Mechanically, to act as a base for any sorta plot bunnies/characters/own little magical realm base off of. Could even apply it toward mechanics for a ttrpg if crunched the numbers, but I'm fine with a 'head-canon' setting to lore-build.
Kind of both. The big thing with world building is what your goal is. Are you building for a single story line? If you are, the world building needs to be focused on that storyline and providing you with tools for the story.
If you're building for others to use, like I did for the Reptile Kingdom, you need to address prettu much everything, while also being vague enough for the people using it to have room to work.
I see it more as the latter, though honestly it could be either with incorporating it into lorebuilding, admittedly its premise itself might not be particularly appealing to most. Which is fine, I don't expect it to.
It also isn't grotesque or anti-mamono or something. It is an 'equalization' premise though, and stems around a faction formerly splintered off from the Order. After discovering the Big Lie, instead of shacking up with the DL, they instead formulated a gestalt to ascend and become a godly entity to advocate for the hoomans at the pantheonic level. In turn, it has opted to uplift mankind through a 'genetic ascendency' to equalize humans with their mamono counterparts. A sort of kicking off the limiter at gestation and giving a super pre-template off the bat. Without the use of magic or dependency on material compensation. Large men and women of gereat strength and durability(with all the advantages and disadvantages along with it), the next step.
This in effect not only allows them to healthily compete with mamono, it in turn allows humans and mamono to better connect, bond, and form fraternity THROUGH competition. Suddenly, mamono cannot just immediately rape a man, they have to work for it, either through alternative means(drugs) or... you know... asking. Humans, no longer requiring to rely on a totalitarian regime, can fend for themselves just fine and realize that mamono are not that murderous after all.
There is conflicts though, humanity is steadily evolving to these 'Homo Superior' but that doesn't mean issues of stratification, human on human war, and extremists who might not like humanity evolving away from their control.
In this realm of Avalon is the starting point of it, keeping out the main realm for now as to not get the gods to start throwing fire and stuff.
The evolution of humanity will also take many variants to reflect their mamono counterparts, being a spectrum of 'power level' from the Succubus all they way to Lilim tier, I've also thought of adding 'Avalonian' mamono but one step at a time.
The short of it is, I explore making humans swole to wrestle mamono and in turn make an egalitarian world through WWE. With all the ideas of transhumanism vs. post-humanism, and issues pof superhuman infrastructure along with it.
I make no promise that this setting appeals to anyone but me, but nevertheless it is a fun idea to think on. Sort of like a Hegelian State of Nature course correction for humanity and how mamono and these superhumans would adapt to each other.
Out of curiosity, I brought up a fan-made region in discord and I was told to "give it a try", despite my jumping the gun at the time, I am curious if you would like to have a sort-of cooperation for it, where there is a not-americas to the north of the reptile kingdom.
Well, with the Reptile Kingdoms geography that doesn't really work. The Reptile Kingdom is a spirit realm the size of the Eurasian super continent with a big ass inland sea. It has a physical border but it's land locked and the size of Connecticut. Basically the kingdom is tiny and land locked but bigger on the inside.
That is real disappointing to hear as it has been a very long time since I read the fan entry of the reptile kingdom as I thought of an excuse to have native american themed humans inhabiting said area and maybe have some non-jungle regions but since you have it way more developed and I will accept to step away and sadden to the results.
I thought about it too but I only realized that it wouldn't go far due to a lack of "substance" yet I will give it a try and I only asked to see if it was plausable yet realized that it might take a bit more than just pitching an idea, this was something I haven't realized til later.
Just because someone doesn't want to read few paragraphs worths of text doesn't make tham a weakling. stop being a jerk for no reason. you've said alot of jerk comments like that on this site in the past and i justs had to say something about.
This sounds like weakness to me... especially since the comment you're complaining about is probably months old, possibly a couple years, given my recent inactivity. Though to make this clear. A failure to complete a reading is laziness and laziness is weakness.
If you don't like it, then your should probably go bother someone who isn't emotionally numbed by years of severe chronic depression and PTSD.
It's not about ego or living like I'm above everyone else. It's about having standards. If you don't hold yourself to any, you don't deserve respect. As I said earlier, if you don't like that, then you should probably go bother someone else.
And please, do yourself a favor and at least pretend like you have the integrity to keep this conflict in the chat where it belongs instead of going and throwing out drama in unrelated threads like this is some soap opera. Going onto a what do thread and attempting to ruin it for other people just because I happened to be the guy who wrote it is not acceptable behavior.
