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    234 KB Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:12 No.15089605  
    Shared world building time, /tg/

    >Each post will add a piece of fluff and lore and we will continue to accumulate lore until we have a world. Fluff will only be discarded if it's a direct contradiction or has many detractors.

    This world has six continents.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:13 No.15089614
    Every square inch of all 6 continents is constantly on fire
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:13 No.15089618
    The highest mountain has a cap stone created from pure jade
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:14 No.15089627
    Each continent houses a piece of an ancient and powerful golem/sword/demon/armor.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:14 No.15089628
    Staggering number of active volcanos.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:14 No.15089630

    All of the civilized races live in floating cities, except for a relatively primitive race descended from Fire Elementals who have conquered the surface world and worship the flying cities as gods.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:15 No.15089632
    Ridiculous. I'm excluding this.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:15 No.15089637
    Magic works like in Shadowrun in that their are two main ways for the user to channel it, externally to manipulate their environment, or internally to enhance their physical capabilities.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:16 No.15089639
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    Yeah, well fuck you, too.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:17 No.15089644
    There is also a civilization below the surface. The sky and underground dwellers only have vague legends of each other from before the burnening.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:17 No.15089646
    Actually, this is awesome. >>15089614 has been redeemed
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:18 No.15089651
    The floating cities are powered by active magic volanoes and the demon/golem/artifact/etc... that turned the world to flames is housed piece by piece inside of each floating city?
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:18 No.15089654
    Dragons share a hivemind consciousness.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:18 No.15089656
    >The Burnening
    Anything before The Burnening? What heresy is this?!
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:18 No.15089657
    holy shit. this is why /tg/ is the best board on 4chan
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:19 No.15089658
    Also the gun is good, the penis is bad.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:19 No.15089659
    the main religion (covering 3 continents) worships a deity that is believed to take the form of a rabbit.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:19 No.15089663

    Thousands of years ago, a supremely powerful group of Fire Elementals initially set every square inch of the six continents on fire, driving the sky and underground people away from the surface world. During this time, they inadvertently gave birth to the fire people who now rule the land.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:21 No.15089676
    Underground elf mining civilization and sky loving royal dworf civilization.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:21 No.15089677
    there is an evil fire elemental prince by the name of chamicazijiji who plots to reunite the artifact/golem/demon/etc... to gain control over fire and as such the world? Also he is half fiend and as such gained a hellfire prince style.
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    Over the time the elemental learned to make armored bodies from the volcanic rock.

    Because it looks cool.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:21 No.15089683
    the oceans have shrunk, causing the skies to constantly storm
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:21 No.15089684

    Does the others search for a holy relic? Like a Chalice?
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:22 No.15089687
    The Air Elemental warlord, Hyssuf, is his enemy, and works tirelessly to prevent this.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:23 No.15089690
    Due to after effects of magical backlash gravity distortions are common and it is a regular feature to see rivers of lava flowing up mountains or fire shooting up off the ground in great pillars.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:23 No.15089694
    Every continent could be formed by a HUGE golem that sleeps in the ocean. It could be interesting as mythology and/or to create a big caos when one of all of the golems start to rise for any reason.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:24 No.15089709
    Sky dworf have gone slightly insane due to hot atmoshpere and believe that the leader of the dworf panteon of gods is a poultry of some sort.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:24 No.15089711
    The islands in the sky dont fly, but have giant stilt legs.
    Giant golem island cities.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:24 No.15089713
    The elves are constantly on the move, moving from one cavern system on the verge of lava flooding, to another freshly emptied.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:25 No.15089719
    He is a chicken! A chicken!
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:25 No.15089722
    And the legs work. The islands can walk.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:25 No.15089723
    hyper intelligent rodents are the dominant species on two continents.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:26 No.15089729
    A turkey with the head of a goose, and the feathers of a peacock.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:26 No.15089736
    The elves are pray to a race of sentient giant snakes.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:26 No.15089738
    A great, bearded chicken.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:27 No.15089739
    elves are strict catholic
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:27 No.15089742
    Almost forgot, magic users are born being able to use one method or the other, never both.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:27 No.15089752
    What about a world where all the evil creatures are good and all the good ones are evil?
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:27 No.15089754
    Snake moses, snake jesus, etc...
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:28 No.15089759
    Although it is prophecy that when the messiah/madhi-figure comes, She will be the master of both forms.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:28 No.15089764
    The oceans are filled with enormous nonsentient plant life that act as floating islands.

