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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 mysterious and deadly barrier.

The date now is 1521.02.24, 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 about angry ghosts and sky demons. Citizen unrest is growing.

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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Little Paws in the Licenses   1502.07.21  
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Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Illustration)
A trip to the Licensing Office ends in unexpected chaos for a young Bai and his sister.
Posted: 08/14/17      [No comments yet] ~ 1496 words.
Raining Kittens   1501.07.08  
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Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Illustration), Ellen Million (Editor)
Alikara gets her heart set on a fashionable skykitten, leading Bai and Rai to consider the intricacies of pet licensing.
Posted: 08/03/17      [1 Comment] ~ 4813 words.
Mourning Waker   1520.07.25  
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Areluu finds out exactly who came after her, and disaster happens.
Posted: 06/26/17      [1 Comment] ~ 1951 words.

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Divisible History   poem  
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Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)
A Roluma view of some pieces of Empire history.
Posted: 10/09/17      [No comments yet] ~ 377 words.
Kairbu's Treasure   poetry  
Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Jenny Heidewald (Inspiration)
Treasure isn't always measured in cash or tokens.
Posted: 08/29/17      [No comments yet] ~ 400 words.
Anomalous Test Results   poetry  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)
Oranaan investigates Anomalies.
Posted: 06/14/17      [2 Comments] ~ 287 words.

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