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The Empire Explores the North

Empire explorers set foot in the harsh northern territory.


Scientist Diren, his wife, Margaa, and their gruff wilderness guide, Malaamig have made the long sea voyage to explore the northern territory. Their trip is met with many setbacks!


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Wile Away (1520.01.20): A new hobby sweeps through Iremima's crew.
~ 1445 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/06/11  

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The Right Man (1520.02.03): Explorers go North on a survey mission
~ 1474 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/29/08  

The Forgotten City (1520.02.06): The southern explorers find a ruined city.
~ 679 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/04/11  

Supposed to Be (1520.05.01): The Southern explorers find that not everything goes as it's supposed to...
~ 2310 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/03/10  

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A Little Luck (1520.06.28): A confrontation on the seas leads to experimentation with a new weapon.
~ 1672 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 12/23/10  

Out of the Snow (1520.09.14): Birka, Tiren and Kireg return to Itrelir after a particularly long winter trip.
~ 1132 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/08/13  

The Wrong Kind of Snow (1520.09.27): Explorers find something unexpected in the snow.
~ 2241 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/13/08  

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Out of Steam, Part 1 (1520.09.27): Malaamig finds the source of the 'smoke' he spotted.
~ 1504 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/04/13  

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Out of Steam, Part 2 (1520.09.29): Malaamig thinks he's dreaming when the woman walks out of the steam...
~ 1623 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/11/13  

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Out of Steam, Part 3 (1520.09.29): Malaamig's long journey and hot soak have taken their toll.
~ 878 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/18/13  

Out of Steam, Part 4 (1520.09.29): Malaamig meets more of the northern people.
~ 1655 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/25/13  

Breaking Trail, Part 1 (1520.09.29): The Notherners react to the newcomer.
~ 1442 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/01/13  

Breaking Trail, Part 2 (1520.09.30): Malaamig wakes in the strange northern village.
~ 1982 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/08/13  

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Turned Back (1520.09.30): Dareg is eager to get to Smokewater when he's hailed by another rider. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1592 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/17/13  

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Breaking Trail, Part 3 (1520.09.30): Birka leads a party out to collect the remaining southern explorers.
~ 1498 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/15/13  

Holding Down the Camp (1520.09.30): Alone in their camp, Diren regrets their journey and fears for their future.
~ 1242 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/22/13  

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Fever Dreams (1520.09.30): Margaa's feverish dreams...
~ 1293 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/04/13  

Meetings in the Dark (1520.09.30): Birka's party gets to the southern camp - an arrival complicated by darkness!
~ 1811 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/29/13  

Milk in the Morning (1520.10.01): Birka and Malaamig exchange information.
~ 1338 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/10/13  

Waking in Strange Places (1520.10.01): Kativa interacts with the strangers from the south.
~ 1090 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/17/13  

At the Edges of the Maps, Part 1 (1520.10.02): Northerners look at southern maps for the first time.
~ 1570 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/24/13  

At the Edges of the Maps, Part 2 (1520.10.02): Birka wishes to go on a journey to the south... and she knows who she'd like to take with her!
~ 1725 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/01/13  

Duty Bound (1520.10.02): Taiv ponders her relationship with Anler.
~ 448 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 03/09/15  

Three To Go South (1520.10.11): Malaamig watches the Northerners decide who to send south.
~ 2174 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/07/13  

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Pressure (1520.10.17): Birka advises Kativa in matters of love. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1896 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/09/13  

Chosen (1520.10.18): Tikite brings news of the people chosen to go south.
~ 1394 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/12/13  

One Night in Itrelir (1520.10.22): The party going south spends one night in Itrelir. (Supporters Only!)
~ 214 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/19/13  

The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 1 of 8) (1520.10.26): Anler, Birka and Tiren prepare to set out across Lichenwold in search of a passage to the south.
~ 1295 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 08/19/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 2 of 8) (1520.10.26): Birka, Tiren, and Anler encounter their first obstacle in Lichenwold.
~ 1676 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 08/26/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 3 of 8) (1520.10.26): The Lichenwold travelers use teamwork to cross a frozen river.
~ 1852 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/09/13  

The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 4 of 8) (1520.10.27): The explorers venture deeper into Lichenwold, confronting the strange landscape while dealing with the first stirrings of interpersonal conflict.
~ 2772 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/16/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 5 of 8) (1521.00.05): Birka, Tiren and Anler are caught in a blizzard, and must decide whether to push on with limited supplies, or turn back.
~ 1686 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/23/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 6 of 8) (1521.01.03): With supplies running low and tensions growing, Anler makes an unwise decision.
~ 1583 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/30/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 7 of 8) (1521.01.10): The Lichenwold travelers are growing desperate - they are dangerously low on supplies, and interpersonal tensions have driven them apart when they need each other most.
~ 1030 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 10/07/13  

The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 8 of 8) (1521.01.10): Disaster! Caught in an avalanche, the travelers struggle to survive.
~ 2483 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 10/14/13  

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Artwork attached to this collection:

The Folded City
The Folded City
Ellen Million
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Geographic Sciencecard: The Scenic North
Geographic Sciencecard: The Scenic North
Ellen Million
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Malaamig
Malaamig
Ellen Million, Amy Anderson
1 Comment

Diren
Diren
Ellen Million, Amy Anderson
1 Comment

Margaa
Margaa
Ellen Million, Amy Anderson
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Malaamig
Malaamig
Ellen Million, Marianne
2 Comments

Margaa
Margaa
Ellen Million
3 Comments

Diren icons
Diren icons
Tod Wills
2 Comments

Ice and Sky
Ice and Sky
Ellen Million
5 Comments

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