|World map for my current novel series, Guardians of Anur, drawn and painted in Paint Tool SAI then labelled in Photoshop.|
The Magic of the WorldThe Ysindi were the first beings on Anûr, and the first to discover that their belief could shape the world around them. They folded black wings like cloaks around their secret words and whispered commands into the fabric of the ‘verse, painted sigils into the rock that let them bend the mountains to their will, and danced pale in the moonlight so the sky would know their song.The Magic of the World by Freesong
The Adénin came next, huge white wings shifting the air into whirlwinds that cut swathes in the forests for their great cities. Like day and night, the First Peoples squabbled over their magic words and the air writhed.
The Yenadi first called themselves Earth Benders, turned desert to fertile plain and heaved stone upon stone for shelter. They feared the night-wings of the Ysindi and their darker words, and revered the brightness of the Adénin cities, spread the joy of life in green grass and made the world a boon.
The Jocai were not yet upright when the Aegyr fled to the ocean, sinkin