Category: Update

Updates to the blog and life in general.

Guess Who’s Back?

Hey guys its me again,

Sorry for not posting within the last two months but who knew engineering would be tough (*definitely not this guy*). I’m back (hopefully) and will update a schedule for posting times.

Hey guys its me again,

Sorry for not posting within the last two months but who knew engineering would be tough (*definitely not this guy*). I’m back (hopefully) and will update a schedule for posting times:

The Schedule I Shall Try To Keep

The Land That Never Was – Chapter Update: Saturdays 6 AM

Saint’s Grimoire – Chapter Update: Saturdays 6 PM

Daily Prompt: Daily 6 AM

Poetry: Daily 12 PM

1000 Words: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 PM

Other Updates: Random

150 Followers

150 people; thats how many people say that they like my blog. It may not seem that much; maybe the amount of people in a square metre on Black Friday. However it means a lot to me that there are 150 that appreciate my work. 

Thank you all so much,

The Icognito Writer

The Rascal

Hey guys,

Just letting you know that the next part of The Land That Never Was will be posted at 3 am EST (4 pm my time) tomorrow. Here’s a little sneak peek:



…Dominik Artsk was bored; the lecture felt like it was going on for ages. It was Scholar Alana’s History class and they were learning about the History of Drai, as they had been doing for the past four weeks. Dominik didn’t understand why they needed to know where Drai came from; they just needed to know how to use it. After all, that’s why his parents sent him to scoil. He expected that he was going to be learning how to use chants and runes; not studying who was the first drai user.

Dom looked around the class; most others were just as restless as he was, some were a bit better at hiding it. Rdon was fiddling with his pen; Dom watched as the pen moved, albeit quite shakily, up and down in the air. It was a basic cast; Rdon had used an elemental chant to manipulate the air around the pen. Dom could do the same, but he had done it a thousand times already and had started getting bored of it…



See you soon



Introducing Procul

Since I have restarted The Land That Never Was, I think it’s best that I give you guys a quick little summary of what is known about the land.



World – Procul

The Land That Never Was is set in the world of Procul (meaning far away in Latin). It is quite big; about three times the size of earth and is inhabited by a variety of wildlife. While Procul has many of the animals that we know and love (e.g dogs, bunnies and lizards). It is also foreign to some as well (no cats [soz cat lovers]). It is home to some unique species such as dragons, elder lizards and greater stallions, all of which are quite common place (not household pets though).

The land has 13 large land bodies (or continents as we call them) and 21 large bodies of water. Each land body is separated into three (39 in total) and each part is called a regio and is ruled by an elder; similar to a president. Each elder has a council which helps govern the land although the elder has the last vote. For every land body (or three regios) there is a council of tionol; which governs the laws in all three regios. There are some undiscovered / unexplored lands but that is for another day…

The most important difference between Procul and Earth is the fact that the residents of Procul utilize what we like to call magic. Drai, as it is known over there, is a unique force which lets to wielder perform incredible feats. While nearly everyone has it, it is still incredibly difficult to master requiring years of training in scoils (houses of learning). Those who are unable to use drai are called Nulls. There are five basic levels of drai users (rank 3 being the lowest, rank 1 being the highest);

  1. Junior Initiate – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Initiate – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Initiate – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Conjurer – Ranks 1 to 3
  5. Senior Conjurer – Ranks 1 to 3

After passing Senior Conjurer, a drai user can move on to one of five roles;

Mages

Mages make use of elemental drai to change their surrounds, they can destroy or rebuild almost anything (essential your spell based mage in games).

  1. Junior Invoker – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Invoker – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Invoker – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Mage – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Mage – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Mage – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Junior Archmage – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Archmage – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Senior Archmage – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Archmage – Rank 1

Warlock

Warlocks make use of mystique drai to see into the future, observe locations or even teleport. They are often scholarly & wise and usually the makers of spells and charms. (essentially your sage / mage).

  1. Junior Seeker – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Seeker – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Seeker – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Sorcerer – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Sorcerer – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Sorcerer – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Junior Warlock – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Warlock – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Senior Warlock – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Warlock – Rank 1

Guardian

Guardians can use mystique and elemental drai on people, causing them to gain or lose power. Most guardians are docile (your support character).

