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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Oct 17, 2020
In News and Updates
Want to know what knighthood you'd join in the NecroSeam universe? Come find out! https://www.necroseam.com/creeds -> go to this page and click the button that says: "Which knight are you?" My husband is a Dreamcatcher (shocking /s) and, to no one's surprise... I'm a Reaper. 😂 WHERE'S MY SCYTHE? #ReaperLife So once you know your knighthood, you can find your faction's gear and represent your knighthood at the store! *** DreamCatcher Gear Reaper Gear Wavecrasher Gear Stormchaser Gear Bladesworn Gear
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 24, 2020
In Extra World Notes and FAQ
So, it's probably late, but here's what I have for the Grimish lexicon and character script thus far. Obviously, this will grow as time goes by and more vocabulary is added, but these are the current definitions I have! As for the character script, see the chart below! There is a regular script on the left of each box and the fancier script directly beside it on the right. It's been suggested to make this into a font family for everyone to use, but I have yet to figure out how to make that happen x_x. I am NOT very tech savy!
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 22, 2020
In News and Updates
Hey all! Ellie here. Wanted to update everyone on what's happening in the world of NecroSeam (and some other side projects I've been working on unrelated to NecroSeam) - Multiverse 2020 (Virtual Convention) October 16th-18th So much is happening with Multiverse online right now. Pre-recorded panels are being scheduled, live streams are being arranged, I've updated the NecroSeam Store and fixed up the website a LOT. This forum is a prime example! I know there's only a handful of you on here right now, and I couldn't be more thankful for every one of you. Let's make this a fun place for everyone! - Children's Illustration Book Status We received the author copy of the Ballad of the Ice Fairy, and most of it was pretty snazzy! There were a few things we decided to tweak so we've made the changes and are now waiting for the next sample to come in for inspection. I have no idea WHEN it will arrive since the first sample took over a month to come in (and our mailing system here in the states is absolute insanity right now), but if it comes back in great shape, we'll finally be able to hit that PUBLISH button!!! I've been working SO LONG on this children's book in the background, it's weird (and cool!) to think it's almost ready! - Princess of Grim (NecroSeam Prequel) Book status The upcoming prequel featuring Willow and the twins' childhoods is all ready to go for release! Just need to wait for the official release date in October (October 16th for ebook, Paperback release TBD). In the meantime, if you haven't preordered your copy yet and want a signed, personalized book, you can order it at the store! After it's released, the pre-ordered books will be shipped to me, signed by me, and sent off straight to you ASAP. Obviously, given the chaotic state of the USPS, I really can't promise any SOLID arrival or shipping times, so I apologize for that upfront. But rest assured, you all WILL get your copies! Oh, I also had a ton of fun designing some products and merchandise in the NecroSeam store, so if desired, there are Princess of Grim mugs for sale right now! The mugs will be shipped to you much sooner, since we go through a third party distributer here in the U.S. and I don't need to sign those :p. -Tons of New Merchandise Now Available in the Store! Speaking of merchandise, I've been designing several items for anyone interested! Come check out what we have to offer at the NecroSeam store! I maaaaaaaay have ordered myself a few items because... well... let's be honest, those Reaper items are FABULOUS!!!!!! I got myself a whole Reaper set of the dress, the leggings, the scarf, the tote, AND the mask! (Yes, we have masks now) We have these same sets for ALL the NecroSeam Knights, so now you're free to represent YOUR kingdom! -Middle Grade NecroSeam Series Status Update Not much of an update since I haven't had much time to actually sit down and write (what with reorganizing my business for COVID, the toddler turning 2 (today!), House shopping, finishing the Children's Illustration, and finishing Princess of Grim) BUT I have finally solidified the story as a whole. For those I haven't told, yes, my next written project is a middle-grade series set in the NecroSeam universe with new characters set in the year 989 A.B. on Nirus. I don't want to say too much about it because I prefer showing rather than telling, so I'll get back to y'all on this when I finally get to sit down for a minute and write it. Stay tuned! -Oracle Cards Status Update Yep, you read that right. I'm making an oracle card deck based on the NecroSeam Chronicles Lore. This is really a personal project of mine. The card designs are all finished, so now I need to create the informational booklet that details the cards and their various meanings... I have no idea how long this will take, I'll be honest. But I'll keep chipping at the pages a much as I'm able. Soon enough, they'll be available for purchase in the NecroSeam store, too! That's all the updates for now! Have a great First Day of Fall, everyone!!
