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Summer Camp 2020 Articles

Welcome! This is a world I started developing back in April, but had trouble getting into the flow of things. It combines a couple of historic themes relevant to current events, though I hope it deals with them in a positive way. The focus thus far has been on the country of Kinilan, set in a time shortly after a decades long war called the Great War. However, to fit the prompts, my worldbuilding has gone significantly further back in history. This listing will attempt to provide the articles in an order that's roughly chronological in terms of what period they are relevant to.  

Ancient History

Prompt 1: Write about a myth or legend relating to a famous, long-lost item
Prima Ancora: The legend of the birth of civilization, through the use of a magical device called an Anchor that keeps magic from having dangerously uncontrolled effects in the world.   Prompt 2: Describe a valuable historical or ancient artefact in your world
Anchors: A description of Anchors, such as the one featured in the above legend   Prompt 26: Write about a technology from the history of your world
Constructing an Anchor: A description of how Anchors are created. (Best seen as a source of quests for players in a game set in this world.)   Prompt 31: Describe a Material in your world used as a source of fuel or power
Mana Core: The component of an Anchor that allows it to suppress magic.   Prompt 13: Describe how birthdays are celebrated in a particular culture in your world
Premiere Ball: The coming of age ceremony among the nobility. Has its origins in the assassination of one of the earliest kings of Kinilan

The Wine Wars

Prompt 16: Write about a material that is considered sacred or culturally crucial in your world
Wine: Article about wine. Mentions the hitherto unnamed wine tasting ceremony that put Kinilan on the verge of civil war.   Prompt 25: Write about a food-focussed event in your world, and describe how it's celebrated
Royal Vintner's Gala: This is the wine tasting event that triggered the Wine Wars.   Prompt 30: Write about an unassuming character who secretly controls things from behind the scenes
Ealdwine Andraste: The Royal Spymaster during the Wine Wars, and his effect on the events as a whole.

The Kinilan Revolution

Prompt 33: Describe the effects of a conflict that started due to an unusual circumstance
Kinilan Revolution: A summary of the Kinilan Revolution.   Prompt 28: Write about the history of a settlement that was almost entirely wiped out
Antius, the Capital of Kinilan: Tells the story of the start of the Revolution in the capital, and the disastrous results thereof. Lots of stuff to be filled in.   Prompt 9: Write about a building that has been reused and repurposed from its original design
The Old Bastion: A fortification in the city of Rethis that became a bunkhouse, then a ballroom, and finally reused as a fortification.   Prompt 8: Write about a rank or title that represents order in your world
Member of the High Council of Kinilan: The democratic council with the power to legally depose the monarch, thus keeping their power in check.

The Great War

Prompt 15: Describe an elite or highly specialised military unit in your world
Magicorps: Mages as artillery.   Prompt 5: Describe a condition in your world caused by a drug or medicine
Peppercurrant Addiction: Wakefulness enhancing drugs with unfortunate side effects.   Prompt 17: Describe a common conspiracy theory from a region of your world
Peppercurrant Conspiracy: A theory framing Peppercurrant as an insidious plot to restore the Monarchy.   Prompt 18: Write about the events of a devastating natural disaster in your world
Destruction of the Anchor of Rethis: Anchors keep magic from going insane and making piles of corpses into piles of zombie or dropping demons or worse on your head. One was destroyed in the war.   Prompt 27: Describe any condition for which a cure has recently been found
Amputations during the Great War: The development of magically enhanced prostheses.   Prompt 3: Describe an important religious leader in your world
Abri of the Pyre: The cleric that ended the war.   Prompt 32: Write about a famous agreement that shaped the history of your world
The Treaty of Jabru: The peace treaty that she got them to agree to.   Prompt 10: Describe a commonly found document in your world
Peace Proclamation: A notification of the end of the war. To whom it may concern,

The Present

Prompt 7: Describe a counterculture in your world
Nobility: It's a century after a revolution that took away most of their power; there's only a few still clinging to the old ways   Prompt 20: Describe an organization that has become so powerful it's above the law
Abizin Loyalists: A group founded by the highest ranking members of the nobility, who wish to return to their traditional monarchy.   Prompt 12: Describe a vehicle that brings joy wherever it arrives
Travelling Ensembles: Travelling performers, largely backed by a noble family that is primarily interested in the performing arts   Prompt 24 Attempt 1: Describe a law enforcing organization within your world and how they operate
The Whisper: Spies of the aforementioned noble family, who look after their employees and do a lot of more nefarious stuff. Was meant to be primarily a guardian of travelling performers, but came out more like a mafia style organization, so not actually fitting any prompt.   Prompt 11: Describe a common item that is used as a secret symbol in your world
The Hanging Key: Symbolizing a safe house of the Whisper   Prompt 14: Write about a secret code in your world
Whispered Words: The variant of Theives Cant used by the Whisper   Prompt 23: Describe a settlement famous for a particular product created there
Attar Estate: The Estate of another family involved in the Abizin Loyalists, known for their dominance of the perfume trade   Prompt 29: Write about a species in your world that is farmed for a high value resource
Muskflower: A flower that produces the chemical scent of musk. (This is a real plant, down to the disappearance of its scent. Wikipedia can verify)   Prompt 21: Describe a profession in your world that has recently become illegal
Ration Traffickers: Selling food for whatever you can get is fine...as long as it's not in a post-war famine.   Prompt 24:Describe a law enforcing organization within your world
Kinilan Peace Brigade: A branch of the Kinilan Army dedicated to maintaining the peace.   Prompt 22: Write about the headquarters of an organization within your world
Iron Hills Restoration Project Headquarters: There's an active reconstruction project attempting to rebuild the Iron Hills after the war, and this is its HQ.

Nature

Prompt 6: Describe an important celestial body in your world
Mehri and Tarsi: A pair of stars in the trinary star system that contains the planet of Irion. This is the first prompt I did, and while I have no idea how to fit it into anything, I like the idea   Prompt 4: Write about an apex predator in your world
Lingorm: Credit where credit is due: the design of the creature comes from a book by Elizabeth Boyer, but that one is a person shapeshifted into one; I reverse engineered how one might behave.   Prompt 19: Describe a location in your world that is brimming with diverse flora and fauna
Iron Hills: The region in which the intended campaign in this world would primarily occur. Based heavily on the Canadian Shield.


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