  1. Junior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Protector – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Protector – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Protector – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Lesser Guardian – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Guardian – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Greater Guardian – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Guardian – Rank 1

Bulwark

A Bulwark is capable of strengthening and weakening objects & spells and are often seen to be extremely neutral using mystique and elemental drai. (Tank / forger)

  1. Junior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Defender – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Defender – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Defender – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Lesser Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Greater Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2

Enforcer

Enforcers are capable of using a variety skills of the above classes; they are a jack of all trades drai user. (Fighter / Assassin)

  1. Junior Aide – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Aide – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Aide – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Pathfinder – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Pathfinder – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Pathfinder – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Junior Enforcer – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Enforcer – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Senior Enforcer – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Enforcer – Rank 1

These are all the currently (wink wink) known drai users. The following are some more things to know about Procul:

TRIVIA

  • Procul’s largest land body is Angk – it has the largest land size but smallest population.
  • Procul has seven seasons – first spring, first summer, second spring, fall, first winter, second summer and second winter.
  • Procul is home to around 3 billion people – the Proculites mostly live in small villages surrounded by farm space and empty land.
  • Naz Saransk is the only Null to be ordained as an elder. His brother Toaz, is the highest ranked elder – a third rank Senior Warlock.
  • Most Proculites are Rank 2 Senior Conjurers.
  • Most farmers are Guardians and Mages.
  • Most workers are Bulwarks.
  • Scholars are mostly Warlocks.
  • The police force is mostly comprised of Enforcers.
  • 23% of Proculites are Nulls with 46% of Proculites being Senior Conjurer or lower.
  • The average lifespan of a Proculite is 217 human years with women living up to 30% longer than men.
  • The poorest regio is Quresti closely followed by Peinke.
  • Nadas, in the prologue, is a first rank Senior Mage.


If you want to read more head on over to The Land That Never Was or reply to this post and I’ll try & see if I can endulge your requests.

The Icognito Writer

Hey guys,

I’m back again and I’m sorry for the long leave of absence. I have been caught up with a lot of uni work but I can’t say that’s the only reason. However, I am back and have planned some changes:

A Poem A Day – Every Day I’ll try and bring you a poem, EVERY DAY!

1000 Words – I hope to write a story thats 1000 words of longer every week, this will probably be random.

The Land That Never Was – I have resumed the series and there have been some changes. Instead of it just being a sequence of short stories, The Land That Never Was is now a series of novelettes with the one that you all know (remember Charlie) being the fourth installation. These will be updated on Monday and Friday of each week.

Prompts – I will also be trying prompts from a variety of sources such as the Daily Post, TLT, and Writing Prompts. These will be random in uploads.


Well that’s all from me for now. So hello and have a very good holidays.

The Icognito (not Incognito) Writer

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#MeWorlde Today, I am filled…

#MeWorlde

Today, I am filled with mixed emotions.

Excitement: At the fact that I’m almost done with my exams

Rage: At those who have finished before me

Fear: Of the unknown

Worry: About my grades

But for now the strongest is excitement, let’s keep it at that.

Dear Guys

Thanks everyone for following me and supporting me, I’m so grateful. The ‘The Land That Never Was’ book series (not completed) is available here. Everytime I finish a chapter I’ll post to inform you. Also the Percy versus Sherlock is available here. Same thing goes with this one, I’ll post every time content is uploaded. Btw, I finished Chapter 1 of The Land That Never Was so tell what you think.

Thanks,

The Icongito Writer

Finally I Have Done It

Okay guys, after weeks and months of promising to write the online series, The Land That Never Was, I have finally done it. I have divided it into about five chapters (for now), Ink, Burn, Freeze, Shatter and Forge respectively. The first chapter of Ink is not completed but still available – Charlie. I’ll try and update every week or five days. So bear with me. I’m also working on the Percy Jackson Versus Sherlock Holmes. With all of this stuff going on thanks for everything.

The Icognito Writer