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Writing Fantasy Books:
What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? 



Writing Fantasy Books:
World Building:

What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? 
&
When strangers meet on the road,
why do they walk together? 

I am answering random questions today about world building, over on Reddit and decided to take my answers from there and expand upon them even further over here. So that's what this page is. Me rambling on about various aspects of world building techniques I use when writing the Quaraun series. The questions I am answering are embedded here. Clicking the link in the embedded question will take you to the original Reddit page where you can see the original answer along with other people's answers. If you wish to comment, you can do so on the Reddit page where a place to do so is provided.

Writing Fantasy Books:
What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? 

What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? from worldbuilding

Writing Fantasy Books:
What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? 

I once had a reader who emailed me to say/ask:

"So, I'm reading Vampire Leprechaun of Fire Mountain. I'm about 100 pages into the book and nothing has happened yet. When does something happen?"

Uhm... it's a Quaraun novel. They are reading volume 5, they are 100 pages in and nothing has happened yet... gee... sooo... did you notice anything happening in volumes 1 through 4?

Let me repeat... they are waiting for something to happen: IN A QUARAUN NOVEL.

They explained that the characters were just walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles...

Can I repeat, that were reading a Quaraun novel, volume 5 of the series, and they waiting for something to happen.

uhm...yeah....that's what the story is about - them lost in a Fairy Forest, wandering aimlessly for miles.

That IS the story.

Quaraun and crew lost in a forest and walking in circles.

Oh wait, what were they reading again?

The Quaraun series.

And what is the Quaraun series about?

A homeless, elderly, suicidal Elf hiking across the planet, trying to find a reason to live, writing in the style of a travel blog.

The Quaraun series is 138 novels, about an old man, doing a bucket list hike around the world before he dies.

"So, I'm reading Vampire Leprechaun of Fire Mountain. I'm about 100 pages into the book and nothing has happened yet. When does something happen?"

Uhm... it's a Quaraun. They are reading volume 5, they are 100 pages in and nothing has happened yet... gee... sooo... did you notice anything happening in volumes 1 through 4?

Let me repeat... they are waiting for something to happen: IN A QUARAUN NOVEL.

They explained that the characters were just walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles...

Walking for miles and talking about what he sees, while he walks, is the ONY THING there is in ALL of the Quaraun novels.

That's what the series is about.

What else exactly were you expecting to see happen?

The Quaraun series is about a traveler, trekking the open road, and the encounters he meets along the way.

So we (me and this reader) are messaging back and forth about the issue, me wondering what they were expecting to have happen, them confused about what the book was. Pointing out that this volume is #5 of the series, and supposedly they had read the 4 previous volumes ... though I really don't think they did based on their "When does something happen?" question. :P LOL!

What was the problem?

It turns out, they THOUGHT the series was going to be an action packed adventure of D&D questing type monster battling, monarchy conquering, wizard dueling, swords clashing, dragon slaying, princess rescuing, gold hoarding type stuff.

They thought this because they had read an article stating that the main character was one I had played in my local game group for years and the novels were based off the actual game sessions which I had kept notes of for a few decades.

The problem?

They neglected to read the part of the article which stated the series was "slice of life literary fantasy" and told the story of what happened OUTSIDE OF THE GAME... the stuff NOT battles, and monsters and questing, but rather the journey, the traveling, the random stops at taverns and campsites.

The whole series, all 130+ volumes of it, every single novel, is the every day life of an elderly wandering vagabond wizard as he just travels the open road.

There are no sword fights, no monster battles, no wizard duels, or anything else remotely action packed in any novel of the series.

There is however, LOTS of traveling and sightseeing, to the point that it reads more like travel fiction.

And I'm constantly saying this. It's not like it's ever hidden or should be a surprise that nothing happens other than a tourist Elf is sightseeing while he hikes.

Quaraun is the main character, a wandering "wizard for hire" so, he's in every story.

In a few stories he's travelling alone.

In many stories he's travelling with 1 or the other or both, of 2 fellow travelling wizards. Usually BoomFuzzy and/or GhoulSpawn.

Some times they meet up with an "adventuring group", a band of hippies, another group of travellers, a migrating family, and will then have 4 or 5 or more characters traveling with him.

Sometimes he'll meet up with a merchant or a caravan or a wagon train or a family just off to visit relatives, and will have a large group of a dozen or more people travelling with him.

So you never know from one novel to the next who he's going to have as traveling companions... it's just whoever he meets on the road who is going the same direction as him.

It's a lot of dialogue. A LOT. Conversations between him and the strangers he meets as they talk about life, the universe, and everything, while they walk along.

So... answering your question...

>>What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? 

>>Depending on the setting, travel can be a lengthy process and one that is often glossed over without much detail. I'm of the opinion that the journey can be far more interesting than the destination.

>>So picture a random traveler in your world. What will they encounter? Will they have interesting stories, worthy of regaling a crowd in a tavern?

Okay, first a lay out of the continent:

Most of the stories are set in an alternate-Earth-like place, that is mostly Earth, but with changes. with geography that closely matches Quebec, Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire region. Thus summer are cool and short, spring suffers torrential rains, falls has hurricanes, and winters last from October to May with blizzards back to back and snow that reaches 20+ feet deep.

Ivujivik, Quebec, Canada and Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States of America are the two locations where Quaraun has a home, but he rarely stays at either for more than a few days a year. Most of the year he is walking between the two. He walks from Old Orchard Beach to Ivujivik and than from Ivujivik back to Old Orchard Beach, taking slightly different roughts each trip, so seeing different things than each prior trip.

The total distance one way is: 1,341.65 mi (2,159.18 km), via going straight North, through the forests and mountains.

Getting Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to Ivujivik, Quebec, via the coast line means you have to cross the ENTIRE outer parameter of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is more then double the "as a bird flies North" straight up distance, totaling 5,244.11 mi (8,439.57 km).

To go full circle, from Old Orchard Beach, Maine walking the beaches and shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean and Labrador Sea to Ivujivik, Quebec,  than NOT turning back and going the same rought down, but instead continuing to follow the shore line, now going South down Hudson Bay to Ontario, then going straight down through the tundra, mountains, and forests, till you reach Vermont, than crossing New Hampshire, to return to Old Orchard Beach, Maine is a total distance: 8,622.26 mi (13,876.19 km)

In any case, because getting Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to Ivujivik, Quebec, via the coast line means you have to cross the ENTIRE outer parameter of Newfoundland and Labrador, this also means the Quaraun frequently (in many novels) stops to visit Santy Claws and his Cookie Elves, so that they can also visit BoomFuzzy's cousin Krumpas.

And yeah, and considering I live in Old Orchard Beach, you can now see how very close to the North Pole I actually live, seeing how Santa's Village location is walking distance for me.

It takes the average elderly person 27 minutes to walk 1 mile. So let's round that up to 30. This means it would take 1 hour to walk 2 miles.   That means it takes 4,311 hours to walk the distance Quaraun walks. divided by 24 hours = 180 days on non-stop walking.

Now Quaraun walks with a cane, dragging his leg, meaning he walks half the average speed. Meaning without breaks or sleep, walking 24 hrs straight, would take him 360 days to walk from Old Orchard Beach to Ivujvik back to Old Orchard Beach.

But we know Quaraun is in frail health and tires easily, takes long breaks often, is prone to spend a week resting at an inn in a port town, and in total probably walks less than 5 hours, most days. Meaning a single trip from Old Orchard Beach, Maine, to Ivijivik, Quebec, in the 1400s, takes Quaraun about 5 years to walk.

