(This article has been originally published as a guest post on Campfire, an online platform for writers and worldbuilders. Check them out!)
The life of an adventurer is full of strife, terror, and mortal danger—and yet, we often pick this path for ourselves. The excitement of discoveries outweighs the dangers, and freedom of choice is worth risking our lives. However, it is always advisable for an adventurer to take necessary steps towards prolonging this desirable existence; steps such as learning how to use the environment to their advantage.
While we’re finishing work on the full manuscript for Aphelion Toolkit, the Aurorae setting worldbuilding continues. We covered the rowing Temel in the last episode, and earlier we also talked about the Khradi and Triveni peoples – both articles mentioning the adversarial Nväldi people. So, in this episode we’ll talk about them in a bit more detail, answering some of your questions from previous blogs!
In the previous parts of the blog, I covered two of the seven major Kinships, the Khradi and the Triveni. In this one, I wanted to break away from the pattern before it emerges and bring your attention to another thing entirely – alien, mistborn creatures known as Vila. Their ways are as impenetrable to human minds as they themselves are to the human ships floating freely in the mists.