Canno

Every great fantasy world needs lore! This is the central page for mine. Also, art, any other in-world media such as folklore, poetry, songs, and perhaps the odd short story.

Lore Entries

Canno and the Age of Splendor  –Lost ages of glory are a fantasy favorite. Whether or not there’s any special shine to this one, I hope you enjoy hearing of it. Would that the truth was as simple as the scholars say…
The Loar War
  –Canno’s peoples could’ve faced a Dark Lord with little trouble–they often had! The Loar were another matter.
The Grast
–Now fully up-to-date with the lore for the Expurgated Editions! Though spread across most of a continent, the Grast have two things in common: the long-ago leadership of the one empress who could rule them all, and lives forever altered by powers too old and fearful to name.
Cannoan Magic
   — We do love our magic systems in fantasy. Careful with this one: all paths to the wielding of it kill the unwary. Some merely make you suffer first.
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Cannoan Humans — Canno’s humans are enmeshed in its history, changing its tides and mutated by them in turn. Small wonder, then, that the world’s history and humanity alike are so troubled.
The Sleepless Vigil — Tireless, trained to the limits of mortal physique, and courageous to a fault. None of this means you should trust the Inquisitors of the Vigil.
The Knifestail –A ferocious and astonishingly lethal breed of vipers. Yet, perhaps there’s more to them than you’d think…
Thrays –An adorable, friendly, all-around-helpful bunch of amphibians. You will either love them or be wrong.
The Southern Grast Kgor Lungworm –It is the worst worm.

Short Stories:

Sonderhau — (unpublished for later rewrites) A living legend returns home, and attains a new state of self while confronting his past.
Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” –(unpublished for later rewrites) Two ordinary people are swept up in the wake of an imposing, possibly crazed Inquisitor.

Art:

Art Gallery: A Most Immaculate Arming Sword –The trusty sword of an Apprentice Inquisitor. A simple but well-executed design, and thus one that holds up well against my more recent work.
Art Gallery: The Violet Torso-Cutter
–The elegant weapon of a faithful retainer. One of my older, and thus less-polished Cannoan pieces. Still reasonably successful, with a few texturing experiments vital to my later work.
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–For those who simply want to view –DATA EXPURGATED– combing through my worldbuilding.
Art Gallery: Skybleeder –The fabled relic-spear of House Lin, ornate yet deadly.
Art Gallery: The Wismeyer Longsword –A masterwork forged of purest sapphire-steel for a purpose as yet unrevealed.