[SPOILERS] Discussion Thr

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[SPOILERS] Discussion Thr

[SPOILERS] Discussion Thread for the story we're planning!

If you're not Hex or Flamarestii and don't want spoilers on our story, please don't read this thread!

Anyway, we can plan and discuss more here! 

submitted by Jaybells@Hex&Flame, age Obscure, Lost in the Universe
(February 15, 2022 - 8:42 am)

Before and Afters of Khrani, Fashii and Shora respectively (the turning point being the murder of Shora). Dear glorious drama and angst we've stirred up here~ 

submitted by Jaybells, Lost, somewhere
(July 21, 2022 - 1:01 am)

Whoa! Those are awesome! I can feel the emotions and personalities of each character.

I'm being extremely unhelpful and not-around, I'm sorry. But these are great! 

submitted by Hex
(July 22, 2022 - 4:02 pm)

Thank you!

And Hex, it's totally fine. You're doing great with brainstorming, and are an invaluable member of the team! Don't talk down to to yourself so much, mate.  :)

Taking some time off is alright, and none of us are terribly active right now anyway. It can be important to reset and approach a project with a fresh mindset, too! I should know, I'm literally always thinking about this project, but I too feel like I don't have much too add a lot of the time.

If you're really passionate about any part, feel free to take over that area and experiment! No one's going to hold you back or judge you! I'd love to see what you can come up with!

submitted by Jaybells, Lost, somewhere
(July 23, 2022 - 12:41 pm)

Thanks! You're great, I always see some new blurb about something I never thought of when I open this tab. Also, slightly random but I used Inkarnate a few days ago and it was really cool!

submitted by Hex
(July 25, 2022 - 3:58 pm)

I absolutely get that feeling too, but we'll get better someday!

About the Inkarnate thing though, great -- and I know, right! I love the aesthetic so much. (As a side note I just discovered this game called Age of Frostfall and it has a similar medieval kinda feel, which gets me really excited, and then promptly reminds me how much of an amateur I am at world-building. When are we gonna make an icy place, huh :/)

Anyway, good luck, y’all! Stay creative <3 

submitted by Jaybells, Lost, somewhere
(July 26, 2022 - 3:39 am)

hey imma hafta leave this im sorry but i haven't contributed pretty much at all and i don't think i have time for in the future:(

submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(July 21, 2022 - 3:24 pm)

Aww, it's so sad to see you go, Tsuki. :(

Thanks for everything you have contributed so far, we'll miss you, but I understand. 

submitted by Jaybells, Lost, somewhere
(July 22, 2022 - 3:35 pm)

I'm sorry you're going but I liked having you and it's fine if you're not doing much (I'm not either).

Ack I'm terrible at this stuff. 

submitted by Hex
(July 22, 2022 - 4:04 pm)

It was great having you work with us, Tsuki! I'm sorry to see you go.

submitted by Flamarestii
(August 13, 2022 - 1:40 pm)

I haven't posted in forever, sorry everyone :/ 

Okay, I've been thinking about the people of the Central Sands lands. I'm thinking that they would wear light, loose clothing to fit the hotter climate, with scarves like bandanas to keep dust out of their mouths. I imagine their clothes being brown and faded, but their scarves standing out, being red or some other bright colour. They have wide-brimmed hats to keep off the sun, and they like to wear gold- gold rings, gold belts, clothes embroidered with gold thread. 

There are those elite people, who know the sand magic and keep it to themselves, but what if besides them and the other people we thought of, there are tribes scattered across the land, who vie for control of the land and the water. These tribes are ancient and used to be powerful, but through the conflict between them they have lost most of their feel and respect for the ancient magic. Now they are little better than raiders who constantly squabble among themselves. Few of them actually care about magic, and the ancient knowledge, ect. anymore. 

Maybe hundreds of years ago, the Central Sands empire was very powerful. And it still looks powerful on the outside, but it's crumbling inwardly like a sandcastle built where it's too wet. The pride of the elite people and the warfare of the tribes has weakened the civilisation on the inside. 

