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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...
The Itrelir Triplets
Ellen Million, Elizabeth Barrette
Ellen Million, Toni Sturtevant
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|The Museum of Mortality (Part 2 of 2)
|Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Patron), Peggy B. (Inspiration), Michelle Goldberg (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre M. Murphy (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Illustration)|
|Brelig works hard to regain his stamina for warsailor work.|
|Posted: 05/20/13 [No comments yet]
~ 3421 words.|
|The Museum of Mortality (Part 1 of 2)
|Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Patron), Peggy B. (Inspiration), Michelle Goldberg (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre M. Murphy (Inspiration)|
|Brelig works in a museum while recovering from a sea monster fight.|
|Posted: 05/17/13 [1 Comment]
~ 4112 words.|
|Meetings in the Dark
|Creators: Ellen Million (Writer)|
|Birka's party gets to the southern camp - an arrival complicated by darkness!|
|Posted: 04/29/13 [No comments yet]
~ 1811 words.|
|Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer)|
|The night starts beautiful and clear, and Akaalekirth and Lereterli hang hammocks outside... but their sleep is interrupted by an earthquake and the aftermath.|
|Posted: 05/14/13 [1 Comment]
~ 550 words.|
|Yaimav and the Wary Wary Bird
|Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer)|
|This is a bit of Slunai history (or legend) about the sundered times.|
|Posted: 05/01/13 [No comments yet]
~ 371 words.|
|A Thorny Problem
|Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)|
|Adarla's opinion of roses changes over time.|
|Posted: 04/24/13 [No comments yet]
~ 55 words.|
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