    Some of these floating islands have entire civilsations on them
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:29 No.15089769
    The average turtle has a 300 foot magma breath weapon capable of felling a dragon. Turtles have become rare due to massive territorial fights that leave whole sections of land molten.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:29 No.15089772
    There are lava seas that never harden which contain terrible elemental monsters that even the elemental-descended fire race fears, and likely worships.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:29 No.15089779
    such as a barbarian race with the heads of venus fly traps
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:30 No.15089784

    The golem/sword/demon/armor blasted through the ground when broke apart, disturbing the fire elementals below. The magic from the artifact stirred them to life and they arose with great anger from the ground causing massive volcanoes to form. As the land started to be over taken the original surface dwellers used their magic to escape to the skies. But as we all know, heat rises, and it's only a matter of time before the sky cities are in peril.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:30 No.15089788
    such as a barbarian race with the heads of venus fly traps...
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:30 No.15089790
    When you say chicken three times in the dark your legs are eaten the next night by a nameless shapeless being.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:31 No.15089795
    One of the floating island nations consists entirely androgynous magical humanoids who reproduce by meiosis. They're mostly scholarly and are primarily wizards, sages, scholars, and the like.

    Normal humans think they all look like pretty girls, even though the original Mage who founded their civilizationg and from which all the others divided from was biologically male.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:32 No.15089809
    Consequently, this Rabbit functions as a god of water, to bring forth the rains and quench the flames
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:32 No.15089812
    If you see a graffiti "K" on a wall you should immediately run the opposite direction. Noone knows why but anyone who didnt run hasnt been around to tell the tale afterwards.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:34 No.15089823
    The floating plant islands are often treacherous and filled with dangerous animals.

    Some of the plant islands are actually carnivorous themselves
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:34 No.15089830
    Many races suffer from rampant infertility and fertile males or females are kept as treasure in royal harems. Most royal families are heavily inbred to prevent the spread of infertility.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:35 No.15089834
    There are twelve suns and night lasts only 5 minutes a day
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:37 No.15089839
    The planet itself is sentient, but benign. It hasn't interacted with the races living on it in recorded history, but it knows the going ons of the surface world. It is believed that it will take interest in the world when >>15089759 happens.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:37 No.15089840

    The rabbit god is said to occasionally devour entire plant islands.

    This isn't confirmed, but plant islands do occasionally disappear without warning
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:37 No.15089846

    What's the sauce on that pic?

    it's freaking awesome.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:38 No.15089850
    This is why the race from >>15089795 decided to reproduce asexually.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:38 No.15089855
    In one country, those five minutes are an incredibly dangerous time where phantoms slit the throats of those unfortunate enough to be found wandering the streets. The phantoms are actually in the employment of the Doge of that country.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:39 No.15089869
    The Madhi is said to be the personification of the world's consciousness.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:39 No.15089870
    It's Ashling the Pilgrim from Magic The Gathering's Lorwyn expansion.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:40 No.15089878
    Gnomes have mastered time magic. Chronognomes do not involve themselves with the world itself, only watch. Those who choose to interfere must give up most of there chronomagic.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:41 No.15089884
    Kobolds have developed an interstellar civilization that believes itself so higly advanced it rarely interacts with the fire world and each individual member is on par with a powerful demigod. some kobolds are treated as dieties when they interact with the fire world. Many species have remarked that they have ships similar in shape to rabbits.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:41 No.15089896
    Fire elementals are capable of producing viable offspring with any sexually reproducing race.

    The unfortunate partner is generally burned to death during the process, but not always
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:42 No.15089904
    Dworfs have the inherent magic ability to generate beards on creatures without save.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:43 No.15089908
    Rings of fire resistance are used as wedding rings in such unions. Something only fire elementals can make.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:44 No.15089914
    elves can become trees as a magical ability. This effect is permanent once used and blocks the chrono gnomes vision on the underground. Many elves do this by accident during childhood. The trees superficially resemble turnips.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:45 No.15089926
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    It's a shame that the entire race of awesome fire-elementals died out in that set (that's what happened in Shadowmoor right? I wish they designed awesome races like that more often... Well, at least the metal-people came close.

