WorldEmber 2020 Content and Pledge
Content RoadmapThe current approach to developing content for Zihæt is that needed to support roleplay and the current story season. In Season 1 for example this included background on the religion and leadership for the Holy Empire of Humanité, as well as deep dives into the culture, organizations and areas within the Drákon League, with a focus on Asteriápolis. As Season 2 of the Akadimía Campaign kicks off, we'll be taking advantage of WorldEmber 2020 to kick start development of the Akadimía Season 2 material.
An overview of the core concepts, themes and framing that underpin Zihæt. Not all of these ideas have been fully explored.
Theme: Impacts of Neurodiversity and Mental Illness
A discussion of how neurodiversity and mental illness are represented in Zihæt.
Akadimía Setting and Content
The Akadimía setting is a fantasy world designed for shared storytelling, fantasy role-playing games (RPGs), and safe exploration themes.
Dragonkind is a broad category creatures, who share a loosely related culture. This includes the variety of dragon species, but also can be used more loosely to include both the Lizardfolk and Kobolds.
Flora and Fauna Inspiration
The natural and fantastic elements incorporated into the Akadimía setting.
Foundational Myth Inspiration
The inspiration for the foundational myth of the Akadimía setting.
The agents of the Order of Akadimía, responsible for recording the truth of the world.
Geography and Geology Inspiration
The inspiration for many of the physical descriptions of the Middle Seas.
Introduction to Akadimía
An introduction to the world of Zihæt as it is recorded by the Order of Akadimía.
Inspiration for the languages and scripts of Akadimía.
Magic System Inspiration
Inspiration for the different magic systems of Zihæt.
Inspiration for the narrator of the Codex Zihæt and Zihæt Anthology.
Order of Fýlakes
A secret society recording the history and truths of Zihæt from before and after the great war.
Planetary System Inspiration
The inspiration for Zihæt's solar system and moons.
A discussion of the inspiration and references within the Akadimía setting.
The Council of Fýlakes
Responsible for the operational direction of the Fýlakes
The practice of magic arts related to ancestral bloodlines of powerful creatures.
The eastern continent in the middle region, home to the Marais wetlands.
Magic of the Gods
The magic tied to the blessings of the gods, no longer found on Zihæt.
The largest swath of wetlands in Zihæt, located on the western coast of the eastern continent.
Middle Sea Basin
The sea and sea floor in the middle sea, home to many sentient species and powerful creatures.
Middle Seas Storms
Storms in the Middle Sea are the things of nightmares. The only good news is that these storms build slowly.
The practitioners of magic arts tied to the ancestral bloodlines of nature.
The northern continent of the middle sea region, home to several groups of humanoids and powerful creatures.
On the Dragonshome Islands, minor to moderate shaking of the ground occurs frequently.
Solar and Lunar Year
The nine month solar and lunar year of Zihæt.
The Lunar Month
The 33 day month of Zihæt, tied to the moon Ven.
The triple conjunction, or the full eclipse of all three moons occurs once per year on the summer solstice.
The unexplored western continent of the middle seas region.
The empire is one of the few remaining civilizations from before the great war, located on the Western Continent.
The first leader of the Persopoulos tribe, during the arrival of the younger races.
The group of people whose tribes form the Persopoulos tribe on Zihæt.
Spiritual Leader of the Persópoulos Tribe
The spiritual leader who guided the people of Persopoulos on Zihæt after the Great War.
The cosmic figure in responsible for chaos and deciet in the Persopoulos fate.
The Creator God
The concept of the creator god, as evolved in the Persopoulos faith.
The fall of the Persópoulos tribe
A tale of the last days of the Persopoulos tribe.
The root language of the elementals and the Holy Empire of Humanité.
Some of the largest and longest lava tubes on Zihæt, these abandoned caves are located on the southern end of the Froúrio Range.
Akadimía Administrative Offices
The administrative centre for the Drákos Akadimía
Akadimía credentials and areas of study
The various areas of study that can be pursued at the Drákos Akadimía. The requirements for study, and the structure of the program.
Constitution of the City-State of Froúrio
The Constitution of the Nation-State of Froúrio was written at the founding of the city-state of Froúrio, a vassal state of the Drákon League.
