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Tybraes is an unforgiving world, splintered by races at war convinced their fundamental differences far outweigh any common ground. The botanic, fey Erahs seek to remain hidden from the violent warring of the leporine Shae and the red giants, the Ganroth. When an Erahs “Blade Spirit” is found, a gifted time-bender of a lost monk order, the Nelenr, the Shae claim Khes Adaia for their own-- a weapon in their war against the Ganroth. In truth, she is a single cog in a much larger machination against the Ganroth's waking old god, Uvall, who threatens to consume them all. If the mystery of “The Motherless,” why Khes is so important, and how to kill a god is not discovered, a petty political coup will be a good day in Tybraes. They simply need more time.
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NOTES AND REFERENCES
To write something with so much world building, I have to keep a lot of notes. I keep track of my races and the sub-cultures within those races, their languages, cultural terminology, the general geography, as well as general character notes. It is a lot for me to keep track of, so I can imagine, if I do a poor job of it... you might get lost or forget something. Therefore, I will occasionally update this with links to files of my notes so you can have a quick reference. AND if I make a mistake, you can call me out and we can hash out which way is better. I also have things like pronunciations on it.
Everything on the blog is still my Work in Progress stage materials. Much of what I am working with is a few evolutions ahead of what is here. I am aware that there are likely a few inconsistencies. I am working to iron those out as I go along. This is very much part of why Firetide has not yet hit the published stage. Any contradictions you find I would greatly appreciate having a note dropped with a question or an arrow directing my attention to it. A few of these has already helped me to improve my rough drafts into something better and gratitude will be acknowledged within the book for those who are kind enough to help shape the world of Tybraes for the better. ❤
Note: I have tried to be "Spoiler Conscious" in these notes, but I may have missed something - so please read with caution.
[EDIT] Updated to reflect changes; 1/20/2017
COMPLETE Spoiler-Free Notes (INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:)
Brief World-building Notes
Calendar System of Tybraes
Character Descriptions (physical)
Languages by Race (with an appendix A-Z Combined Slang Lexicon)
Religions and Belief Systems
Not in notes file:
Map of Tybraes
VERY Early Concept Art for Tybraes
To be added:
A separate larger dictionary of Etharhia - The Erahs Language
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Note on LanguagesAs I am developing the Erahs language of Etharhia, and beginning working on filling out the Ganroth language of Valkosa, the vocabulary file will occasionally be updated. I may also, occasionally make minor updates to the words' spelling or pronunciation, or phrases' word order, as I solidify a more proper syntax and grammar for each. It will not affect the overall meaning of these things in English, however, and is more for my own obsessive gratification. As I inderstand not everyone is familiar with how the IPA pronunciation symbols work, I will add a simple chart of my own at the top of the dictionaries so we are all on the same wavelength when it comes, especially, to vowel pronunciation. It is hard to distinguish the 'a' sound of also from the 'a' in father when to some people they both sound like an "ah" sound and to others they both sound more like an "aw". In truth, the IPA would distinguish also as an "aw" sound and father as an "ah" sound. So to that end... I will include my own simplified version with an example word and the IPA symbol for those who may know how these weird things actually spell 'also': /ˈɔːl.səʊ/
In the (far) future, watch for a full dictionary with translated poetry, songs and folklore available for purchase as an ebook and possibly in paperback.