    Once every 10 years one of the great floating cities hosts a tournament.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:45 No.15089929

    Such a union is the only time fire elementals will ever give a ring of fire resistance to another race.

    Also, in such a union, the rampant infertility doesn't seem to apply, and offspring a often produced (but all offspring are fire elementals)

    Due to these factors, it is seen as a great gift to be proposed to by a fire elemental
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:46 No.15089937
    There is one 'civilized' race, with a Babylonian/Akkadian aesthetic. They lord over the pathetic nomads and use them as sacrifices and slaves.

    There is only one God, and he demands sacrifice for every hour of his reign. So far, he has reigned for over a hundred thousand years. He gave the one civilized race logic, science and culture, where before, there was only filth, starvation and death. The civilized race captures thousands of savages for these sacrifices.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:48 No.15089946
    Because the people of >>15089795 are so pretty, they're occasionally kidnapped and sold as concubines to unwitting nobles. The slave-traders always make it a habit to be out of town by nightfall.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:48 No.15089947

    This race survives entirely within a grand flotilla of ships, larger than most floating cities.

    They generally get their sacrifices from plant islands
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:48 No.15089949
    Chrono gnomes are blind after age 30. Fire elemtentals have a 10% chance of being born with wings (leadership caste) and a 10% chance of being born with far hotter flames capable of burning other elementals (warrior caste).
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:51 No.15089971
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:51 No.15089972
    In the deepest reaches of the west in this land there is a great tower.

    This tower goes up for leagues, and upon entering, appears to go down into the ground for leagues as well. It has been there since before the earliest races settled. The inside of it is not barren though, it is full of... things. Things that prey on those foolish enough to enter it and gain it's secret. What secret? That this tower is present on certain planes of existence and is a single constant gateway between them. It is guarded by horrifying interplanar beings, twisted creatures bred of the space in between planes that have leaked into this tower. The inside is an endless spiral staircase going both up and down, while the center is essentially a bottomless pit.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:51 No.15089973
    Humans were almost wiped out by the Burning. Only a few of the most powerful mages escaped, and now use their incredible powers to work as mercenaries for the Dwarven sky-Kingdoms.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:52 No.15089981

    And a 15% chance of being born blackened and charred, with no ability to generate flames at all (worker/slave class). These traits seem to be hereditary. A union of a warrior and normal has 15% of producing a warrior, and two warriors gives a 25% chance. The same applies to the leader class. Slave class has a whopping 70% chance of producing a slave offspring with another normal fire elemental, so they are generally cast off, and ostracized from the rest of the elementals.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:54 No.15090000
    The hivemind dragons are an exiled space-faring entity which was divided into countless tiny (relatively- these are still dragons we're talking about here) copies of itself and marooned on the planet.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:54 No.15090001
    One of these humans changed himself magically and founded the race of >>15089795
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:55 No.15090004
    The only other humans that exist are the descendants of those underground at the time of the Burning. They are now slaves to the Elf clans.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:55 No.15090011
    Blackened Elementals are often taken as slavers as the lack of fire makes them far less dangerous for the cities.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:55 No.15090012

    Warrior fire elementals burn hot enough to bypass ordinary rings of fire resistance, as such they are legally banned from forming a unrion with another race.

    This doesn't stop them from occasionally taking a member of another race by force and killing them with the flames
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:56 No.15090020
    The "underdark" of this setting is not populated by drow, but by water elementals who cannot breach the surface lest they be killed by being turned to steam.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:57 No.15090026
    It has been said however, that once every thousand years two slave caste elementals can give birth two a warrior/leader caste hybrid. There haven't been any records of this happening in the past however.
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    at times, the rabbit god would unexpectantly give a magic power to young girls deemed worthy by his opinion. So long as they agree to be bound to good will for the rest of their lives. Those who commit one evil deed will be stripped of their power.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:57 No.15090033
    Rings of fire resistance must be used for a warrior cast to not kill another non-warrior elemental while breeding.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:59 No.15090046
    Someone get a drawfag up in this bitch

    There are six sages/messengers that were determined by the Rabbit God to be His representative on each continent. They take the shape of a small mammal. One of which is a Hyrax, another is a Pine Martin. They now travel the world on the backs of large horse-sized blue jays.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:59 No.15090052
    This tower is the source of the "Things" mentioned in
    >>15089855 and

    The Mahdi-figure is said to be the one whole will stop this, but until she arrives, the Things will continue to escape...
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:59 No.15090054

    This will be the Rabbit God. Tuned up to fit with our universe, sure.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)03:59 No.15090055
    >Those who commit one evil deed will be stripped of their power.

