneath your feet offers any degree of stability.
Perhaps because of this belief, the direrell are often seen as stoic. With their solid builds and hunched postures, baboon-like faces and long, thick hair, they seem unintelligent, almost brutish. Yet these qualities allow them to survive in the harsh environments they prefer, giving them an almost supernatural hardiness.
Judging a direrell on appearance also neglects their most important contribution to Sebrica. The direrell research both the Ancient’s technology and the new magic, and as a result are some of the most accomplished engineers and magi in the lands. For those who wish to be educated, Dame
WSS Planet Overview #11 - Mandela IWSS Planet Overview #11 - Mandela I by *WildSpaceSaga
Mandela I is yet another breadbasket world of the colonies, and much more. It is also a unique planet, in that when it was colonized, it had such a dearth of native plant and animal life that nearly all flora and fauna that currently exist there were transplanted from Earth, making Mandela I the most “earthlike” of all the colony worlds. In fact, before colonization, planetary conditions so closely paralleled those of Earth that very little to no genetic modification, save standard immune enhancements against native microorganisms, were needed for its inhabitants.
The planet consists of two massive supercontinents, named Twiga (Giraffe) and Tembo (elephant) for the Earth creatures their shapes vaguely resemble. Settled mostly by Africans in a joint venture funded by the wealthiest nations of the Earth continent and the U.N., Mandela I suited the needs of its inhabitants perfectly. Twiga and Tembo posse
The Blackheart Lacustrine PalaceThe Lacustrine PalaceThe Blackheart Lacustrine Palace by ~joeabuy1000
One of the old residences of Meridian’s royal family prior to their ascension to the throne, the Lacustrine Palace of House Blackheart was one of the most magnificent residences in the Imperial Capital City of Gestalt. Although not as huge or as old as that of the other palatial compounds of the noble houses of Anspach, it is definitely one of the most opulent—a wondrous blending of cultures that would help set the trend for all patrician residences and the architecture of the Meridian Empire for years to come.
Its history, from its construction as an urbane oasis within reach of the family’s namesake lake to its status as an official royal residence, is tied to that of the modern history of the Meridian Empire. The home was initially built as a townhome and retreat for the exclusive use of the Marquis, Patriarch of the House of Blackheart, and his family. It currently serves as one of many official royal residences, ty
Castro ton Thalasson (Castle of the Seas)Castro ton Thalasson (Castle of the Seas)Castro ton Thalasson (Castle of the Seas) by ~MusesTouch
The Castro ton Thalasson was built approximately three-hundred years ago, in the year 275 upon a small plateau about a mile out to sea from the rocky coastline of the port city of Isha in the kingdom of Raskelan. Its building was commissioned by the famed Count Nikolai Kirikis, who had made hundreds of thousands in gold solos as both an adventurer, known for slaying of the evil dragon Crimsonskye and plundering his treasure, and a purveyor of the finest wines in the kingdom and arguably on all of the world of Wydfaren, a single bottle going for as much as five hundred to a thousand solas. He built the castle as a retirement home when he turned forty and resided in it until he passed away at the age of seventy-two.
Nikolai carefully chose the location, searching long and hard around the sister cities of Isha, and the city slightly to the south and west which his residence and vineyards were just outside of, Kagos, before fin
Qokchurnath - Sea Castle"Strong sounds of horn guided us, and as we approached, mist slowly vanished, revealing the towering twin fortress of Qokchurnath which rose from the sea as if the Lords of Ocean and Stone had given birth to a beautiful child of rock and sea foam."Qokchurnath - Sea Castle by ~juhhmi
—Verdul of Lowunt, 6:723
Qokchurnath (pronounced /qɔ:kxɑrnʌθ/, from Kok-Sur-M-Itah meaning Stone-Safe-At-Sea in Old Thoschian) is a fortification built on two islands located near the city of Kackthora off the coast of Thockia in Eastern Herooku. The castle is home to the Royal Court of Southern Kchnosch (/kxøʃ/) and part of its navy, the Kcuthrnox, which sails at the Ocean of Isles.
During the sixth era Tyranny of West, free nation of Thockuth realized the thread of attacks from both across the Ocean of Isles and by land as the Goldguards controlled inland Herooku. Hence in year 6:620, Queen Irkchal the Wise ordered a large fortification be built on two strategically well loc
PaenitetSaint Alexander the Explorer’s Notes on a moon called PaenitetPaenitet by ~EKKnight
Image: Two fallen angels standing at the edge of where rock meets ice to gaze at a natural rock formation called the Pillars of Regret by the locals on the moon Paenitet.
Location on the Planet: Unknown
Paenitet: Paenitet is the only moon that orbits the planet Plutarch. It was populated by fallen angels some ten thousand years ago who were banished from Heaven for not assisting the gods Ahavahla and the Eternal in their war against Baala, her demons, and her devils. Due to being populated by a sentient race so recently by cosmological standards and the slow nature of the Fallen, Paenitet's dominant species and the only species that keeps written records, the moon lacks a rich history in comparison with human controlled Earth, albeit the flora and fauna that populates this world are extraordinary, as are its geological features, weather, and frequent supernatural phenomenon.
Discovery and Naming of Paenitet: Paenitet
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