This is a Thread about a world I came up with. For your information, here is what I have on it:
It takes place on a continent bigger than Europe, but smaller than Asia. In all, 1,000,000 miles in furthest distance east to west, and 1,500,000 miles in furthest distance north to south. There are 9 races of beings:
Humans:While they are like the modern day homo sapiens, they are only five feet in height.
Elves:Completely hairless, tailed, four feet tall humanoids that have three skin colors(gold, grey, and dark purple) and a few eye colors(purple, green, red, yellow, and silver.) They usually consider them selves superior, lacking much humility. They have pointed ears. They are gracefully built.
Dwarves: Harsh, 3 and a half feet tall, grey skinned humanoids with orange, black and blonde hair. They, like elves, have pointed ears. They are, unlike elves, stout.
Goblins: A race that looks like 3 and a half feet tall, pointy eared humans with hair and eyes of any color. They are built like acrobats. However, they have two round(although not unattractive) nostrils instead of a nose.
Orcs: Similar to Goblins, but are built to both withstand getting hit by armed soldiers while being agile. They also have tails that end in a tuft of hair-color fur, have tusks,and are five feet tall.
Kobolds: Fox-like humanoids that happen to be hairless and covered in scales. Sometimes mistaken for reptillian heritage, even though the only resemblance is that they have scales and are hairless. They are built like goblins, but are 3 feet tall.
Rat-men:Similar in size to kobolds, they look like a humanoid rat.
Frog-men: Humanoid amphibians that have an opposable thumb and sentience. They are usually considered ugly.
Zombies:Beings infected with a disease that removes empathy and makes you highly aggressive to any who don't have it, while also causing a lack of resistance to both wetness, dryness, heat, and cold, as well as limiting their intelligence to fighting enemies, movement, having senses, making weapons and using them, and slight magic, with varying degrees of success, since they no longer need to eat, sleep, drink, or make love.
In the world, every race(besides zombies) worship an alien artifact that cause certain individuals to hurt the infected and heal them. Another alien artifact caused the disease. It grants some zombies to raise there comrades from the dead, as well as enemies. Also, it brings pain upon the living. Yet another causes command over non sentient animals, as well as growing wood from the ground. However, the people have otherwise Sixteenth century technology.
However, it is not only zombies fight the living, but the living fighting each other: Elves vs dwarves vs orcs; An oligarchy as the state of everyone else, empty territory no one owns truly, and a nation of the dead rising slowly.
At the southern end is the elf nation,Sarindale: a monarchy divided into 3 castes for elves(divided by color of skin), and two for those who aren't(divided by usefulness). For the elves: Merogens(gold),the diplomats and merchants; the Altogens(purple), the nobles; Milogens(grey), the military. For the rest: serfs(weak to medium usefulness), the slavish workers, and the freemen(good usefulness), the common workers. Dwarves and orcs are interrogated and burned at the stake when discovered.
In the middle, Galunsrak, a republic that has no castes or such thing, and when they discover dwarves and elves, they are interrogated simply sent out, without any equipment(and blinded, with the thumbs removed, so their survival chances are a bit less than normal.)
At the north, the dwarf nation of Dorukan, a communist, militaristic nation, with those who are disciplined awarded with a higher role. Orcs and Elves are to be (if you notice a pattern) interrogated and executed by being blindfolded and tied against a post in front of a wall and shot by military soldiers.
The oligarchy is called Telsiam, and is dominated by cities, forts, and villages, with commercial farms scattered about. It is five hundred miles south of Galunsrak, and 4,000 miles south.
Crathoria, or the dead lands, is the land of the zombies. Their ruler, called the Lich, is a human who somehow gained immunity to the disease, and also was not destroyed by them. Also, he some how became unable to age, and can cause any diseased ones to obey him. He doesn't believe that the artifacts are gods, and also has every ability that was of them.
Now that you have been given the mighty info drop necessary to understand the setting, l hope you will write stories set in it.
Hello! I'm Goss. I just wanted to let you know that I am in the process of drawing your creatures from your descriptions. I'm not the best artist but I think they are coming out really well concidering my lack of talent. Once they are finished, I would like to upload them to this website, with your permission, and give you creadit for the ideas. Let me know if that would be ok.
That's really cool!
just a couple questions :) i started by drawing the orcs and i was just wondering what color skin they had and if they have noses like the goblins or regular human noses. I just want to see how close i can get to what you imagined. :)
Orcs have regular human skin colors, and a nose like the goblins.
ok thanks :) ill upload it shortly then put a link when it is approved. I hope you like it :)