    Those stripped of power are exiled, and have formed communities of exiles that are essentially super slums.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:00 No.15090062

    In a union with another race, the offspring of a fire elemental will always be of the same caste as the fire elemental parent.

    Leader caste fire elementals often have harems of other races in order to produce leader caste offspring without risk of producing a normal fire elemental
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:00 No.15090065
    Underground elves are not drow, just elves living underground and running from lava floods. The elves ofen take water elementals by force to make them control lava flows by sacrificing them to the lava.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:01 No.15090071

    Leader caste fire elementals often have harems of other races in order to produce leader caste offspring without risk of producing a normal fire elemental
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:03 No.15090090
    As such, certain elementals of this caste raid the walking cities when the opportunity presents itself, as the winged ones are the only ones able to access them.

    This has lead to the folk tale of "The Red Bat", a great flaming bat-creature that snatches up children who misbehave.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:03 No.15090093
    Old legends foretell that the next great change to come to the world will be the Great Quenching, smothering all flames. While the fire elemental race disbelieves and even vehemently denies such a thing could happen, the subterranean water elemental race prays for it in their main religion.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:06 No.15090103
    It is said this time will be foretold when a chronognome gives up its power inside each of the great cities. If it is to save the cities or destroy them has been up to great debate.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:06 No.15090106
    Once every five years a grand meeting of all the Dwarven Sky-Kings is held, called the Torving. Here, disputes are settled, diplomacy conducted, greviances raised, ritual combat takes place, and petitions are lodged by the lesser Dwarven nobility.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:06 No.15090112
    Because the race of Meiosis Wizards has so many wizards, their island is the one that actually actually does float. Since they're all descended from the same guy, they differentiate between themselves with shapeshifting, tattoos, and other such magical means.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:08 No.15090123
    There is a vast floating plant-island almost the size of a continent at the North Pole. Above it is a floating city of almost equal size. The bitter coldness of the north has led them to both stop moving and rest there. They are both almost deserted, but it is said there is great treasure in the city, and rare, frozen plant life on the island. At several points the plants reach up and pierce the city, as if it had attempted one last growth spasm before it succumbed to the cold. It is spoken of with reverence by the dorfs of the floating cities, as they know that as the fire burns hotter they will need to retreat there. At present though it is inhospitably cold for any of the races of the world, and only explored by mercenaries and adventurers seeking glory.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:09 No.15090124
    One city, seeks out and makes use of these powerful little girls and trains them into a small strikeforce of paladins.

    The citizens, most of which cheer and adore these girls, often donate to their cause and hold festivals and town parties for them.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:11 No.15090137
    The world is known as Kharak.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:12 No.15090149
    These dwarves are split up into three main clans that rule the three main sky-cities, and 8 lesser ones.

    The first main clan is the Runnkriff, master craftsman who are specialists in ice-based magic which they use to capture and use fire elementals to power their furnaces since they believe "living fire is the purest for forging", they are seen as radical by the other clans, but their crafts are of the highest quality.

    The Balum clan is the merchant clan, who (through strict dwarven tradition) are the only ones permitted to openly trade with the rest of the world, all other clans must go through them.

    The final clan are the Murrsol, whose warrior heritage has reached stagnation (think the over-ritualized samurai cliche, but DORFS and not weeaboo). They are on the decline, but their sheer size keeps them ahead
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:13 No.15090159
    The underground elven nomads have developed a resilient paper substance which they use to fold their buildings into shape. If need be, their cities may be easily folded up and carried to the next location.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:15 No.15090172
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:16 No.15090187
    Their government is also isolationist, xenophobic, and germaphobic, so they've sealed their floating island off with magical forcefield. The citizens can leave the island if they want, they can never return, and outsider are forbidden.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:17 No.15090193
    Though most of the fire elementals disbelieve the Great Quenching, radical religious sects occasionally rebel because they believe "the deluge is coming", these revolts are the main source of strife, as the rest of the people are content with the leader class's rule.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:19 No.15090209
    Elves despise magic and are more nature and tribe focused, a more neutral (but chaotic) version of typical orcs.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:21 No.15090221
    a small area, near sealevel, is found to be flameless, for it is a small village of peaceful earth elementals, smothering any flame foolish enough to bother their peaceful area.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:23 No.15090234
    Clan Murrsol is ruled by King Grofomir the Intolerable. Formerly one of the greatest and most powerful Dwarven heroes, he went insane after a victorious yet terrible battle against an invading army of Fire Elementals. Now he is imprisoned in the heart of his Clan's great stronghold, rambling and raving about a great apocalypse that shall destroy the Dwarven sky-cities.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:24 No.15090244

