Tones and Vvo: The Astounding Intricacy of Dwarven Language

– Excerpt from A Floating Mountain: The Rise and Fall of the Gguro Dwarven Navy, by Ruvinyu Niaeo, Professor of Linguistics, Naldrin’s First University The savvy reader may notice a number of instances in which Dwarven words are transliterated using double consonants – the most common being “kk” or “vv.” This notation is part of […]

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Character Generation

“I made my first Beyonder character in fifth grade.  I had no idea what an RPG was.  I didn’t know that the choices I made on that first day would have lasting effects for decades to come.  I chose to be a human, since I knew what that was — I wasn’t so sure about […]

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The Festival of Shoalla

The greatest and most jubilant celebration on the Tamarran Continent is the annual Festival of Shoalla, which occurs during the final five days of the year and celebrates the Six Energies of the world.  It is named after Shoalla Palkonna, the great Energetic Philosopher who was the first advocate for a purely scientific examination of […]

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What is Wyrd Energy?

Lecture excerpt from “The Six Energies and their Uses for Non-channels,” by Mekkreen Dronaal (Adjunct Professor, Naldrin’s First University) Wyrd energy? Yes, it’s pronounced WEERD, Quite useful. It powers automata, makes those Wyrd devices work – brings in quite a bit of business for non-channel craftsmen – you can even find it in some of […]

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The Tamarran Calendar

Background   The calendar currently used on the Tamarran Continent is known as the “Time of the Sovereign Pulse,” or “SP” for short.  It was established over 2,000 years ago, in SP~2,914, by the Six Guilds Committee of the History of the World (known as the Six Guilds Committee), and has been in continuous use […]

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