WorldEmber 2020 Content and Pledge

Check out the WorldEmber 2020 progress dashboard.   RPG mechanics and encounters do not count towards WorldEmber. As of 1 January these articles have been set private. (Goodbye 18k words!)   Other excluded content include content plans. These have been left as public due to their integral nature in the site, but are tagged worldember-excluded.
 

Content Roadmap

The 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.  

Introduction

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Akadimía Setting and Content
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The Akadimía setting is a fantasy world designed for shared storytelling, fantasy role-playing games (RPGs), and safe exploration themes.

Dragonkind
Ethnicity | Dec 25, 2020

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
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The natural and fantastic elements incorporated into the Akadimía setting.

Foundational Myth Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The inspiration for the foundational myth of the Akadimía setting.

Fýlakas
Profession | Dec 26, 2020

The agents of the Order of Akadimía, responsible for recording the truth of the world.

Geography and Geology Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The inspiration for many of the physical descriptions of the Middle Seas.

Introduction to Akadimía
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

An introduction to the world of Zihæt as it is recorded by the Order of Akadimía.

Kassandra
Character | Jan 9, 2021

The founder of the Order of Akadimía.

Language Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

Inspiration for the languages and scripts of Akadimía.

Magic System Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

Inspiration for the different magic systems of Zihæt.

Multiverse Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The cosmic backstory to Akadimía.

Narrative Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

Inspiration for the narrator of the Codex Zihæt and Zihæt Anthology.

Oracle
Rank/Title | Dec 26, 2020

The leader of the Order of Akadimía is known as the Oracle.

Order of Fýlakes
Organization | Jan 8, 2021

A secret society recording the history and truths of Zihæt from before and after the great war.

Peoples, Cultures and Religions Inspirations
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021
Planetary System Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The inspiration for Zihæt's solar system and moons.

Setting Inspiration
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

A discussion of the inspiration and references within the Akadimía setting.

The Council of Fýlakes
Organization | Dec 26, 2020

Responsible for the operational direction of the Fýlakes

Zihæt Anthology
Generic article | Jan 9, 2021

The stories and histories of the people of Zihæt.

 

Zihæt

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Bloodline magic
Magic | Jan 9, 2021

The practice of magic arts related to ancestral bloodlines of powerful creatures.

Eastern Continent
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The eastern continent in the middle region, home to the Marais wetlands.

Lunar Week
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jan 9, 2021

The 11 day lunar week, tied to the moon Ag̀.

Magic in Zihæt
Generic article | Jan 9, 2021

An overview of Magic in Zihæt in all its forms.

Magic of the Gods
Magic | Jan 9, 2021

The magic tied to the blessings of the gods, no longer found on Zihæt.

Marais Wetlands
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The largest swath of wetlands in Zihæt, located on the western coast of the eastern continent.

Middle Sea Basin
Geographic Location | Jan 9, 2021

The sea and sea floor in the middle sea, home to many sentient species and powerful creatures.

Middle Seas Storms
Generic article | Jan 9, 2021

Storms in the Middle Sea are the things of nightmares. The only good news is that these storms build slowly.

Miracles of Dieu
Magic | Jan 9, 2021

The practice of magic-like miracles by the followers of Dieu.

Natural Magic
Magic | Jan 9, 2021

The practitioners of magic arts tied to the ancestral bloodlines of nature.

Northern Continent
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The northern continent of the middle sea region, home to several groups of humanoids and powerful creatures.

Primal magic
Magic | Jan 9, 2021

The practice of direct manipulation of the magical field of Zihæt.

Quakes
Generic article | Jan 9, 2021

On the Dragonshome Islands, minor to moderate shaking of the ground occurs frequently.

Solar and Lunar Year
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jan 9, 2021

The nine month solar and lunar year of Zihæt.

Solar Day
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jan 9, 2021

The 22 hour solar day on ZIhæt.

The Lunar Month
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jan 9, 2021

The 33 day month of Zihæt, tied to the moon Ven.

Triple Conjunction
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jan 9, 2021

The triple conjunction, or the full eclipse of all three moons occurs once per year on the summer solstice.

Twin Suns
Generic article | Jan 7, 2021

Zihæt circles twin suns.

Western Continent
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The unexplored western continent of the middle seas region.

Younger Races
Species | Dec 1, 2020

The shorter lived races not native to Zihæt.

Zihæt
Generic article | Jan 7, 2021

The fictional world of Zihæt, home to the Akadimía.

