Excellent work and excellent ideas in the Design Quest threads, all. Some new ideas and some back-and-forth emerged and we'll be making some decisions now to move this Zone forward into the Lore and design of Exiles
. I wanted to give you guys time to work out some of the ideas that you were experimenting with before creating this-- the decisions thread, where we can hash out the ideas that bubbled to the surface and link to polls for vote decisions. If I've neglected to include any of your ideas here, PM me and I'll fix!
In the Main
threads, we saw some interesting ideas emerge:
Those who now dominate the Zone like:
-River Folk (from @evilteddy)
-Wyverns (from @Alyxe)
-Mountain People (from @drakythe)
-Ironhide Bears (from @drakythe)
-Sand Skimmer Pirates (from @finjinimo)
-Sand Scorpions (from @finjinimo)
-Lake Mountain Folk Swarves (from @talin)
-Catfolk (from @skwid)
And some interesting land features to the Zone, including:
-Wakened volcano (@kjelfalconer)
-Mountains meet swampland (@evilteddy)
-Cliffside home to slavers (@finjinimo)
-Sand-strewn wastelands with sanctuary caverns (@finjinimo)
-Hidden caves with secrets (@Darggie)
-An underground city (@darggie)
-Destroyed groves (@skwid)
-Breach-stopping vaults built on either side of the Breaches (@evilteddy)
And we have some beasties and plantlife ideas taken from the Flora/Fauna thread
-Mountain goats, lions and bears (@evilteddy)
-The Reaching Tree (@spacegoats)
-The Red Dragon Flower (@spacegoats)
-The Giant Rock Lurker (@spacegoats)
-The Blind Grizzlemaw (@spacegoats)
-The Sea Mantis (@spacegoats)
-The Red Begbie Nut (@finjinimo)
-Rock Spider (@finjinimo)
-Stink Bug (@finjinimo)
-Salt Bush (@finjinimo)
-Withered Squash (@finjinimo)
-Octarius Curmugenous (@finjinimo)
-Phosphorous Lichen (@evilteddy)
-Dead Man Tree (@evilteddy)
-A foul-smelling cabbage that Finji shall not get credit for
Now that you read these through, use them to riff in this thread on:
 Which ideas do you love/hate/are indifferent to?
 Which ones really work together nicely? Do any not work?
 The Zone is very large (think of it as roughly 1/3 of Australia) so there is room for a quite a bit of variety even if we focus on the dominant features in this exercise, so what landform ideas all fit. Do all of them?
Also, throw in anything new you think of in the process, because we're not done yet.
However, to tempt your thinking-caps, check out this concept from @Hardcake
that fits just perfectly with @Darggie
's underground city idea...
Now, on with it! Let's make some decisions (and I will be jumping in as we head toward The Answers, so fire away with questions)!