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 17, 2020
In Creator's Corner
All righty, let's get this Creator's Corner started! Here's a live recording of my ukulele cover for Dream's Lullaby! It's not much, but I thought it'd be appropriate here. :) (P.S: Sorry, I'm not a very expressive singer ._.)
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In NecroSeam Extras
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the NecroSeam Extras discussion board! Here you're free to talk about topics involving any of the prequels or extra stories set in the NecroSeam universe. Some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Blossom of Gold
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Blossom of Gold discussion board! Here you're free to talk about specific topics involving Blossom of Gold, NecroSeam Chronicles book 5. **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DISCUSSION BOARD WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR ALL 5 BOOKS OF THE NECROSEAM CHRONICLES** If you want to talk about books 1-5 without the need for giving spoiler warnings, feel free to do so here! Some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Phoenix of Scarlet
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Phoenix of Scarlet discussion board! Here you're free to talk about specific topics involving Phoenix of Scarlet, NecroSeam Chronicles book 4. If you haven't read the next books yet and don't want anything spoiled, but still want to talk about books 1-4, feel free to do so here! **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DISCUSSION BOARD WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1-4 OF THE NECROSEAM CHRONICLES** Some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Pearl of Emerald
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Pearl of Emerald discussion board! Here you're free to talk about specific topics involving Pearl of Emerald, NecroSeam Chronicles book 3. If you haven't read the next books yet and don't want anything spoiled, but still want to talk about the first three books, feel free to do so here! **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DISCUSSION BOARD WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1-3 OF THE NECROSEAM CHRONICLES** Some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Orbs of Azure
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Orbs of Azure discussion board! Here you're free to talk about specific topics involving Orbs of Azure, NecroSeam Chronicles book 2. If you haven't read the next books yet and don't want anything spoiled, but still want to talk about the first two books, feel free to do so here! **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DISCUSSION BOARD WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1-2 OF THE NECROSEAM CHRONICLES** Some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Willow of Ashes
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Willow of Ashes discussion board! Here you're free to talk about specific topics involving Willow of Ashes, NecroSeam Chronicles book 1. If you haven't read the next books yet and don't want anything spoiled, but still want to talk about the first book, feel free to do so here! **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DISCUSSION BOARD WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1 OF THE NECROSEAM CHRONICLES** Some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Creator's Corner
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Official NecroSeam Forum: Creator's Corner! Here you're free to show off your talents! All skill levels and experiences welcome to join the fun! While I'm stoked you decided to join us in this community, I'd like to set some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In News and Updates
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Official NecroSeam Forum: News and Updates! Here we'll be posting news and updates with the books, the team, and me in general. While I'm stoked you decided to join us in this community, I'd like to set some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Discussions
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Official NecroSeam Forum: Discussions! Here you're free to discuss just about anything you wish, whether it be about the NecroSeam Chronicles, books in general, your favorite T.V. shows, you name it. While I'm stoked you decided to join us in this community, I'd like to set some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Extra World Notes and FAQ