If you are so irrational that you are incapable of seperating a man for his work and so emotionally weak that you cannot stop yourself from throwing a tantrum just because you saw my name then I will be taking measures to ensure that you do not become a cancerous influence on this community.
I've been here for a very long time and while I do not play nicey nice with people who fail to maintain any sort of standard or get butt hurt because something might actually require some modicum of effort, I also hold myself to an ethical code and have gone out of my way to help and direct new comers as well as assist in maintaining some degree of order in the community. On top of this, I am one ofnthe bigger content creators in the community, even if my own emotional weaknesses and situation in real life has forced me to reduce my activity here.
The administration here has noticed all of the above and to my knowledge they do have some degree of fondness for me, even if we have had differing opinions in past and present
I wasn't excusing myself. I was stating my position, explaining that if you or anon wanted to act like you have sort of moral high ground then you should at least pretend that you have the integrity to keep a conversation where it belongs (anon did not), and explaining why my word has weight here in the community should you prove to be a toxic presence. I can certainly deal with whatever emotional blows you think you can deal to me, but I won't tolerate you spreading this conflict elsewhere without reason.
I have neither the need nor the desire to excuse myself or justify my actions on this site to anyone, least of all a couple bleeding heart twits who care more about feelings than personal standards or legitimate ethics. Your disapproval is ultimately meaningless and the only reason I'm even acknowledging you is out of the dwindling hope that maybe you'll grow up and learn something and the fact that I have nothing better to do while I'm sitting here taking a shit.
Please explain what I am making an excuse for. As I see it, I have only explained my position and demanded that the two of you keep this debate where it belongs, and have not attempted to shift blame or justify anything.
As I thought. You cannot defend your statement and your arguments are little more than ad hominem attacks because if someone being "too mean."
I say something about this being a learning experience, but people don't learn shit when they get emotional and self righteous. I hope you fair better in your future endeavors and have at least learned to leave me be when a conflict is unnecessary.
You name the Mamono and the locale (and provide the appropriate lore, twelve scones, and a bowler hat of course) and I shall deliver a tantilizing short narrative using my character and his eclectic traveling companions.
Hmm, I have been considering a few options after some light research. I think I will branch this into a full fledged chapter for my book. That is if you are amenable to the idea.
Of course if I did go the full chapter route it could take a few weeks, I am rather a slow writer, besides which I have an annoying tendancy to rewrite whole sections of my text. (To better keep continuity, you understand.)
I have a few ideas stirring if you want to head in the direction, but I would like to hear your thoughts on the pitch first.
Okay I’ll lay out the short version (This is only preliminary research thus far and I’ll go more in depth if you approve.)
Some necessary background first. In the novel Nicholas (the Time Lord Character) and Vellantha (A daughter of Lilith) are traversing the Omniverse (Which is basically Novels, Movies TV Shows the whole kit and caboodle of Science Fiction and Fantasy) in order to assemble the pieces to a device which will allow Mamono to birth male off spring as well as save Human Kind. Okay that would be the basics right there, in simplified terms, but it gives a general idea.
This will be the second Location in the MGE Universe that Nicholas and Vellantha have visited in their journey in the course of the novel so it is fairly important to character dynamics and their relationship. The events of this chapter would take place directly after the previous chapter as well wherein Rathengalia (Vellantha’s future Kingdom) is freed from Order rule. So both characters are battle weary and on edge.
By the way in my novel the Order is basically a stand in for extremists, zealots, and militant religious autocrats bent on genocide of the Mamono kind. So there is really no question of who is in the right, of course Nicholas having seen similar aspects of genocide and death during The War wants to help defeat the Order. Of course he and Vellantha want to go searching for the next part of the machine now that Rathengalia has been freed which leads them to you.
Here’s where the Reptile Kingdom would come in. Due to an outside force the TARDIS will intercept a signal which seems to reflect Dimensional Transcendentalism a Time Lord creation which allows a TARDIS to be bigger on the inside. Nicholas believing it to be from a fellow Time Lord follows the signal to its coaxial origin along the Dimensional Schism but ends up crashing as proximity to the Schism causes a failure in the Relative Continuum Stabilizer.
The signal is actually revealed to be the Reptile Kingdom’s Dimensional Variance Barrier. (You mention in the lore that the Reptile Kingdom is bigger inside than out, but you just call it the ‘TARDIS affect’. Considering the fact that I am actually using a TARDIS I cannot call it the ‘TARDIS affect’ so I renamed it to fit more in line with my novel. I hope that is acceptable.)
