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Ace Protorney
08-16-2004, 12:04 AM
Ok, this will involve every nation.

This is the first World Challenge. We are starting off, and explorers from each nation are exploring the undiscovered land beyond their nation's boundaries. Within Eizon, there will be world wonders. They can be natural wonders, they can be wonders from a lost civilization, or they can be unnatural wonders. How many wonders will there be on Eizon? Who knows.

Your challenge, is to discover these world wonders of Eizon. In this thread, you will be posting what your nation has discovered. And by the end of the week, BoB and I will select which wonders are actually real wonders of Eizon, or not.

Get exploring!

Nait: Once all the world wonders are found, can you possibly add them in the map?

Nait
08-16-2004, 12:16 AM
Sure. I'll write some super wonders tomorrow. :D

escobert
08-16-2004, 12:20 AM
yeah I'll work on it tonight :p

Carnage
08-16-2004, 12:28 AM
So we just say stuff and you and bob will decide whether or not to put it there.

Ace Protorney
08-16-2004, 12:30 AM
No, you'll basically be describing the wonder, and if you can. post a picture of where it's located on the map, or something.

-N-
08-16-2004, 01:34 AM
I've already described Vedriet and Sacersanct Peaks. Do those count?

Ace Protorney
08-16-2004, 01:38 AM
They're already in the map, but I guess they could count. I was hoping for something like, pyramids, canyons, crators, lost temple, etc...

escobert
08-16-2004, 01:44 AM
I think I'm gonna do something like a lost city in the cliffs found by a mining expadition.

Trumpet Thief
08-16-2004, 02:33 AM
chaos: Question: Do we give a name to the area's outside the nations?

Rubedo: And Vincent wants me to be the explorer...

Ace Protorney
08-16-2004, 02:49 AM
chaos: Question: Do we give a name to the area's outside the nations?


That's what this <a href="http://forums.eyesonff.com/showthread.php?t=48986">thread</a> is for.

Trumpet Thief
08-16-2004, 03:04 AM
chaos: Alright, I've got the location planned out. A village found in the forest of Riador, outside of Vincentland.

Rubedo: I will put down where it is on the map on a picture soon. Thanks!

Nait
08-16-2004, 08:40 AM
<b>The Temple of the Breathing Spring</b>

Built in the 100's by Shinto believers on one of the hot geysers near the volcano on Ahma, the Temple of the Breathing Spring is a shrine built around a small tower, which is connected to the geyser.
Every two hours the geyser – called the Breathing Spring – erupts into a hot shower of magma-heated water, which is led to the tower protruding from the Temple, and from there high into the air, from where it rains back upon the temple.
The monks of the temple are expert time keepers, and ring gongs before every eruption, day or night, to warn all about the water. The temple complex is riddled with roofed by-ways, from which one can easily find shelter from the water, even though the air has cooled it somewhat.

<img src="http://forums.eyesonff.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9674&stc=1">

Az Lionheart
08-16-2004, 08:55 AM
The RuneBeast carving

in the mountain rage above Rune(vincetland) the seems to be something carved into the rock. it is hard to make out be it looks like a mythical creature of somekind. mabe one that live in these mountains.
it looks very similar to a bemoth yet it does not have a tail, instead there is the neck and head of a dragon carved into thethe beasts behind. this may be his tail or a completerly different creature living in the mountains.

Mo-Nercy
08-16-2004, 10:09 AM
The Valokoto Labyrinth

Valkea is known throughout Eizon as a religious capital devoted to the practice of Sinihengellisyys. It is also a well known fact that Päi, The Goddess of the Sun is the single idol that the people of Valkea all worship.

However, an interesting "fun fact" that only the most experience scholars of Valkean religion would have been aware of is the wonder that is the Valokoto Labyrinth. Valkea, although now a united religious capital was once divided and each distinct race worshipped a different god of the Sinihengellisyys religion.

Explorers have found a deserted village outside the mainland of Ahma on the eatern small island of Hermes. The symbols found on the central temple is that of the Valokoto Sun-Ankh, still used in Valkea today. The location of the village and the ankh give the explorers reason to believe that this village was home to the exiled worshippers of Väinä, The God of the Seas.

Deep underground the seemingly small and archaologically useless village is an intricate "labyrinth." The name is ambigious as the Valokoto Labyrinth is more or less an underground tower, going over 20 levels underground. Constant underground volcanic pressure near the surface forced the original builders and craftsmen to build constantly downwards, further into the ground with each passing generation.

