New Icon! Jan11 djinni‘s wonderful work! This is Autumn, and now I suppose I should write more about her, shouldn’t I? 🙂
Well, yes. I am intrigued by her and her family.
Me, too. I wonder if I can get away with organic worldbuilding with stranded?
I think so. Loosely connected stories should bring it out bit by bit.
Organic it is. I can focus on builded worldbuilding with Reiassan.
*nods* I tend to switch between the two. Sometimes you need to plan things, other times you need to write. When I finish this novel (and I will, it may just take more time than I want) I will have to sit down and poke the world hard, I think.
(Hee! Dragon!) Yeah, all the poking I have to do with Addergoole later on makes me more hesitant about organic world-building.
*nods* I do not anticipate it being very fun. But I think I have the beginnings of how to solve a few things. I’m still pondering, and hope to get back to writing next week. Dragon! Faswyth looks rather happy – I suspect he is lecturing someone.
*giggle* yay dragons! I am putting off SOOO much worldbuilding for Reiassan. Autumn looks thrilled. Did you see Jamian?
I did. He looks sad and nervous. Which makes some sense. And yes, yay dragons! Argh, worldbuilding.
That’s right, we had that conversation! Yeah. My next step with Reiassan is a timeline of technology. That’s kind of terrifying.
Good luck! I need to do a better job on the history and magic. The technology is mostly at a medieval level, and while gnomes may change that quickly, their work is not totally reliable. Plus I don’t intend to write in a far-future of this place.
Even not writing a far-future, I need to know where there are, equiv. to Terran history, where their magic has buffed them and where it’s held them back. History would help, too. I think they have long dynastic periods marked by a single Emperor/Empress.
*nods* That all makes sense. I do need to think about the history of my little kingdom, though it is rather short (200 years or so) and does not seem to involve kings…
*chortle* Yeah. “Kingdom” is one of those words…
Yes, I know! It wants to be called the Kingdom of the Mystical Mountains, but I’m not sure they have a monarchy, or at least It may be more like a symbolic monarchy with a council. These people did immigrate over the mountains to get there, and I thin the place they came from has a monarchy (or at least did when they left).
Hrm. Habit of calling oneself a kingdom, maybe? I like the symbolic monarchy idea, but I’m not sure how common it is outside of modern times.
Well, if they are used to having a king, but after traveling as a group through hostile mountains (with emphasis on hostile) no longer really want one, they might have set up a symbolic one to start with. Possibly the most senior member of the council gets called “king” or “queen.” Or, they are just used to using the word, and it stuck.
Like um… King of Kings. Not God, but a first among equals.
Along those lines, yes. I’m still considering it. The overarching politics of the country barely comes up in this novel – there is mention of a transportation enforcement service which checks landing zones, and of course there is money which might have a king or queen’s face on it… but on the whole the politics that matters is the politics of either the library system or the dragons. So I don’t need to have it all figured out to jut keep writing (for that, I just need to get my but in gear, and start taking the laptop to work again).