    Escaped slave caste fire elementals often find refuge here, so long as they are peaceful and offer something for the good of all. Most escapees have no trouble contributing, as they have picked up useful skills during their enslavement.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:28 No.15090276
    It is said that the previous ruler of these deserted lands has turned his late son into a lich. This unnamed prince rarely leaves the comfort of his icy throne and will sometimes scare off intruders with his fallen soldiers, temporarily given life outside their cold slumber beneath the ice and snow. Just to return once the threat has left.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:29 No.15090283
    All elves have beards

    All dwarves are clean shaven
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:29 No.15090285
    The rings of flamy resistance are highly coveted by the dwarfs and humans of the sky cities, as they open up huge tracts of the world otherwise unreachable. There are small settlements of refugees who have secured these rings and have decided to reclaim small areas of the mainland. The fire elementals don't like them, seeing them as outsiders in their land. As such there is a body to examine all unions between elementals and fleshies to make sure they're legit and not just seeking asylum/immigration.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:29 No.15090288

    Clan Runnkriff is constantly skirmishing with the fire elementals because of their practice of using fire elementals in forges. The leads to infighting in the other clans who wish to either avoid war or keep the quality of goods up, and pressure from the elemental ambassadors.

    It has also led to exaggerated stories of the terrible dwarves with their prisons of heat and hammers and banging sounds.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:30 No.15090294
    All dwarves have beards
    all elves are cleanshaven

    now I just need one more person and this is overruled.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:30 No.15090297
    The mage island's wizards are experimenting with controling the weather and/or opening portals to the elemental plane of water. The great deluge is planned as a way of putting out the flames and rendering the earth habitable again.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:30 No.15090301

    Please go back to /b/.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:31 No.15090310
    Someone's mad
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:31 No.15090311
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:31 No.15090313
    This. Joining overrule.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:32 No.15090331
    Democracy reached!

    vote for bearded dwarves
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:33 No.15090341
    Clan Balum appears to be headed by King Whurgin, an odd fellow for a Dwarf, but a successful administrator. In fact, King Whurgin was murdered years ago by a Human mage, who has polymorphed himself into Whurgin's form. >>15089973 this mage is siphoning off the Clan's wealth to help fund an unknown magical project. Whatever it is, it must be incredibly dangerous and powerful to require such a drastic step.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:33 No.15090343
    These adventurers who happen upon the rings have formed a loose alliance The Circle's Guild.

    They are generally warriors and thieves who can move about undetected and bring back wealth from the lower lands.


    Think STALKERS. STALKERS in flameland instead of the zone.

    Fuck yeah.

    And to make it more interesting, those inducted into the Circle's Guild have an intricate system of brands (like russian prison tattoos) to identify where they're from and their credibility,
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:34 No.15090348
    one of you should compile this thread into a single pdf because I think I want to run this world for my next campaign
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:34 No.15090349
    Combine with >>15090297 ?
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:35 No.15090357

    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:35 No.15090358
    I added that in to stop westaboo raging.

    Please excuse the crude term.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:36 No.15090361
    He has grown deranged through years of isolation, with nothing but cadavers, necromancy and time. It is said he stages huge re-enactments of famous historical battles and that he is fanatical about every single detail being accurate, down to the buttons on their tunics.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:40 No.15090391
    >one of you should compile this thread into a single pdf because I think I want to run this world for my next campaign

    In that case, we need stats for races, and probably some monsters.

    Actually yeah we need monsters since none have been mentioned other than the "things" from the planar tower, and a flame world has HUGE potential for unique monsters
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:40 No.15090395
    So let me get this strait.

