I have been working on and building this world for the better part of 2 decades. I started work on this when I was in 6th grade, and was inspired by a poster I saw in my science teachers room. The poster was an Evolutionary Timeline depicted in a Tower format with each layer of the tower representing a new time period, and the blocks of the tower depicting various creatures of the time frames. This image inspired a completely different story than the one I would eventually begin to wright, however it was because of this initial world and story idea that I would come to create Eaden. In essence Eaden was conceived as a prequel to the original story idea, as a way to give background and logical structure to the Time Travel Narrative as it had LOTS of holes. Eventually I would discover that the World of Eaden had more Potential than my original story and would begin building it in earnest, fast forward many many years and Countless notes, brainstorms, and attempts to begin the story later, I would gather a group of close friends and some new ones to try and play a Game of 5e set in my world, out of this I would start to grab form my past notes and ideas, and the Story and World of Eaden would begin to take shape.
The Pattern of Shadow and Light by Melissa Mcphale.
Melissa Mcphale, Terry Brooks, Rick Riordan, Kel Kade
Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy (4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14), Dark Cloud, Shin Megami Tensai: Nocturne