Regarding Canno: Thrays

  “There are two opinions regarding Thrays. There are those who adore them, and those who are wrong.” -Matriarch Han-jei Dei-Sholu Thrays are amphibians considered either adorable or disgusting; no sapient being on Canno has ever expressed a middle-ground opinion about them. A Thray can be from any of six species, of which the largest […]

Regarding Canno: The Ton-Ga Knifestail

The Ton naturalist Jihao often said, “When death visits the Bogs, she stalks legless.” He spoke, of course, of the Knifestail. While there are five regional species and dozens of sub-species, the classic (and largest) Knifestail is native to the northern Ton-Ga bogs. They’re especially dense in the territory of Houses Lin and Sairo. Extraordinarily […]

The Heck Just Happened With All Those Posts?

Hello, blog faithful! Before I (finally) get to my morning sword practice (at, the, er, beginning of the afternoon), I felt I owed everyone a quick explanation. I posted a short story recently. Some of you may have seen it. It represents significant emotional investment, a good chunk of time, and ungodly amounts of thinking […]

Regarding Canno: Cannoan Humans

The Humans of Canno (They of the Crimson Fields) Canno’s people are, on average, slightly taller and markedly stronger than their cousins in other universes. They’re the largest of all Canno’s sapients, beating the average Ilbaret in height by six to eight inches (the Ilbaret average 5’4″ in height for men and 5’2″ for women), […]

Regarding Canno: Cannoan Magic

All sapient beings on Canno, and many items sapience once touched, have some link to magic. In its pure form, magic is an energy which does nothing yet has the potential to work wonders. Even though most cannot consciously direct magic or manipulate its Current the way mages can, all living beings direct it in […]

Regarding Canno: The Ton People

The Ton are a human ethnic group originating in the fertile wetlands filling Taifen’s narrow middle, located directly on Canno’s equator. During prehistory they lived as fishermen and hunter-gatherers in the Ton-Ga Bogs. The abundant plant and wildlife ensured that they had no need for agriculture–not to mention making it downright dangerous!–and the early Ton […]

Regarding Canno: The Loar War

(The previous entry, concerning Canno’s geography and pre-Loar history, is Here) They plummeted in columnar fire to close the Age of Splendor. The Gaunt Ones: strained beings of eight foot stature, bearing weapons and armor unlike anything known on Canno. Their limbs were long, their bodies stark white exoskeletons beneath hard-angle armor of unearthly metals. They […]

Regarding Canno: Canno and the Age of Splendor

Canno is an old, tottering world, its people haunted by past glories, afraid to look to the future where they might see the return of past terrors. Its myriad peoples include the two-legged Ilbaret, dignified apes gone fully upright with their elaborate tribal-painted fur and bright robes, and humans, who of all living beings tend […]