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Worldbuilding June

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
17. What’s medicine and healthcare like in your world?

Healing magic is the main form of "medicine" in Klidi. Other forms of medical care exist just in case but they are a fallback, not the first solution. Most citizens know how to cure cuts and bruises on their own, and healing magic is required learning in both medical and magic schools.

That said, no amount of magic can raise the dead, or stop the creeping of old age, so if someone is dangerously ill or injured it is necessary to act fast.
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
18. What is clothing and fashion like in your world?

The clothing corresponds to what I mentioned about the history - mostly like the middle ages of the Earths, with some forward and backward anachronism. Upper class trends fancy coats, dresses, cloaks and robes, while lower class trends simpler shirts and trousers or simpler cloaks and robes. Experimental fashions exist but tend to come and go.

(The overall important part is it's all Aesthetic)
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
19. How are wars fought in your world?

Massive armies, typically multispecies, clash on big battlefields, with carnage everywhere. Drafting is common in more corrupt nations, and many have died in defense of things they do not stand for. The good news is that Klidi has existed in relative peace for a good while, but it is unknown how long this will last.

(Ahhhhhhhhhhh how to balance talking about the horrors of war with my love of kickass battle scenes.)
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
20. What sorts of weapons & armor are used in your world?

Metal plate armor is most common, but how much it covers the body tends to vary. Weapons tend to be bladed or piercing - swords, daggers, lances, axes, arrows. This does not stop the occasional hammer or ballista user. And of course magic is very weaponizable, be it elementally or otherwise.

There is a suspicious absence of guns, however. Anyone who seems to be on the verge of inventing them or anything like them tends to be somehow led astray.
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
21. What do people do for work in your world?

The vast majority of lower class Klidi residents are farmers, fishers, hunters, or food producers of some sort, either as their main job or on the side. The other jobs that exist are mostly there because they are viewed to be essential to either society, capitalism, or both.

Adventuring is a surprisingly common and often-sought-for job, even if it amounts to being a mercenary that solves puzzles sometimes. That said, adventurers are heavily regulated to prevent abuse of the system.


(Credit my buddy Zarek for that "mercenaries that solve puzzles" line)
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
22. What do people do for fun in your world?

Toys, board games, and tabletop games of all sorts are popular with all the residents of Klidi. Sports exist but are usually not organized. Magic-based sports and games also exist, but must be more carefully refereed - the flexible nature of magic means it's easy to cheat.
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
23. What’s the sky like in your world?

During the day, it's blue or gray like usual. However at night it becomes easy to see Klidi's life-filled and inhabited moons. Moon watching is popular among couples.
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
24. What places are still unexplored in your world?

There are various floating islands, left by the Grigori, a species long gone for reasons not even the gods know. They are guarded by various strange creatures, including ones known as Cogwing Guardians, that try to keep any visitors out. Anyone who manages to get past them never comes back.


Additionally, like on many Earths, the deepest depths of the oceans are unexplored even by aquatic peoples. It is said that down there lurk massive squids known as krakens, and their hostility level is unknown.


(Have a cogwing guardian by me!:)

 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
25. What do people carry with them on a daily basis in your world?

Food, water, a weapon or two, and anything they'd need to do their jobs. Some carry a favorite game or toy for when bored. Sales of bags to carry it all are high, and these are often colorful.

(I'm debating if I should make out-and-out Bags Of Holding canon or not. We shall seeeeeeeee)
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
26. What sorts of art exist in your world?

Portraits and sculptures of deities, historical figures, and public figures are most common. Abstract and landscape art is also common. Underwater species are more limited in what art they can create, and thus rely mostly on sculpture and collage.

(Like, how the fuck do you paint underwater.)
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
27. How do people get around in your world?

The vast majority of the time, by walking. Some fly, if they are able. Beasts of burden are the next most popular form of transportation, whether ridden or pulling carriages. Teleportation magic exists, and is used plenty, but can be unwieldy unless performed by a skilled mage.

(Otherwise it might break the plot!)

(Also. After this point things will be out of synch with other worldbuilders. You will see why in time.)
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
28 (formerly 29). How do people communicate with each other in your world?

When face to face, talking. Telepathy is possible with some species and skilled magic users and can be used to talk privately or break language barriers. Scrying can be used to communicate long distances with long distances a la a video call but a reflective surface is required to do so. And then there's good old mail - letter writing and pen pals are common.
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
29 (formerly 30). What is the cycle of life and death in your world?

New children are born via either live birth or eggs depending on the species and raised and nurtured to adulthood from there. How aging works depends wildly on species but only celestials, elementals, and deities are truly immortal - all others die eventually.

What comes after death, other than that there is SOMETHING, is unknown - those few beings in the know do not tell, and no one can bring anyone back from the dead.
 

Umbramatic

The Ghost Lord
Location
The Yangverse
Pronouns
Any
30 (formerly 28). Who’s important in your world?

For this, I have decided to zero in on one adventuring party in particular, plus one that will touch their lives.

(TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE MOTHERFUCKING CHARACTERS)

(Iggy)

An enthusiastic fire dragon, with one goal: amass a party of adventurers and become the greatest adventurer the world has ever known. Which runs counter to his sheltered nature and cowardice but he tries. He very much tries.

(As I've alluded to before, this is HIS story.)



(Iggy pic by http://vaimetanyx.tumblr.com/ on Tumblr)

(Sam)

Otherwise known as Sam the Human. They're tired of Iggy's bullshit oh so constantly but sticks with him none the less. Why? I have not been able to ascertain - save for the fact that they seem to be tired and done with everyone else too.

(Real tired enby hours)



(Sam pic by https://verycharismaticdragon.tumblr.com/ on Tumblr)

(Hilda)

A female molivite, who left her hometown to avoid being picked on by her father and six older brothers. She talks and acts aggressively but just wants respect.

(I wanted a girl dorf. Girl dorfs good.)



(Hilda pic by http://chocojax.com/ )

(Dalv)

A disgraced vampire noble on the run. Why with these misfits? They were the first people to take her in and she's not about to ask any questions. Snarky, spunky, but deeply troubled.

(vamp)



(Dalv pic by https://twitter.com/ceeberoni/ on Twitter)

(Diane)

Elf girl recently graduated from a magic academy. Perky, ditzy, but a magical genius who provides vital support to the party.

(i needed a mage. Who else will zap things.)



(Diane pic by https://twitter.com/Stellarstellan_ on Twitter)

(Ophis)

A Luminoria "adopted" by the rest of the party. He's friendly, approachable, and cheerful, but is having trouble awakening his Luminoria powers.

(he's basically the lategame party member of this group, except he actually shows up pretty early on. Also he can be snek)





(Humanoid Ophis pic by https://twitter.com/iilyushka on Twitter; snek ophis pic by me)

Now for a being I've mentioned before I've gained new insight on...

(Steve)

Turns out Stevonzrak prefers to be known as Steve. They are capable of assuming a (unstable in makeup) human form, and prefers serving visitors tea over eating them or driving them insane (unless they're, to quote him, "jerks.") What exactly his real deal is, I cannot fathom.

(This motherfucker is my second favorite OC of all time. He ticks off a lot of boxes for me okay?)



(Steve pic by https://impossible-pie.tumblr.com/ on Tumblr)

(And that's my Worldbuilding June 2020! I'm glad I finally got to document this world and share it with you all, it was a ton of fun.)

(...Now to hustle for Artfight.)
 
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