And all Quaraun does in the entire series is walk from his home in Old Orchard Beach to his home in Ivujvik and back to Old Orchard Beach and back to Ivujivik and back to Old Orchard Beach, over and over and over and over and over again.

Like I said, the Quaraun novels are a lot of walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking and walking for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles... and his journey IS the ENTIRE story... all 138 novels.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, all of readers are NOT going to like the Quaraun series because it does NOT have a plot, it does NOT have a story, it does NOT have beginning/middle/end formatting, it does NOT have action/adventure/fighting/questing going on. The story is LITERALLY and suicidal, depressed elderly man walking aimlessly between his two houses hoping to stumble across something that gives him a reason to want to live.

The story IS the journey.

Nothing happens.

Most readers WILL find it boring.

It's more than 70% dialogue, of conversations he has with either himself or someone he meets on the road.

And as I said, this is not only a real location, it is also where I live and where I walk myself in real life, so here, have some Google maps so you can get a better feel for the location the Quaraun novels are set in and the hiking trails you see Quaraun walking on:

The main character (Quaraun) mostly travels along the coast, rarely going more then 2 miles inland from the ocean. Other Earth-like regions exist (deserts, prairies, jungles, etc, but the main character rarely travels to them.)

  • Cities (with 1,000 to 2,000 people) are few and may have 200 miles or more between them. These are often built along rivers and have large mills where many people work at. Cities have stores, shops, and mercantile not found in smaller towns. The Market centers re big a busy. The cities each have multiple taverns, inns, and whorehouses.
  • Towns (500+ people) are few but more common than cities and maybe only 100 miles between each one. Towns often have a "market square" where you can find merchants and farmers from nearby towns. There is usually somebody there selling something every day. Most have both a tavern and and inn and many have whorehouses.
  • Villages (fewer than 500 people) can be found about every 10 miles. Usually made up of farms, and having large field of crops all around them. On the coasts they are made up largely of fishermen. Villages have a "market day" where local farmers, bakers, fishermen, weavers, etc, set up carts. Some villages may have their own blacksmiths or mills, but many don't and travel to the nearest village that does. They may or may not have a tavern or an inn, but likely will have a whorehouse with it's own pub in it.
  • Settlements (fewer then 100 people) pop up here and there, wherever a group set up camp and then decided to stay. Rarely do these have houses. Most families living in their wagons, carts, vardos, tents, yurts, etc., These are like campgroup shanty towns. Places where travelers, homeless, drifters, etc. stop and stay. The populations fluctuates as most people will set up these groups to have a place to settle in during rain or snow seasons when travel is difficult. They are basically stop over points that no one stays at for more then a few months. There may or may not be one or two permanent buildings.

Let's Look at the roads themselves:



  • Washed Out Roads & Land Slides" Because it is sandy soil on rocky coastlines, the roads are constantly washing out. Mountain streams turn into small rivers in spring with the snow melting runoff and hurricanes in fall tear up anything spring left behind. Travel thus often involves, hiking off the road and through the forest without any marked trails to guide you, to get around downed trees, gaping road washouts, collapsed bridges, etc.
  • The Blizzards of "Deep Winter" (January, February, and March) This time of year, going outside is a death sentence as the temps drop to -40F, wind chill factors drop to -120F during a blizzard (a blizzard is a North Atlantic hurricane with snow instead of rain; the requirement being minimum 3" of snow per hour, minimum 75MPH winds, and a snow fall accumulation of over 3 feet per storm; blizzards are relatively rare in our real world, do far more damage then a hurricane could ever dream of, though people like to call any deep snowfall a blizzard, not really knowing what the actual definition of a blizzard is - true blizzards only occur in the coastal region along Bay of Fundy; which is the location of this fictional world, thus they get hit hard by blizzards).

If you are travelling in Deep Winter, you need to be prepared to set up camp possibly for several weeks. You want to have a lot of food and furs in your pack. Blizzards show up without warning and can bury you in 10 feet of snow per night, and can last several nights in a road.




The Swamp of Death:

The Swamp of Death appears in many novels. It is a reoccurring "magic location" that can appear at will in any region of the world.

The Swamp of Death exists everywhere and no where at the same time.

It is the place where "lost souls" go after death.

Though some characters describe it as being "Hell" and a place to punish the evil after they die, good people can go there just as equally as bad people.

It is the temporary resting place of people who died violent deaths: murder victims, suicide victims, soldiers who died at war, homeless who starved to death alone and forgotten.

Unlike Heaven and Hell which are places to reward good and punish evil, The Swamp of Death is a place where lost souls go to reflect on their life.

Souls in Heaven live with Angels who serve them, while souls in Hell live with Demons who torture them.

But Souls who go to The Swamp of Death become Ghosts and have the ability to haunt the living, mentally tormenting people who hurt them in life, or emotionally comforting loved ones whom are grieving.

Souls in The Swamp of Death are dead people who can not move forward to either Heaven or Hell, because they have some sort of "unfinished business" that needs resolving before they can move on.

In the novel Quaraun and The Vampire Into The Swamp of Death, the entire novel takes place in The Swamp of Death. In that story, Quaraun has taken several poisons and slit his wrists and dies briefly, before his friends revive him. The entire novel is a "near death experience" where Quaraun finally realizes that the people he's traveling with are all ghosts of people he's murdered in his life. It the story where he finally realizes that he murdered his best friend, which he realizes when he sees her in The Swamp of Death taking care of the 4 children he had murdered years before.

The Swamp of Death is a terrifying place. A vast peat bog, surrounded by acres of quicksand. It is always midnight and always shrouded in thick fog. Thousand of tombs and grave stones stick up out of the mud. Many of the Lost Souls try to escape the Swamp, only to be sucked down into the quicksand, and wake up the next day, back in the Mournful Lamb Inn, a tavern that sits in the center of the Swamp serving drinks to the dead.

And while this may sound like a place to visit, it is in fact a thing that travelers can encounter on any road, should they become near death.

The Swamp is guarded by sentient pumpkins, who act as "an army of Grim Rippers" gathering dead souls and taking them to the Swamp.

If it is your time to die, the pumpkins will start showing up along road sides, watching you, waiting for your death to happen.

The Swamp and it's Pumpkin Guards appear in almost every Quaraun novel, though sometimes only very briefly, just seen out of the corner of the eye in a quick sentence or two.

While the Swamp is supposed to only take the souls of murder victims, suicide victims, and people who died traumatic deaths, The Swamp is known to stalk lonely travelers, appearing suddenly along side the road. When the traveller moves to get a closer look at the mysterious Swamp, dozens of ghostly hands grab the travelers legs and pull them into the Swamp, drowning them in the quicksand, thus causing the unsuspecting traveller to befall a traumatic death and become yet another soul trapped in the Swamp.

No one knows exactly what The Swamp of Death is, but, some suspect it to actually be a massively huge Mimic or possibly a gigantic Jelly capable of tricking people into thinking it is a swamp, when in fact it is a monster.

In any case The Swamp of Death is many thousands of years old and no one can remember a time when it did not exist and roam the Earth feeding on lost souls.


