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Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Zephyr on Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:31 pm

this is the realm of Caelva; a rough, wild land that was ravaged by a great evil 200 years ago. There are various small towns and villages  around the place, but more often than not you'll come across a bandit's hideout or a den of vicious beasts. The ruins of the old world dot the landscape, and they're either home to dangerous monsters, highwaymen, or ancient treasure. 

more to be added when I think of it, or when I feel like it


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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Zephyr on Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:38 pm

The Magic Of Caelva:

The magic of this Caelva's world can be put into three categories, listed below. No one can use more than one kind of magic. 

Spirit Magic: Considered to be gifts bestowed upon people by a higher power, this magic can't be taught. It involves things like special abilities or powers. For example, The beast echoes employed by my character are considered spirit magic. Another example would be the ability to heal wounds and cure ailments. It is said that this type of magic was created and given to men by the gods themselves. This magic is unique, in that it is possible to pass this down to your children through birth.

Elemental Magic: This is a very ancient, wide-ranging type of magic. It can range anywhere from creating a little flame on your finger to creating a violent thunderstorm to strike down an army. This is a very difficult and time-consuming type of magic to master, and aspiring users usually see their lives consumed by pursuing it. This category also includes conjuration as a subsection. These casters are able to summon elementals, non-living constructs. Novices can conjure wood and water elementals, the more advanced they get, they'll summon stone, ice, ore, fire, and finally storm elementals. These constructs will carry out every command given to them to the best of their abilities. It is said that this kind of magic was created by the first men.

Black Magic: sometimes referred to as blood magic, and is considered by most people to be dark and evil. It involves the raising of dead, the summoning of demons, and the application of curses and hexes. It is said that this kind of magic was created by the Cursed God and his devil servants.

Potioncraft: This art is not technically a school of magic, but deserves an honorable mention. Used mainly by chemists and witches, users of this craft takes ingredients found all over the world, magical or otherwise, and turn them into useful potions or deadly poisons.


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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Zephyr on Tue May 02, 2017 7:10 pm

The Geography of Caelva: 

Interestingly, the world of this story is actually called Aunimat. Caelva is just one region, and west, separated by mountains, is Aurem, a more fortified and re-developed nation known for its militarism and craftsmanship. To the east of Caelva is the Valka Sea, which borders both Caelva and the nation of Valka, a rough, mountainous region consisting of a group of towns and fishing villages whose jarls agree with each other just enough to sometimes call themselves a government. When they're not raiding each other, they're raiding villages on the Caelvan side of the sea. The northern reaches of Caelva stretch all the way up into the mountain ranges and snowy tundras to the north, where it also borders with Valka. The tribes and clans that call these lands on either side of the border home have more or less a truce as life up there is hard enough battling the elements. To the south of Caelva is a country called Praxis, a varied landscape of grasslands, forests, and rivers that is home to a population mostly of traders and hunters. Further south, beyond Praxis, the dry grasslands turn to the rough foothills of the Pramin Mountain range, beyond which lies a vast desert expanse, beyond which nothing is known by northern cartographers.


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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Zephyr on Tue May 02, 2017 7:15 pm

The Creatures of Caelva

This world is filled with the everyday animals you'd find on Earth. It also has all the mythological animals and beasts the people classify as monsters, but they're of course different in this story. 
The following are just examples, and do not represent a complete list of Aunimat's beastiary. 

Dragons: the dragons in Caelva resemble asian lungs, and are very powerful and intelligent, though they don't speak the human tongue. There are a a few different types of dragons that use elemental attacks suggested by their names; for instance, Fire Dragon, Storm Dragon, Water Dragon, and Spirit Dragon(these are extremely rare, and are venerated as gods by those lucky enough to meet them. Legend has it that they've been known to grant gifts of spirit magic to those they deem worthy.

Werewolves: This one's pretty straightforward. Get bitten by one, turn into one every full moon, hurt by silver. 

Vampires: Again, standard issue. Hurt by sunlight, drinks blood for sustenance. They live forever, but slowly grow more ghastly and beastial as time goes on. Elder vampires can barely resemble humans if they've existed long enough. 

