WorldEmber 2018 Report
Phew, what a ride this has been! And what a fantastic way to round off the old year. I joined World Anvil back in December 2017, in the middle of last year's WorldEmber. I saw it was a thing, but due to being exhausted after NaNoWriMo and in the middle of an extra horrible exam period I decided to not participate. I had no idea the community was so amazing back then, and hadn't found my way to the Discord yet, so if I had tried, I'd probably give up in the middle of my second article.
This year I knew about the awesome community. This year I felt a bit prepared, although I ended up not writing half the articles I planned due to new concepts being developed as I wrote articles. This year I had no exams. And everything went better than I feared it would. Although the Ninja Start did scare me a bit, since I wasn't ready at all to start - but it all worked out in the end.
I want to thank everyone in the #worldember-2018 channel on the World Anvil Discord for cheering, reading, posting, liking, inspiring and generally just making an extra awesome community this month. You guys are amazing, and I don't know if I would've managed it without you. You rock! <3
An extra huge thanks goes to everyone who streamed during this event, talking about the stats and giving out great tips for getting through the month. You inspired us all! <3
Now, without any further ado, here comes my progress for this crazy, yet amazing month.
Not counting this progress report I wrote a total of 25 434 words during WorldEmber 2018. Being exhausted by NaNoWriMo in November I never imagined I'd manage to push out so many words. But I did, and that makes me feel pretty proud of myself.CW: Mentions death of close family
I wrote more articles during WorldEmber than I thought I would, and developed several concepts in my world that I only had a vague idea about. This in itself is a success. A total of 39 new articles were written during this challenge, where at least half of them were only loose concepts in my mind at the beginning of the month, if even an idea at all. Here you have them all, for your reading pleasure.
The power of the magic of the dragons. With great power comes great responsibility
The inner reservoir of magic found in every living creature in larger or smaller amounts
End of the Semester Feast
The faculty of the Academy of the Arcane holds a party just after the end of the spring semester - and what a glorious party it is!
The faculty of the Academy of the Arcane divided into two teams. Two banners. Let the games begin.
Multicolored bands of fire dancing across the skies in the northern parts of Shireon, especially in Inmalenor
A man with a quest. And he'll probably try to steal your stuff, so watch out.
A town on an island nobody seems to be able to find, and the base of operations of the Stormfeather Lodge.
Lord of the Dragons, Keeper of the realm of Otruvar, possibly the oldest being alive besides actual gods, and the only being alive that can grant life back to the dead
A pocket dimension battlefield for all your Bannersnatching needs. Entrance somewhere inside the Tower of Lenthos
A clockwork construction in the Plaza of Dreams that tells the time
The heart of Elmazar's trading and business life, where most of the guilds have their headquarters, and where you'll have to go to catch the Clockwork Gondola to Mandural
Where the Nightfeather Lodge ide out when they're not doing nefarious deeds