The Pissed Off Pumpkin Patch: Common but rarely seen. Grinning, glowing Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins that tumble and roll across the ground, sometimes sprouting bodies and limbs made of vines and leaves, sometimes seen in the form of "living scarecrows", and other times robed in black. People often describe them as being The Grim Reaper, but no one knows for certain what exactly they are. Sometimes they appear as a long pumpkin sitting on a porch, other times they gather in huge hordes and sit in a field covering massive acres pretending to be a pumpkin patch. Where they are, The Swamp of Death follows, and presumably, they are part of the Swamp's body and not separate limbs. The Pissed Off Pumpkin Patch is known to stalk lone travellers, terrorizing them, and chasing them off cliffs or into quicksand.  

The pumpkins are rarely seen by their victims, for the moment you turn to look at them, they instant freeze, and look like ordinary jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, or pumpkin patches.

The pumpkins appear in almost every Quaraun story, as they follow Quaraun wherever he goes and he is constantly telling people there are pumpkins chasing him, but almost no one believes him and thinks his tales of being chased into swamps by pumpkins are the raving delusions of a madman.

Because Quaraun is a murderer. the ghosts of his murder victims are trapped him the Swamp of Death, and scream for vengeance, thus causing the pumpkins who guard the swamp to constantly chase Quaraun, trying to force him into the Swamp of Death and drown him.

There are frequent scenes of pumpkin vines grabbing Quaraun's arms and legs and dragging him through the forest into the Swamp of Death.

Quaraun, however is a Necromancer with power over the dead and continually escapes the attacks buy the pumpkins and the lost souls of his murder victims.


>>>What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world?

  • Other travellers: Unless you are traveling deep in the heart of Faerie regions (vast forests with 100+miles between each house), the roads are not as lonely as they seem. There are always other people, mostly Humans, to be encountered on the way. Trade between populations is always happening, so you'll often meet merchants or peddlers. Farmers are always heading to nearby villages to trade their crops for supplies. Same goes for craftsmen and fishermen. People travel to mills to get grain ground to flour. People travel to towns and cities to buy items they can't buy in their own town.

"A day's journey" is considered to 8 to 12 miles, so usually you can walk from one village to the next and always have a tavern/inn/etc to sleep in at night. Because of the relative closeness of settled populations, people are constantly going back and forth between towns/villages to visit relatives or make trades.

At harvest season (August, September, and October) the roads are especially busy with farmers with their mule trains, horse drawn wagons, and ox carts off to make trades.

You'll meet merchants and peddlers all year.

In "Deep Winter" (January, February, and March) most of the roads are closed (because trucks with plows will not be invented for another few hundred years!). This time of year, going outside is a death sentence as the temps drop to -40F, wind chill factors drop to -120F during a blizzard. Travel is dangerous and not recommended during Deep winter.

  • Highwaymen and bandits: A common problem, especially on the outskirts of cities and larger sized towns. They are always on the look out for lone travellers, especial ones that look wealthy or appear to be carrying a valuable wagon load. These men are dangerous cutthroats, often rapists, and usually won't think twice about murdering you for a small bag of coins. They tend to set up small camps on the outskirts of cities, then wait along roadsides to ambush anyone they think is easy pickings.

Because the bandit problem is so bad in certain areas, there are some roads that no one dares travel on alone, and will only travel in a large group of others. In these regions you also rarely see female or children travelers, as most men do not feel it is safe for their families to travel in these regions.

  • Faeries - Phookas: Common. Shapeshifters. Deadly. Eat anything that moves. Known for their psychotic blood frenzies. Can appear as anything, any animal, and person, even your best friend. Usually appear as a small injured Shetland Pony limping along the side of the road. When you try to help them, they turn into fire breathing black unicorns, stab you to death with it's horn, eat your entrails, dance in your blood, then wear your skull on their horn like a crown. Usually live in swamps and marshes along the coast. See here for full details: https://www.eelkat.com/Phookas.html
  • Faeries - Little Old Men: Leprechauns Uncommon. Tricksters. Usually harmless. Tiny old men, usually around 4 feet tall, centuries old, they delight in tormenting travellers. Rarely do they intend to hurt anyone, but pushing you off a cliff for a good laugh is certainly something they would do. They like to turn acorns into "gold" then send travellers on wild goose chases in search of pots of gold that are nothing more than rusty buckets of acorns.
  • Faeries - Little Old Men: FarDarrigs Uncommon. Tricksters. Deadly. A type of Undead Leprechaun, similar to a vampire, they have insatiable blood lusts. Noted for wearing patchwork leather coats made out of the skins of their (mostly Human) victims. After each new kill, they sew your face to heir coat and then dye their coat red using your blood.
  • Faeries - Little Old Men: Clurichauns Uncommon. Tricksters. Usually harmless. A type of Leprechaun, they are not obsessed with gold and instead are obsessed with drinking. They are noted for setting up illusionary taverns in the middle of no where. Lonely and seeking a drinking companion, they like to lure travellers to their drunken doom. Once a traveller goes inside to get a drink, they may be trapped there for centuries, before the Clurichaun let's them leave,
  • Faeries - Little Old Men: Red Caps Uncommon. Tricksters. Deadly. A type of Feral Leprechauns. Vicious serial killing, Human eating, mad men who will tear you to shreds, wear you head for a hat, and paint their bodies with your blood.
  • Faeries - Little Old Women: The Banshee Sisters: Bean-Nighe and Ben-Neeyah Rare. Tricksters. Deadly. Two old women who died in child birth and now haunt swamps and mountain streams, washing the blood stained clothes of murder victims. Usually can only be seen by someone who murdered a child. They haunt the nightmares of the child's murderer, often driving him to suicide. You can read one of Quaraun's encounters with them here: https://www.eelkat.com/bean-nighe-and-ben-neeyah-in-the-swamp-of-death.html he and his companions had stopped for the night to sleep in an old abandoned church in the woods across the road from a swamp.
  • Faeries - Little Old Women: Aswangs Uncommon. Shapeshifters. Deadly. The main source of their diet is newborn infants, though they will eat any Human, Elf, or Faerie that they can get. They prefer to fins a larger sized village, kill the mid-wife, take her form, then prey on the pregnant women who come looking for midwife services.
    Magical Creatures I Created Specifically For Quaraun's World:

  • Flying Pink Goldfish: Very rare.  Initially thought to be figments of GhoulSpawn's wild imagination, other characters start to see them as well. It is unknown the origins of the flying pink goldfish, all that is known is that they showed up one day after Quaraun miss cast a spell. It is believed the fish originated from another galaxy and Quaraun's spell teleported them through a portal to here. The fish swim through clouds in the are and have no need to live underwater like normal fish. They hunt in packs and eat in blood frenzies like piranhas. Considered one of the most dangerous creatures you could encounter. They attack in swarms and leave travellers reduced to bloody piles of bones.

  • Katopas: Gazelle-like creatures, striped like zebras, except blue and white stripes. Once roaming in millions across the plains, they are now extinct after Quaraun and BoomFuzzy encountered the herd fleeing from a massive wild fire. Quaraun successfully stopped the fire and rescued the Katopas. Unfortunately after Quaraun left, unknown to Quaraun, a side effect was that somehow all the Katopas died and turned into undead zombie like creatures that now gallop through the skies at night. Villages in the way of the herd of undead Katopas are left in trampled runs.


Magical Creatures From FolkLore That I Use In Quaraun's World:


  • Hell Hounds: Vicious black dogs with glowing red eyes. Sometimes they are fire breathing. Sometimes their fur has flames leaping from it. Basically a pack of huge supernatural wolves. They are not common, but cross roads from time to time and are known to attack anyone that crosses their path.

