Summer Camp 23 - My Pledge
I pledge to achieve the SILVER bagde during July 2023 to improve my world of ALVEN- THE HOLLOW MOONS. I make this promise to myself, my future readers, the World Anvil community, and the world, which is made better by my creative spirit. Thus wrote MOONDARE!
Homework Week 1: POWER
This theme is ideal. It will get me to use the character relationships and diplomacy web features for the first time!
Power in Alven is manyfold:
All to play for. However, for Summer Camp 2023, I would like to really concentrate on the book's characters and their relationships and not stray too far into a rabbit hole of worldbuilding. Easier said than done!
Homework Week 2: FRONTIER
The world of Alven has many frontiers ... because I think frontiers are where the adventure is at!
A few frontiers to explore:
Alven is a mysterious place with many hidden secrets in its heights and depths as well as its borders.
Homework Week 3: RELICS
When I saw this theme, I nearly jumped out of my seat. Most of Alven's magic can only be accessed through relics.
So I think I will have plenty to write about!
I would like to spend some time with the Rod of Power or rods of power.
Without revealing too much about the book's plot, the rods of power play an important role within the Hollow Moon's story, and I can't wait to flesh them out properly.
Homework Week 4: COMMUNICATION
That's a very good theme as well. Worldanvil, you are spoiling us this year!
Being part of a society on the cusp of an industrial revolution means that there are many ways for the Alvenites to communicate.
However, status and where one is situated within the continent play an important role in what people can access.
- traditionally, merchant caravans and ambulant traders who ply their trades along Alven's main axis have been carrying parcels, messages and letters for anyone who has money to spend or something to barter with - the only problem is that it takes sometimes weeks or months for the mail to traverse the country and reach its destination
The Arkivon trains crows and other birds to carry their messages while the Sanctuary relies on the Alven hawk and innocuous-looking pigeons to do the same.
They print weekly - even daily in Alven's populous urban centres -the country's news and rumours. In some areas of Alven, gazettes have developed a tight system of distribution to spread their product.
And there is more ...
Through arcane means, the magic users of Alven can wield certain relics to direct their thoughts towards one another
.. and that new-fangled invention, the hot air balloon, could open up some new business opportunities for some forward-thinking entrepreneurs.