I'm joining Camp Chill again!Challenges like Summercamp can be a lot of fun and can push ourselves to achieve more than ever. My best work came out of the challenges run here on World Anvil. It's incredibly motivating, joining all these amazing worldbuilders out there, but it can also be incredibly exhausting and draining. In the end, we are all taking part to have fun and improve our work, and there is no point in burning out while doing so.
Power can come in all kinds of ways. From political power to physical power, over military power all the way to the powers of the universe. There are many things unexplored in that direction in Lothrea, but three major ones immediately come to mind:
Power Dynamics between the major countries on Teldora now and historically: I've started to explore the different countries on Telodra in the past, but given that there might be a map commission taking place at the moment, I want to dive deeper into this, especially exploring the historic power dynamics.
Power of wealth in the Golden Coast: The Golden Coast is the primary focus of my worldbuilding at the moment, and there is a huge divide between rich and poor and that region I haven't explored too much yet.
Natural Powers: This is an area I have explored way too little so far. How does magic work? Who can use it? What are gods? How can they influence the people of Lothrea? Are there powers above the gods? Could somebody abuse them? There are countless unanswered questions there that I'm looking forward to explore.
Frontiers often describe edges, areas and places inbetween - this might be the space between two nations, the edge of a wild expanse or just the boundaries of an explored area. But frontiers might also describe non-physical edges. Scientific and Socialogical breakthroughs open up vast possibilities and opportunities, and this threshold itself might be considered a frontier. In Lothrea there are a couple places and events that might fit this description:
The Depths of the Ocean: Recently my DnD campaign started exploring the Depths of the The Golden Coast. I've already built some cornerstones of the history and culture (like The Eternal Reef a significant burial site to the Triton people, or Iriserend their capital city), but there is so much more to explore in the depths below.
Scientific and Arcane discoveries: I'm planning to move Lothrea more and more into a steam and magepunk direction. Scientific and arcane discoveries have been going on for a while now. Cities like Okodranous and Mora have been leading this progress, and might change the world.
Sociological Changes: The new scientific and arcane discoveries also come with their costs. In many places in Lothrea, inequality between the upper and lower classes has been growing for centuries, and many of these new discoveries are only accelerating this growth. Okodranous is already looking at a small rebellion growing around Mica "Shadowbloom" Conan and many more will follow pretty soon.
Last week I did mention that I have commissioned a map, and this week I got the final result back. Still a lot of work left to add all the information and markers to it, but this theme felt perfect to share it here! Also take a look at the layers, there might be something hiding there!