  • Dragons: A wide variety a lizards, varying from small as Chihuahuas to as big as small mountains. Always have 4 legs, often but not always have wings, some can fly, others can swim. Very rare and even more rarely seen. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colours. Some have magic powers, others do not. Some breath fire/lava/magma, others breath frost/ice/snow. Most like to collect shinny objects, so they often have a "dragon's hoard" but it may not be worth anything, it could be just a nest full of spoons. 

  • Small dragons are sometimes kept as pets like cats or dogs. 

  • Medium sized ones are sometimes kept as beasts of burden for riding or pulling wagons or pulling plows in fields, like horses or oxen or cows.

  • Large sized ones are rarely kept as pets or livestock, but some people have been known to tame an occasional large dragon for reasons of their own.

  • Dragons have the same intellect as dogs and horses; very intelligent for animals

  • Dragons are not shapeshifters or capable of speech, but some people think they might be, could be.

  • Quaraun killed a Black Mountain Dragon which lived in the caves under the volcano. He killed it because it had attacked him, but afterwards felt guilty and resurrected it as a Lich. Quaraun made a green glass heart shaped Genie-bottle and shrunk the entire mountain, dragon, dragon's hoard and all, and put it in the bottle. He keeps the DracoLich in his pocket and named her PocketLich. He has since tamed her and she now fiercely protects and defends him. Uncorked out of her bottle and restored to full size, PocketLich's snout is taller than Quaraun who stands at 5 foot 6 inches tall.

    Undead:
  • Vampires: Rare, but have been encountered often enough that few travellers dare be on the road at night. these are classic, old school, undead, blood sucking Nosferatu-type corpses that rise from the grave at night. Only out at night or on cloudy days.
  • Shambling Dead: Rare. Usually means there is a Borka, Houngan, or Necromancer in the area. These are zombies, undead corpses that were animated by magic. Usually harmless, because they are being controlled by powerful spells. They are a terrifying sight (and smell) to encounter, as their corpses are rotting and pieces dropping off. They retain feelings of hunger and can be trained (like a dog) by giving the meat treats when they obey commands correctly. While they do not have the sharp intellect of a living being, they do retain some limited levels of intelligence, emotions, and feelings. Like dogs, they become deeply loyal to their masters and will do anything they are trained to do on command.

Strong poisons are used to reanimate these corpses. Being bitten by one, infects the person bitten. The poison slowly kils them. They eventually become a Shambling Dead. Usually a Feral Undead.

  • Nzambie: Rare. A type of Shambling Dead. They are servants of a magic user, controled by psychic spells. Some Borka, Houngan, or Necromancers make Nzambies to do heavy labour such as harvesting crops, building houses, etc. These magic users often travel with caravans of these minions. Typically harmless, they can become deadly in seconds if the Necromancer feels you are a threat and tells them to attack you. Like piranhas they will reduce you to bones in seconds. Rarely seen outside of the farms they work.
  • Feral Undead: Rare. A type of Shambling Dead whom have no master controlling them. Dangerous. The classic brain eating "Walking Dead" style zombie. They'll eat any flesh they encounter. They are basically running wild in packs/hoards. Usually these packs of Feral Undead occurred when the wizard controlling them dies and there is no one left to tell them what to do. Some Feral Undead are people who were bitten and turned and thus have no master controlling them. Because they roam aimlessly, they may be encountered any place, any time of day.
  • Liches also known as The Wild Hunt: Rare, but more common than other types of undead. The wraith-like remains of Elf and Faerie wizards who commit suicide in an attempt to become immortal. They are now frozen skeletons made of glowing ice. They use illusions to pretend to be any living person or animal and often live alongside the living, in regular houses. A Lich may live in a town for decades with no one being aware the person is really and undead monster. Liches must feed on the living to survive, otherwise they go mad from starvation and become mindless monsters.


  • DracoLiches: Undead dragons who have become Liches




Let's shift a bit to another similar question:

When strangers meet on the road, why do they walk together? 




The power went out while I was typing the answer this. It was out for 5 days. The answer did not save while typing, so I'll have to retype it again later.


The retyped answer:

>>>Strangers meet on the road, why do they walk together? 


In the Quaraun series? There are so many reasons.

The most common reason is an injury. Quaraun is very shy and tends to stop and look for an alternate rought if he sees others on the road ahead. However, if it appears the person ahead is injured, sick, or otherwise in trouble, Quaraun is quick to offer help. On the flip side, Quaraun is elderly, frail, and in poor health, and often gets hurt or injured, and ends up in need of help himself.

Something in common. For example, Quaraun is a merchant of rare Thullid Silk which he weaves, beads, embroiders, and sews into robes, dresses, cloaks, purses, and bags, and Quaraun is quick to open a conversation with other merchants, which often leads to them traveling together. As there are many dangers on the road, merchants are often quick to travel together in large groups of several merchants, just because of the concept of safety in numbers.

Another example is Quaraun is a wizard, and is quick to hob nob with other wizards. Magic is heavily regulated in Quaraun's world, requiring permits, license, certification, authorization, and involves lots of bureaucratic red tape, and approval through The Guild of Magic.

Quaraun doesn't have any of the required paperwork. Additionally, Quaraun has murdered several members of the Guild including The Guild's founder Finderu. Getting certification is incredibly difficult and very few wizard's meet The Guild's guidelines. Guild members set up shops in large cities, work as court mages, and are generally stationary, never moving locations, never traveling.

A wizard travelling on the road, is usually also a wizard on the run from The Guild. Travelling wizards have a tendency to band together. Wizards as a general rule have learned to travel in packs in order to protect each other from being hunted by The Guild.

Food. People need to eat. Quaraun is not a good cook. He can cook to get by, but he grew up in a royal family and he would prefer to have fine dinning meal of a professional chef. While BoomFuzzy is a chef, BoomFuzzy is a chocolatier and pastry chef, not a chef devoted to cooking meals. In a quasi-Medieval setting, in the cold backwoods of Maine and Quebec, fine dining is hard to find, and Quaraun is quick to ask strangers if they can recommend places to find it. This often leads to him traveling with the stranger to that location.

Asking directions. While Quaraun is well traveled, he's not good at paying attention to his surroundings and so easily gets lost even in places he knows well. This leads to him frequently stopping to ask directions and often ends up traveling with the person.


And back to things a traveler meets on the road...


