EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author











EXTREME SPOILER WARNING!

Please be aware that nearly every page on this website contains spoilers to something. I talk about a lot of fandoms, and go into great detail analyzing them when I do. If I am talking about The Witcher series, InuYasha, Disney Ducks, the Quaraun series, or any other fandom, you WILL encounter spoilers about it. 

Now that we've reached 10,000 pages, it has become necessary to create a new method of indexing the pages, seeing how it's not possible to link 10,000 pages from the navabar... heck, I had trouble just linking the top 100 pages in the navabar! LOL!

Since moving to this new url in 2013, I've been linking the top 100 most visited pages in the navabar and then linking to everything else from them. As of October 15, 2017, that system is being replaced with this one, which, hopefully will make it easier for you to navigate around this massive site.

So, now I'm creating topic pages, which will contain this links to the pages, and I'll just link to the topic pages in the navabar instead. Hopefully this system of indexing the pages will make it easier for you to find the pages you are looking for.

Enjoy!

This page's topic is...

Fantasy World Building...

Writing Fantasy Books
| World Building For Authors |
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas
Ethnographical Questionnaire




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Writing Fantasy Books 
| World Building For Authors |
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas
Ethnographical Questionnaire

In my random internet browsing today I ran across a site with a page called: The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire.

It's absolutely fascinating.

If you have never seen it before, you must go look at it immediately. It's wonderful.

I found it while searching for brainstorming ideas for world building. Every world builder should have access to this list. Every world builder should take this list and answer every single question about their world and see how well it is they really know the world which they have created.

This list is absolutely, positively amazing. I am so glad I found it. I mean, you know how much I love world building and answering questions and this is both of those activities rolled into one! Could anything be more perfect?

What the page is, basically is a massive set of questions to ask you characters about the world they live in. Cool. I figured it'd be a great exercise to use this against Quaraun world and see what we know about the world he lives in.

As there are too many questions to answer them all on one page and so many questions that it'll probably take me a few weeks at least to get around to answering them all, I'm making this page to index the questions, and as I answer them, I'll turn each of the questions into a link to the page where I answered it.

Who knows how long it'll take me to fill up this list and turn them all into links! LOL!

If you are building a world of your own, why not take these questions and answering them on your own site about your own world?

Need a place to share your pages with other authors? I got a  FB Group  just for that. Go ahead and join and post links to your books, author blogs, reddit posts, whatever else author related you have to share with us!


Writing Fantasy Books 
| World Building For Authors |
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas
Ethnographical Questionnaire








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Writing Fantasy Books 
| World Building For Authors |
The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas 
Ethnographical Questionnaire

Just look at how many questions there are on this thing! A few hundred! Wow! I don't know where to start.

But you know what? With as many questions as came with that list, I think, there still ain't enough and I'm just gonna go ahead and add me some more.

The original questions are in the list format under each section title header. At the bottom of each section I've added a little double row grid box. Those are the extra questions I've added to this list.

In all, with the original questions and the extra additional questions I added to it, there are more than 1,000 questions on this page.

1,000 questions about world building.

1,000 questions to help you build your fantasy realm for your novel.

1,000+ questions on creating a fictional society that is as realistic lifelike and as diverse as the real world, to increase your readers' perception of the level of reality within your fictional world.

What you are looking at it the ultimate questionaire to help you build the ultimate planet for your fictional characters to live on.

Now, the list, as it is, is a list of questions, for you to answer about your own world. The questions which are active links to other pages, are my own answers to the questions. As I answer each question, I'll turn it into a link to the page where I answered the question, if you are interested in seeing how I answered them for Quaraun's world.

But first, let's find out who the characters are who live in this here world...


Meet The Characters


The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas 
Ethnographical Questionnaire
(With my questions added to it, in the boxes under each section)

Questions of Place

  1. Describe the geography of where your society calls home.
  2. Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons?
  3. What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to?
  4. What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography?
  5. How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional?
  6. What are the most commonly-grown foods?
  7. What are the most commonly-eaten meats?
  8. What foods are considered exotic or expensive?
  9. What forms of alcohol are common? Rare?
  10. Is there usually enough food and water for the population?
  11. What is this place's most abundant resource?
  12. What is its most valuable resource?
  13. What resource is it most lacking?
  14. How do people travel from one place to another?
  15. Are the borders secure? In what way?
  16. How many people live here?
  17. Where in this place do they congregate?
  18. What part of this place do they avoid? Why?
  19. What are the most common domesticated animals here? And what are they domesticated for?
  20. What are the most common wild animals? How are wild animals treated?
  21. Which animals are likely to be pets? Which o