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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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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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Olarali, in Butterfly Jewels
Olarali, in Butterfly Jewels
Ellen Million, Lorna (Comtessa)


Spotted Tree Rat (Spotty)
Spotted Tree Rat (Spotty)
Ellen Million

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Young At Heart   1506.02.11  
Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
Marival visits the infant house.
Posted: 02/11/19      [1 Comment] ~ 433 words.
How Skykittens Came to Pebble Beach   myth  
Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
An old sailor tells a story of how skycats arrived at Pebble Beach.
Posted: 12/03/18      [1 Comment] ~ 2406 words.
What's In a Name? - Part Two   1521.01.17  
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Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
Dulilm doesn't want to be forever seen as Dulilm Barnacle-Brain (or anything of the sort!), but what can she do about it?
Posted: 09/20/18      [No comments yet] ~ 1376 words.

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Not a Lap Cat   poem  
Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
Posted: 11/09/18      [No comments yet] ~ 76 words.
Empirical Testing   poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration)
Two mathematics writers enter a competition. (poem)
Posted: 08/13/18      [No comments yet] ~ 405 words.
Wandering the Heights   1521  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
As Lekeeth grows older and more adventurous, she seeks high places away from people who might touch her. (Poem)
Posted: 07/30/18      [No comments yet] ~ 599 words.

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