Chanerr hou, everyone! Welcome to the Official NecroSeam Forum: Extra World Notes & FAQ! Here you'll find all kinds of information and can ask questions about the NecroSeam Chronicles, other works of mine, or anything about me in general you're curious about (Within reason, of course). While I'm stoked you decided to join us in this community, I'd like to set some ground rules: 1) Please be kind and courteous. No amount of bullying, attacking, slandering, or just general toxic behavior will be tolerated. If I see abusive behavior, the offending post or comment will be deleted, and the account of the user responsible will be flagged. Three flags, and your account will be removed altogether. 2) Label Mature Content and Spoiler Warnings Since this is a public forum, anyone can view these discussions, so keep in mind that children and new readers (or potential readers) may be looking through here. While I personally do not mind profanity or vulgarity, I would prefer if other viewers had the choice to not view something they would find offensive before they click on a thread, so please give language/mature content/trigger warnings/spoiler warnings to your posts, should they apply. 3) No Spamming Come on, guys, let's keep it on topic to the thread you're in, all right? Spam will be deleted if spotted. 4) Do Your Due Diligence Before asking a question, check in to the General FAQ thread and Official Glossary first to see it's already been answered. 5) Have Fun! This is a community after all, so go forth and be merry! For more details, please read our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Thanks! -Ellie
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Aizelle Raine
Reaper
Reaper
Sep 09, 2020
In Extra World Notes and FAQ
Chanerr hou! Here is the official glossary for the NecroSeam Chronicles, for those who are curious. I'll likely be editing this list as I decide to include more facts and features about the books, so keep in mind this will be growing as time passes! Want to see something else that isn't included yet? Leave a comment in this thread and I'll work on adding it as soon as I'm able! All artwork © Ellie Raine 2020 ​OFFICIAL NECROSEAM GLOSSARY ​ The Children of the Relics The Children of the Relics are the children born of physical mothers whose souls were chosen and blessed by the Gods of Nirus. For each of the five realms, one Relic Child was born: Land, Sky, Ocean, Dream, and Death. To this day, the Relic Children have long been dead and reincarnated for over 2,000 years, their royal Bloodline passed down through the ages. The only Relic Child still alive today is Dream, who doesn’t age at a regular pace due to his timeless residency in the subconscious plane of Aspirre. Each Relic Child was hailed as the Chosen Divines by the realms, since they were the only shifters born with all three of their realm’s elemental Hallows. ​ Land was a Terravoker, Arborvoker, and Healer. ​ Sky was an Astravoker, Imbrivoker, and Aerovoker. ​ Ocean was an Aquavoker, Glaciavoker, and Pregravoker. ​ Dream was a Somniovoker, Decepiovoker, and Seer. ​ Death was a Pyrovoker, Necrovoker, and Infeciovoker. Languages GRIMISH Grimish was spoken nationally by the Grimlings. However, during the reign of Death’s birthmother, Queen GrimishGrimish is the native language of the Death realm, Grim. Before Death and the other Relic Children were born, Nathaleih Shyuhou Ember, she was enthralled with the Landish language and is credited with building its vast popularity in Grim, making it the new primary language in time. Though Grimish is still widely spoken by native Grimlings, Landish is still the dominant language today. ​ ​ MARINCIAN​ The native language of Marincia. ​ CULATIAN The native language of Culatia. The Void and the Great Unknown The Void is considered purgatory for rotten and sinful souls in the Harmonist religion. It is believed that once the Goddess Nira has Cleansed these souls of their rot and sin, she takes them to the Great Unknown, which is thought to be the “waiting room” for souls to be reborn again. The Dragons of Nirus For every element of Hallows (with the exception of all Dream Hallows), there is a dragon that embodies that element. Land: Stonedragon, Barkdragon, Landragon Sky: Skydragon, Shockdragon, Nimdragon Ocean: Seadragon, Bindragon, Frostdragon Death: Bonedragon, Flamedragon, Poisondragon Nirussian Items and Minerals ​OLIUM Olium is lightweight, extremely durable mineral that is found in the deeper caves of Grim, where the veins are closest to the planet’s magma-filled mantle and are in a constant liquefied state until extracted and left to cool. Once cooled, the metal can be crafted, but forging the material is incredibly difficult and only skilled smiths are able to handle the task. SPIRITCRYSTAL​ Spiritcrystal is a mineral found in the caverns of Grim. It is a unique crystal which physical skin cannot touch. Adversely, it is one of the few things ghosts can make contact with. The Reapers use this crystal to forge their specialized scythes which allows them to cut a shifter’s necroseam without damaging the body. VISION-GEMS Vision-gems are minerals found in the Land realm’s mines which, when broken apart, can show what the other piece is reflecting. Modern technologies led by Culatia’s top inventors in 2102 A.B. have learned to harness Vision-gems to bring devices such as Vision-screens, communicators, and other numerous devices. LEVI-STONES Levi-stones are magnetized rocks that