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WorldEmber 2018

  • Welcome to Quentriandal

    Welcome to Quentriandal, the Dreaming-World. It is a place where story and theme shapes the world as much as gravity, where dreams made manifest live and breathe.

    1309 words | 18 likes | public | 2018-12-05 | 2019-04-04

  • Masque

    Masks of flesh and essence, these ornate masques mark the Sleepers of the world. Their masques marks their part in the story and the dream.

    683 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-07 | 2018-12-08

  • Sleepers

    The masque-wearing inhabitants of Quentriandal, each bound by the dream to their role and task.. Unless they break free.

    1194 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-12-07 | 2018-12-08

  • Deva - the Art of Healing

    The second primary school of Medicine in Araea, Davā believes that the body is a complicated machine. Only by understanding its operations can it be healed.

    1104 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-06 | 2018-12-08

  • Meteorite Tick

    Visitors from the stars, the ticks come to Araea riding meteorites. Strange and hostile, the ticks are a hazard to any who would be a star-chaser.

    1051 words | 26 likes | public | 2018-11-30 | 2018-12-08

  • Atma - the Science of the Balanced Body

    One of the primary schools of medicine in Araea, Atma seek to cure by balancing the body in all ways.

    1000 words | 16 likes | public | 2018-12-05 | 2018-12-08

  • Katāri - the Art of Knife-Fighting

    Katāri is an martial arts that used two long daggers both to strike at and control their opponents.

    1198 words | 17 likes | public | 2018-12-03 | 2019-02-12

  • WorldEmber Journal

    World-Ember HYPE! Come write with us! :D

    1772 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-11-30 | 2018-12-31

  • Welcome to Araea

    Welcome to Araea; a weird-fantasy world set mostly deep underground.

    1608 words | 28 likes | public | 2018-12-03 | 2019-06-17

  • Q'x

    Visitors from another world, the Q'x are half-glimpsed memories. They are sighted as mysterious lights in the sky, remembered in terrifying abductions.

    1118 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-12-02 | 2018-12-08

  • Mahu'ca

    Titanic and terrifying, the legendary Mahu'ca are centipede-like creatures that slumber on the surface until ravenous hunger awakens them.

    1228 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-12-03 | 2019-02-09

  • Shrouded Lands

    Most of the Surface world belongs to the Shrouded Lands; regions so blasted with blight that no human can hope to survive it.

    845 words | 14 likes | public | 2018-12-01 | 2019-03-18

  • Slough-skin

    Slough-skin, Miner's Cough or Farmer Fungi... This wasting disease is common among those who work in damp caverns.

    881 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-01 | 2018-12-08

  • The Far End

    Located at the very edge of known territory, the town known as the Far End stares into the unknown - and seek to profit from it.

    2247 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-11-30 | 2018-12-08

  • Skimmers

    Big insects native to the Abyss, Skimmers get their name from their ability to stay perched atop the black waters.

    908 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-12-01 | 2018-12-08

  • Dūbavum - the Drowning City

    Also known as the Drowning City, Dūbavum lie on the shores of the Abyss. It is their blessing and curse, providing a plenty of seafood and dangerous, violent death.

    2305 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-01 | 2018-12-28

  • Surviving On The Surface - A Practical Guide and Its Application

    A booklet on surviving the hazards of the surface, sold by questionable peddlers to people who don't know better

    854 words | 16 likes | public | 2018-12-03 | 2018-12-08

  • Minor Bestiary

    A bestiary that contains some of the many creatures that walk, crawl, climb and fly across the world. From the blight-eaters of the Surface to the fish that swim the Abyss.

    1223 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-05 | 2018-12-09

  • The Sprawl

    The tendrils of the Sprawl reach wide. One of the most traversed region in the Outer Shell, acting as a hub to reach many other regions of Araea.

    1779 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-11-30 | 2018-12-08

  • The Howling Plains

    Wracked by eternal storms and violent winds, the Howling Plains lie near the equator of the Surface and sprawl for vast, wind-swept distances.

    1567 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-11-30 | 2019-04-04

  • Spirits

    Strange, ethereal beings of great and terrible power. They exist beyond the veil of reality, only occasionally reaching a claw across to touch the life of humanity.

    1453 words | 21 likes | public | 2018-12-02 | 2018-12-08

  • Aschar Region

    With barren mountains that pierce the clouds like teeth through flesh and frozen tundras beyond their base, the Aschar Region is one of the most dangerous of the Surface.

    1846 words | 16 likes | public | 2018-12-04 | 2019-05-06

  • Araea Cookbook

    A collection of dishes and drinks commonly enjoyed in Araea. Well, "enjoyed", in some cases.

