Welcome to SummerCamp 2020!

SummerCamp is a worldbuilding event in which 33 prompts are given in 30 days

If you're new to this site or to the World Anvil community, SummerCamp is a worldbuilding event in which 33 prompts are given in 30 days. Some of the prompts offer prizes, but it's a community-oriented participatory event. This category will include all of my Wyrd West related entries for SummerCamp 2020 for the duration of the challenge, though the articles will be moved to appropriate categories when the challenge is done. For my Toy Soldier Saga related SummerCamp page, check out the sidebar!

Streaming Schedule

Make sure you catch the many great World Anvil streams going on for SummerCamp! I'll be streaming Wednesdays and Sundays, 1 pm to 4 pm Pacific time, on my Twitch channel. You'll see them and many other Anvilite streams listed in the schedule below. Check out the Anvilite Streamer Corps for more information.  


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Write about a myth or legend relating to a famous, long-lost item. Myth
The Spanish Train
Myth | Jul 6, 2020

There's a story of a train where the forces of Light and Darkness play games for the highest of stakes -- the souls of the dead.

Describe an important religious leader in your world. How has their character changed the status quo? Person
Haywood Costello
Character | Aug 18, 2020

Without his Abbot’s whites it might be tempting to underestimate him, this paunchy, grizzled man with white stubble and lonely wisps of hair; an old warrior going to seed, with soft-looking hands and an easy blue-eyed smile. That would be a fatal mistake

Describe a condition in your world caused by a drug or medicine. Condition
Gunslinger's Trance
Condition | Jul 24, 2020

He could see that the light of the window was growing steadily brighter. Sundown, he wondered? Or his own perception?

Describe a counter-culture in your world, something outside the mainstream culture of the place. Ethnicity
Witches
Ethnicity | Jul 14, 2020

Witches are those who choose to practice their Talents and their Arts in a way that doesn't differentiate between them. Some are Pagans who practice ancient religions; others are cunning folk and natural healers; still others are servants of dark powers.

Write about a building that has been reused and repurposed from its original design. Building
The Sacred Armoury
Building / Landmark | Jul 18, 2020

Located in the heart of Fort Whistler, this remarkable building is a site for sacred pilgrimage, a storage facility for the sacred weapons of the Gunslingers, and a logistics and operational command centre for the Order's activities.

Describe a common item that is used as a secret symbol in your world. Item
Holy Ammunition
Item | Sep 3, 2020

In the Wyrd West, firearms are everywhere. So it's not like bullets aren't also ubiquitous. However, a Gunslinger's bullets are... unique.

Describe how birthdays are celebrated in a particular culture of your world. Ritual
Chrysalis Rite
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 1, 2020

The Chrysalis Rite is the sub-adulthood initiation ritual of the Mantis-folk

Write about a material that is considered sacred or culturally crucial in your world. Material
Gunpowder
Material | Jul 20, 2020

Gunpowder is an alchemical explosive compound, most commonly used in ammunition, artillery, and firearms.

Describe a common old wives' tale or conspiracy theory from a region of your world. Does it hold any truth? Myth
A Bullet with Your Name on it
Myth | Jul 23, 2020

For everyone who lives by the gun, there is a bullet with their name on it.

Describe a location in your world that is brimming with diverse or bizarre flora and fauna. Location
The Badlands
Geographic Location | Jul 30, 2020

The Badlands are a large region of radioactive contamination in what was once the midwestern United States.

Describe a profession in your world that has always been, or recently became, illegal. Profession
Desperado
Profession | Aug 26, 2020
Write about the headquarters of an organization in your world. Building
The Courtesan's Castle
Building / Landmark | Jul 31, 2020
Describe a law enforcing organization within your world and how they operate. Organization
Mounties
Organization | Jul 31, 2020
Write about a food-focussed event in your world and describe how it's celebrated. Ritual
Yorktown Harvest Fair
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 1, 2020
Write about a species in your world that is bred or farmed for a high-value resource. Species
Kiwi Fruit
Species | Aug 1, 2020

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Describe a valuable historical or ancient artefact in your world. Item
Crown of the Stars
Item | Jul 8, 2020

The Crown of the Stars represents the Avalonian Empire and the mandate of rule over it. Finding the Crown, and its companion, the Crown of the Earth, would reunite the Avalonian Empire.

Write about an apex predator in your world. How does it hunt and survive? Species
Star Kraken
Species | Aug 11, 2020

It is said that some species grow to fit their environments. The Deep Void of space has... a lot of space. So perhaps it should surprise no one that with a cosmic environment in which to grow, there are creatures that grow to cosmic sizes.

Describe an important celestial body or constellation in your world. Location
Rainbow Nebula
Geographic Location | Jul 13, 2020

Astrophysicists believe that the Rainbow Nebula is a cloud of stellar debris, possibly from a massive collision of multiple stars.

Write about a rank or title that represents order in your world. Rank
Arcorael
Rank/Title | Jul 15, 2020

The Arcorael "High Monarch of Legend" is the ruler of the Avalonian Empire. Colloquially referred to as the "High King/Queen of the Elves," they hold the Mandate of Avalon.

