WorldEmber 2020 Pledge

I, Emily, solemnly pledge to write at least 10000 words during the month of December 2020.
— Emily Vair-Turnbull
  I originally wrote a pledge at the beginning of the month, but as WorldEmber is getting closer, it just wasn't calling to me anymore. I think some of the groundwork I want to work on needs to be done early next year, outside of an event setting - and for WorldEmber, I want to focus on having fun, worldbuilding, and cheering everyone else in the community on.   I would like to write one article for each template category, not including generic, plot, prose, or session report.   Here are my current plans:

Building

A ruined Koushan Mai temple hidden deep in the forest

Character

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A Koushan Mai deity - not 100% sure which one yet

Condition

The Wasting Sickness - a contagious muscle wasting disease

Conflict

A conflict between two Koushan Mai clans that was settled by single combat

Document

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Possibly Koushan Mai vows, or a song or something

Ethnicity

The Koushan Mai - a nomadic people who live north of The Teeth

Geography

The Great Plains - the wide, flat grasslands of central Serukis

Item

Some kind of food item - perhaps candied crab legs, fried tentacles, or seaweed wine

Language

Mokai Mai - the language of the Koushan Mai

Material

The ink Koushan Mai use for their tattoos

Military Unit

A historical group of Koushan Mai warriors

Myth

A Koushan Mai myth, probably related to the deity I write about in the character article

Natural Law

Eclipse, blood moon or something else related to astronomy

Organisation

Gen Mai - the religion of the Koushan Mai

Profession

Koushan Mai hunters - the men and women who hunt for food for the rest of the tribe

Title

High Lord - the ruling class of Serukis

Settlement

King's Rock - the capital city of Serukis

Species

Rock Crab - a type of crab that lives in the mountains and camouflages itself as stone

Technology

Koushan Mai embroidery - the art of embroidery amongst the Koushan Mai

Tradition

Koushan Mai tattoos - the tattooing ritual

Vehicle

Koushan Mai fishing boat - for lakes and rivers, not the ocean

  Original Pledge
Firstly, my plan is to continue to read, like, and comment as on many articles I can through the month of December. Sowing community spirit is my favourite thing. :D   For the actual writing part of WorldEmber 2020, my intent is to lay down some groundwork for the parts of Etrea I am currently actively working on. This includes some stubs that I created during Summer Camp this year and maybe, if I have time, some bits and pieces I am really excited to write about.   Groundwork first, though.  
 

Definite Articles

  Here are a list of articles I want to work on during WorldEmber:   Caia (location) - One of the continents of Etrea, Caia is where I have been focusing most of my worldbuilding so far. I would like to have a solid article about Caia in place before I go much further with my worldbuilding there.   Serukis (generic) - Serukis is a country on the continent of Caia, and where the novel I am currently working on is set. Like the article on Caia, I would like a solid article in place for Serukis too.   The Seruic (ethnicity) - The people of Serukis. I think it would probably be a good idea to have a kind of hub article for them.   Koushan Mai (ethnicity) - A minority group of people who live spread across Serukis and Caillah. Their culture and presence is important in Serukis, so it will be useful to have an article for them.   The Five Lords (religion) - The major religion of Serukis and Kaien.   Gen Mai (religion) - The religion of the Koushan Mai.   The Elenasia Family (organisation) - The royal family of Serukis.   Dragons (species) - These shapeshifting humanoids have a large presence on the continent of Caia, though they remain hidden amongst humans.  
 

Potential Articles

  Here are a list of articles that I could work on if I have time or need more words:   Kaien (generic) - Kaien is another country on the continent of Caia, and has strong historical links with Serukis.   Caillah (generic) - Another country on the continent of Caia, Caillah shares a large river border with Serukis.   Humans (species) - The most numerous sentient species on Etrea.  
 

Reader's Choice

  Rock Crabs   At least one article about the gods (character articles).
  Are there any concepts or things I've mentioned in passing that you're particularly interested in reading more about? Let me know in the comments below.



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Comments

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8 Nov, 2020 22:03

I remember you mentioning you wanted to work on your pantheon during WE! Gods are one of my favourite things to read about, so I'm really hyped to see what you come up with for your religions :)

<3 sur toi - If you'd like to, check out my world Interarcanum!
Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
8 Nov, 2020 22:16

Thanks! I think I'm looking forward to writing the religions the most! :)

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
Grandmaster Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
9 Nov, 2020 18:23

Good luck to you as well! Everything you mentioned sounds interesting. The religions and gods especially.

Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
9 Nov, 2020 19:08

Thanks, Rynn! :)

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
9 Nov, 2020 19:21

yayy more Koushan Mai to sympathize with

Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
9 Nov, 2020 21:54

Yep! :D

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
Master Brinsmead
Caitlin Phillips
9 Nov, 2020 22:41

I'm so excited for this! :) Can't wait to explore more of Etrea. Koushan Mai articles are my absolute favourite.

Cait x
Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
10 Nov, 2020 00:21

Looks like the Koushan Mai are definitely going to be top of my list! :)

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
10 Nov, 2020 07:09

SC stubs! I love that you'll be using WE to work on those stubs that inevitably get created during summer camp :D

Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
10 Nov, 2020 10:19

Thanks! :D

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
26 Nov, 2020 16:20

I am curious about this tattoo ink. Excited to see what you get up to!

Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
26 Nov, 2020 20:09

Thanks! <3

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
26 Nov, 2020 21:40

New pledge, new comment! I'm glad you decided to follow your change of heart, having fun is the most important part of worldbuilding. All these new article ideas sounds really interesting, I'm looking forward to reading about them!

<3 sur toi - If you'd like to, check out my world Interarcanum!
Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
27 Nov, 2020 02:04

Thank you so much! <3 I'm really excited to write about everything! :)

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
Master Brinsmead
Caitlin Phillips
26 Nov, 2020 21:41

Oooh the pictures really make this whole article POP! I'm so excited. Good luck!

Cait x
Grandmaster Serukis
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
27 Nov, 2020 02:04

Thank you! <3

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
27 Nov, 2020 03:06

This all looks so amazing! Good Luck!!