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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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Snow-cat in Winter
Snow-cat in Winter
Marika Purisima

Cat (to be Skycat) and Alligator
Cat (to be Skycat) and Alligator
Clare K. R. Miller, Ellen Million

Reluctant Rescue - linework
Reluctant Rescue - linework
Marika Purisima

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Newest Fiction:
Under Cover   1520.10.28  
Creators: Ellen Million (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Patron)
An agent of the Empire infiltrates a meeting of discontent cripples.
Posted: 04/24/14      [No comments yet] ~ 1230 words.
 
A B(r)ead For His Memory   1509.10.12  
Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration)
A furshirt's tale of a baker's tribute to her grandfather.
Posted: 04/11/14      [1 Comment] ~ 1433 words.
 
A Good Start   1520.03.14  
Creators: Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna Cowie (Inspiration), Michelle Goldberg (Inspiration), Deirdre M. Murphy (Inspiration)
Lenarai hadn't declared as a gatherer when she graduated with the rest of her age-set, but she knew a plant that was growing where it shouldn't when she saw it.
Posted: 04/03/14      [1 Comment] ~ 857 words.
 

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Newest Poetry:
A Rare Event   1519.08.01  
Creators: Ellen Million (Writer), Deirdre M. Murphy (Inspiration)
Riiran is invited outside to view a rare show of northern lights.
Posted: 03/27/14      [No comments yet] ~ 456 words.
 
Snowbloom   poem  
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Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Peggy B. (Inspiration)
A perfect day with snow and sun brings a delightful treat.
Posted: 03/17/14      [No comments yet] ~ 178 words.
 
Playing the Field   1504.04.16  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)
A young Dareg plays bola-ball at the summer gather.
Posted: 02/04/14      [1 Comment] ~ 449 words.
 

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