So today I’m going to talk a little about how it is that the known lands of the setting have no empire anywhere on the map. This isn’t uncommon in fantasy settings, but there’s actually a reason behind it here.
Today I’ll be heading to the outermost planet of the Aethera system, the icy water-aligned world of Orbis Aurea. Home to okanta and giant, as well as immigrant humans, infused, and Paragons, this chill world is as strange as any other in the system, and unique in a few ways. So let’s get started, shall we?
Today, after a discussion with my wife on our way home from the city, I will be presenting a bit of information for the Land of Storms, about the village of Westhaven, last stop on the road west before the Dragon’s Teeth mountain range. It’s also, coincidentally, the closest thing to Fire Mountain that most folks would recognize as a village.
Today, I’m going to talk about Starfinder – not because I have any more insight than anyone else, but because I want to talk about what I hope. It’s heroic fantasy space opera, of course I’m interested in it – not so much the setting, but the hope for a swashbuckling-capable sci-fi setting that isn’t burdened by the weight of things that choke a lot of other systems that have tried to do this.
Today, I’ll be describing more of the world I laid out the setting concepts for previously. Tentatively titled The Land of Storms, it’s going to be the cohesive background for future fleshed-out Patreon work even as those pieces will be intended to be able to be used with minimal effort in any setting.
Today, we’ll be visiting a fleshed-out location for Seraos – Atheer-Ohn, an erahthi research station which has some dark secrets woven into it. It was founded when the erahthi saw the humans of Akasaat fielding the Infused, and some among them decided that they only way to see victory was fighting fire with fire – or aetheric infusion with aetheric infusion, in this case.
Today I’ll be continuing my review sweep through Aethera, picking up where I left off yesterday with the gas giant world of Seraos. A beautiful location, given how it even includes planar-style gravity.
As a side note for those interested, my Patreon patrons will begin receiving monthly fleshed-out pieces of material starting this month! July’s offering will be the Wayfarer’s Rest, an inn detailed to be a base location for a campaign. While it will include a few details from the proto-setting I described a few posts back, these can be easily removed or modified and it should be able to be dropped into most fantasy settings!