    So far, we have ground level, which is a volcano ridden continent of flames. Then we have giant islands with peg golem legs that move around the world. Floating algae islands with various mutant tribes. Dragons and gnomes who live in space. We have the sky continents dominated mostly my dwarfs. We've got elves who run from lava constantly underground. The water at ground level is shrinking cause it's almost constantly raining on the sky continents, which, by the way, only experience 5 minutes of nighttime as dangerous as Minecraft?

    I think we're getting somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:42 No.15090407
    I'd rather things were kept fairly vague, since limiting this setting to a single system would kind of be a shame.

    leave it to the g/dm to fill in the gaps. the fluff is what's most important anyway
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:45 No.15090423
    Don't forgot the Island of wizards who reproduce by Meiosis
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:45 No.15090431
    The Fire elementals are named the Sskolai.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:45 No.15090432
    also chiming in again to say that you guys are the most creative mother fuckers on the planet
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:50 No.15090458
    The Dwarf means of transport is winged oxen - or Pegasox (Pegasoxen plural).
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:50 No.15090461
    I don't come to /tg/ that often. Are there usually threads like this? If there aren't there should be! This world's remarkably coherent. Should do an MtG plane version of this sometime.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:53 No.15090483
    According to legend there was one man who did not abandon the surface when the burning came, a physical magic user who's mastery of the art was said to be unparalleled. His body was said to be untouchable even by the hands of time, his speed was said to be such that he could race a lightning bolt to it's target and win, and his strength was said to be able to allow him to shatter mountains with his bare fists. Every race claims him as their own, but none can claim to have ever seen him. It is said that when The Madhi comes he will be the one to teach her the physical arts, and that he will accompany her on her quest to right the wrongs of the world.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:54 No.15090495
    >refused bearded dwarves because it clashes with their self-image of themselves as dwarves
    >faggots actually think beards are cool anyway
    >not shit

    The only reason /tg/ seems on topic is because they pretended their way into threads like like being related. If /tg/ was TRULY on topic, all threads would actually be about real existing traditional games.

    Come at me fatties.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:55 No.15090503
    The self dividing wizards are called the Omneseins after their founder Thesidar Omnesein. Knowledge increases among their population like this:

    Wizard knows spell A and Spell B. One of the new Wizards knows Spell A, the other knows Spell B. They each have equal magical power, but each of the new Wizards has is better at Spell A or Spell B than the original. And they're still able to do their own research and learn new spells. The actual act of division is voluntary, taking about a week, but the process can only be started during the 5 minutes of night time. Additionally, most wizards divide only once every few years.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:56 No.15090511
    Occasionally giant tunneling creatures somehow find their way onto one of the legged continents.

    When this occurs a large bounty is placed on the creature as if it is left too long in one area, it can cause large sinkholes in the best case or cause entire sections of land to fall to the burning surface at the worst.

    Because of the threat of these creatures, the bounty is paid at the meeting of the sky civilizations in ceremony to those who can prove the deed done (usually by bringing the large, naturally-jeweled heart of the creature and offering it to the assembly)
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:57 No.15090519
    Woops, should be:
    >After they divide, one of the new Wizards knows Spell A, the other knows Spell B.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)04:58 No.15090525
    And all we know is that he's called "The Stig"
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:01 No.15090552
    Monsters incoming
    Giant mechanical humanoid colossuses which have escaped from Hades (called Hivags in this universe). Hell is depicted as a mechanical rather than firey in this world.
    A race of clockwork gargoyles.
    A virus that causes skin to mysteriously shed. When enough skin is shed it is said to have successfully fed a daemon beast beyond imaginable ferocity. This description is vague and gets applied to many monsters.
    In fact all disease and viruses comes from the tower.
    There is a race of flying whales (WHALES WITH WINGS) that attack the floating cities and cause havoc. They have vacuum-cleaner like mouths and suck up all the life.
    Also the giant snakes mentioned above
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:01 No.15090554

    Traditional Games are all about creativity, you blumbering fucking retard. It is the very foundation on which they are based. Brainstorming characters and settings is VERY /tg/-related.

