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Summer Camp 2022

31 Days, 31 Prompts

Summer Camp Pledge

I pledge to complete at least 8 prompts for the copper badge.
  Learn more about Summer Camp from World Anvil's blog article or the official Summer Camp 2022 challenge page.    

Creative Goals

Expanding and Filling Gaps

For Summer Camp 2022, I will continue to work in my main world, Valayo, a world where each nation has its own understanding of and approach to magic.

Creative Writing

I hope to focus on story snippets, flash fiction, in-world quotes, poems, and other ways to bring creative touches to articles.

Challenge Goals

Goal: complete 8 prompts  
Preferred: complete 16 prompts  
Stretch Goal: complete 24 prompts  
Super Stretch: complete 31 prompts    
Writing Goal: 500 words + per article  
Reading Goal: to read as possible, but to not become overwhelmed


My motivation for Summer Camp is to expand my worldbuilding such that I have a richer, fuller world in which to build my stories. I intend for these articles to one day act as supplemental material for many novels and stories set in various parts of the world.

Prompt Themes

Prompts for Summer Camp 2022 will be related to four themes: expanse, leadership, discovery, and monstrous. These themes will facilitate connecting Summer Camp articles not only to each other but to already published articles.  


Many of the different landscapes of Valayo are expansive, from the massive forest that spans the Great Divide to the mountain ranges of the frozen north.   This category could also refer to expansive breadth of knowledge, collections, aracane practices, and even the paranormal such as the ancestral planes.


There is much room to discuss leadership: the governing bodies of each nation; laws, customs, and belief systems; other people of authority.   However, leadership of smaller groups, organizations, and movements could also be discussed. This can include the person, as well as their ideas, actions, and philosophies.


Discovery can encompass both recovering the past and inventing something new. From ancient texts to new magic uses, there is plenty to discover in Valayo.


The monsters of Valayo are its people. Some of them, anyhow. Here I'll explore monstrous deeds, nefarious plans, and dangerous groups.
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The nations of Wennovi stand at the brink of war over philosophical and religious beliefs surrounding the nature and origins of magic and its acceptable uses. Tensions mount over everything from trade goods to medical care. And in the midst of all this, an old magic stirs, arising in a woman from the magic-free land of Paltetia. Her magic promises power and damnation to those who can sense its potential.   Power struggles are prominent among the people as well. The nomas of Imbria struggle for greater freedoms and socioeconomic standing in a land that greatly values witches.  

Summer Camp Focus

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Depending on the prompts, I would really like to flesh out the nation of Eldahi. They have long chosen to stay uninvolved in the feuds between the Magic Freedom Coalition and SETA. However, they may soon find themselves pulled into these affairs due to the aggressive actions of their neighbor, Salaris.
Political Alliances of Imbria: Magic Freedom Coalition & SETA

Leadership of countries

Leadership of organizations

Historic leadership
  • Imbrianus Emporer/s (stub article)


  • Like the Battle Crown of Necros
  • Relics of Na'arin or Torva
  • Something from the Underground Necropolis of Necros
  • Bones, weapons, etc.
  • Historical Documents

    Spells, Potions, & Magitech

    While dragons may not exist in my world outside of legends and folktale, monstrous deeds absolutely do.  
    • Cultists
    • Blood Magic and Necromancy (or misconceptions about each)
    • Mages (historical examples and/or general attitudes and beliefs towards mages)
    • Historical accounts of various conflicts
    • Religious fanaticism - referred to in Silendi River
    • Man-hunting creatures, like Lily
    • Harvesters and their various shenanigans
    • Legends, fairy tales, and other stories
    • Vampires?
    When it all goes up in flames, we'll be the last ones standing
    — Ruelle


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    Planning, Scheduling, and Publishing Summer Camp 2022 Articles

    My plan, if you can call it that, is simply to strike when the iron is hot. In other words, I'm a chaotic mess who cannot plan and absolutely won't stick to a plan even if I made one up. Whatever prompts inspire me are the ones I will write, and those will be written whenever I can find a quiet moment.
    You'll be able to find my Summer Camp articles I deem decent enough to share posted in a varity of locations (maybe):  
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    Check out my official Summer Camp 2022 Progress Page to see all submitted articles

      WorldAnvil's Discord is a fabulous community. (Click the icon or link to join.)   Article sharing may occur in
    #summercamp-2022 and #guild-showcase channels

      Find me on social media!   (Though to be honest, I'm pretty much only on the bird app and don't often post my articles there.)  

    Summer Camp 2022 Articles

    Coming soon!

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    Author's Notes

    Thank you for reading! I hope everyone has a wonderful Summer Camp!   Lots of icons in this article. Check out Tips and Tricks for Using Icons to learn more.

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    Jun 9, 2022 04:03

    I like the little trophy icons. Have a nice summer camp!

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    Jun 9, 2022 04:08

    Thanks! I hope you also enjoy summer camp!

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    Jun 12, 2022 04:57

    Looks like you have good material to work. :)   Good luck, and happy writing!

    Jun 12, 2022 22:06

    Lots to do! Thank you, and happy writing to you too :)

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    Jun 30, 2022 18:43 by Mochi

    Best of luck! I can't wait to read what you write!

    I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.   Consider voting for me in the Worldbuilding Awards!
    Jul 1, 2022 04:10

    Thank you! And good luck to you as well! Happy Summer Camp :)

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    Jun 30, 2022 18:44 by Annie Stein

    I hope you have a great summer camp, and if this pledge is any sign of what's to come, I think your readers are in for a ride!

    Creator of Solaris -— Come Explore!
    Jul 1, 2022 04:10

    Thank you so much! I hope your Summer Camp goes wonderfully!

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    Jun 30, 2022 20:11 by Eliora Yona

    Nice layout!

    Jul 1, 2022 04:11

    Thank you :)

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