    785 words | 17 likes | public | 2018-12-02 | 2019-03-26

  • Raiders of Śaba

    Dangerous pirates that prowl the Abyss in a ship made from the carcass of a leviathan. Reinforced with iron and chain, the beast's coming heralds violence and pillage.

    1138 words | 16 likes | public | 2018-12-02 | 2018-12-08

  • Blight-Trackers

    Experts in navigating the shifting maze of radiation on the Surface, Blight-Trackers are some of the best explorers of the Surface world.

    1444 words | 15 likes | public | 2018-12-02 | 2018-12-08

  • Welcome to the Necro-Industrial Complex

    Welcome to the Necro-Industrial Complex; a world that asks 'what would we truly do if Necromancy actually worked?'

    978 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-04 | 2019-03-07

  • Fire Melons

    Though very similar to their green-skinned cousins, Fire Melons grow in sand and heat; the hotter, the better.

    722 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-05 | 2019-02-10

  • Earth Melon

    Earth Melons are one of the Elemelons, with a delicious pudding-like flesh shielded by a hard stone shell. Totally worth the work!

    699 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-05 | 2019-02-10

  • Awakened

    The Awakened are those who shed their masques and become free. Beyond the power of any coin, blade or magic spell, they possess the power to change the world.

    1155 words | 14 likes | public | 2018-12-07 | 2019-02-10

  • Cloud-Whales

    Majestic flying creatures that feast on clouds, the Cloud-Whales bear a remarkable resemblence to their ocean-faring friend, except for the wings.

    805 words | 18 likes | public | 2018-12-08 | 2019-02-10

  • Fading

    What happens when the Dreaming-World forgets?

    637 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-07 | 2019-02-10

  • The Undead

    The dead walk the earth, made to serve mankind. They man their factories, their mines and their battlefields. There is no rest for the deceased, not anymore.

    1209 words | 13 likes | public | 2018-12-08 | 2018-12-08

  • Tibei

    Few can boast Shikei as skilled as those of Tibei. The small town draws pilgrims from all over Araea who seek to have their remains enshrined in the ossuaries of Tibei.

    1528 words | 13 likes | public | 2018-12-08 | 2018-12-28

  • Thawke

    The city-state of Thawke is bound together by a complex weave of duty, greed, moral obligation and inevitable betrayals. Five powerful clans of nobles rule with the goal of enriching themselves by any means.

    2325 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2018-12-09

  • Sun-Sickness

    To those who have spent their lives in deep darkness, standing in the sun can be a powerful and vomit-inducing experience.

    1076 words | 17 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2018-12-17

  • Ranged Weapons in Araea

    The best way to fight is often out of range of retaliation is the philosophy of any archer.

    1227 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2019-03-11

  • Consumption

    An ancient and dangerous Occultarum, blind to everything but its own hunger. Its touch is corruption, consumption and death.

    745 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2018-12-11

  • Zombie Boxing

    One of many new sports that have risen to take advantage of the undead, Zombie Boxing pits the undead against each other - or against humans.

    971 words | 22 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2018-12-09

  • The Worm that Devours

    One of the Covenant, this Occultarum is most keen to keep humanity alive, for the feast they provide it is grand.

    731 words | 15 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2019-06-07

  • Warbeasts

    Abomination of flesh and metal, Warbeasts are the latest terror unleashed upon the world. These creatures of science and necromancy are herald terrible things in the future.

    1023 words | 6 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2018-12-09

  • Nebiri-Shi, the Devil-Shrimp

    These large crustean predators are native to the Abyss and a hallmark of just how vicious its wildlife can be to those who live near it.

    1057 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2018-12-09

  • Example Character: Haranha, the Kaia

    In the series of Example Characters for players or stories in Araea, Haranha is one of the Kaia - explorers of the deep, willing to go where others fear to tread.

    666 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2019-01-28

  • Abhimaan Monarchy

    First among the Great Powers, the Abhimaan Monarchy possess an unmatched navy and legions of the dead, as well as an endless array of rebellions and unrest.

    1355 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-10 | 2018-12-10

  • Shinomas Magocracy

    No other Great Power has taken to the art of Necromancy with as much fervor or skill as the Shinomas Magocracy.

    1130 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-10 | 2018-12-10

  • The Infinite Seas

    The endless oceans that surround the lands of Quentriandal. Reality blurs the further away from the dreaming-world one goes.

    1243 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2019-02-10

  • The Unformed

    Lost beyond time and beyond the dream, the unformed have survived the end of the dream and burrowed into the next. They are mad, terrible things.

    1013 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2019-02-10

  • The Riot of Red Rivers

    1706 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2018-12-22

  • Blight

    Invisible, insidious and deadly, Blight is how the denizens of Araea understand radiation.

