Title: "Diaspora" [SUBTITLE PENDING]
Overall Planned Plot and Lore: Finished
Chapters Finished: 5/Planned 30-35
Pages: A5, Each chapter Around 13 pages
Fifteen long years have passed since the bloody Seventy Year War ended, and the power of the Obocrat of Perrion was broken. The Mon Keigh, High Humans, are the main power on the Continent of Diaspora, their Allfathers of a mighty Alliance, forged from War, holding sway over the land with an iron fist. The Low Kingdoms of the Doan Keigh face many hardships, as Estate owners, Earls, and leaders of various Guilds take their power to the streets of the wealthy trading Kingdoms, untouched by their so-called 'Protectors' or 'Citizen Councils'. The Lizardmen stay to their swamps, whispering of Death in the North, whilst half-man outcasts of the Mountain Kingdom of Lier begin to grow more and more in number within the cities of Man.
Amidst this chaos, Jorg, a young and ambitious man, braves the cold winter blizzards of the north to take his seat as an Earl of a Northern Town, but soon finds out that a mystery is afoot there. Elsewhere, in the Low Kingdom of the Vale, within the sprawling Metropolis of Darrowden, a young thief, Ysolda, seeks to steal a document that would get her wealth beyond imagination. But it proves to be a bigger catch than she anticipated, as events set in motion fifteen years ago, by a man called Aurelius, take place...
Hey guys, Thiccroy here. Much like Wood Glue, I am an avid writer and seek to create a book of my own, influenced by my knowledge of history and some aspects of popular culture and low, and high, fantasy. I already have some beta readers to see my work as it is, but I would like people who are truly interested in the setting and idea to take part in the reading of the drafts of my chapters.
To put the setting of Diaspora in layman's terms, it is a pseudo-realistic fantasy, or a high-low fantasy, as in there exists magic, various magical creatures and various different races apart from the natural Humans, but the world is rooted in its own cultures, histories, and conflicts, as the various races and Kingdoms fight for dominance, power or peace upon the supercontinent. All of the races in the story were once slaves of an alien race summoned to the World long ago, who enslaved them for a long time until the races banded together under an order of mages led by a legendary Human warrior, who died in the final battle to secure their freedom.
The story takes place way, way after that, and after a Seventy-year long global conflict, that saw many millions die, families and kingdoms torn apart and the rise of gunpowder, cannons, muskets, sails and various other technologies akin to the 16th, 17th century of our own world.
Do contact me on my Discord, Thiccroy#8129, to ask for an invite to the beta reader discord.