    Go back to playing Yu-Gi-Oh or some shit. Jesus FUCKING Christ.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:01 No.15090556
    It is said he is the father of all races and that each of his children was born profoundly different from the others. There is a common myth, held by small groups in each civilisation of the overfather, hinting at their common ancestry. They believe he will take union with The Madhi, bringing peace to the world. The father of all races and the physical incarnation of the very world itself, reigning over a peaceful world for aeons. These groups are usually held as heretics, each race largely believing him to be one of them.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:08 No.15090605
    yes, this is his name from now on
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:10 No.15090625
    thus the Madhi's name is "The Jezza"
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:10 No.15090630
    Before the Burning, there were countless deities of all manner of existence. But the Burning gave so much power to the fire deity, that she went insane and slew the entire pantheon, gorging on their power. Only the water god survived the slaughter, but he now exists in hiding, only daring to oppose the insane fire god as the cryptic apperations of a rabbit.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:15 No.15090667
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    The others are a squirrel, a badger (pictured) and an otter.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:17 No.15090680
    You're so full of shit your eyes are brown.

    The vegetation on the world are primarily composed of plants large umbrella leaves which take advantage of the thermal updrafts from the burning to stay afloat.

    Travel between the sky continents is usually done by trained and experienced glider pilots.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:17 No.15090684
    In fact, if one of these wizards divides to the point that the only thing they know is a spell (37 times in succession), and nothing else of the mind is left, they become constant conduits of that spell. For example, exactly 37 of these Conduits, each channeling the levitation spell is what keeps the 370 sq. mile island up in the air. Another 37 generate the forcefield surrounding it. In fact, 37 is magically significant in this world. For example, a wizard's staff might have 37 foci, or a telescope with 37 enchanted lenses, so on and so forth. This is because in this world, 37 is the number of times a magical field can be wrapped around itself before it collapses..
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:21 No.15090716
    any wizard can learn new things in a traditional manner as well, and pass on the knowledge
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:43 No.15090839
    And not all of them are wizards, either. Since knowledge after a division is divided unpredictably, sometimes a newly divided omnesein doesn't know any Magic at all. These less magically inclined ones can still learn it traditionally if they so choose, but often they go into other fields like Architecture, Engineering, or Adventuring. In fact, the Omnesein security force is one of the most highly trained group of physical fighters, on par with the dwarven warriors. Even so, they are generally looked down upon by the wizards and intellectuals, who think they're brutish and unfitting of being descended from the Omnesein founder.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:50 No.15090872
    It's a shame this thread died ;_;
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:51 No.15090880
    Try contributing something instead of whining about it then.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)05:52 No.15090885
    But whining's easierrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:08 No.15090937

    I don't know, this is fleshed out enough that if we did much more we'd bog it down.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:23 No.15090981
    Someone compile this into a PDF!
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:25 No.15090994
    Um. You?
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:31 No.15091027
    Before the Burnening, during the events leading up to it, one of the great kings of the previous civilizations locked himself away in an extra dimensional plane to avoid dying.

    Being the first one on this particular plane, he found himself with the power to create, and went about creating his own custom world, in which he was immortal.

    Thousands of years later, his plane is now a bustling world, counterpart to the Burnenated Land.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:35 No.15091043
    But being so long in a realm of pure energy and imagination his creatures or subjects or whatever are emerging from the tower hideously deformed to the denizens of the burninated world. While his world is complete and functioning with a good economy and great busy cities it appears as pure abomination to any outsiders. It is found at the top of the great tower.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:40 No.15091061
    >It is found at the top of the great tower

    Tower doesn't have a top, it's endless. But it can connect to the tower as one of the planes it goes through.

    Also mindflayers have gone technically extinct, with all that remains of their civilization being a coven of ilithid lichs who lurk beneath the world and try to perfect their psionics to try and reclaim the underdark, and someday the world.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)06:48 No.15091094
    As you descend the tower you reach points in the future of the burninated world. Strange and savage fire elementals reside there, seeking refuge from the deluge. Some of the most ferocious fire monsters are glimpses of the future.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)07:07 No.15091177
    the dwarves are called such because they "dwarf" other races not the other way round

    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)07:11 No.15091198

    They are more accurately called Dwarfers. This got mangled as speech does, and got turned into dwarvers, then dwarves.
    >> Anonymous 05/29/11(Sun)08:39 No.15091577
    Fire elemental ambassadors wear heavy suits of rock and other fire-retardant materials in order to avoid accidentally burning something.

    The suits they wear are coloured a deep purple

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