About Eneana

Eneana* is a fantasy world in a fictional universe.  The planet is fairly Earth-like, with a single moon and more or less normal physics. However, magic exists in this universe, which leads to various discrete geographic anomalies. Also, deities are real. Or rather, there are non-corporeal beings with incredible magical power who are worshiped by the mortals on Eneana, although depending on the religion and the time period, the mortals may not be worshiping exactly the beings they had in mind.

Most of these stories take place on one large continent, Ka’astarrl, which stretches south from the equator into very cold latitudes. The continent is populated primarily by humans, although one region also has many halflings, gnomes, and fey, some of whom venture into surrounding territory. The continent is periodically invaded by magruks (who bear a striking resemblance to orcs) and the odd creatures they fight with, as well as a few species of lizard people who accidentally invaded / transported from another planet.  There are several intelligent or semi-intelligent magical creatures as well, although most have been wiped out by the end of this time line.

With the key exception of an origin story from a deity’s point of view, these stories cover a time line lasting about two thousand years.  The technology levels of these societies are roughly similar to Ancient Rome up to Medieval Europe, varying widely depending on the specific society and the current state of warfare and plague.

Because this world was originally created as the setting for a D20 3.0 game, many aspects of the world will seem familiar to fans of D&D-style fantasy. However, I’ve altered so many details that I would caution against making assumptions about what is real, what is mythical, and what is a baseless stereotype people hold about the “others” who live on the other side of the hill.

* Pronounced EN-ee-ON-ah

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    • Glad you like it! And yes, some of it is similar to Medieval Europe, and also like earlier tribal cultures in Europe, and Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome — but hopefully not too much the same as the real world. I do try to mix it up. 😉

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    • Thanks Rowena! It’s really fantasy rather than science fiction, although sci-fi is my other love. Focusing all my stories in Eneana limits me from writing more futuristic, technology-based science fiction stories, but it’s not much of a limit; there are a lot of things you can do within the magic system here.

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      • My daughter is currently reading Harry Potter. She’s 11 years old and has fully immersed herself in that world. In fact, she’s left the first book for me to read. I have been meaning to read it for some years. My reading pile is a constantly teetering tower of good intentions.

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      • I have a whole “to read” bookcase, so I know what you mean! I liked the Harry Potter books, so I’d recommend it. Plus it’s fun to read the same books as your child (or spouse, or sister, or friend) so that you can talk about them together!

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      • I would like to be able to share the Harry Potter books with her. She’s so into them and I really need to read them to catch onto what she’s saying. I am currently feeling a bit illiterate.
        My husband at his prime goes through 2 books a week on the train but is currently sleeping both ways. It’s Winter and flu season here and he’s just getting by.

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      • Sometimes I get out of the habit of reading for a while and it makes me feel illiterate, too. A train commute is a great time to catch up on reading (or napping), but I am lucky to have only a ten-minute walk to work, so no reading time there! 🙂

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      • It’s a good hour and ten to the city by train from here and it takes my husband 90 minutes to commute to his work. Trains are great for reading and writing, especially these long trips. I find I can get far enough into a book to keep going. It’s hard to get into them when you’re stop starting.

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