Morius

Realm of Final Breaths

This mycilic realm once flourished before it was conquered by plague. Now it sleeps away its last days under the harsh rule of Primal Decay. Fungal spires shoot out of the rich soil as acid rains from the miasmic clouds above. Even the rivers now run green from arcane pollution. The few sophonts that still cling to life on Morius exist solely to find a way to cure the realm... Or seek ways to complete its transformation.

Geography

Morius has three continents, each one a blighted wasteland scarred by massive vents of toxic gas. The few settlements that exist are partially buried underground and built with glass domes to keep out the toxins. Sophonts must be careful to not dig too deep and fall into the Primal Decay that boils underneath the surface.

Atmospheric Conditions

The very air of Morius is deadly to most creatures, even many of the native creatures. This is caused by a thick miasma produced by massive, parasitic fungi.

Sophonts

Mutated and derranged Manfolk. Several varieties of Fungalfolk. All of them have been forced to adapt to the intense amount of Primal Decay in the realm.

Flora

The landmasses of Morius are actually decaying sections of ancient fungal shelves that grew out of the acrid seas. They once supplied nutrients for a variety of ecosystems but have now been dead for some time. Massive, parasitic mushrooms have nearly killed off all of this ancient species. These same mushrooms spread spores across the skies making the air toxic.

Fauna

Fungus on Morius is often as smart as any beast. Elementals often also take on fungal forms, but they also stalk the shadows. Amphibians, reptiles, and bugs are very common. All flying creatures have basically died off.

Energy Sources

Glow was a primary resources harvested from the fungal shelves, now to gather it Magi have to risk the deadly Parasite Shrooms.

Technology

Alchemy thrives, spellcraft thrives, other sciences have fallen behind. Many living in the dome cities have forgotten how they were even built, which eventually will lead to a collapse. For now, magic is used to patch everything together.

Morius

Realm of Final Breaths

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2 Dec, 2020 20:04

Adding this to reading list for later. For 4 people to like this article even though its empty, either they know its gonna be good before they had a chance to read whatever it's supposed to be or it is emblematic of everything wrong with World Anvil's writing challenges.

3 Dec, 2020 01:16

I didn't mean for my stubs to hit 50 words and show up on the leaderboards, but it has been filled out more so now. Our plan (Mainly myself but my players supply some ideas) is to do a Stub, then a first draft (Which we are on) that is around 450-500 words, then a final form which should average 1-1.5k words.   It just takes so much time!

Author of Ravare.
3 Dec, 2020 02:00

that second half was mostly sarcasm on top of an already sarcastic comment. I figured that there was a draft going around somewhere that wasn't visible yet.

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