Random thought: Zurbanian women shade their eyelids with pollen of exotic flowers. Some are poisonous (mildly), but believed to attract men.
What posessed me today was an idea of releasing the worldbuild before I publish (or self-publish, which is way more likely) the book.
The floor plans.
Raising awareness through Kickstarter or likes of it—I give you the World, already built, you give me the story set in it, and see how it fits within mine? An fundraising inverse version of fan fiction? Write me a story, set in the world I built for you (I set the general rules, of course, for it is a sword-and-shield level civilization, no firearms, etc.), and, if selected, get published alongside my humble self?
Is anyone stupid enough to bite on that?
That is the question…
Floor plan of the Keep, at least of the Verra’s quarters.
Map of Stormhold Castle
Map of Stormhold City (?)
Map of the Circle of Known Lands (this one I at least started…)
Floor plan of The Oaken Chest
What else? (and when… during the review of the first draft by the not yet formed group of alpha readers?)
I have decided not to limit the magic system of Gifts to the original idea of them being only normal human abilities, developed to the next level. It is still going to be true to the Gifts like Mender, Reader, Sentinel, etc., but even a Musician does not fall under this category, since absolute pitch is not hearing, but the way the brain processes the sound.
The mental abilities are different: Twinlinks, Listeners, Whisperers, Compellers, and now a sliver of telekinesis with freshly Discovered Nudger (tentatively), gives much more flexibility to the system…