World Building - Thoughts and Questions about the world of Karemdol and the Correllian Empire

Happy Sunday everyone.

As a fan fiction author, I try to extrapolate as much as possible from the wafer-thin cannon of E&P, reading meaning into troop names, character tags and the geography and cartography of the game.

Here’s some of my thoughts and questions. What do you think?

There’s no right answers but I’d love some fresh inspiration.

  • What is the Guild? The Guild is referred to in numerous Dark troop types. In my fan fiction I have decided that The Guild is based in the Ruins of Skyfheim and that Rigard is one of the Guild Knights.

  • What is the history of civilization on Karemdol? In the gem quests, the heroes refer to the riches of an ancient city, which we are now exploring (and, as usual, pillaging). Was this civilization more advanced than the current cities and what fate befell them?

  • What is the current level of technology? There is evidence of complex metal working and armour equivalent to 16th century European production.
    The far sight telescope is described as a ‘marvel of engineering’ and Domitia appears to have scopes mounted on her crossbows.

Characters based on more modern sources - Alice, Hansel etc wear clothes that a a little anachronistic. Have they smuggled in any new tech too?

In my latest story the characters use an air ship as depicted on the Quest icon.

Are there any examples of more advanced tech that you noticed?

  • In terms of Geography, where is everything else?
    I assume Atlantis is south of Karemdol as the bottom of the S.1 map appears to be more temperate than the top.

But where is Avalon or Teltoc? Are they connected physically or magically to Corellia?

  • Are animals sentient? On the one hand there are clearly anthropomorphised animals such as Wu Kong and Hu Tao - animals given a human form. But then we also treat many animals as enemies. Are these sentient animals a la Narnia or those just attacking us as predators?

  • Why do we have a watch tower? It appears to have an inferior vantage point to the towers of the stronghold.

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Guild seems good. Maybe Cyprian was from guild too? But he died when guild was ending and change into ruins, and he back as a ded men.

For me this city from quests always was mayans. Richard and Viv started colonization and kill them?

Technology looks like post-apo for me.

Atlantis isn’t in any direction from Karemdol for me beacuse:
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Karemdol is flat and deep dark is around.

Event places
You said about flyind ship, maybe heroes flying to far away place? Maybe this word looks like word from “Dragon humters” cartoon?

Animals
Like in our world, gorillas can speak by they hands but tigers just want kill you and eat your meat

Watch tower
How we can be in every province in 1 sec? In watch tower we can find special portal beetwen every province in S1. (In S2 Tarlak do his magic)

Magnificent topic :ok_hand:
(And sorry for my english)

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Excellent suggestion, top marks.

This reminds me of an ok post-apocalyse fantasy on Netflix - the Shanarra Chronicles

Spoilers

Summary

At the end of season one, which centres around elves and a war, a magic tree, assasination, politics and some other races…

They go to the prophesied land and it turns out to be Oakland.

It was Earth all along

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The Netflix story was adapted from the book series…FYI. Terry Brooks, Swords of Shannara Trilogy. Less MTV drama. lol

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Really interesting stuff. I’ve noticed that we seem to have various non-human related heroes and they seem to be elementally aligned.
The Pandas: Light/Holy/Gold (or Yellow) Hu Tao, Gan Ju and Sha Ji
The Monkeys: Also Light/Holy/Gold (or Yello) Wu Kong (who reminds me of The Monkey King from asian lore) and Hou. (edit) And Guardian Kong
The Lizards: Green/Earth/Plant - Kashhrek and Isshatk
The Lions: Red/Fire - Azlar and Zimkitha
The Orcs: Red/Fire - Boldtusk, Nashgar, Gormek and our little half Orc Zudak.
The Goblins: Green/Earth/Plant - Skittleskull, Carver and Needles
And now we have all the Atlantis fish and amphibians.
And Frida, who appears to be a Polar Bear (Blue - Ice/Water)

So how do you see all this fitting into what you’ve found so far? Do you think they originate from the first map or from places we haven’t “discovered” yet?

Also, where can we read your fanfics? =D

-e

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Captain Kestrel has firearms, so the Pirates, at least, are more like 18th century tech.

Gadeirus is the most clearly post-apo hero. Atlantis was always a tech anomaly, thoughh, and had its own private apocalypse that didnt take the rest of the world down with it.

It’s also clear that walking sticks are powerful weapon in some timeline, as both Owl and Hatter rely solely on them, in a vaguely Doctor Who bizarreness.

I support your view that there is a more fluid line between “dumb brute” and “sentient” than is commonly viewed in this world. For example, Agwe and Gato are clearly products of non-human tool-using species capable lf mastering complex forging and magic.

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Excellent observations that deserve a little musing on

As for fan fic, all my work is in the library, of course. Along with some other excellent authors

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Excellent point K.

And they are undead…so perhaps the firearms actually pre-date the current tech level and have since been forgotten?

And speaking of Owl are all the Guardians robots?

I don’t think they’re robots, but I confess that Panther’s tail-armor has always struck me as odd.

The 2 maps are geographically connected.

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That is the discovery of the year.

Exceptional work again @Kamikaze_Assassin

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I can’t take credit for it. It was something that was brought up in our alliance chat a while back. Unfortunately, I don’t remember who mentioned it 1st.

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Well such is the lot of great explorers. Magellan actually died during his famous circumnavigation of the globe.

As things stand, and by the powers vested in me by the Council of Bards, I hereby declare that land Kamikaze Island.

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I’m kind of interested in this, since I made quite a few D&D characters out of E&P heroes.

Some more things to wonder about…

  • Ethnic backgrounds for the human characters - where in the E&P world would give the equivalent of European, African, Middle Eastern, East Asian, etc.
  • Are Glaceholm, Dragonia, and the Sandsea part of Karemdol?
  • Where on the continent is the stronghold even located???

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S1 province 1 :slight_smile:

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In my fiction i always use the Stronghold in province 1 - plains of Correllia (thanks @Radar1) as the seat of power for the Correllian empire which extends through the western spur of the continent.

I use Isgilham as a Nordic kingdom and ally of Corellia with Skyfheim being abandoned save for the insidious Guild.

Shaguadin is lost to the undead and the Shaguad Desert and plains of wind are a proxy for African nations.

Cloud loft stands in as a home for the Asian characters, although Atlantis also has a lot of Asian influence.

Scarlett and Jangahir both refer to the Sand Sea, but I haven’t explored this area yet. Forgotten Sands is the obvious home.

I place Cyprian and Sabina as the nobility of Mogovia and refer to them as the House of Cypria.

As a white Britisher I tend to avoid writing about characters from a background other than my own because I would probably end up relying on weak Hollywood clichés, but I’d love to read about Sharkot and the Old Ones or Bane or Li Xui.

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The only nonwhite human character I’ve written a background for is Azar… mostly because I wanted to make a barbarian and she’s the only female one in the game. I’d post more about my D&D/E&P character backgrounds but I feel like this is the wrong forum to do it in…

As long as it’s E&P related and your not going to try to flog D&D merch, it should be absolutely fine!

I play a lot of tabletop battle games so I’d love to hear how you’ve developed the stats and characters.

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No I meant it’s something that belongs in the community content section, not the player guides section.

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Ooooh…yer your right. I changed it. Not sure why I put it in Player Guides to begin with.