Describe a commonly found document in your world - what's in it and what is it for? Document
The Avalon Gazette
Document | Jul 24, 2020

The Avalon Gazette is one of the official journals of record or Government gazettes of the Avalonian government, and the most important among such official journals in the Avalonian Empire.

Describe a vehicle in your world that brings joy wherever it arrives. Vehicle
The Plucky Jade
Vehicle | Jul 26, 2020

The Plucky Jade is a starfaring cathouse. The crew travels from system to system and port to port, offering a variety of entertainments.

Write about a secret code or cypher in your world: who uses it, and for what purpose? Language
Semaphore
Language | Jul 26, 2020

Semaphore is a code of communication, intended to pass messages between ships.

Describe an elite or highly specialised military unit in your world. Formation
Black Arrows
Military Formation | Aug 6, 2020

The Black Arrows are a Special Forces Space Marines unit of the Avalonian Navy whose purpose is infiltration and insertion.

Write about the events of a devastating natural disaster in your world, either past or present. Law
The Mouth of the Void
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Jul 27, 2020
Write about an organization in your world that has become so powerful it's above the law. Organization
Symmerin University
Organization | Jul 28, 2020
Describe a settlement that is famous for a particular resource, product or item created there. Settlement
Whirlybird
Settlement | Aug 1, 2020
Write about a technology from the history of your world - is it lost to the ages, or did it shape the world today? Technology
Medical Artificing
Technology / Science | Jul 28, 2020
Describe any condition or disease for which a cure has recently been developed. Condition
Amputation / Dismemberment
Condition | Aug 1, 2020
Write about the history of a settlement that was almost entirely wiped out and was then rebuilt. Settlement
Sol'Tohvassneris
Settlement | Jul 30, 2020
Write about an unassuming character who secretly controls things from behind the scenes. Person
Captain Lylas Madrimlian
Character | Aug 1, 2020
Describe a material in your world that is used as a source of fuel or power. Material
Starmetal
Material | Aug 27, 2020

Starmetal is a unique material formed by the pressures and atmosphere of space. It is extremely important to starfaring, because it is essential in the construction of spindizzies.

Write about a famous agreement, contract or treaty that shaped the history of your world. Document
Treaty of Solstice
Document | Aug 1, 2020
Describe the events of a conflict that started due to unusual or unforseen circumstances. MilitaryConflict
Second Interstellar War (IW2)
Military Conflict | Aug 1, 2020

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Books in the Wyrd West Chronicles

Serial:

Novel:

Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West (Wyrd West Chronicles #1-6)

Anthology:

Gunsmoke & Dragonfire (featuring The Teeth of Winter (Wyrd West Chronicles #7)
 

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SummerCamp at the Toy Soldier Saga

Welcome to SummerCamp 2020!
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Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West

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"Birthday Challenge" Recommended Reading List

Describe how birthdays are celebrated in a particular culture of your world. Ritual
I'm sponsoring the Birthday Challenge in this SummerCamp! As a result, I'm going to be looking at a lot of articles in this category. This is a record of articles I recommend to read. Note that this list does not appear in any particular order, nor is it to be considered in any way indicative of the results of the challenge. Also, the list may change over the course of the month to give other people a turn, since I have only so much room. Enjoy!  
Quilted Tapestries (SC'20)
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
25th Divergence Anniversary
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 2, 2020
Three Days for the Seafarer
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 26, 2020
Turelite Birth Eve Feast
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 16, 2020
Ubuchalkung
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 16, 2020
The Dumps
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Yearly Embroidery
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020

A yearly tradition celebrating one's birthday where their robes are covered with lining and embroidered patterns on the inside.

Heffé life day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 29, 2020

A birthday of the Sun Heffé as celebrated by the Ants. Its a day of birth and a day of giving.

Forlog Veida
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020

A coming of age tradition for most Nõrdmen

Scarfolk Birthday Celebrations
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020

The rule of two gifts

Gonairan Birthday Bashes
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020
Geburtstagstanz der Mumifikatoren
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020
Queen's Day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
Becoming a Mask
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020

The ritual of reaching adulthood

The First Flight
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 3, 2020
Scarfolk Birthday Celebrations
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020

The rule of two gifts

Ritual of the Craft
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Birthdays among humans in Octiragrin
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
Day of Selection
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020
Aniversário Humano
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
Birthday Celebrations among the Circle
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Second Moon Day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
Centennial Gala
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
Birthdays
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
The First Picking
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Unicorn Birthdays
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
Geburtstagsrituale der Idienavi
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020
Dryfeet day
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 7, 2020

The first day tadpoles get to come out of their safe pond into dry land

Day of the Full Sun
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020

The birthday rites of the people of Yо̄ken, the land of fire and steel.

Shifting
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 15, 2020
Celebración de supervivencia anual
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Linakran Birthday Celebration
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020

A simple but important affair, a birthday in Linakra is a chance for renewal and a means of honoring human connection.

