So more world building for TPATD ahead. I was trying to work on the next chapter and instead we have more country headcanon. Hope you guys don't mind - oh and a reminder. Everything here is subject to change at some point, so keep that in mind.
+ Dragons can be found in every part of the TPATD universe, even in the oceans. While I haven't yet compiled a list of just how many dragons there are (mostly because I have to sort through and assign the dragons to their proper countries), the Red Eyes Black Dragon and the Blue Eyes White Dragon are NOT the only two kinds you'll find. Dragons range from being simple minded beasts to possessing a staggering amount of intelligence. Of the dragons, the BEWD is definitely the most intelligent; there are also dragons who know of magic and can actually utilize spellwork if given the proper tools, though these dragons are hard to find. Generally, these creatures are regarded differently depending on the country; some see dragons as deities, while others see them as a curse or a blight. It's all in the context of the situation.
+ Continuing on with the dragons. Some countries take advantage of having resident dragons; for countries like Metheren, who is blocked off by mountains on all sides, there are land-based dragons that clear the mountain paths as part of their migration, hereby opening valuable trade routes. Another benefit is access to the hoards; not all of the dragons in TPATD are so obsessive of their hoards as the dragons of other fairy tales (though the White Dragons do NOT fall into that particular category), and in fact can be swayed to giving up some of the items in their hoards to traders. Please note that this usually occurs only in Metheren - you'll see why in a second.
+ Admittedly, this isn't as much a universal as it's a disclaimer. Religion varies among the countries, though I have yet to really map out that aspect of my world building. To be honest, I don't know if I'll ever truly go there. I do know that in Viernet there is no established religion because of all the civil unrest and that Enterra does have a multi-deity system (similar to ancient Egypt, as a matter of fact), but...well, frankly, I may not even go there in my world building. You all have been fairly warned.
Now that I've done that much, onto the two countries I've got posted this time: Auros and Metheren.( AurosCollapse )( MetherenCollapse )
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And of course we have our handy-dandy pronunciation guide!
That's all for now, guys! With any luck I can corral the bunnies and talk them into another TPATD update :D