Constitution of the Nation-State of Froúrio
The Constitution of the Nation-State of Froúrio was written after the fall and succession of the city-state of Froúrio from the Drákon League.
A large bird, with beautiful white plumage and a red crest along its head
An academic setting established to develop the leadership, engineering and magical talents from within the Drákon League
The Eleusis river flows from Lake Eleusis to the Middle Sea, past Froúrio through a wide swath of bamboo and maple forest.
Serves as a market and meeting ground for citizens and freemen.
Froúrio Citizens Quarter
Large city dwellings for the citizens of Froúrio when they are visiting from their plantations.
The Froúrio gymnasium is used for physical training by both students and citizens.
Home of the civil administration of the city-state
Froúrio Public Baths
The public baths are a place for public hygiene and relaxation.
The mountain range that runs from the southwest to northeast through Froúrio Nisí.
Shrine where several ceremonies a year are carried out.
Froúrio Smithy/Public Workshops
Common public workshops including leatherworking areas, stoneworking, forges and more arcane purposes.
Froúrio Student Housing
Shared housing for the students of the Akadimía while they are studying in Froúrio.
Common gathering area for students and some citizens for food, drink and entertainment.
Theatre and primary public gathering place in Frourio.
Cedar forests found in the upper elevations of the Froúrio Range.
The Kynigós family is the dominant family of the northern island of Vóreio nisí
Lake Eleusis is a scenic lake on Froúrio nisí. It is a crater lake that lies along the southeast wall of the caldera of Mount Kinpoku, a complex volcano that last erupted in 3851.
Law and Society
Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as teachers, experienced jurists or leaders of family enterprises.
Leadership and Martial Studies
Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on to be generals or hold high ranking civil offices within the city-states.
Mathematics, Architecture and Engineering
Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as artisans, architects, engineers or lead commercial endeavours.
The largest mountain peak on Froúrio Nisí and one of the largest in the Dragonshome Islands
Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as spiritual leaders, agricultural specialists, pastoral specialists, or leaders of related commercial endeavours.
Physiology and Medicine
Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as athletes, trainers, healers and researchers.
A maple and bamboo forest that spreads across the eastern side of the island and the lower altitudes of the Frourio Range.
The Great Boiling Valley
An area of significang geothermal activity to the northwest of Lake Eleusis.
Theory of Magics
Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as teachers, foreign service, skilled artisians, or other specialist careers.
Excluded ContentThe following content is currently being included in the WorldEmber2020 counts incorrectly because I want to keep it public. This will be temporarily set private at the end of December for the final counts. The full list of these articles is included below.
WorldEmber 2020 Goals
- Introduction to the Akadimía. Create setting overview and introductory materials.
- Natural World of Zihæt. Create global and regional level overview materials.
- . Explore the history of the Great War and why the ancient races withdrew, sufficient to support the narrative and season 2 of the campaign. Detail the predecessor civilization of the Persopoulos Tribe.
- Languages. Ensure that each culture's language is represented and linked together. Detail the language, or provide references to other locations (e.g. fantasy RPG sources) where the language is further defined.
- Froúrio. Expand the state of Froúrio to reflect redevelopment, new citizens and the new political order.
- Word Count.Publish at least 10,000 unedited words by 31 December 2020.
- Article Count. Publish at least 20 total articles by 31 December 2020.
- POV & Quotes. All articles have a pullquote (aloud) and have been edited for POV by 31 December 2020.
- CTAs and Navigation. Ensure that all newly created articles have the appropriate calls to action, location in the IA and linear navigational elements
by 31 December 2020. Key CTAs identified for conversion tracking.
Update: Top level nav & breadcrumbs added for all articles except Codex & Characters. WIP
- Quality. All articles have been edited against Akadimía Setting Style Guide
by 31 December 2020.
- Completeness. All articles have been published and marked "done" (non-WIP)
by 31 December 2020.
- Word Count. Publish at least 70,000 unedited words by 31 December 2020.
Imagery. Source non-rights encumbered imagery for at least 75% of articles created by 31 December 2020.
- Theme. All articles have been reviewed against Themes and referenced on the theme pages
by 31 December 2020.
- Conversion. Set up conversion goals and funnels for key CTAs in these topic areas by 31 December 2020.