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Toy Soldier Saga

3 Rose Moon, 5041 AC

"Toy Soldier":

A derisive slang term for an elven marine.

A Napoleonic Space Opera in which fantastic races sail the stars in the seeds of cosmic trees and the ingenuity of magitech.

-Flintlock Fantasy meets Military Sci-Fi-
-World of Warcraft meets Master & Commander and Treasure Planet-

They say that elves were the first to make it into the stars. Through their relationship with the great cosmic Trees of Life, they learned to modify and use the Starseeds they produced to navigate space, even over vast distances. In ancient times, they formed the great Avalonian Empire, which spanned star systems.   But the goblins were probably next, and the other Known Races followed. Lacking the symbiotic relationship that the elves had developed with the Starseeds, they invented the first magical starfaring engine, called a spindizzy. They discovered that the Void wasn't quite empty. There were animals and monsters who made the stars their home, including races even more disturbing and strange...   The goblins were joined by the rest of the Fomorian races: orcs, trolls, ogres, and so on. Battles great and terrible, small and bitter, raged across Known Space as the wars of elves and orcs played out their legacy of hatred across the stars themselves. Epics would be written, songs would be sung. Eventually the Fomorians were defeated, and they retreated to an unknown corner of the universe to build anew.   In the meantime, the elves fell into their own wars, and the twin Crowns that indicated the Mandate of Avalon were lost.   Now the Avalonian Empire, an empire in name only, is a shadow of what it once was. And the Fomorians are once more ready to rise up and do battle...
 
Stories and novels by Diane Morrison, RPG adaptations by Erin Righ.
Data compilation and original content by Gareth Casey, Brianna Healey, Rowean McRoy, and Blake Ritchie.

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Awards & Acknowledgements

Winners

Faster-Than-Light Travel - Winner: WorldEmber 2020 Law Category
Semaphore - Winner: SummerCamp 2020 Language Category "Secret Cypher"
Zabak'Taârr - Winner: SummerCamp 2021 Tradition/Ritual Category

Honourable Mentions

As Only a Soldier Can - Runner-Up: Words of Worldbuilding Challenge (Standard League)
Battle of Wylinta's Rings - Runner-Up: WorldEmber 2020 Military Conflict Category
Orcish - Runner-Up: Words of Worldbuilding Challenge (Standard League)
Peridotian Mutiny - Honourable Mention: SummerCamp 2021 Military Conflict Category
Sidhe - Honourable Mention: WorldEmber 2019 Ethnicity Category

Shortlisted

Airts - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2019 Law Category
Alfar - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2019 Ethnicity Category
Articles of War - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2019 Important Document Category
Midshipman Shaundar Sunfall - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2020 Character Category
Peridot - Shortlisted: Call of Cartography Challenge 2020
Mithril - Kitsune Approved Quality Material: SummerCamp 2021
Shellback Tattoo - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2020 Tradition or Ritual Category
Tree of Life (Starseed) - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2019 Species Category
Wormholes & Portals - Shortlisted: WorldEmber 2019 Law Category
 

Fiction

The Toy Soldier Saga is a series of novels and stories written by Diane Morrison (Sable Aradia). Check out a few of the stories here, or subscribe for the serialized novels at Sable's Patreon!

Toy Soldier Saga has 119 Starfarers

Worldbuilding

The universe of the Toy Soldier Saga is created by Sable Aradia and Erin Righ for reading, roleplaying, or just exploring with the power of your imagination. This site is a combination "series bible" and wiki, where you can both watch us create our world in real-time, and use it as a handy reference tool. We hope you enjoy our creation!

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