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History

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Languages

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Froúrio

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Abandoned Caves
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

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
Building / Landmark | Dec 30, 2020

The administrative centre for the Drákos Akadimía

Akadimía credentials and areas of study
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

The various areas of study that can be pursued at the Drákos Akadimía. The requirements for study, and the structure of the program.

Ángelos Family
Organization | Jan 9, 2021

A small ancient family on the island of Nótio Nisí.

Constitution of the City-State of Froúrio
Document | Dec 2, 2020

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
Document | Dec 2, 2020

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.

Crested Ibis
Species | Dec 17, 2020

A large bird, with beautiful white plumage and a red crest along its head

Drákos Akadimía
Organization | Dec 30, 2020

An academic setting established to develop the leadership, engineering and magical talents from within the Drákon League

Eleusis River
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The Eleusis river flows from Lake Eleusis to the Middle Sea, past Froúrio through a wide swath of bamboo and maple forest.

Froúrio
Settlement | Dec 30, 2020
Froúrio Agora
Building / Landmark | Dec 30, 2020

Serves as a market and meeting ground for citizens and freemen.

Froúrio Citizens Quarter
Building / Landmark | Dec 15, 2020

Large city dwellings for the citizens of Froúrio when they are visiting from their plantations.

Froúrio Gymnasium
Building / Landmark | Dec 30, 2020

The Froúrio gymnasium is used for physical training by both students and citizens.

Froúrio Magistrate
Building / Landmark | Dec 17, 2020

Home of the civil administration of the city-state

Froúrio Public Baths
Building / Landmark | Dec 15, 2020

The public baths are a place for public hygiene and relaxation.
 

Froúrio Range
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The mountain range that runs from the southwest to northeast through Froúrio Nisí.

Froúrio Shrine
Building / Landmark | Dec 17, 2020

Shrine where several ceremonies a year are carried out.

Froúrio Smithy/Public Workshops
Building / Landmark | Dec 30, 2020

Common public workshops including leatherworking areas, stoneworking, forges and more arcane purposes.

Froúrio Student Housing
Building / Landmark | Dec 30, 2020

Shared housing for the students of the Akadimía while they are studying in Froúrio.

Froúrio Taverna
Building / Landmark | Dec 15, 2020

Common gathering area for students and some citizens for food, drink and entertainment.

Froúrio Theatre
Building / Landmark | Dec 15, 2020

Theatre and primary public gathering place in Frourio.
 

Froúrio Treasury
Building / Landmark | Dec 15, 2020

The treasury of Froúrio.

Kédros forest
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

Cedar forests found in the upper elevations of the Froúrio Range.

Kynigós Family
Organization | Jan 9, 2021

The Kynigós family is the dominant family of the northern island of Vóreio nisí

Lake Eleusis
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

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
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

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
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

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
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as artisans, architects, engineers or lead commercial endeavours.

Mount Eleusis
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

The largest mountain peak on Froúrio Nisí and one of the largest in the Dragonshome Islands

Mount Kore
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

Mount Kore the highest point of the Froúrio Range

Natural Philosophy
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

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
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as athletes, trainers, healers and researchers.

Scholárchi̱s
Rank/Title | Jan 8, 2021

The title of the head of the Drákos Akadimía.

Sfentámi forest
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

A maple and bamboo forest that spreads across the eastern side of the island and the lower altitudes of the Frourio Range.

Sidéris Family
Organization | Jan 9, 2021

The Sideris Family of Íliopólis

The Great Boiling Valley
Geographic Location | Jan 7, 2021

An area of significang geothermal activity to the northwest of Lake Eleusis.

Theory of Magics
Generic article | Jan 8, 2021

Students who select this area of study as their core concentration often go on as teachers, foreign service, skilled artisians, or other specialist careers.

Zurkhwood
Species | Dec 8, 2020

A species of fungus with characteristics suitable for building materials.

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Excluded Content

The 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

Objectives

  • 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.

Key Results

  • 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.

Stretch Results

  • 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.

Comments

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Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
10 Nov, 2020 06:36

Good luck to you! Although it seems you got a bunch of stubs ready to be written. I'm not going to lie, the baby dragons pique my interest. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
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Jeff Vance
10 Nov, 2020 10:03

Thanks! We just wrapped up the first season with them discovering dragon eggs, so should be a fun season 2.

10 Nov, 2020 07:00

I am intrigued by this "forced schooling at the Akadimía" setting of yours. What system do you play it with?   Looking forward to seeing more about your setting!

Sage akadimia
Jeff Vance
10 Nov, 2020 09:53

5E, with quite a bit of DMs Guild / homebrew setting.

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