Your Moon
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020
Kivroth Otas Creation
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020
Aabhaag
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 1, 2020
Geburtstagsfeier der Eiselfen
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020
Golam Life Celebration
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 28, 2020
Naming and Elder Days
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020

The birthday celebrations of many elves in Thurásin

Naming Ceremonies
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020

More specifically, the naming ceremonies of goblins and other small folk.

Birthdays for Drakiss
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 25, 2020
 
A day of celebration?
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 19, 2020
A first year soldier
Tradition / Ritual | Sep 16, 2020
Klorin Ceremony
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 10, 2020
A Chent'annos!
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 3, 2020
Hello, Birthday
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 15, 2020
Conferral
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 13, 2020
Activation Day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020
Re-Birthdays With One
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 30, 2020

The mechanical soulforged celebrate the day of their rebirth with the first of their kind.

Pasavr
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020
Happy YetiCon Day!
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 2, 2020

Sure, we killed all the yetis, but some hope there's still some left. Maybe if we throw them a birthday party, they'll come back out?

Western Therianthrope's Ascension
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020

Celebrating a Therianthrope's 15th birthday and their Ascension into adulthood...

Birthday of a Rational Velor
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020
The Growing Cloak
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 27, 2020
Lambing Day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
Assessment
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020
Birthdays in the Celestial Empire
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 10, 2020
Bharmatta
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020
Orphan's Feast
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020
Memor Nekrd
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020

Celebrating the deathday, rather than birthday, in Krenide culture.

Scythian Birthday Tattoos
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 1, 2020

The year in review, in ink, under skin.

Acension
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 20, 2020

The act of shedding the mortal plane and becoming part of the metaphysical plane.

Atharian Birthday
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
Hive Birthdays
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 21, 2020
The Giant Birthday
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 26, 2020
nabitaa
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 22, 2020

Julim coming-of-age ceremony.

Thydian Naming Day
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 25, 2020
Thalássian "Dawn of a new Cycle" Custom
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 21, 2020

A Thalássian birthday celebration tradition, known for its focus on their philosophy of freedom, individualism and intellectualism.

Umbra Drakk Awakening
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 2, 2020
Flowerday
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 21, 2020

A field of flowers barely moves in the breeze, but a patter of scattering feet can be heard beneath the flowering bushes.

Sharan Naming Day Celebrations
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020

How and why the people of the Shār celebrate their naming days

Headmaster Skip Day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 31, 2020
Deathmarch
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020
The Knot Day
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 29, 2020
Quilted Tapestries (SC'20)
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
L'anniversaire dans la tribue Entnofuji d'Akala
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 30, 2020
Ga-Altjani, les semaines des épreuves
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 2, 2020

La dureté de la vie et de la culture des Sanguins les encourage non pas à festoyer lors des anniversaires, mais à éprouver les capacités de l'individu pour vérifier que l'âge ne l'a pas émoussé, à travers deux semaines d'épreuves : c'est les Ga-Altjani.

Vecna's Gift
Tradition / Ritual | Sep 2, 2020
Le Nuum
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020
Voltarian Coming-of-Age Theater
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 31, 2020
The Mockery
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020

The Collective's parody of a traditional human birthday.

Tribal Orc birthday sacrifice
Tradition / Ritual | Sep 8, 2020
Tattoos of the Rooted
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Célébration du Nom
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020

L'événement peut sembler anodin aux autres peuplade, une journée de fête comme une autre, mais pour les Olnéens c'est un rituel d'une importance capitale.

Naming Ceremonies
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 12, 2020

More specifically, the naming ceremonies of goblins and other small folk.

Aniversarre
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
Ves Coming of Age Ritual
Tradition / Ritual | Sep 24, 2020
Ahvdhe Neolth: The Birth Song
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020

A song of life.

The Life Story
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 10, 2020
Nordenlantian Journey of Adulthood
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 21, 2020
The Great Plunge
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020

The Great Plunge is the rite of passage to adulthood in Ketopsian culture.

Christening Anniversary
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 15, 2020
Bitter-sweet Sixteen (Coming of Age)
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
Paratur'ion Rites
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 18, 2020

The Paratur'ion Rites demand comfort and privacy for mothers away for childbirth, while friends and family descend on their houses to prepare for the coming newborn with work, food, and song.

First Focus
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
Premiere Ball
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 8, 2020
Silver Family Birthdays
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 14, 2020
Mysum Birth Ceremony
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 31, 2020
The First Cry
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 20, 2020
Bora
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 3, 2020
The Offering
Tradition / Ritual | Aug 1, 2020

Know as the Offering or Reveal, Children of The Dancer practice a coming of age ritual to welcome young children to the faith.

Height of Season
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 17, 2020
Birthday Celebrations
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 16, 2020

How and why birthdays are celebrated

Eighth Year Celebration
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 13, 2020
The Nostarë Olinwa
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 16, 2020
Bonding Ceremony
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 16, 2020
Geburtstag der Halastjörnur
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 15, 2020
Tilgish Annual Blessing for One's Birth
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 30, 2020

The Tilgish don't have much, but that doesn't keep them from celebrating and remembering their people's births.

Troll Birthdays
Tradition / Ritual | Jul 11, 2020


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