Human History: The Ultimate Inspiration for Creative Writing

Historians are going to have a tough time recording all the things that have happened in the last few years. What's more, it seems like 2020 is the grand finale in a string of "very interesting years" in our currently times. If you try to write about all the things that have happened in depth, you will be able to write volumes upon volumes about all the tumultuous things that have happened. Sometimes it's hard to think back just five years ago and feel like it was still within this lifetime. But it's true.

What Lies in the Deep – Urban Legends of the World of El Tor

In the World of El Tor, there is no shortage of local legends that have been established in the various regions where humans have settled. Two of the myths that have seen a wider circulation both involve the mysterious darkness under the water - in Lago Nero, the large lake that separates Caelon from Secessia, and in the Mar de Comercio, (the Sea of Commerce) that hosts the Saibhrean Isles to the Northwest of Caelon.

Treasure Hunters in the World of El Tor

It is no secret that once the world was cleared of the demonic threat during the Third Age, countless treasures were reclaimed by the pilgrims who first journeyed outward from the City of White Walls. Over the years, as the various realms began to form under the rule of kings, many of these treasures were taken into the royal coffers. Early competition between kings was to see how many of the treasures of the fallen age they could amass for their own kingdoms. Because of this, the treasures became more status symbols than curious pieces of technology from the technologically advanced societies that fell to the curse.

Marriage and Love in the World of El Tor

To discuss marriage as an institution on the peninsula of Caelon, one must first understand there are two vastly different cultures that have their own unique customs and practices when it comes to marriage. In general, Torian customs are patrilineal, the House name is passed on through the male and the female adopts the name and the home of her husband. In contrast, Warathi culture is not always patrilineal; more value is placed on the family names, so if a man marries a woman of a higher family status, he will often take on the name of his wife's house. There are many other distinctions between the two cultures as well.