Summer Camp 2023 Roundup in Istralar | World Anvil

Summer Camp 2023 Roundup

They removed cover images from the competition pages for understandable performance reasons, but... well, let's put them back, shall we?
— Han
  Summer Camp 2023 is over! And I'm not sure my hands have fully recovered yet. I've done a bit more of a reflection in my reading challenge, but I wanted to just have a quick link to share everything I did this year with others. If you're curious, the articles that won prizes this year were Alysia's Farewell, Seabirth, Lingerlight, Leavenisiae Bap, Amara, and Censoring Ophthalmia. These will be added to my Award Showcase soon!   So uh, this is that link. This isn't in prompt order, it's alphabetical - so have a read and enjoy! I've embedded my tracker beneath it, so feel free to enjoy the stats, too.   And - thank you all again for voting for me as the most inspiring world!!!
Alysia's Farewell
Document | Jul 11, 2023

A farewell from a sister to her brother as she made her final decision: to give her life, so that his might be spared.

Character | Nov 9, 2023

A sniper and spy from the Shadows, one of Aletheia's leading spymasters, and Azyel's girlfriend.

Bottle Code
Technology / Science | Oct 22, 2023

Who else would empower messages in bottles but the fey? The Code describes the magics by which the fey ferry bottles between rivers, streams, and even extraplanar seas.

Caretaker of the Last Light
Rank/Title | Jul 6, 2023

When the dead cannot move on, it is the Caretakers who guide them to their rest.

Censoring Ophthalmia
Condition | Jul 30, 2023

Those that read too far beyond what mortals should will find a censor's flame soon greets them.

Cleric of the Ascended
Profession | Jul 24, 2023

Clerics of the Living Gods, left powerless in the fall of their gods.

Core Pantheon
Organization | Oct 22, 2023

The core deities that oversee Istralar, regardless of origin - and their secrets.

Settlement | Oct 19, 2023

Capital and crowning jewel of the Medimian Empire.

Courtesan's Carriage
Vehicle | Jul 26, 2023

Carriages that carry courtesans with special sections for the most clandestine of activities.

Dawn of 5627: The Queen's Address
Document | Jul 30, 2023

The speech given by the Divine Queen in 5627, announcing her daughter's most strange of pregnancies.

Dimpled Dolls
Ethnicity | Jul 10, 2023

Doll-like, child-like halflings that live life in gilded cages.

Elegy of Nyx
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jul 8, 2023

Devastating meteoric storms that answer the cries of those to whom no other will listen.

Ethnicity | Jul 18, 2023

Long-lost inhabitants of the north; knot-crafting fey-friends of Iskaldhal.

Ichor of Elpis
Material | Jul 8, 2023

Highly reactive rainbow-coloured magical ichor from space, rained down during elegies of Nyx.

Kailuva Sikuvael
Character | Jul 23, 2023

A Nisrei ambassador, world-wanderer, and bearer of the absolute worst luck.

Settlement | Jul 16, 2023

An undersea research town over five thousand metres deep, perched on the edge of the abyssal zone.

Settlement | Jul 18, 2023

The heavily magical capital of Fjolkandr, built atop fey ruins for promise of new life.

Organization | Nov 6, 2023

An undersea nation scattered across the Luari Ocean.

Leavenisiae Bap
Species | Jul 22, 2023

Not just a stale joke. Magic-touched yeast that came to life for chaos and violence. Currently toast.

Species | Jul 16, 2023

Lost souls that linger past death, and/or the nocturnal creatures that resemble and follow them.

Luari Cuiseane
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 25, 2023

The ocean's bounty, and how it is consumed.

Luari Ocean
Geographic Location | Jul 31, 2023

Istralar's largest ocean, stretching from Xin Jiyu and Takawaoku to Iskaldhal and Kudara.

Mountain's Eyes
Profession | Jul 23, 2023

Members of the Nisrei given the right to leave their isolated mountain to go forth and learn.

Material | Jul 12, 2023

A sturdy water-friendly fibre, thread, and weave derived from shawlsnare.

Olmekh Makers
Organization | Nov 6, 2023

A commune of craftspeople known for doing things without magic as best they can.

Olmekhanikal Spirit Goat
Species | Oct 20, 2023

Mechanical goats given sentience through weird interactions with the spirit world.

Olmekhir Tradeswheel
Building / Landmark | Jul 29, 2023

A grand Olmekhir trading hub built into an immense former waterwheel.

Orb of Vātara
Item | Jul 31, 2023

Magical orbs that grant and encourage life in the depths of the Luari Ocean. Breath to the breathless, help to the helpless.

Ósksaelur Grotto
Building / Landmark | Jul 21, 2023

An ancient fey-influenced grotto deep beneath Fjolkandr's capital.

Rogus Timorum
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 23, 2023

A funeral pyre for criminals, and a ritualistic sacrifice of fears.

Runaia In'tharon
Character | Jul 23, 2023

Noble scion of House In'tharon, ruthless businesswoman and fierce fighter, and Talindë's former lifelong love.

Tradition / Ritual | Jul 17, 2023

A ritual by which one can become their heart's true self.

Shape of Nothing
Species | Jul 18, 2023

Deep-sea dangers in the shape of nothing.

Shawlsnare Amphyllum
Species | Oct 20, 2023

A blue-green ribbonlike seaweed oft likened to the threads of a nereid's shawl.

Character | Jul 21, 2023

Deity of lunar dragons, the night sky, exploration of the unknown, and revelry.

Sinaske's Comet
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jul 19, 2023

A stunning blue comet and bringer of great fortune, supposedly piloted by an ancient draconic deity of the stars.

Song of the Falling Stars
Myth | Jul 19, 2023

A children's song written for the most enigmatic of storms

Summer Camp 2023 Reading Challenge
Generic article | Aug 26, 2023

Summer Camp 2023's reading challenge. What'd other people do?

Language | Jul 26, 2023

Telepathy is the skill of communication between minds

The Midsummer Fashion Splash-On
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2023

A wild countrywide celebration of fashion and creativity throughout Soniuch Zan, culminating in a literal explosion of colour.

Species | Oct 20, 2023

Mischievous magical pages that have come to life to cause chaos and spread knowledge. Literally.

War on the Press
Military Conflict | Jul 14, 2023

Five members of the press. One wizard's tower. How bad could it possibly get?

Whispers of Divinity
Myth | Aug 1, 2023

Whispers of a truth, perhaps.


Cover image: SC Roundup by Hanhula (via Midjourney)


Please Login in order to comment!