Maybe in the actual story that we were thinking about in the beginning, a new power could come out of the surrounding lands - or from within the Central Sands Empire, that would threaten all these different groups of people. The people would have to abandon their differences and defend their land, or lose their land altogether. Maybe it would be in this conflicting situation that things start to change, and we could somehow connect the legends and dieties that you guys have been working on into the story too. 

Tell me what you think! Also, I really like the avatars Jaybells made. They convey the story so well! 

submitted by Flamarestii
(August 13, 2022 - 2:07 pm)
I like light, loose clothing in brown-ish-sandy colors, it seems practical. I don't think there should be any difference in clothing based on genders, but maybe occupation? Beyond the obvious of different tools based on jobs, maybe scarfs could denote class or occupation, with different colors for different jobs.
One thing about gold: where do they get it all? Is there a mine somewhere? Do they trade for it? Is it of value like we use coins or do they just trade for everything? Is there a different system inter-clan than with other clans? Is gold worth a lot or is it very common? 
Tribes vying for power would be an interesting dynamic. We could have a long and complicated history about wars and alliances. Aditionally, if each clan worshiped a god or a single power of a god, then they could have alliances with other clans based on the godly figures they each worshipped. The gods could use their clans on earth (or whatever planet) to take out their anger at the other gods, trying to destroy the other god's human (or whatever species) glory. So when the gods started to crumble, turning into Jaybell's "after" versions, maybe the clans started to die too, losing power as the gods stopped paying attention to them and grew old. Now they're just trying to survive in the desert, fighting for water and resources.
submitted by Hex
(August 20, 2022 - 1:24 pm)

Oopsie, maybe I'm not supposed to be on this thread but I just wanted to say hi...


Hi Hex! I haven't seen or heard from you in such a long time but it's nice that you posted again! I remember when you introduced yourself to me when I joined I was just wondering, "Where did Hex go?" But I'm glad you're posting again! I didn't see you on any other threads...

Sorry for the very loud jump-in. I was just going to tell you that the Tag Game you joined is still up and running....somehow* I was wondering if you're still in the tag game or you left? 

submitted by Nut Le Squirrel@Hex
(August 22, 2022 - 6:01 pm)

Hi! I'm glad you remembered me, we didn't really interact that much when you first joined (except in your intro thread basically), and then I kind of dropped off the face of the CB for the summer. It's fine that you jumped in, although maybe this isn't the best thread to talk (: I'll check out tag, tbh I can't remember if I was ever on it...

submitted by Hex@Nut Le Squirrel
(August 22, 2022 - 8:09 pm)


Sorry to interrupt again, but I really couldn't help saying that I absolutely LOVE those avatars you made for the characters for the story you're planning! I would like to perhaps be a part of this story, but I don't know what is going on. Can you help me catch up to the plot?

submitted by Rora@Jaybells
(August 23, 2022 - 12:55 pm)

- No worries, we're not terribly organised, to be honest, though. And we could always use another member! :)

- Okay, so the story itself is kinda wishy-washy... The main thing that we're sure about is that we're currently focusing on this desert civilization and the mythology that has originated there. There's basically 3 main goddesses(the final term will prolly be more gender neutral, but this is what we're going with for now); Earth, Sky and Water, and they dictate most of the early/foundational lore(long story short: Earth(it's really mostly Earth) and Sky pair up against Water 'cause they're jealous or something, which makes the world miserable and so it can't function. In grief and guilt, Sky somehow helps revive Water, who comes back as a darker, more jaded and wrathful version and thus this is how water(previously gentle and nourishing) can be a negative. It also explains rain, oases, etc.) And a bunch more basic dieties are "born" from the three.

That's mostly all what we have down definitively, but we're still trying to craft a world(including a map), languages, characters and cultures, etc. for our story. 

Feel free to help or just toss ideas off us anytime! <3


P.S. I've seen both your most recents posts Flamie and Hex, its lookin' good! :) 

(I especially like the "crumbling Empire" point... Hehe, gives me ideas~) I'll think about it some more, n post if I come up with anything. I'm more or less from my mini-break so I should be around a tad more. Oh, and please do say anything, even if it's only a tiny tidbit, or doesn't seem terribly brilliant. Sometimes the best ideas can come from those!

submitted by Jaybells, Lost, somewhere
(August 23, 2022 - 8:26 pm)