Oh, I really haven't got much to do with it. (Actually, that's a bit modest. To tell the truth, I'm partially responsible for reviving and creating much of the world of Khyorgan, but that's pretty much it.)
Erudite Tales is the brainchild of a lot of creative people, among them Krayfish, Avetzan1, Horakoeri and Majoras revenge. Actually, it's an offshoot of a larger project, Galactic Crucibles, originally a sci-fi/fantasy project that fissioned into a sci-fi project and a fantasy project. ET is the latter. Together with the third, youngest offshoot, Infinite Histories, they comprise the Omniverse Nexus Wikis, a massive collaborative world-building project dedicated to speculative fiction.
…boy, I hope that long-winded explanation didn't bore you! But yeah, ET is part of a larger multiverse. So, if you're into making fantasy worlds alone, welcome to ET! Just find some spot in the ether and start building a plane, or add something to a pre-existing plane. If you can fight writer's block, contributing is fairly easy and you'll pick up the lore/rules of Erudite pretty quickly. However, if you're into other aspects of world-building/spec fiction, such as making planets or alternate histories, then pop by GC or IH. All three wikis need more users and anyone is welcome. Either way, I hope you enjoy yourself :D
And no, I didn't mean placing my fantasy world here, as this is, well, a public website, viewable by anyone, meaning the fantasy world info would be "free for taking", as it bears no copyright. I was simply passing through, as, of course, fantasy worlds made by other people always interest me.
Aw, thanks! You sure you don't want to help out? We could use new users, we're a bit low on writers at the moment. And yeah, I know what you mean. Once I came up with an epic name for a fantasy world - Mitrægaëyia. Whaddaya think? Awesome, huh? Then, I rather foolishly used it in the Masters of Animanga Wikia Collaborative Writing Project. It is now out of my hands :(
So if you have an idea r world you really value, really want to use in the future, by all means never put it on the Internet. Not until you've got copyright. Still, if you have some other ideas for fantasy worlds, ones you aren't afraid to lose, then we'd love to hear about 'em! Just a thought, I don't want to put too much pressure on you, but I was hoping you might be interested.
You know, actually I shall join here (once I get a few things organized), with my Secondary Fantasy world. In other words, I shall come up with a new plane (as is the case here in the Erudite multiverse) that is entirely seperate from my primary Fantasy World that I was referencing, which goes back to 2010 and which is quite big.
No problem, you're putting no pressure on me. :D
You'll see new page creation, by me, probably this weekend. I'm sure it'll be fun!!
So for my plane, (sorry, I was busy last weekend), how do I introduce it, at the start of its page? Do I say, "(name) is a plane in the Erudite Multiverse" or..... "it is the #th plane in the Multiverse" and if so, how many planes have been made and added already?
To be quite honest, I'm not sure if there's an official protocol, but I do know we don't number the planes. There are supposed to be a near-infinite number of planes floating about in the ether, so numbering them would kind of become improbable after a while. Like, Aztlan is the 74,357,469,123,456,070,223,412,757,962nd plane in Erudite.
I suppose you could look at the headings for some of the other plane articles (such as Eidyn, Khyorgan, Ethos, Valorum and Caelum) and see what users have done there.
Well the etymology is similar to the Bible's when naming angels and demons, and many times when the name is similar to an angel/demon's name it usually involves those forces. At least thats what I've seen.
The page names can simply be "Angel" for those of Caelum and then "Angel (Azrieth)" for Angels that exist in the plane I'm adding. Since angel is an english word (means "messenger" from the original Greek, btw).......it isn't necessary to change their name. I mean....shall the "Elves" in Azrieth not be called "Elves" since there are elves in other planes here?
Oh, you mean (by the Bible reference) Seraphs and Cherubs?
Sure, I guess Azrieth Angels could have another technical name. But I'd still call them Angels, just as Orcs are Orcs, and Elves Elves, and Gnomes Gnomes, and Gnolls Gnolls, and Ogres Ogres, etc.
Then depending on what pages of those races in other planes already exist, I'll name the page for those who are in Azrieth Elves (Azrieth) or Orges (Azrieth), for example. Or add an "Azrieth" section to the "Elf" page on this Wiki, if that page exists.
What I mean is, if this is a separate kind of angel unrelated to the ones on Caelum, then they should have different names. If, on the other hand, we choose to collaborate and make them both the same kind of Angel (an idea I'd definitely be open to) then they wouldn't even need separate pages, let alone different names!
(Excuse the grammar, my iPad is hlitching out and I van't see what I'm typing)