    1089 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2018-12-11

  • Starsteel

    Rarely, the meteorites that bombard Araea's surface carry with them a strange and valuable metal; star-steel. To be the first to find such a bounty is to ensure wealth beyond measure.

    861 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2018-12-16

  • Example Character: Xael, the Theurg

    In the series of Example Characters for players or stories in Araea, Xael is a theurg - magi who channel powers from terrible spirit-creatures to warp reality.

    773 words | 6 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2018-12-11

  • Air Melon

    Part of the Elemelon family, the Air Melon grow from clouds and in the cold, with almost translucent flesh with a sweet flavor.

    833 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-08 | 2019-02-10

  • Kharkorp - City of Ancestors

    The City of Ancestors honors their dead as gods and those who speak with them rule in their stead. Despite that, it is a colorful, vibrant city with a cheerful folk.

    2676 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-12-12 | 2019-02-09

  • Ti'aturi

    Located on the fringe of civilized lands, the Ti'aturi are a loose collection of villages and towns on the edge of the unknown.

    1080 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-12 | 2018-12-12

  • Feathered-Bat

    Like their name suggests, these bats sport feathers and dine on bugs and shrooms. To the well-travelled, their bone-marrow is enjoyed as a powerful narcotic due to their diet.

    942 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-12 | 2018-12-12

  • Mutations

    In Araea, there are any number of ways that the flesh can twist and warp.

    1407 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2018-12-12

  • Nekrobiotek

    The Nekrobiotek are necromancers, surgeons and engineers all in one. They have harness the powers of magic to reanimate the dead and fuel the growth of the necro-industrial complex.

    1271 words | 6 likes | public | 2018-12-13 | 2018-12-13

  • Grounding Harness

    The Grounding Harness worn by the Nekrobiotek keep them safe from the dangerous levels of electrical currents they channel through their own flesh.

    701 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-13 | 2018-12-13

  • Butchers

    Butchers are the servants of Nekrobiotek, tasked with everything from dismembering corpses to preparing them for reanimation. If it is dirty, dangerous and unpleasant, it is the job for a Butcher.

    535 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-13 | 2018-12-13

  • Master Nekrobiotek

    Among the Nekrobiotek, there are those who lead the way into the unknown and push the boundaries of science and necromancy: these are honored with the title of Master.

    567 words | 5 likes | public | 2018-12-13 | 2018-12-13

  • Nzata, the Unwelcomed Hunger

    Nzata is called the Unwelcomed Hunger, because it compels its sufferer to believe they can gain nourishment from no food but human flesh and organs.

    1088 words | 18 likes | public | 2018-12-14 | 2019-03-25

  • Example Character: Altanan, the Medikari

    In the series of Example Characters for players or stories in Araea, Altanan is one of the Medikari - doctors and medics who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty.

    947 words | 13 likes | public | 2018-12-15 | 2019-02-24

  • Ahi Bug

    One of the most commonly domesticated insects in Araea, the Ahi are invaluable for the light they shed in the dark caverns.

    996 words | 6 likes | public | 2018-12-15 | 2018-12-15

  • Goa Strider

    Long-legged creatures that live on the surface, Goa Striders make their home among the glaciers and tundras of the world. They are known for the devastating crushing power of their strikes and their awkward gait.

    1121 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-12-15 | 2018-12-15

  • Example Character: Ahkan, the Warrior

    In the series of Example Characters for players or stories in Araea, Akhan is a warrior - adept at dealing death with everything from battle hammer to bar stool.

    789 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-15 | 2018-12-15

  • Star-Chaser

    Star-Chasers are prospectors of sorts, hunting the impact sites of meteorites for anything of value.

    988 words | 6 likes | public | 2018-12-11 | 2018-12-15

  • Phtangi Nomads

    The Phtangi Nomads are one of only three groups who actively make their home on the Surface. Even by the standards of Araea, theirs is a particularly hard lot.

    1442 words | 13 likes | public | 2018-12-15 | 2018-12-15

  • Treaties on the Art of Nekromanti - Condemnations Collected

    "Treaties on the Art of Nekromanti - Condemnations Collected" is a collected work of various condemnations levied against Necromancy in the early days of its industrialization.

    1116 words | 5 likes | public | 2018-12-16 | 2018-12-16

  • The Kaoh

    The Kaoh are a sea-faring folk famous for their sleek, fast ship and the homes that they make on artificial islands of their own construction.

    861 words | 6 likes | public | 2018-12-16 | 2019-02-10

  • Hākari-Kaia

    The Hākari-Kaia are a specialized group of the Kaia that focus their attention the procurement of delicious food and rare ingredients.

    1032 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-15 | 2018-12-17

  • The Seekers

    The Seekers are one of the largest Kaia guilds today, with headquarters in many different city-states.

