Fifty years ago, the world of Melior was forcefully introduced to magic during an apocalyptic invasion. Folks are questioning their old traditions and faiths as they struggle to rebuild amidst the new dangers of everyday life.
About this Project
Tones, Themes, & Trials
Dark Fantasy, with a sprinkling of post apocalyptic and dystopian vibes.
Science, Technology, & Magic:
The best developed sciences and technologies in Melior are comparable to the real world 19th century, though not all countries have reached this level. Magic is scary, exciting, and very new (as of fifty years ago, in fact).
Chaos, caution, and a generous portion of dark humour and puns.
Some articles will make you go "awww!" many will cause you to "oh no..."
Old vs new, disbelief, trust, and discovery.
Conflicts and tensions between opposing factions
Survival against invading forces and horrific magical riftbeasts
The struggle to rebuild and establish a safe a place that feels like home
The world of Melior is a neutral dark setting.
Planar rifts unleashed an apocalpyse of nightmares across the globe and chaos has befallen the realm.
The monstrosities that came forth brought magic to the world of Melior (and all of the destructive powers of it, too). Living in a life of uncertainty and doubt is hard; folks don't trust each other but they need to co-operate in order to survive, reclaim, and conquer. With the discovery of magic, everything has changed.
Powers are shifting, and the clouds above are about to break.
Hello! I'm TJ, the creator of the dark fantasy world of Melior!
I'm a trans guy from the UK and I use this worldbuilding project as a place to express my writing, hone my design, polish my CSS, and let my imagination go wild in all of the creative ways that I can think of.
By trade I'm a digital artist and graphic designer, I also dabble in CSS and in my spare time I go full-nerd making worldbuilding tools in Google Sheets - all of which are free (or pay-what-you-want) in my shop!
I pride myself in creating all of the content, artwork, maps, and design in this world - it feels great to have a project that brings all of my hobbies together in one place.
I am building the world of Melior:
For fun / as a hobby
As an exemplary world to showcase the features of World Anvil
As a showcase of my writing, design, artwork, and CSS skills
As a project for me to continually improve upon these skills
I'm still refining the goals for this project, but some aspirations for the future are:
To have fun!!
To grow a community who enjoys this project as much as I do
To create playable experiences in Melior, as solo adventures and/or as a TTRPG setting
To create a physical lore book or encyclopedia of the world
I'm a mahoosive worldbuilding nerd and this is my lifelong passion project!
I love sharing all of the neat things I've learnt on my blog, and I've made some easy-to-use worldbuilding tools in my shop (all free / PWYW)!