Discussion in 'The Tavern' started by Yuli Ban, Jul 30, 2018.
I love ringworlds. I really do.
Dragon Aurora Over Iceland
That's it, I have my book cover idea.
I know it's been seen a million bajillion times before, but this image really, really helps me center my thoughts on world building. It takes me through three steps. First, it helps me re-imagine the future. Then, I realize it's helping me recontextualize the present. Then it allows me to more richly, and deeply develop a world for my fiction by laying bare the reality of the present.
My thoughts are so muddled by the ideology that I'm soaked in, that seeing this image, a take on the modern world lifted to such striking extravagance, makes it possible to realize things I wouldn't otherwise. It's like a microscope for ideology. It makes me feel like I'm watching "They Live," but all with a single, incredible, image. Everything is in here.
Check out this edgy starfish
"Night Sky" Petunia
Long exposure photo of drones circling mountains makes it look like a sci-fi landscape
Soul gem, or in other words, a Fluorite Obelisk, or in other words, a soul gem
Looks like a common soul gem to me. But let me get my mate on this.
Wondrous item, rarity varies
The exceedingly powerful Planar Stones are ancient remnants from the time when the multiverse was created. Each stone is attuned to another specific plane of existence, drawing power from that plane, and acting as an anchor point for tethering it temporarily to the prime material.
Each stone has 6 charges and regains 1d6 charges each day at dawn. As an action, you can use the stone to trace a 5-foot diameter circle in the air on the prime material plane, creating a shimmering portal to the plane from which the stone is connected. The stone then hovers in the air directly above the highest point of the portal's perimeter for as long as it remains open.
Grabbing the stone from the air while a portal is open immediately closes the portal. When the stone is used to create a portal, and at the end of each hour that the portal remains open, the stone expends one charge. If the stone has no more charges at the end of an hour, the portal closes, and the stone falls to the ground.
Each stone also has additional properties, depending on the plane to which it is connected.
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Fluorite Obelisk (Very Rare). This hexagonal obelisk crystal is filled with ribbons of violet and black, indicative of its connection to the Shadowfell. If you attune to this crystal, it can be used as an arcane focus which lets you cast spells as if your Intelligence score were 1 higher than it is. If you use the crystal to cast a necromancy spell of 2nd level or higher, you have a 10% chance for it to consume only a spell slot of a level equal to half that at which you chose to cast it, rounded up. If this happens and you do not have any spell slots remaining of the reduced level, the spell slot level consumed is instead of the next highest level for which you have spell slots remaining.
Edit: Decreased the % proc chance of the slot reduction for balance.
Sverd i Fjell, a monument to the Vikings in Norway
These things are huge! Something like 32 feet tall.
War Beast by Herschel-Hoffmeyer
These are taken by a friend who didn't wish to be named as most of his content is considered 'unsavory' to most.
these two are by Jose Vega whos working on the new Castlvania show on netflix ^^
Gloomy and saturnine. Perfect time to set up camp among the creatures of the night and sing some melancholic tunes over a lyre.
It's just so shiny and black...
Whale bones in a forest look like the slain remnants of a giant woodland monster
The Peryton Of Atlantis
The Peryton is said to have the head, neck, forelegs and antlers of a stag, combined with the plumage, wings and hindquarters of a large bird, although some interpretations portray the Peryton as a deer in all but coloration and bird's wings.
According to Borges, Perytons lived in Atlantis until an earthquake destroyed the civilization and the creatures escaped by flight. A Peryton casts the shadow of a man until it kills one during its lifetime, at which time it starts to cast its own shadow. A Sibyl once prophesied that the Perytons would lead to the downfall of Rome.