Octovember 2023 - Inspiring in Blue´s Worlds | World Anvil

Octovember 2023 - Inspiring

Before WorldEmber begins in a week, I would like to pause briefly and summarize the last two months.


My review for October and November

Spooktober, unofficial Mapvember and official homework for WorldEmber were the challenges of these two months.   For Spooktober I decided to use a mix of short Elaqitan myths and legends and a short story for Naharin. I don't want to say that I felt drained after previous months, but I couldn't really motivate myself to do more either.   With November the anticipation for WorldEmber slowly increased and I'm trying to prepare myself as best as I can for the upcoming event. Not everything is finished yet, but I'm confident that I'll reach my goal of 10,000 words. If not, that would be a shame, but I can't force it. It's still a hobby.   Maybe I'll manage to submit at least a small map for WordiGirls unofficial Mapvember challenge in the last week, which will of course serve as preparation for one of my WorldEmber articles. Let's be surprised at what the last week of November brings.

Badges won



My challenge participations:


My favorite articles of the community:

Originally I didn't plan to write a review for October and November. But even though many of you were already preparing for WorldEmber, there were also a few additional great articles from the community that I wouldn't want to leave unmentioned.

This wonderful article from Annie Stein's World Solaris magically explains the properties and uses of crystals.

Believe me, once you have read the first lines of this outstanding article, which, in addition to simple explanations, also contains great little drawings by the artist, you too will be enchanted. Absolutely worth reading!

Crystal Technology
Technology / Science | Dec 31, 2023

It started with a bang and continued as a chime. Millenia later, it rejoiced to be unearthed, and to us it sang; let us carry you further than you could ever dream. Let us be the bedrock for your wonder. Let us, let us.

There are some great articles written from the perspective of scientists in the world Ingnotas from ecl1psed. The following also belongs to this category.

Everyone perceives their environment in some way. However, I think drawing logical conclusions from this and developing corresponding theories for your world is a very inspiring idea and excellent technique. Additionally, some excerpts from research protocols have been added to make the article even more credible. Have a look, it's worth it!

Shining in the Shadows
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Nov 8, 2023
What if the pre-Christian era had been a little different and the Romans had directed their empire westward? You can find out this and more in Kefkejaco's world Terra Occidentalis.

To help you find your way in this world, the author has prepared wonderful "antique" maps for you here, waiting for you to explore. Come on, what are you waiting for?

Roman World View
Geographic Location | Dec 22, 2023

Although the following article from Crazy Eddie may seem inconspicuous, behind the spoilers lies a great dictionary of the Dwarven language of his world Koria.

I love this idea with all the sentences. This is not about dusty grammar that is explained using a few example sentences, but rather you can really immerse yourself in the language. Just great!

Dwarven Dictionary
Document | Jan 14, 2024


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Nov 29, 2023 13:17 by TJ Trewin

Spooktober and Wordigirl's Unofficial Mapvember were super fun! :D I hope you have a fantastic WorldEmber - good luck!

Journals of Yesteryear
You're invited to explore my new world!
Nov 30, 2023 18:46

Thank you and I hope you too ;-)

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.