WorldEmber Pledge Document 2021

I pledge to write 10,000 words of worldbuilding during December
— Ellysium, builder of worlds, setter of too many goals
  Ah, WorldEmber! That glorious, frenetic time of world-building and creativity! This year, I am working hard to prepare as best as I can to ensure that I will actually achieve that goal of 10,000 words!  

2021 WorldEmber Goals

This year, my primary goal for WorldEmber is to fill a few more "spots" on the world tree. My partner and I have been excitedly creating the details of a new world on a whole new branch! I've already made a decent list of topics to flesh out, which can bring me halfway towards that goal or more.  

Planned Articles

  • The First Gods
  • The Race of Conquerers
  • The New Pantheon
  • The Nitormen
  • Goddess of Life and Death
  • The Gas-light Cult
  • Fawns
  • Dryads
  • The Spinner of Fate
  • Star Watchers
  • Minotaurs
  • Changelings
  • The City (all names WIP)
  • The Cosmic Tree
    This ancient, incomplete map is an artistic representation of how the cosmological "World Tree" is organized. Though this is by no means accurate to reality, the reality is far beyond the comprehension of most beings, so this depiction will serve our purposes. There are many branching paths along this tree, and even I have not walked them all. Some branches are shattered, others dying, and some that have "fallen" entirely. These dark ways are populated by demons and other dark, unnatural entities who use paths unknown to reach the varying realms of mortals.
    — The Cartographer
    My secondary goal is to fill out more details in Shira'tol, which is the setting of one of my current campaigns. I have a lot of places, characters, and plots that need to be filled out. That should get me the rest of the way to my goal!  

    Planned Articles

  • The Temple of Ink
  • The Lord of Dust
  • The Tallow Tower
  • Candle Keepers
  • Awakened
  • The Banshee Queen
  • The Knights of Truth and Beauty
  • Siren's Rest
  • The Demon King
  • Anpur
  • Spirit Wells
  • Misery
  • The Fountain of Corpses
  • META
  • Other Goals

  • I plan to finish the meta of this world, Hallowed Legacy, and the metas of my sci-fi world, The Lost Stars, and the post-apocalyptic setting of Inevitable.
  • I have a major city in the new realm of Hallowed Legacy, which will have several layers that need details.
  • I want to complete some prompts if I have time.
  • Prompts

  • Describe a geographically or meteorologically unstable region of your world
  • Describe a famous criminal organization and the unlawful acts they commit in your world.
  • Write about a special item used to keep track of time.
  • Write about a famous ship crew. Who are they and why are they famous?
  • Describe a military unit in your world that is famous for its unique ranged weapon.
  • A building associated with healing the sick
  • A species of working animal
  • A myth about a mountain, lake, cave or other landmark
  • A myth or fairytale about a prophecy, oracle, fortune-telling or other revelation
  • A renowned pirate, highwayman or other criminal
  • Inspiration

    This map is wonderful and excellent inspiration!  


    These images were created in Artbreeder. These are some good inspirations for the goddess of life and death in the new world, Aga. And the landscapes here will represent different fortresses in that same world.


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    7 Nov, 2021 17:59

    Amazing pledge! Best of luck in your goals for WorldEmber this year!! :D

    Check out my worldbuilding in the dark fantasy world of Melior
    8 Nov, 2021 03:57

    Thank you! Good luck to you too!

    Read about the Dreamer's Wake!
    8 Nov, 2021 04:15

    'Setter of too many goals' - I like that appellation! Looks like you have all sorts of plans. I hope it goes well for you!

    alan m rogers ~ the notebook wizard
    9 Nov, 2021 16:06

    Thank you! I fulfill that role far too often it's an official title. XD I hope I can complete at least enough of these to hit that 10k! And good luck to you!

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    Sage SailingOcelot
    Sailing Ocelot
    22 Nov, 2021 15:29

    Ahh the World Tree map looks amazing! I hope you reach your goal on adding more to the tree and reaching 10k! Your prompts seem very helpful too.

    ~~~~~~~~ SailingOcelot
    24 Nov, 2021 17:50

    Thank you! Good luck to you, too!

    Read about the Dreamer's Wake!
    24 Nov, 2021 10:56

    Cool map! Is it drawn in Inkarnate, or is the style just similar? If it is, the use of the tools is super innovative!

    24 Nov, 2021 17:51

    It is done with Inkarnate! Thank you!

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    25 Nov, 2021 08:52

    What awesome goals! You've got this! 5 more days till WorldEmber and you've already got soooo many ideas to play with!

    You are doing a great job! Keep creating; I believe in you!
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    25 Nov, 2021 18:20

    Thank you! I'm so excited to write some of these things already! Good luck to you!

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