In any case we are for all intents and purposes stuck there until we can bypass the signal to reenter normal ‘reality’. To that end we will go searching for the signal’s source, so as to free the TARDIS and resume the journey.
I took a look at several of your locations and had one in mind.
I appreciated Val Hadar which seemed an interesting conglomerate of different species and cultures. It would make sense a signal may be broadcast from such a place. I noticed a specific line which stated: I't does have one resource unique to them, the rare minerals mined from the backs of Mohrans and taken from Mohran corpses. If the minerals were a type of resonating crystal matrices that were used in a technological beacon that controls part of the Reptile Kingdom’s Dimensional Variance Barrier that could account for what Nicholas thought was a Time Lord signal. It would then be a matter of explaining the situation and freeing my TARDIS.
I also thought the minerals could be used as one of the components in the device which will be deployed near the end of the novel to allow Mamono to have male offspring. Which would be uncovered as the chapter goes along. (Mayhaps as a form of focusing crystal for the computational circuitry?)
Of course being a Doctor, and a Time Lord nothing ever goes to plan and we end up embroiled in some such attack or threat and have to aid the people living there and end up meeting you. In return for the assistance you would lower the barrier allowing us to leave and granting us a load of the minerals to take with us.
Actually having you show up would factor in as well, (If you did appear you would need to provide an in-depth physical appearance character sheet, what you look like and all that.) You and I would probably end up having a heart to hearts about life and immortality in general as well as what ails Time Lords have to contend with. (The first big hint of what Machiavellian Tortures I wrought on myself and why I did it.) You would probably also confront Vellantha on her true nature as well. So it would certainly propel the narrative forwards.
One main question I have to ask you though (well a question and a statement per say.)
I was wondering are there any main antagonists in your Kingdom which are separate to the Order? Any bad guys or organizations that would cause the attack in the first part of the chapter (thus providing the force of the plot) or should I just use Order goons?
Secondly here is my statement as it were. I may make a few creative decisions in order to insure the chapter stays in line with my book; though I will do my utmost to respect the source materials. One such creative decision would be: You and I would be on equal footing; since part of the novel is my point of view it only makes sense that I take that liberty. (Which I would say we are on equal footing anyways, I respect you as a colleague even though we may not always agree on everything.) Also from a physical strength side Vellantha is more powerful than me so she would most likely be tiered alongside you in that regard. Those are really the only two things I can see as needing to mention and I do not see them as a stretch either.
I will be completely honest with you I loathe adapting other folk’s work as I find it difficult to take into account the full scope of their material. I much prefer to build my own narrative structures free of restraint.
That being said, I consider this as a being a request from you since you noted that I had not made any writings using your creations. I will do my best to respect and explore the breadth of your Canon but please note I may misinterpret something along the way. And that there is no way I can cover all of it in a singular chapter.
I will also provide you with a copy of the chapter after I have finished writing it for you to look over. You can tell me whether you feel it to be in keeping with your lore or not. If it is I’ll keep it, if not I will respect that and I will change the names of locations, characters, objects and what have you to simply be another world in the novel. (Because I would be remiss to simply delete a whole chapter after all that work. I am sure you can understand that.)
Please look this over thoroughly, and take as long as you need (But not really, I need an answer by Saturday night.) and let me know what you think.
The Reptile Kingdom doesn't have much in terms of antagonists built in but if you dig around you find some stuff to work with. The Factions Page talks about the Kingdoms relationship with the Sabbath wich is antagonistic.
If you dig through a bit [wyvarian page and the items of importance page] you could pull some remnants of the Schrade Empire.
There's also mamono who could be used as antagonists (azi dahaka, Indoms, and Jhos being the three best examples).
Creative decisions are yours to make the only thing I ever ask is a link to my main Reptile Kingdom page so people can see your source material and a link sent to me so I can see the work being done. Honestly, I write a lot of stuff to be somewhat vague to encourage people to make stuff their own and give writers space to work stuff out.
I just wanted to give you a bit of an update as to my progress. The chapter is about two thirds done. (Though I may split it into a seperate chapter from the original since it's over 10,000 words already.)
I've said it before but I am an introspective writer so I tend to meander on characterization. And Covid-19 has actually made writing harder since I have to deal with relatives more often.
but at least if i was in reptile kingdom i would marry a yandere devilhjo i imagine at least 13 hours of sex a day the only moments we would stop from sex would be hunting buying some vegetables for myself and eating.