Real World Things Traveler's Meet on the Roads in Quaraun's World:

All of the things listed below have been encountered by characters in the Quaraun books:


Plants:


Trees:

Apples:

Atlantic White Cedar:

Balsam Fir:

Balsam Poplar:

Basswood:

Beech:

Bigtooth Aspen:

Birch Trees:

Black Ash:

Black Cherry:

Black Gum Tree:

Black Locust:

Black Spruce:

Black Walnut:

Black Willow:

Blue Spruce:

Butternut White Walnut:

Cherry Birch:

Cherry bark Oak:

Chock Cherries:

Cottonwood:

Crab Apple:

Eastern Hemlock:

Fire Cherry:

Frasier Fir:

Frosted Hawthorn:

Great White Pine Trees:

Grey Birch:

Holly:

Honey locust:

Hornbeam Blue Beech:

Horse chestnut:

Ironwood:

Jack Pine:

Maidenhair Gingko:

Maple trees:

Mountain Ash:

Mountain Ash:

Norfolk Pine:

Nortern White Cedar:

Northern Red Oak:

Northern White Cedar:

Norway Maple:

Norway Pine:

Norway Spruce:

Oak trees:

Pin Cherry:

Pitch Pine:

Prickly Ash:

Pussy Willow:

Quacking Aspen:

Red Maple:

Red Pine:

Red Spruce:

Sandbar Willow:

Scotch Pine:

Shagbark Hickory:

Silver Maple:

Speckled Alder:

Sugar Maple:

Swamo White Oak:

Swamp Oak:

Sweet Gum Tree:

Tamarack Eastern Lurch:

Weeping Willow:

White Elm:

White Oak:

White Paper Birch:

White Pine:

White Spruce:

Yellow Birch:









Shrubs:


BayBerry:

Bearberry::

Elder Berry:

Green Aldar:

Hazel/Filbert:

Highbush Blueberry:

Labrador Tea:

Lowbush Blueberry:

Mountain Ash:

Mountain Laurel:

Mountain Maple:

Mountain Holly:

Sheep Laurel:

Sweet Fern:

Thimbleberry:






Flowers:

Blue Bonnets:

Crown Vetch:

Dandelion:

Devil's Paintbrush:

Forsythia:

Lilacs:

Lily of the Valley:

Opium Poppies:

Orange DayLilies:

Periwinkles:

Pink Clover:

Purple Clover:

Rabbit's Paw:

Red Clover:

Solomon's Seal:

Star of Bethlehem:

White Clover:

Wild Roses:

Wisteria:

Yellow Vetch:



Vines:

Concord Grapes:

Strangler Figs:

Woodbine:


Grasses:




Alfalfa:

Crab Grass:

Oats:

Wheat:



Mushrooms:


Seaweeds:


Other:

Japanese Knotwood:

Juniper:

Sea Kelp:

Sea Lettuce:

Staghorn Sumac:






Animals:

Beaver:

Beluga Whales:

Big Brown Bat:

Black Bear:

Bobcat:

Bottlenose Dolphin:

Brown Bat:

Brown Bear:

Brown Rats:

Caribou:

Chipmunks:

Cinnamon Bear:

Common Dolphin:

Cougar/Puma/Mountain Lions:

Coyote:

Coywolves:

Deer Mouse:

Eastern Chipmunk:

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit:

Eastern Moles:

Ermine:

Fisher:

Fox:

Grey Squirrel:

Grey Wolves:

Grizzly Bear:

Groundhog:

Harbour Porpoise:

Harbour Seals:

House Mouse:

Humpback Whales:

Killer Whale:

Little Brown Bat:

Long Tailed Weasel:

Lynx:

Marten:

Meadow Jumping Mice:

Meadow Vole:

Mink:

Moose:

Mush Rat:

Muskrat:

Narwhals:

Northern Flying Squirrel:

Norway Rat:

Opossum:

Polar Bear:

Porcupine:

Red fox:

Red Squirrel:

Reindeer:

River Otter:

River Rat:

Short Tailed Shrew:

Silver Haired Bat:

Snowshoe Hare:

Star Nose Mole:

Striped Skunk:

Timber Wolves:

Wapiti Elk:

White Tail Deer:

Wolverine:

Woodchuck:




Birds:


Blue Heron:

BlueJays:

Canadian Geese:

Cardinal:

Common YellowThroats:

Cormorant:

Crows:

Glossy Ibis:

Grackles:

Ivory Billed WoodPecker:

Loons:

Mallards:

Mourning Doves:

Pigeons:

Puffin:

RedWing Blackbirds:

Sandpipers:

Sea Gulls:

Sparrows:

Starlings:

Tern:







Reptiles, Molluscs, Crustations, and Amphibians:


BullFrogs:

Corn Snakes:

Freshwater Clams:

Garden Snails:

Garter Snakes:

Ghost Crabs:

Green Grass Snakes:

Grey Tree Frogs:

Hermit Crab:

Lobster:

MoonSnails:

Mussels:

Newts:

Oysters:

Periwinkles:

Quahog Clams:

Rat Snakes:

Sandollar Urchins:

Scallops:

Sea Cucumbers:

Sea Urchins:

Snapping Turtles:

Spotted Salamanders:

Spring Peepers:

Striped Salamanders:

Timber Rattlesnakes:










There are so many more things a traveler might encounter, but these are the things my main character encounters most often, thus why they are the things I chose for this list.













The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge:
Here are some Reddit Writing Prompts To Help You Discover More About Your World, By Inspiring You To Write Descriptions, Bios, Narratives, and/or Short Stories To Answer These Questions






I would like to do something a bit different for the 31 days of worldbuilding challenge, you can do it as well, if you like. But, here's the thought I had: Here on my website are several pages (70+ at the moment and more get added all the time) devoted to different aspects of world building... (If it has no link yet, it's because it's still under 2,000 words so I've not set it to live yet. Google requires an article to be 2,000 words long before they will index it)...

A Place To Live | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Aquatic Life | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Birds | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Bring Your World Alive | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Bugs | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Child Sacrifice in Fantasy Novels | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Churches & Religion vs Fantasy | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Creating A Fantasy Realm | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Cults, Criminals, & Dark Lords | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Culture & Architecture | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Culture & Every Day Rituals | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Daily Life In The Middle Ages | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Do You Use A System of Power Scaling Your Wizards? | EelKat's Guide To Writing Fantasy

*  Doing Research For Your Story | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Emotions | Eelkat On Character Creation

*  Everyday Uses of Advanced Necromancy | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Family | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Fantasy Creatures | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  FarDaarig | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Food | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  GhoulSpawn & His Sheep | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Gingerbread | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Give Your Characters Better Motives | Eelkat On Character Creation

God & Satan vs Fantasy | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Gods, Immortals, Demons, Angels, Heaven, & Hell | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Government | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

High Elves In High Fantasy: Elves, Drugs, & Opium | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  History | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Holy Days, Holidays, & Religious Rituals | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Horrors & Darkness | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

How do you make the story longer? | Novel Writing Tips

How Do You Pick Character Names? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

How To Write A Character Falling Asleep | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

How Would You Explain Your Fantasy World To a Random Stranger? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Ideas, Where? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Infodumps | Becoming A Better Writer

Landscape | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Liches | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Lighting, Sun, Moon, Candles, Fire, Shadows | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Little People Big World: Government & Big Corpa vs The Every day average Joe | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Lost Treasures Your Adventures Are Looking For | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Lovecraftian Aliens & Demons | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Magic Systems and How To Build Them | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Mammals | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Markets, Merchants, & Guilds | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Marriages & Other Such Stuff | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Money | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Monsters | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Moon Elf Society | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  On Writing A Child Character | Eelkat On Character Creation

Phookas | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Plant Life | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Politics | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Portals & Time Travel | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Psychotic Dead Things | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Question Everything Before Putting It Into Your World | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Reptiles & Amphibians | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Science Fiction & Space Fantasy | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Selecting a Theme For Your Story | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Skeletons In The Closet - Taboos In Your World | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Spell Casting Side Effects In Quaraun's Universe | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Suicide, Rape, & Abuse in The Quaraun Series | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Sun Elf Society | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire

*  Thullids | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Travel & World Size | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Travellers & Tourists | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Unicorns | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Unique Wildlife | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Water | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Weather & Climate | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  What does your world look like? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

What is a God in your universe? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  What is your world like? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  What lives in your world? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

What rules of magic do you use in your world's magic system and why? | EelKat's Guide To Writing Fantasy

What the Ocean Gives Me | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

What will a traveler encounter on the roads in your world? | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

What's The Inciting Incident to Your Story? | Novel Writing Tips

Why The Quaraun books Are Rated M18+ | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Wood Elf Society | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

*  Worldbuilding Considerations | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Writing Albino Races Accurately | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Writing Elves & Wizards That Are Not LoTR | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Writing Prompts Syndrome

*  Writing Violence Against Children In Horror | Dark Fantasy Worldbuilding: A Look Into Quaraun's Violent Society

Your Magic System | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

Your Population | EelKat's Guide To Worldbuilding

*  Your World. Your Head. | Eelkat's Guide To Worldbuilding

...and I would like to answer these questions/prompts, for EACH aspect.

