Anonymous said: Did you like the Dark Tower Trilogy from Stephen King? *__*
I actually have never read it ever, although I have had one person mention that Devon reminds them of a character from it :O
Stop what you’re doing and look up local used book stores and find the first few books and start reading now.
@1 day ago with 3 notes
#ask #and you shall recieve
@5 days ago with 1 note
#art #waystray #saturday #map #world building #concept
Waystray Saturday >:O!
So today we’re still focussing on nitty gritty world building. We’ve had a lot of the basics established for a long time, but for the past couple weeks have been reworking everything for a more naturalistic and developed sense as opposed to the rough conceptual state it used to be in, and have been steadily filling out some broad detailing. Got three map samples, the original landmasses map, elevation with major water bodies, cites and cities and climate map with same details.
I’ve been placing hundreds of major towns and cites over the past couple of days. Rough purpose of each is listed next to the town along with the name. (Don’t think they can be seen on these images, I think tumblr resizes everything) Old names still need to be reconsidered (definitely doing that today! Just get it out of the way already!) and tweaked for new specifications based on local language and culture. Will have more details on what’s going on in these later.
Funfact: photos of lightning makes for fabulous river shapes.
@2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#art #character #waystray
Sacha is a servant of the church in a reclusive, underground tundra-city called Whiteston. Specifically, they’re a Genul (pronounced jee-nul), which is an intersex born individual whom are considered divine and destined to help people. They’re forced into the church’s care at birth and basically made to live fairly dictated lives for the sake of the public. They’re effectively people sanctioned as walking confessionals and public activists, and as such have developed much sway within the politics and society as a whole. They don’t make money and cannot purchase anything, but the populace and church covers their needs and often just give them whatever they ask for. Usually, in gratitude for service they give to people, they are given ankle, head and waist jewelry.
There’s not really a lot of rules applied to Genuls and you’d never find one punished for acting in a way unexpected of them, but if they don’t comply with expectations, the church will basically bother the ever living crap out of them to see “what’s wrong” until they follow whatever expectation they’re breaking.
Sacha is helping Raleigh out for a while, which is involving a lot of confusion on part of the party because they have not a clue what a Genul is (or even have a concept of what an intersex person is), while Sacha has no idea that other cultures aren’t the same as Whiteston.
@2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#art #waystray #saturday
Our work schedules have been dumb enough for a while now that we’ve set aside Saturdays specifically for working on Wayfaring Strangers concepts and writing. So it will now also be the days I post our concepts and writings! Waystray Saturday! Yay!
We’re overhauling the races so they’re even further from the generic high fantasy stuff they were inspired from. We originally had p expectable elf/human/halfling/dwarf, but have been steadily changing them from their original concept to entirely new races. Devon’s honestly not even really an elf anymore just because of how different elves have become. I’m hoping to make a lineup with descriptions of them sometime soon :V
So here are some new things for halflings. They have crazy hands and asymmetrical antlers! Also super short bodies and they weigh basically nothing! They’re more like wacky air spirits if air spirits decided to have bodies. Will give more detail into all their changes in the future, but it covers a great deal of physiological and psychological attributes.