Introduction to Kald

Pure fantasy

Drake in hand
Kald is an expression of pure fantasy. There will be plenty of similarities between our world and Kald, but for the most part things are different there than here. Culture, views and ideals, and the nature of the world itself abides by other rules than our own.   Because Kald is so fantastical, from one to the next, the world's cultures and technology are extravagant and disparate. Because anyone can learn and use telepathy, you have to build your own mental wall or have items that defend or break through others' walls. Fire doesn’t always burn, flames can be used for various purposes, such as giving food a stronger smell to attract potential customers.   Kald is also host to many strange creatures, intelligent and unintelligent. Some are similar, such as the Humi and Drake, and some are more alien like the Muzoval or Vshawen. Their interactions with one another and the world at large have made it a turbulent place; at the same time it is filled with understanding and (for lack of a better word) humanity.

Brief overview

 
Everything and everyone are made of the bases of existence, Reln. There are a total of 8 reln: 2 Aoreln and 6 Nureln; each being seperate building blocks of life and the world. It is their interactions with each other and themselves that gives the world shape. Life itself is a harmonious combination of all the Reln into one object, the melding body & soul (the soul itself may not be inbalanced). And as such, life can affect the world, even being able to manipulate Time.
 
This is not to say life is a perfect and stable balance of reln, quite the contrary as each and every species, subspecies, and even individual beings have more of one reln than another. Because of this imbalance, every living thing has more control of one reln, as compared to the others. Fish swim because they have more nep, birds fly because they have more wox, and drake breathe fire because of mur. Each being has their own personal imbalance too, manifesting in a unique talents such as being able to cook like no other, conjure ringing bells of flame with ease, or suppress their fear to face anything. This, to our senses could be called magic. To them, it's a simple ability to lift an arm, a Ghoa. Not all are created equal either, some abilities are treacherously dangerous.
Reln

 
 

Places

The civilized world is a mass of land that is so large that the inhabitants have divided it into several Ezivald, what we would call continents. These lands were only named due to defining features. The majority of Hasehak is grassland, while Sornata is covered in the City of Sornata. This is not to say that they are single-biome regions, Ezivald are used by the denizens' to distinguish one mass area from another (South America has more jungle than Europe does, and Australia has more dry wasteland than east-Asia). Yassa Fossa is not the only land with desert, Whidyr is not the only one with jungles, and Isazol is not the only one covered in ice.

  There are plenty of nations and people that fight each other. Species fight other species as much as they fight their own. Despite eternal conflict, many species co-exist peacefully. Creatures are united through ideals more than anything else.  
  All this is not to mention what is routinely hidden under nature's coils; how beings have to fight with nature itself.
  Several life forms have evolved enough to be considered Rela (sophont) and others intelligent enough to skim the line of language. There aren’t that many creatures that have ascended to Rela, them being: Humi, Vshawen, Vinsel, Tsohtsi, Gheforis, Isynx, Solumkerd, Muzoval, Roqbherg, Ayabba’aru, and the Drake.

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Genesis & Purpose

  This world has been growing in my head as far back as I can remember. Originally it was an amalgamation of all the fantasy worlds I experienced as a child, coming from TV, books, and other media. Over the years it became less of what others created and more of what I had.   Around 2015 I decided to start writing my world down. So I wrote many notes on what I felt like writing, only really being able to be understood by myself. Then around late 2016/ early 2017 I started to write short stories. I never had any plans with my world, not to create the stories or for anything else (still don’t). I have this world in my head for fun and nothing more. I plan to never stop expanding it, and hopefully to write down what is in my head for others to experience.   More recently, it's the setting of several Stories and a WIP novel: Seeking the Unknown.  

Misc.

Genre
If I were to give it a genre, it would be fantasy with heavy amounts of magic. Though it’s less of magic (being mysterious and/or supernatural) and more of how the world itself works, or the physics of it.

What’s There
There is a lot in the world, most of it I have yet to write down. I will constantly be adding new articles, adding to old articles, and fixing up old articles. If there’s an article or idea that seems lacking or ill explained, rest assured that there is plenty to it and that I will revisit it to flesh out what’s written.
Here are some links to article categories not already mentioned in this article:

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Forgemaster Janet
Janet Forbes
21 Feb, 2018 19:24

Such an awesome and intriguing introduction. Looking forward to great things here! Also the CSS is beautiful <3

-- Janet (pen name J.D. Blythe), Founder of World Anvil Grab your hammer and GO WORLDBUILD!
27 Feb, 2018 18:43

Congratulations on being the Daily Featured Article! :D This is really inspiring!


Check out my worldbuilding in the dark fantasy world of Melior