For example, answer Day 1 on the plant page, answering the question focused on the plants of the region, than answer Day 1 focused on the population, than answer Day 1 focused on fantasy creatures, and so on and so forth, etc.

As such these prompts will appear on each page of the series, but my answers on each page will be different.

And as there are 70+ pages that I'm putting this on (linked above) that means I will have to answer EACH of the 3 questions for each of the 31 Days + the 9 Bonus days 70+ times answering each differently. 

The challenge is actual 40 days, because it's 31 days + 9 bonus days. And each day has 3 questions. Meaning there are 120 questions total. 

40 x 70 = 2,800 days x 3 = 8,400 questions total.

40 x 70 = 2,800 days \ 365 = 7+ years to complete this task, if I did only 1 per day, the way the challenge says to do.

Sooooo...

Today is May 15, 2021.

This means it could take me up to 2028 or more to complete this challenge.

Well, let's get started then and see how long it takes me to complete this. Tjis is definitly going to be a long term work-in-progress.


If you would like to do this challenge on your own website or blog, head to the Reddit page for the prompt, under the post, click the "SHARE" button, click the "EMBED" button, the follow the instructions on Reddit's popup to create the type of code your website uses, than click "COPY" and paste the code Reddit gives you into the HTML box of your webpage/blog. Than type your answer under it.


If you would like to post your answer publicly or see the publicly posted answers of others, click on the links to head to Reddit and see the full prompt page of each prompt, submit your own answer on the thread, or read the answers of others.

Most of these prompts had 20 to 50 submissions, some have 100 to 200 or more, so there is quite a lot of answers on each if you are looking for a lot of worldbuilding Fantasy reading to do.

For each prompt, I've included 1 to 4 example submissions from others, also via Reddit's embed codes. If you enjoy a writer's sample, be sure to click on their username link, and check out ALL of their submissions on Reddit.

I've tried to choose examples only from writers whom have large samples of their work published online. Many of them have their own websites where they feature their work, most are published or working towards publication, while others are DnD Dungeon Masters who build vast worlds for their campaigns and post them on persona DnD blogs. 

They are all amazing writers, so be sure to check out their Reddit profiles for lists of links to their websites, blogs, WattPad/Deviant Art free-to-read-online accounts, SmashWords/Amazon profiles, web serials, etc. 

Many of them are self-published via Kindle, so if you like their work, be sure to support them by buying their Kindle and/or Kindle Paperback editions.


So, I was over on Reddit, you like I often am, and found this question. And answered it, like I do. However, the answer I initially gave was a simple generic answer. If you want to read my original answer unaltered, simply click on Reddit's embed feature links which Reddit provides for webmasters to be able to post their answers on their websites, while linking back to the original thread on Reddit (if you didn't know Reddit offered and encouraged the use of this feature, look for it in the "share" features underneath every post, comment, and reply on Reddit).

I am answering random questions today about world building, over on Reddit and decided to take my answers from there and expand upon them even further over here. So that's what this page is. Me rambling on about various aspects of world building techniques I use when writing the Quaraun series. The questions I am answering are embedded here. Clicking the link in the embedded question will take you to the original Reddit page where you can see the original answer along with other people's answers. If you wish to comment, you can do so on the Reddit page where a place to do so is provided.

In any case, as with all of my Reddit answers found on my site here, my original post on Reddit is much shorter then the article here.









Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 1 of 31:
Famous Townsperson(Local), River Basin(Region), Disputed Territory(World)

Edit: Day 2 is This way!

Well, technically 31+ days of worldbuilding prompts. The goal is to follow along each day and make at least one thing for your world based on one of the categories: Local Area, Regional Area, or Worldwide. That way, you can focus on what you need most for your world even if you don't have much time each day to work on stuff!

For my submissions, I'm going to try and do all three each day, but barring that, I'm going to focus on the local area category for the Region of El in my Nomads of Sky Setting, since I've got a campaign coming up there.

Famous Townsperson: Terrance Mortighast - A well known bounty hunter, but his age is starting to get to him. Not only has he been letting more and more bounties pass him by, but rumor has it that he doesn't even chase his quarry beyond of the Free Cities anymore.

River Basin: Wisp Willow Falls - This once-pristine feature has seen a lot of development over the years due to how readily Wisp Willow, A plant that normally only grows around the very edge of an island, grows there. The area now hails as one of El's primary Aerillium producers.

Disputed Territory: Fermia Archipelago - Known primarily for it's Red Metal Mines, the remoteness of this island chain means that it generally gets claimed by whichever country happens to be passing closest to it at the time. It is one of the few lands to travel near enough to the Maelstrom to be dangerous, though, which gives the island chain a brief period of respite every few years. An ironic sort of peace, really.

Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 2 of 31:
A Noble Family(Local), An Exported Good(Region), A Dying Land(World)

Figured I'd post a bit early so that people have time to get those creative juices flowing before the day of, and because some were waiting to do a couple of days together in order to catch up.

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List

I'll post my own takes once it's actually the 2nd of May in my Timezone.

Happy Worldbuilding Everyone!

Day 1 <-- | --> Day 3

Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 3 of 31:
A Corrupt Politician(Local), A Religious Order(Region), A Stormy Sea(World)

Alright, Round 3 of our 31 Day Challenge!

For folks just tuning in, We're following the prompts listed here.

There are a few MulliganPrompts Thanks to /u/Icy-Conference-5092 for the term :D at the bottom in case today's selection isn't jelling with anyone. Those are listed as letters instead of days.

I've decided to keep posting these around this time since my timezone is trails the end of the day. So, hopefully, that works for everyone.

Anyway, Good luck worldbuilding today!

Day 2 <-- | --> Day 4


If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 4 of 31:
A Domesticated Creature(Local), A Rare Resource(Region), An Icy Reach(World)

Day 4 and everyone's done awesome work so far, keep it up!

For those who've missed it, we're following these prompts each day, with extras at the bottom for those who get mental block.

Day 3 <-- | --> Day 5


If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 5 of 31:
An Abandoned Mine(Local), A Trade Route(Region), A mysterious Archipelago(World)

Greetings again everyone!

Bonus points if you can say why the mine was abandoned, what's the main trade along the route, and how many islands are in your archipelago!

Also, the points don't matter, so long as you're having fun.

Again, prompts are from here, with extra prompts at the bottom if none of today's are doing it for you :D

Day 4 <-- | --> Day 6


If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 6 of 31:
A Local Delicacy(Local), A Wooded Farmland(Region), An Unusual Coastline(World)

I've gone and added page links so that peeps can see what everyone wrote during previous days!

