Nightlands: The Basalt Realms

A line of thinking to explain how a common trope dwarven city iconography could work.

Dwarven Cities, Wild Fae and Volcanic Venting )

U-Turn back to geothermal )

Nightlands: The Queen's Domain

Okay so I have been batting around the subject of the Seelie Queen for a while so I really need to pin down at least some of it. I will also say? Porn thoughts. Porn thoughts were totally going on.

Queen of the Seelie )

Nightlands: Daylands Thoughts

My thoughts on the world outside the Nightlands are mostly vague, but that doesn't mean I haven't briefly thought about it, more than once.

Before and after Nightfall, and around the other side of the world )

Random Nightlands Thoughts

So now the High Elf file is posted, I want to start in on some of my random thoughts that I can't get myself to write something coherent.

Thoughts from the land of permanent night )

Well that was mostly dragons so far.

Nightlands: High Elves (Incomplete)

This has been sitting in a file for a while and I have been thinking about little asides, but a lot of those asides can reference High Elf lore that is in this profile, so now I am posting it, incomplete as it may be.

The High Immortals )

Random Nightlands Bits from

After I decided to put Expies of the Silmarils into the Nightlands my answering panel of versions of Kizár has been joined by "Nightlands Elennárë" - Elená - who puts in little anecdotes about her life.

Here is a collection of them: In the snow, under the stars of eternal night... )

Nightlands - Nightfall

Okay, so I have a rough outline of the real history of how the Nightlands came into existence, and want to lay it out.

The Three Stars, the Sun War and the Fall of Night )

That is a rough outline of Nightlands pre-history, how they really came to exist, and the part the Three Sisters had in it. Most common folk, both Human and Middle Elven, don't know this story. Nightfall is so far back (probably about ten thousand years before Current Era) that the events have become legend and myth. Some vague idea does remain in the stories of ancient magical wars, or Moon Goddess verses Sun God, but they have drifted far off the truth. The High Elves remember, as do the Queens of the two Fae Courts, but in the case of all those groups, they tend to keep the truth to themselves.

I don't have names for all the players involved either, and those I do have tend to be cribbed straight from LotR and RB-verse, as is language, with the Quendár language taking straight from Quenya and Kessír more from Sindarin.

Nightlands Geography

So I want a very rough outline of the Nightlands layout and maybe an overview of the dominant kingdoms, political powers, ethnic groups and notable creatures.

Who, What, Where... )

Nightlands Races

I want to start outlining some races for the Nightlands, starting with Elves.

Harry Potter: Avatar Of Magic (Plotbunny)

I have been turning over a HP idea, but like so many things that I keep and turn over for a while, it grew huge and frankly, from what I know from my time on the Hobbit kink meme, big detailed plotbunnies often never get picked up. It's the simple ones that get picked up, maybe because simplicity makes them easier for writers to work out their own way of writing them.

So anyway, I'm dumping this one here so I can, hopefully, put it to rest. Sometimes writing something out does that.

Do an ancient ritual wrong and you never know what you will unleash )

Alternate: Harry the Avatar of Magic )
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World Concept: Gods Amongst Us

I have a developing idea of another concept, though it does not contain nearly as much detail as the Nightlands one.

The basic idea is of a society that has, at some point in it's past, a divine war that resulted in all the gods being thrown out of the divine planes, and relegated to living as mortals, reincarnating over and over again.

The first and biggest effect of this is that any demi-god child and their descendants for several generations have a measure of divine ability - more commonly known as magic. Their magic also tends to follow what their divine ancestor is patron of - a water god will spawn water mages, a fire god will spawn fire mages, etc.
There are exceptions, but they are very rare. Magic pre-existed the divine war, but it was rare for humans to be able to channel it, with most magic-using being more people using magical objects or priests and clerics receiving divine aid.
However there has always been a goddess of magic, and her descendants can defy common patterns of reducing magical ability, with a mage being born four or more generations after the goddess but having demi-god strength. Descendants of the goddess of magic also have no perceptible alignment in their magic, potentially being able to cast anything and everything.

The second issue is that some of the gods can cause trouble when they become aware of their divine nature. This more than the issue of parenting mages has given rise to an order of Watchers who have taken up the task of keeping track of the gods when they incarnate, and if they start to cause trouble for normal people, kill them.

Some gods incarnate in certain family lines - usually the more reliable and predictable ones. Some have a tendency to incarnate in certain areas - a forest god gets born near a forest, a sea god is born in a coastal or island village, even a god of Justice tends to be born in a city because that is where law courts and universities that teach law are located. These gods are slightly more difficult to track, but often can be found before they reach puberty.

But the ones the Watchers are most concerned with are the ones with less definite patterns - random parentage, random location of birth.

Some Watchers have become so prejudiced about the gods they would prefer to kill them on sight and will find any excuse to get rid of them.

Meanwhile there are some gods who want to live unassuming lives, playing at being mortal, and then there are some who are vicious, violent, or scheming plotters who inevitably want to grab power and rule as tyrants. The former get misunderstood by prejudiced Watchers, when something drives them to defend themselves - like loggers trying to log the forest that is home to a forest deity and the deity trying to stop them - while often Watchers cite the latter as reason why all of the gods are dangerous, all of the time.


And now for PLOT! )

World Concept: Nightlands

I have an idea for a fantasy world that I have been going over in my mind for the last few months now and I want to get at least some of it down, somewhere.

Into the dark... )
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The True History of Andraste - Now with Quest-verse!

I want to collate my thoughts on the Silmarils in Thedas somewhere, so where else but here?

Andraste Hates the Chantry )

DA:I Revision )

Bonus Notes )

Ficlet Bits and Quest-verse )
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Wishes-verse, Stone-verse and other solos.

In the mind of not losing track of Wishes-verse scenes, I have decide to set up a new post for it.

The Captain, the Ex-Slaveand his Lucky Rock )

Here's a couple of other pieces - an independent piece and the start of a new 'verse.

When Boromir died, he found his existence had only just begun.


The Captain, the Stoneand the Arcane Smith )