Undead: Apart from Vampries, undead are animated thralls brought back by necromancers to carry out their demands. They can look like anything from freshly-dead corpses to skeletons. Additionally, a necromancer can also bring beasts back, but as the beasts get more powerful, they require stronger magic to reanimate them. Ex. a novice necromancer couldn't reanimate a dragon. 

Fairies: These are small, lithe feminine creatures that fly around and use illusory magic. They have Long, iridescent insect wings and faces that look like they all wear stone-like masks, with a crown of feathers and only their mouths showing, which hide two rows of sharp teeth.  They have skin colors ranging from light grey to pale blues, greens, and pinks. Their bodies resemble thin, young human females but with no human genitalia. Here's the kicker; they're carnivorous predators. 

Basilisks: These are basically large, serpentine lizards  with feathered tails, and the head of a monstrous-looking rooster. It's dumb and carnivorous, and its gaze turns its victims to stone. 

Megafauna: In the northern reaches of Aunimat, megafauna such as mammoths, saber tooth cats, giant sloths, and much more roam wild. And since one third of Caelva lies in the northern climate, the snowy forests, plains, and mountains of northern Caelva are home to these beasts.

Human subraces: There are many human subraces in Aunimat, which will henceforth be referred to as simply races, that are home to certain regions. Northrons hail from the northern regions, and are more resistant to the cold, cold-based magic, and are generally physically stronger. They're found in northern Caelva. In the central regions; the plains, rolling hills, and rivers of middle Aunimat dwell the Castells, a proud, industrious race. They are proud warriors, and even prouder bakers. They can be found in central Caelva. Southern Caelva is home to vast wetlands, and wild forests. It's also home to the Elreeds, a race of hunters, rangers, trappers, and fishers that did the impossible, and settled in the rough wildlands and boggy swamps and made their mark selling both lumber and skins. The Northrons, Castells, and Elreeds are all races that are native/live primarily in Caelva, but there are notable races that are foreign to it. These include, but are not limited to the Valkans, and the Auremine. The Valkans hail from across the Valkan sea on the western side of Caelva. They made their mark as fishers, sailers, cartographers, and raiders. To the east is a vast country called Aurem, separated from Caelva by an tall mountain range. It is roughly three times the size of Caelva, and is united under the Auremine race, specifically a dynasty of emperors(current ruler: Emperor Mal of the Ruang Dynasty.) Aurem is dotted by mountains and fields, and has the most mines of any country in Aunimat. Auremine made their mark in the world by being exceptional blacksmiths and craftsmen, and even moreso by being conquerors. The people of Praxis are referred to as Praxim, and most tend to be hunters, trappers, and traders.

The Spirit Lords: There are certain powerful, ancient spirits who lord over their respective biomes, for the whole world, but only a few dwell in Caelva. 
 -The Forest Lord: A giant stag with overgrown moss and fungi on its back, dwelling in Oligard Forest in southern Caelva. 
 -The Mountain Lord: A giant eagle, all white with wings as large as a barn, dwelling in Doleran Mountains in northern Caelva.
 -The Sea Lord: A giant squid, living in the deepest trench of the Valka Sea.
the existence of these spirits is a rumor to the common folk of Caelva. Told as jokes in inns, or cautionary tales told to children. 

if there's anything you think I forgot to mention here, or beasts that you want me to translate to Caelva lore, just let me know


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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Zephyr on Tue May 02, 2017 7:55 pm

Characters: 

I'm gonna make my characters' bios in my thread in the character generation forum, and then crosspost them here, you guys can too if you want idc

Name: Nessa Ranto(RAHN-to)

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Race: Northron

Weight: 155 lbs

Height: 6'3

*Eye color: Red

*Skin color: Pale

*Hair color: Black


*Hair Style: Short and bobbed, about neck length. No bangs, her hair is sideswept

*Body build: Fit. She has small boobs, but a sizeable butt

Personality: Distant, doesn't socialize easy. But if she manages to, she'll turn out to be a good and loyal friend. She's a fierce fighter.  