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if none of today's agree with you :D

Day 5 <-- | --> Day 7

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 7 of 31:
 An Old Memorial(Local), A Borderline Cult(Region), An Expanding Forest(World)

Apologies for the delay, but I'm posting this from my phone, so bare with me.

Bonus points question: why don't the cult members don't think it's a cult?

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

Anyway, happy worldbuilding!

Day 6 <-- | --> Day 8

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 8 of 31:
A Calm Pond(Local), The Highest Point of Elevation(Region), A Wild Brushland(World) 

Aha! One week down,everyone! Hope everyone's been able to keep up at least a little bit. I know my work hasn't left me with too much time as of late.

Today's batch has a bunch of natural features, huh?

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

Have fun everyone, and happy worldbuilding!

Day 7 <-- | --> Day 9

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 9 of 31:
An Inspiring Vista(Local), A Winding River(Region), A Rolling Highland(World)

Who knew that there were so many rivers, huh?

Bonus points if any of today's prompts harbor some sort of dark secret!

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

And with that I bestow upon you some happy worldbuilding!

Day 8 <-- | --> Day 10


If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 10 of 31:
A Busy Marketplace(Local), A Dangerous Route(Region), A Major Port City(World)

Finally back to some sort of civilization with these prompts! And with the challenge hitting day 10! Roughly a third down, so I hope everyone's still going strong.

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

As always, happy worldbuilding!

Day 9 <-- | --> Day 11

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 11 of 31:
A Place of Worship(Local), A Hidden Secret(Region), An Active Warzone(World)

Bonus points if all three are the same thing!

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

Good luck, worldbuilders!

Day 10 <-- | --> Day 12

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 12 of 31:
A Form of Contraband(Local), A Branch of Government(Region), An Active Volcano(World)

Bonus points: Hows your volcano activity on a scale of dead, to Saint Helens, to Yellowstone extinction event?

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

For those of you catching up a few days late, here's a "Happy Worldbuilding" from the past!

Day 11 <-- | --> Day 13

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:

A Form of Contraband

Dreams are a commodity in many of the markets of my world. A bottled creature that will give you a pleasant night's sleep and a dream created by design. However the quality that these dreams have means they are also surprisingly expensive and addictive. Many people who run out of dreams seek out cheaper alternatives. Since the dreammarket is highly regulated these are not always entirely legal, let alone safe to use. They may incude nightmares or worse, create a permanent comatose state.





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:







Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 13 of 31:
Annual Festival(Local), A Merchant Guild (Region), A Paradise Island(World)

Hope everyone's still trucking along!

Bonus points today: Does your guild have a signet/seal used for official documents?

Prompts are posted here, with extra prompts at the bottom if you need them :D

Wishing you all some Happy Worldbuilding!

Day 12 <-- | --> Day 14

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List


Examples From Others:




My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 14 of 31:

An Unlawful Group (Local),
A Navigational Waypoint (Region),
A Windy Desert (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 15 of 31:

An Opulent Structure (Local),
A Hard To Cross Terrain (Region),
A Deep Ocean (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 16 of 31:

A Burial Place (Local),
A Secluded Path (Region),
A Flooded Plain (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 17 of 31:

A Leadership Figure (Local),
An Accepting Faction (Region),
An Ancient Cataclysmic Event (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 18 of 31:

A Solitary Tower (Local),
A Widespread Rumor (Region),
A Dead Civilization (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 19 of 31:

A Gathering Hub (Local),
A Capital City (Region),
A Prosperous Nation (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 20 of 31:

A Local Tragedy (Local),
A Migratory Creature(Region),
A Recent Historical Event (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 21 of 31:

A Ghost Story (Local),
A Lost Treasure (Region),
A Pilgrimage Site (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 22 of 31:

An Abandoned Building (Local),
A City in Decline (Region),
An Ongoing Disease (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 23 of 31:

A Farmable Crop (Local),
A Narrow Passage (Region),
A Disaster That Occurs Once Every Hundred Years (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 24 of 31:

A Rediscovered Ruin (Local),
An Unusual Method of Payment (Region),
A Colourful Grassland (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 25 of 31:

A Humble Ranch (Local),
An Extensive Cave (Region),
A Worldly Travelling Clan (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 26 of 31:

A Local Fashion Trend (Local),
An Upper Class Collectable (Region),
A Taboo Crime (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 27 of 31:

A Memorable Bridge (Local),
A Grandiose Construction Project (Region),
A Rare Event of Religious Significance (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 28 of 31:

Someone's Unusual Pet (Local),
The Best Smuggling Route (Region),
The Greatest Waterfall (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 29 of 31:

A Thriving Garden (Local),
An Honor Guard (Region),
A Popular Constellation (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 30 of 31:

An Unfinished Foundation (Local),
A Method of Communication (Region),
An Extensive Mountain Range (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Day 31 of 31:

A Newly Wed Couple (Local),
A Counterfeit Operation
A Nest of Dangerous Creatures (Region),
A Recurring Astrological Event (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus A:

An Unfaithful Spouse (Local),
A Nest of Dangerous Creatures (Region),
An Endangered Species (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus B:

A Flavorful Breaded Pastry (Local),
A Common Variety of Flower (Region),
A Ritual Older Than Recorded History (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus C:

An Eccentric Entrepreneur (Local),
A Cautious Heroic Folktale (Region),
A Lost Continent (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





My Answer:

I have not yet answered this

Local:

Region:

World:

Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus D:

A Scarred Hermit (Local),
A Seasonal Allergy (Region),
A Failed Prophecy (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





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Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus E:

A Jerk With A Heart of Gold (Local),
A Band of Mercenaries (Region),
A Scorched Land (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





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Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus F:

A Wandering Sage or Artist (Local),
A Natural, Defensible Border (Region),
A Land Bridge (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





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Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus G:

A Healer of Wounds (Local),
A Group That Keeps The Peace (Region),
A Wandering Horror (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





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Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus H:

An Inescapable Scent (Local),
A Relatively Lawless Area (Region),
A Sheltered Vale (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





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Bonus:


Bonus Added By Me:

Bonus: How do these 3 things come together?

Has Quaraun Yet Encountered These Things?
If so, how did they affect him?
If not, will he? Why or why not?:






NOTE: The Reddit post series for The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, ended at 13 instead of 31, but the chart gives us what the rest of the prompts should have been, so I will continue the list of the remaining prompts without links to Reddit posts as there were no more Reddit posts made in this series after Day 13.

This means there are also no more answers from others, and no place on Reddit for you to post your own answers for the remaining days, so fell free to post your answers on your own blogs and websites. Should I run across your blog posts I'll link to them here so others can find and read them.



Getting To Know Your World & It's People Using
31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge!
Bonus I:

A Retired Adventurer (Local),
A Collection of Knowledge (Region),
A Land Owned By None (World)

If none of these prompts work for you today, Don't forget that there's a few extra prompts at the bottom of the 31 Days of Worldbuilding List





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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



25 Blank Space Prompts for Cultures!

Here are twenty-five blank space prompts that you can use with just about any of your fictional cultures, factions or civilizations. You don't need to complete all of them, and I don't have any intended level of detail, length or seriousness to them.

I've tried to avoid making any particular references to any genre - but some of these may not apply to your setting. (For example, if your species doesn't eat food, then the food one is pretty irrelevant and you can skip it.)

