Dark Shadows

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Dark Shadows is a role-playing setting in the world of Dunia in the RPG universe of Celenia. It is a non-traditional, dark-fantasy setting with unique species. Dark Shadows uses the CD10 RPG system and focuses on narrative over complexity and crunch.

Dark Shadows is a role-playing setting in the world of Dunia in the RPG universe of Celenia. It is a non-traditional, dark-fantasy setting with unique species and rich lore. Dark Shadows uses the Celenia D10 RPG System and focuses on narrative over complexity and crunch.

Dark Shadows is low magic, feudal dark fantasy, heavily steeped in fictional folklore.

This Worldanvil site is the RPG codex for the Dark Shadows setting. Here-in you will find a plethora of characters, countries and plots. This is your one go-to location for all things Dark Shadows. You want to deep-dive into this strange world filled with mystery, intrigue and horror? This is your place


Setting

A major wrench has been thrown in the political squabbles between nations on the continent of Arjin. With the discovery a new, unexplored continent, Celenia, nations are rushing to colonise the new lands and claim its resources for themselves.   Old conflicts are left to fester in the homelands as the lords and ladies of the world gaze towards a new horizon, leaving their people to toil in the dust. Old rivalries bubble under the surface and with the rise of a new ruler of the grand Empire of Kfandr, war has never looked as likely.   Celenia, however, is not what it first seemed to be. The land carries dark scars of a terrible history, and with the greedy lords uncovering the overgrown ruins of Celenia, Dark Shadows have begun to spread...

January Announcement
Announcement: 13th Jan 2021

Worldember was a success and established a lot of the core of Dark Shadows and now begins the Organization-A-Thon alongside the Overhaulening. All worlds will be reworked, refurbished and reorganized to both ease work for my sake as a writer, but also for you as readers. Everything should be a lot easier to navigate and explore, and ideally also be helpful in showing connections between different realms, nations and people.
Celenia now has a unified place to access all the things with the url: www.celenia.se. It leads to the primary setting of Cinders of the Cataclysm, but the navbar can take you anywhere within the Celenia universe!   As always, I'll be livestreaming large parts of my efforts and if you haven't yet, drop by the streams (link below) and spend time with wonderful people in chat and have your questions about worldbuilding, game development, conlangs or roleplaying answered!   Patreon and Social Media
You can support Celenia on Patreon and get access to all the behind-the-scenes content available, get unique discord ranks and much more! Remember that CD10 Core is free to use, but that pledging on patreon gives you access to the advanced modules as well!   You can follow CD10 and Celenia on Twitter, join the official Beyond Reality Discord server as well as me on Twitch.tv where I share the worldbuilding and RPG-designing openly with you all every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 PM UTC.
Dark Shadows is a low magic, feudal dark fantasy world where three major species, collectively called the Kykr, form the dominating civilization on the continent of Arjin. The three species do not live separate from one another, but collectively they've spread to several countries, cultures and religions. They find comfort in their faith and nationality over racial boundaries.

For a quick and dirty guide to the world of Dunia and the Dark Shadows setting, head over to the crash Course.

Dark Shadows has 162 Cultists

The Celenia project survives mainly on the kindness and support of its fans. If you want to join the ranks of noble patrons and help make Celenia a true, printed product, head on over to Patreon.com.

Celenia: Dark Shadows uses the Celenia D10 RPG System and is in development.

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