Sexuality: She's unsure. Not only about what gender she likes, but if she even likes anyone. 

Clothing choice: Black hide sleeveless chest armor with a fur trim, cut to reveal midriff, with a tight beige tunic underneath. A scarlet linen wrap she uses as a waist cover and butt cape, and black thigh-length leather boots. 

Class: Spirit Magic user (see Caelva story thread for details)

Special powers: She's been blessed with a unique hereditary form of spirit magic wherein for a short time she can utilize certain beast-related powers, called Beast Echoes. It's a rare form of magic unique to her tribe from the northern region of Caelva. They're attained by performing an ancient rite involving searching for a prime, alpha specimen of a species of animal, slaying it, and absorbing its beast echoe. She has two to start with. 
 -Deer echo: When activating this power, she has near limitless stamina.
 -Rabbit echo: When activating this power, her speed, reflexes, and hearing increase extremely.
-Bear echo: Increased strength, and any damage that would kill or seriously wound her otherwise would now only be minor scratches.
(I'll add more when she finds more echoes in the story)

Weapon: A black stone spear adorned with red feathers.

Alternate weapons: A long, steel knife

Background story: She hails from a tribe of hunter/gatherers from the northern mountians of Caelva(the Doleran Mountains). She traveled south to find her father, who recently went missing.


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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Razorshell on Fri May 05, 2017 6:27 pm

Razorshell wrote:Name: Festoon Greenheart

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Race: Human (Elreed)

Weight: 120

Height: 5'7

*Eye color: Gold green

*Skin color: Tan

*Hair color: Black

*Body build: Muscular and lean.

Personality: Loyal to his allies and his world. fun loving and likes to chill.

Sexuality: Straight

Clothing choice: Leathers and hide boots.

Class: Ranger

Special powers:  A special spirit magic known by the Elreed as Nature's blessing. GFranting him an empathic link to animals. Like his Companion Fang the Sabertooth cat. Cand also control plants.

Weapon: twin swords

Alternate weapons: Bow Arrows and Fang

Background story: As a young boy he was fascinated with the world. At the age of 12 he got a saber kitten for his birthday, Over the years he And Fang grew close. He And fang now travel Calvea. seeking to learn more about it.
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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Arcus on Fri May 05, 2017 7:07 pm

Arcus wrote:For Caelva

Name: Maple

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Race: Castell

Weight: I dunno

Height: 5"2

*Eye color: Blue

*Skin color: Fairish

*Hair color: Black, worn long and kept in low twin tails behind her

*Body build: Like Nessa

Personality: Friendly, outgoing and altruistic.

Clothing choice: This https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/110/images/14198-2-1333339463.jpg And also a cute little robin hood style hat with a multi-colored feather

Class: Summoner

Special powers: Capable of summoning basic wood elemental minions and shooting fireballs

Weapon: A scepter made from hard wood and topped with ornate purplish gem

Alternate weapons: Her minion, I suppose

Background story: A mage from the town of Oakshire, she set out from her childhood home to seek knowledge of summoning the elementals of Caelva.
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Re: Caelva (Storyboard/Worldbuilding thread)

Post by Zephyr on Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:37 pm

Name:  Iro

Age: 19

Gender:  Male

Race:  Auremine

Weight: 170 lbs

Height: 6'3

*Eye color: Green

*Skin color: Fair

*Hair color: Brown


*Hair Style:  Short, wavy hair

*Body build: Fit, but more on the skinny side

Personality: Cowardly, and more than willing to run from most situations.

Sexuality:  Straight

Clothing choice: Cheap, pre-owned iron plate armor, covered in dents and scratches left by enemies of the previous owner.

Class: Knight (formerly of the Aurem military)

Special powers: None

Weapon: A crude iron mace, dented, nicked, and slightly rusted.

Alternate weapons: A wooden shield, bound and embossed by iron.

Background story:  A deserter of the Aurem military, he quickly sold the quality bronze and steel armor and weapons used by the Auremine warriors issued to him and disguised himself as any old mercenary or adventurer you'd find in Caelva. He's been on the run ever since.
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