Week 1 of 2020 Summer Camp
When I decided to do Summer Camp last year I was a rather new user of World Anvil. But the competition sounded exciting, so I joined in! I did the homework, checked out 2018's prompts, and, I discovered the neat little weekly round-ups that Anna from World Anvil had done in 2018, like this one. Last year there were no round-ups, but I wanted to make sure I got exposed to more articles than those of the people that were around in discord. So I would dive into the list of prompts and read submission after submissions, often sharing those I loved in the discord, so that more people could enjoy reading the hidden gems that folks were writing about. The sad part is that I no longer have any of those articles! So this year, I am keeping a list of articles that I liked, as I once more scour the list of submitted articles for each prompt. The reasons for them being in the list are unique to each article: for some it may be the idea, for others it may be the writing style, or the worldbuilding... But they all inspired me in some way or another, and I want to share them with everyone else (and have a list at the end of Summer Camp of the articles I really fancied).
Prompt 1: Write about a myth or legend relating to a famous, long-lost item.
Prompt 2: Describe a valuable historical or ancient artefact in your world.Roughly 1 day after the release of the prompts, these are the numbers of submitted articles for the first two days (July 1st and 2nd):
- Prompt 1: 71
- Prompt 2: 45
Prompt 3: Describe an important religious leader in your world. How has their character changed the status quo?
Dahlia is best known as the Chief Speaker of the Heathen Church who led the push to discover the Heathen Prophet's private retreat, eventually moving the Church center to the resulting town of Red Chapel.
Nilvi Bearclaw is the Miwhul Ronaht, hig priestess of Luthic and the wife of Big Boss Grozak Bonecrusher. She is exeptional woman in power in the patriarcal orc society.
Prompt 4: Write about an apex predator in your world. How does it hunt and survive?Roughly 3 days after the release of the prompts, these are the numbers of submitted articles for the first four days (July 1st to 4th):
- Prompt 1: 145
- Prompt 2: 116
- Prompt 3: 78
- Prompt 4: 110
The Singing Sea is known for the eerie sounds that echo through the valley at dusk... the mating call of the Puffer Salamander.
The Arctic Raptor is a cold-weather relative to the famed Warbirds. Native to Igoris, these oversized birds have developed a well-deserved reputation as fearless predators, as not even the wolflike Icefang is safe when faced with a hungry Raptor.
Prompt 5: Describe a condition in your world caused by a drug or medicine.Roughly 4 days after the release of the prompts, these are the numbers of submitted articles for the first five days (July 1st to 5th):
- Prompt 1: 180
- Prompt 2: 161
- Prompt 3: 103
- Prompt 4: 150
- Prompt 5: 128
Addiction caused by targeting one's own self with mind-altering spells
Prompt 6: Decribe an important celestial body or constellation in your world.Roughly 5 days after the release of the prompts, these are the numbers of submitted articles for the first five days (July 1st to 6th):
- Prompt 1: 216
- Prompt 2: 187
- Prompt 3: 130
Prompt 7: Describe a counter-culture in your world, something outside the mainstream culture of the place.Roughly 6 days after the release of the prompts, these are the numbers of submitted articles for the first seven days (July 1st to 7th):
- Prompt 1: 249
- Prompt 2: 225
- Prompt 3: 157
- Prompt 4: 207
An ancient sect of Treoism still practicing in the wilds of northern Lathai
The self-sufficient Reachmen walk the line between defiance and compliance, defending their people and secrets as they prepare for revolution.