are repelled only by the planet’s core, causing them to be pushed into the air and kept suspended so long as the oppositely-charged side is facing the core. Culatia’s islands are made of these stones, which is speculated by many geologists as to the reason Culatia’s islands float. STORAGE-GEMS​ Storage-gems are a gummy, gel-like mineral found in Everland’s mines. When an object is pushed inside it, that object’s size and weight shrink to a fifth of its original mass until that object is removed. YINKLÎT GEL Yinklît Gel is sap from a long-leafed plant that is native to Culatia. It is similar to the Aloe vera plant, but instead of possessing soothing properties when applied to burns, Yinklît Gel dampens all Hallows effects when an Evocator’s hands are coated in the substance. If the gel is ingested, it can cause serious damage to an Evocator’s Hallows for several days, and in some cases, it can wipe their magic connection permanently. SHOTRI Shotri are the latest ranged weapons created by Culatia’s top weapon-smiths. They require ammunition made of meta-glass pellets with entrapped elemental magics which, when fired, cause damage or temporary paralysis on a target, depending on the element the pellet housed. META-GLASS Meta-glass is an alloyed material which combines Flexi-glass as the outer layer and Yinklît Gel as the inner layer. With this, Culatia’s top weapon-smiths have used these to make Shockspheres, Flamespheres, Splashspheres and the like, which are then used as ammunition for Shotri. FLEXI-GLASS A gummy, gel-like glass found in Culatia’s mountain peaks that can be stretched and manipulated with ease while still wet. Once it has been through a kiln, it solidifies and become as fragile as normal glass. The NecroSeam ​ ​The NecroSeam is a ghostly thread which sews a soul to its vessel. When a shifter of Nirus dies, the soul is still bound to its body by their NecroSeam. If three days pass without a Reaper coming to cut the NecroSeam and free the soul from its expired vessel, the trapped soul rots inside its corpse and merges into an undead creature that can only be killed by a weapon made of Spiritcrystal. The Shifters The world of Nirus is inhabited entirely by shifters, but they aren't quite the traditional shapeshifters who can transform from one human form to a full-on beast form. The shifters of Nirus are seen possessing traits of some kind (Ringëd Fleedfûrt is the only exception in the books) but these traits usually only consist of wings, horns, claws, teeth, ears, tails, scales, fins, etc. In the series, most shifters are born with a majority of their traits already showing (referred to as Primary Shifts), but some only appear when they are threatened or upset (teeth/talons/claws and even extra feathers/scales/fur). Mammals seem to be the main beings whose traits actually shift, with their ears, claws and teeth. Antlers and horns are always out and don’t retract, nor do wings and scales. The fish shifters are the most unique due to their inherent ability to switch their Primary Shift to tails or legs when they are in or out of water, and this is the largest range of shifting that happens among the shifters. Evocators Evocators are shifters born with elemental magic. There are fifteen elements in total, though most Evocators only possess one element. In rare cases, some are born with two elements and are known as Dual-Evocators. 1 in 5,000 shifters are single-elemental Evocators and 1 in 10,000 shifters are Dual-Evocators. For a more extensive break down of Evocators and their abilities, check out the Evocator's page in the World Notes on the official website. Evocator Marks: The Crest of Nirus Death Mark Dream Mark Land Mark Ocean Mark Sky Mark The Hallows The Hallows are the “Gods’ Blessings”, which are elemental magics to which certain shifters are born. A shifter’s Hallows element is defined based on the realm they are from. For each realm, there are three elements. Those who have been Blessed (known as Evocators) are commonly given only one element, but there are a rare few who are born a Dual-Evocator and are Blessed with two elements. Those born without Hallows are often known as the Hallowless. Only the Relicbloods (those who are descendants of the Relic Children) have ever possessed all three of their patron realm’s Hallows. For a more extensive breakdown of the Hallows and what they can do, check out the Evocator's page in the world notes of the official website. ​The Realms of Nirus Nirus is the world in which the NecroSeam Chronicles is set. It features the five realms of Land, Sky, Ocean, Dream and Death. Each realm inherently has its personal follies and fortunes, and their militaries are focused on specialized jobs unique to their homeland countries. EVERLAND and NEVERLAND (Land Realm) The realm of Land is comprised of two continents called Everland (the main setting in Willow of Ashes) and Neverland (introduced in Orbs of Azure and featured fully in Pearl of Emerald). While the two continents are still under the