    930 words | 5 likes | public | 2018-12-09 | 2019-03-11

  • Hēla - The Frozen Lands

    Hēla is far to the south of Araea's surface. It is a cold, unforgiving land of frozen tundras and mountains of ice.

    1495 words | 12 likes | public | 2018-12-16 | 2018-12-17

  • Kaia-Tene, the Light-Bearer

    Kaia-Tene are the light-bearers of the Kaia teams, tasked not only with tending their precious sources of light but also rationing them for the entire expedition

    560 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-17 | 2018-12-19

  • Kaia-Ahere, the Pathfinder

    Kaia-Ahere are the navigators, trackers and map-makers of the Kaia. After all, who would pay for a discovery they cannot find their way to?

    543 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-17 | 2018-12-19

  • Atha - Hand of War

    Atha is the smallest formation commonly used in Araea. A squad of warriors between 8 to 12, they fight most of the wars and do most of the dying.

    1222 words | 16 likes | public | 2018-12-18 | 2019-06-08

  • Kaia-Tani, the Wild Scholars

    Kaia-Tani are scouts, trackers and caretakers of beasts. It is their job to know all they can about all the different beasts that might wish to make a meal out of the Kaia.

    648 words | 5 likes | public | 2018-12-17 | 2018-12-19

  • Kaia-Heoa, the Warrior

    Kaia-Heoa are the warriors and the tacticians of the Kaia team - knowing not only how to fight, but when.

    632 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-18 | 2018-12-19

  • Glyphicons - Language of Tales

    Glyphicons is a hieroglyphical written language, innately understood by almost all denizens of the Dreaming-World.

    753 words | 11 likes | public | 2018-12-21 | 2018-12-21

  • Shi'ai - Corpse-Walker Armor

    Shi'ai is an experimental type of powered armored constructed from the reanimated pieces of Undead.

    803 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-22 | 2018-12-22

  • Arete - Excellence

    Arete is the first circle of magic - the art of excellence and doing the impossible.

    841 words | 14 likes | public | 2018-12-23 | 2019-03-24

  • Squittens

    Squittens are amphibious felines, equally at home in the water as they are on land. Oh yeah, and they are half-kitten half-squids.

    555 words | 29 likes | public | 2018-12-23 | 2019-06-09

  • Wood Melon

    Wood Melons are one of the Elemelons, and are ferociously fecund.

    717 words | 4 likes | public | 2018-12-08 | 2019-02-10

  • Day of Light

    The Day of Light is a celebration of light and darkness, where countless Ahi bugs are released to light up the caves.

    1033 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-23 | 2018-12-23

  • The Ancient City

    The Ancient City is a Narrative that takes places in large cities: the oldest quarters of the city, forgotten by all and avoided by good folk.

    788 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-25 | 2018-12-25

  • Narrative

    Narratives are metaphysical traits attached to things, people, places or events that define and reinforce their place in the Dreaming-World.

    879 words | 14 likes | public | 2018-12-23 | 2019-01-26

  • Khālī Region

    The Khālī region was once home to civilization and industry, but has been reclaimed by the wild. Life is never easy in Araea and the cursed lands of Khālī is a testament to humanity's feeble grasp of their domains.

    1970 words | 9 likes | public | 2018-12-26 | 2018-12-30

  • Forbidden Zone

    Isolated from the rest of the Surface by violent storms and deadly Blight, the Forbidden Zone is heart of the Q'x landing.

    1364 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-29 | 2018-12-30

  • Suryō Spider, the Horned Hunters

    The Suryō are large, armored spiders that hunt in packs.They weave webs only to make a home, preferring to hunt their prey by pouncing on them with their powerful horns and potent venom.

    1470 words | 10 likes | public | 2018-12-29 | 2018-12-30

  • Khatib - the Host of War

    The Khatib or the Host of War is a military formation of medium size, consisting of around 90 to 130 men, separated into individual Atha squads.

    912 words | 3 likes | public | 2018-12-19 | 2018-12-30

  • Beyond the Deep

    The Far Deep is a distant land of strange and alien things, of mystery and legend. But what lies beyond the most distant parts of the world?

    1221 words | 25 likes | public | 2018-12-30 | 2018-12-30

  • The Unknown

    Despite all the time that humanity have spent on Araea, much of the world remain shrouded in darkness. Civilization is little more than a flickering light, surrounded by the unknown.

    1655 words | 7 likes | public | 2018-12-31 | 2018-12-31

  • WorldEmber 2018 Community Funtime Survey Hurrah!

    Hey kids! Lets play a game where we talk about all the awesomeness we did!

    225 words | 8 likes | public | 2018-12-31 | 2018-12-31

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