If you want, you can only answer a couple and go for very silly and short completions, or you can go all out on each of them and use them as mini-prompts to include quite a hefty amount of serious lore and worldbuilding into them.

Regardless of how you use them, I hope you find them entertaining, useful or even inspiring, and I can't wait to see what you guys answer with! I'm hoping to see some absolutely crazy ones. I'll answer with one of my own cultures in the comments, as well, in case you need an example!


  1. We are ________.
  2. Welcome to ________, where we ________!
  3. The most important things in our culture are ________, ________ and finally, ________.
  4. Our most cherished traditions are ________, ________ and ________.
  5. We believe wholeheartedly in ________, but think that ________ is foolish.
  6. Our rivals have insulted us by ________, now it is time to ________!
  7. Our actions are justified by ________, of course.
  8. Upon meeting new cultures, we like to ________.
  9. Among us, outsiders are ________.
  10. Our civilization's crowning achievement is ________.
  11. We don't talk about ________, do not ask us about it.
  12. Our leaders are ________ and ________.
  13. In the presence of one's ________, one must ________.
  14. ________ is the best food there is!
  15. Yes, we ________, why do you ask?
  16. The best thing in life is ________.
  17. Only thing worse than ________ is ________.
  18. Where there's ________, there's always ________.
  19. Many ________, but few ________.
  20. ________, like ________ always used to ________.
  21. Always ________.
  22. Never ________.
  23. Remember ________!
  24. Respect the ________!
  25. In our language, we don't say "I love you," we say ________, which means ________, and I think that's beautiful. (Bonus: ________ - Real Translation)


As promised, here's an example using one of my own species from a sci-fi setting, the Keyterics! They're a little silly by design, given they're sort of a bunch of monkeys harnessing nuclear and tesla technology, getting drunk and doing neocolonialism.


  1. We are the Keyterics.
  2. Welcome to Keytero Vec, where we have a nuclear meltdown every week!
  3. The most important things in our culture are being friendly and gregarious, getting those gains, and finally, rampant alcoholism.
  4. Our most cherished traditions are wrestling socially, drinking together, and blowing things up.
  5. We believe wholeheartedly in sharing technology with less advanced civilizations, but think that not bringing them under our political influence and neocolonial empire in exchange for said technology is foolish.
  6. Our rivals have insulted us by calling us monkeys, now it is time to scream like monkeys!
  7. Our actions are justified by the free market, of course.
  8. Upon meeting new cultures, we like to shout and scream with enthusiasm and then invite them for a pint.
  9. Among us, outsiders are welcome, let's have a drink! Come to Keytero Vec! You are going to Keytero Vec! \picks you up by force**
  10. Our civilization's crowning achievement is splitting the atom.
  11. We don't talk about how we've allegedly destroyed the native environments of several pristine alien planets, do not ask us about it.
  12. Our leaders are corrupt and we like to watch them sword fight in the parliament.
  13. In the presence of one's friends, one must shout as loud as possible to express joy and love.
  14. Irradiated coyote cheese is the best food there is!
  15. Yes, we eat uranium, why do you ask?
  16. The best thing in life is booze, but food comes a close second.
  17. Only thing worse than alcohol withdrawal is the taste of an orange or a lemon.
  18. Where there's a Keyteric, there's always alcohol.
  19. Many talk about helping pre-Space Age alien civilizations, but few are willing to arm them with automatic weapons and bring them into space.
  20. Petrol moonshine, like granpa always used to make in his improvized brewery.
  21. Always help the less fortunate.
  22. Never do anything for free.
  23. Remember to have a glass of alcohol with every meal!
  24. Respect the man who brought the drinks to the party!
  25. In our language, we don't say "I love you," we say "Drok khayi trak udzhyum, byu?" which means "You know I couldn't live without you, right?" and I think that's beautiful. (Real Translation: Something along the lines of "We'll bang, okay?")



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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



Let's hear about your unicorns

  • Do they look like horses, like deer, or something else entirely?
  • Anything special about their horn? How durable is it?
  • Can they use magic?
  • Are they sapient?
  • Can they talk?
  • What is their relationship with other species?
  • Where do they live?
  • Any noticeable sexual dimorphism?



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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



America somehow now exists in your world. How does it react? What does your society think of it?

America somehow now exists in your world. How does it react? What does your society think of it?

Being very arguably the world's most powerful nation, it's no surprise that the rest of the world's countries have a lot of very, very, VERY diverse opinions on America. If the United States suddenly existed in your world somehow, what would its people / nations think of it?


  • Would they try to invade?
  • Would they think Americans are heretics? An inferior race?
  • Would they submit to America's cultural exports and influence? Would they enjoy Coca-Cola?
  • How would they react to America's foreign policies and history of militarism and imperialism?
  • Would Americans be welcome in their nation?
  • How would your world react to America's technology?



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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



If you have a “multiverse” what are the different endings to you stories and how do they affect your world.

If you have a “multiverse” what are the different endings to you stories and how do they affect your world.

Specifically what happens to your world in these different outcomes whether they be big or small I would like to hear about them. I will attempt to respond to all responses.




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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



Hive Minds and Mind Hives?

Hive Minds and Mind Hives?

Does your world have a hive mind? If so, who controls it and which species(or multiple species) does it encompass? If it's not a natural thing (like bees), why was it created?

How does it behave?

If it's a mind hive, than who or what is the body the mind is in?

"We are Anonymous. We are legion."

-Anonymous




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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



What is a tree in your world that is magical, medicinal, or symbolic?

What is a tree in your world that is magical, medicinal, or symbolic?

I like trees. A lot. Many trees are significant in our own cultures for reasons sacred, symbolic, or practical. I'm curious to know what important trees you all have for your worlds.

In New Haven, my own world, Magnolias are so infused with Earthly magic, that cutting one down can summon cursed storms that flatten entire townships.




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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



Which is the most OP mythical character ye have?

Which is the most OP mythical character ye have?

By 0P I mean like is he or she overpowered as fuck? Or the modern term lads use nowadays is “Mary sues” and “Gary sues”




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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



What’s a normal day like in your world?

What’s a normal day like in your world?

What’s it like for a person of each class?

Are there rituals or activities that must be performed?




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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



The Dead

The Dead

  1. How is death viewed in your world/culture?
  2. What is the most common belief relating to death?
  3. How are the dead treated after their death?
  4. Mummified? Burned/ashes? Are their ashes blown into the wind? Used to raise a plant? Dumped into the sea? Buried? Like really just the body is buried?
  5. What are funerals like?
  6. What do families do to keep their memories alive? Or do they try not to remember the person that passed away?



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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



Are there any oddball/eccentric characters in your world? And if yes what about them is so odd.

Are there any oddball/eccentric characters in your world? And if yes what about them is so odd.

Example from one of my world's: the earl is a old man living alone in a castle in the north lands. There he collects unfinished pieces of art be they painting, pieces of music, literary works, statues or the like as long as they are unfinished he will collect them. He treats the pieces of art like abandoned or orphaned children, telling them that they are perfect the way they are and that he loves them no matter what.




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Not part of The 31 Days of Worldbuilding Challenge, here is another worldbuilding prompt that I'm going to add to this list, just because I want to answer it on these pages.



A main character from one of your worlds get warped into one of your other worlds!

A main character from one of your worlds get warped into one of your other worlds!

As the title says. One of your world's main characters somehow winds up in one of your other settings. What do they think of it, and what do they do next?




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