jurisdiction of Shel’s patronage, the country underwent a cultural rift when its Relicblood was murdered by an unnamed Infeciovoker and an heir was not available to take over. At the time of the realm’s paradigm shift, there had been one whole continent (Everland), but in the late 1500s, due to its sudden lack of leadership, there was much controversy over who would take the throne next. Half the country wanted a man on the throne and the other half wanted a woman. Instead of reaching an agreement, the two sides split the realm’s territories in half. Near the same time that this decision was made, the very land itself began to break due to a strange continental drift, and tore into two continents. No one in Nirus is exactly sure why this physical break happened alongside its cultural break, but many clergymen have speculated that Shel Himself tore apart the country as a testament to His disapproval for either side’s actions. Today, there are still those of the resistance who believe the true heir to Land’s throne will return. The sacred Relic of Ever/Neverland is the Blossom of Gold. ​ CULATIA (Sky Realm) ​ Culatia is made of floating islands in the sky which revolve around the globe exactly once per year (1 year=300 days on Nirus). The islands’ patron deity is Ushar, whose cultural philosophy is dedicated to the thrill of games first, and the hard work of serious matters second, which is the reverse for its cultural opposite, Marincia. The shifters of this realm are typically birds or winged dragons. The sacred Relic of Culatia is the Phoenix of Scarlet. MARINCIA (Ocean Realm) ​​ Marincia’s territories are the islands between the two continents of Land. Their deity is Rin, whose cultural philosophy is dedicated to the hard work of serious matters first, and the relaxation of leisure activities second, which is the reverse for its cultural opposite, Culatia. The shifters of this realm are typically fish and other oceanic animals. The sacred Relic of Marincia is the Pearl of Emerald. ​ ASPIRRE (Dream Realm) Aspirre is the most unique realm of the five. Unlike its physical neighbors, Aspirre is purely the subconscious plane to which shifters’ souls visit in their dreams. The realm itself is described as an empty void, but it is also mentioned that various roads and small, replica cities are found floating in the abyss. These roads and cities are created by local Somniovokers who have “woven” them together with their dream magic. This realm is also unique because it exists in a plane that has no concept of “time”. The king of Aspirre, the Relic Child Dream, is said to have lived in his timeless kingdom for over 2,000 years, yet barely looks to be in his late teens or early twenties, since he lives there both physically and spiritually. Aspirre’s patron deity is Iri, the God of Time. Its sacred Relic is a trio of spheres called the Orbs of Azure. GRIM (Death Realm) ​​ Grim is an underground kingdom of freezing caverns and wide, hollow tunnels which are located beneath the mid-realms of Land and Ocean. The continents are directly under Land’s continents, but are instead called “Low” Everland and “Low Neverland”. The cities are prefixed with “low” as well if they are directly (or approximately) located under the relative cities on the surface lands. Grim’s ceiling is coated in long stalactites, but they are hidden within thick, twisting cavern mists. Within these mists are cold, glowing balls called the “Floating Lights”, which are one of the only things the ghosts residing in Grim can touch. Though Grim is the designated safe house for ghosts (due to the various mines where a specter-friendly mineral called Spiritcrystal is extracted and exported) the ghosts coinhabit the caves with living shifters as well. Grim’s patron deity is Nira, the Goddess of Death. Its sacred Relic is a pure white willow tree called the Willow of Ashes. --That's all for now! I'll add to this occasionally when I have time. Last Updated 09/09/2020
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Aizelle Raine
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In Extra World Notes and FAQ
Chanerr hou everyone! Ellie Raine here. To officially kick off these FAQs, I've compiled a starting list of questions I've been asked for the past few years regarding the NecroSeam books, and I'll post them here now for you to browse. I will be updating this official list as more questions come, so before you post your question in the comments, please look here to see if your question has already been answered! If you have any questions that are not answered in this list, go ahead and ask in the comments! Don't be shy! OFFICIAL FAQ: Q: How do you pronounce...? A: Xavier (Za-vee-er) Octavius (Oc-TA-vee-us) Jaq (Jah-ck)/ Jaqelle (Juh-kel) Macarius (Muh-KAR-ee-us) Accursius (a-CURSE-ee-us) (Loo-Lucrine kreen) Kael (Kay-l) Hecrûshou (Heh-croo-show) Kurrick (Kiur-rick) Ringëd (Ren-Geh-d) Syreen (Sai-reen) Myra (Mee-rah) Cilia (Cee-lee-ah) Taymen (Taee-men) Vendy (Ven-dee)/ Vendrea (Ven-dreh-yah) Ysthavon (ees-Tah-von) Matthiel (Ma-T-yel) Chai (1. çai (Primary)/ 2. hai (Eastern Grimish)/ 3. Kai (Western Grimish) Mal (rhymes with pal) Dalminia (Dal (like pal) min-ia) Roji (row-jee (soft j) Crysalette (Kris-AH-let) Q: How many books are in the NecroSeam Chronicles? A: The main series, the NecroSeam Chronicles, is a pentalogy (5 book series). Thus far, there are two direct prequels to the pentalogy: Princess of Shadow and Dream (which features a young Myra and Serdin), and Princess of Grim (which features a young Willow, Lilli, and the twins). I have other books planned (and some in the works) that focus on different characters set in the same world, or some that show the backstories of the NecroSeam characters also, but I'll get around to those when I have time. Q: What were some influences and inspirations for the story? A: If you look at my huge collection of fanart sketches and inkwork from my middle grade, high school, and college years (Ages 12-18), just about the only characters you'll see are from Final Fantasy (my favorites being IX, XIV, and Crystal Chronicles), Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (I have SO MANY Laharl and Flonne drawings!), The Legend of Zelda (Link was one of my first action-pose references I would practice with in the super early days. Wind Waker and Twilight Princess were my favorite.), Kingdom Hearts (Naturally), Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, and Death Note. Those are probably the stories that had the greatest impact in my life and my storytelling/style preferences. I found some early sketches of Xavier and Willow (she had originally been named Dusk, apparently) dating back 2006 that I'd forgotten about and uncovered recently, and the art style for them is vastly different than what I do now. But it's interesting to see the similarities in my darker style from back then to the more elegant gothic designs I do now. Either way, looking back through my preteen and teen sketches points to a very clear path leading to my most cherished inspirations I adored in my childhood. Which, I'm noticing after writing all this, doesn't actually mention any novels or shows or movies... I guess I was mostly influenced by video games and anime. *Nervous laugh* BUT! Some books of note that I absolutely loved growing up: The Dragon and the George, Harry Potter, Series of Unfortunate Events, Artemis Fowl, Godfather Death (yes, the fairy tale, it was one of the first stories that stuck with me), and a WHOLE bunch of Discworld books by Sir Terry Prachett (Mort and Hogfather being my favorite of those). Some shows: Avatar The Last Airbender, Gargoyles, Dragon Tales, Sailor Moon, DBZ, One Piece, D. Grey Man, Air Gear Some Movies: Disney's Sword and the Stone, Quest for Camelot, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Anastasia, Black Cauldron, The Secret of Kells, The Secret of Nimh, Little Nemo Q: You know pearls aren't made of emeralds, right? they are two separate gems, so obviously there's no such thing as a 'pearl of emerald'. A: I always crack up at this question! When I titled the Ocean realm's lost Relic (and book 3) Pearl of Emerald, I meant for emerald to be a color descriptor. Not what the pearl is ACTUALLY made of. ​ I get the confusion behind it, but the magic associated with the Ocean realm (i.e. the color of the magic streams that shine when an Evocator with those elements casts them) is green, so--much like the other relics in the other realms--the color of the magic needed to match that country's relic (because I like symmetry). Not to mention, different colored pearls are a natural thing that happens, so it's actually not fictional to have a green pearl. I went through a list of possible other ways of saying 'green pearl' and narrowed it down to three. My reason for choosing 'emerald' as the descriptor was because: a) "Pearl of Jade" was a close consideration, but it didn't quite have that rhythm of syllables I was looking for. b) "Pearl of Teal" didn't have a good ring to it. c) "Pearl of Sea-Green" just sounded silly. ​But why a pearl at all? Why not just an emerald? ​ I mean... how many emeralds do you find lying around in the ocean as opposed to pearls? Q: Are you the girl on all the book covers? A: Weirdly enough, I've been getting this question a lot. It's very flattering, but no, the model is not me. The covers are composed of combined stock images available on websites like shutterstock.com that our cover artist uses. This is the model. The scythe on the covers, though, is a cosplay prop I made myself that our cover artist popped in and added some wicked pizzazz to make it pure magic. I don't think I'd be comfortable selling a book with my face on the cover. That would be weird as Death for me, I don't know. I'm cool with my teeny tiny one in the back, though. Much less weird. Q: Who is your cover artist? A: Fiona Jayde. She's freakin' amazing. --That's all for now! Last Updated: 09/09/2020.
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