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Legends say the ancients controlled time, and built a world-encompassing civilization on that technology. Then, earthquakes, tsunamis, and storms hit the world—the whole world—all at once. All long-distance communications went silent. When the survivors climbed out of the rubble, they found they could travel only so far before encountering a deadly barrier.

The date now is 1521.02.04, according to the Empire that rules most of the continent. The barriers have fallen, one by one, and the Empire is slowly recovering their ancestors’ ability to harness time. A marvelous City of Lights is being built on a high plateau, but strange accidents are destroying the new buildings, waking superstitious cries of angry ghosts and sky demons.

To the north, a small band of Empire explorers have found new land, unaware that it is already occupied by a small, isolated population of snow-unicorn riders, working under the midnight sun to store enough food to last through the long winter. Tragedy strikes, bringing loss and grief to both parties. Will the collision of these cultures answer their questions and offer salvation... or doom them both?

Torn World - where time is torn

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An interstitial, science fantasy setting, Torn World offers a unique shared world platform with flavors of science fiction, high fantasy, slipstream, steampunk and alternate realities. You'll never look at unicorns the same way again...

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After the Wave
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Peggy B., Ellen Million, Deirdre M. Murphy

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Deirdre M. Murphy

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Northern Beads
Northern Beads
Lorna Cowie

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Before the Last Summer Dance   1520.05.03  
Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer), Kit Tyler (Inspiration)
Yarleda and Ivara (and a lot of other people) watch as two age-sets take their final adulthood tests.
Posted: 08/07/14      [No comments yet] ~ 1722 words.
 
A Broken Token   1505.07.04  
Creators: Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)
A boy with broken tokens comes into Flavai's shop.
Posted: 07/29/14      [1 Comment] ~ 803 words.
 
Talking Ghosts and Family   1508.11.09  
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Creators: Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Layla Lawlor (Inspiration)
Krai talks to Marth about what happens after death.
Posted: 07/07/14      [No comments yet] ~ 1796 words.
 

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Closing the Score   1521.01.01  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Clare K. R. Miller (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre M. Murphy (Inspiration)
Musical restrictions are not popular in the Empire.
Posted: 08/21/14      [No comments yet] ~ 157 words.
 
From White to Blue   Poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
Triangle flowers bloom in spring.
Posted: 07/11/14      [No comments yet] ~ 41 words.
 
Stalking Sleep   Poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
Everyone has advice for getting to sleep in the brief Northern nights.
Posted: 07/02/14      [No comments yet] ~ 163 words.
 

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