For many years, since the fourth century, it was believed that all 20 levels have been found and excavated. However, due to complete coincidence, a volcanic aftershock has caused a breaking of the pillars in the lower floors, thus revealing a new maze of corridors and rooms, at least three times the size of any other. It is believed that the peak of Valkean craftsmanship can be found on the walls of this level. Depicted on the walls is Päi, not Väinä. Because of this, scholars believe that this was the birth of the modern Valokoto relgious practise in Valkea and throughout the world of Eizon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/monercy/valokoto.gif

(too much? :D )

Baloki
08-16-2004, 12:00 PM
The Valokoto Labyrinth
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/monercy/valokoto.gif

(too much? :D )


Thats on my island you theaving munchkin!!!!!!!!

I'll come up with some later...

Nait
08-16-2004, 02:09 PM
<b>The Great Tower of Zhem</b>

A great, white, chalk-surfaced tower lifted high above the roofs of Risselä, the Great Tower of the Council is a sight to behold. Housing parts of the Academy, the whole Council, barracks and a light-house on top, this forty stories high building dominates the city with its presence, and the great bells on top of it rule with ruthless efficiency the waking of the people.

Rye
08-16-2004, 02:31 PM
The Great Rye Pyramid

Built a long time ago out of the many rocks found an island off the coast of Ryeville, the The Great Rye Pyramid is over 180 feet tall. The Great Rye Pyramid was discovered during a boating journey off the coast of Rye to the un-named but recently charted island.

Trumpet Thief
08-16-2004, 05:06 PM
The Forest of Riador

A bit farther up from Vincentland, lies a vast forest covering much a large portion of the land. Exploring this area, many strange things are seen inside the forest. Animals that should be in some other forests are roaming around here, along with a strange yet magestic new type of creature. The only description I can give of this animal would be that it has diagonal striped going by it's body, and the shape looks somewhat of a giant squirrel with a horn. It was incredibly fast though, so it wasn't seen too much. Deeper into the forest or no animals whatsoever, rather an eerie glow seems to resonate from it. Exploring it, I find different types of carvings, maybe ancient, on certain trees. The pictures showed something like ancient traditions; One of them was people kneeling down and praying.

The Village of Riador

A long walk from Vincentland, inside the forest, in the far corner, was a small village. The inhabitants were people that before lived in Vincentland, but during times of dismay, decided to stay in the forest. The people say that occasionaly, they go back to Vincentland and steal items for living, for they are very poor. Everything in the village is made of wood; The ceiling of the huts were made of sticks piled up. The people in the village of Riador had seemed to have made some new types of machinery, all made of wood, which concerned things like food. The village is a very small portion of the Forest of Riador.

FightClubFan#47
08-16-2004, 09:05 PM
Ancient Civilization?

We found a civilazation on our triangluar island(Moomba Island). This town seems to be made for mining. Unfortunently, when the recources died out, so did the people. We are currently trying to find out what the mineral is, but the people seem to have used every last bit. What ever it is, our guess is it was used for food.

There where two kinds of races here. The first one resembles the moomba, except it has no tail, and has furry hands instead of furry paws. We believe this creature was used has mining slaves. The other creature resembles a human, except that the bones were more, shall we say, bendy, and they have no fingers. How they overrulled the other race is a mystery.

We beleive this civilization died around 50-100 years ago.


Sea Cave

Not much to say about this cave except it is right of the shore of Aura Island. We can't explore it much because there is a waterfall at the entrance. Our theory believes it leads to the next cave we found.


Dragon cave

We beleive this cave is connected to the sea cave. We also believe there is a dormant water dragon in the cave. Our explorers refuse to explore any more of the cave untill they have back-up.

Sorry the pic is so loserish. Stuff is messing up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/Siric/Mvc-030f.jpg

Carnage
08-16-2004, 09:58 PM
The Temple Of Worth

Remains Of an early civilization. Resided in the mountains and depended on the river for early agriculture methods. Not much is known about this civilization but they had a language known as Rune we have discovered the vileta stone which has their language upon it. It is a gigantic architecture and how such an early civilization built it is unknown. There is a large hallway leading to a large dome Where 2 large gold seats and a giant rug (torn up) between them. What this was used for no one knows.

Birds Eye View
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/Carnage1115/BEV.gif

(A very crappy effortless drawing)

Location
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/Carnage1115/EWC1.gif

Mo-Nercy
08-16-2004, 11:41 PM
The Valley of Sae

Between the two great cities of Risselä and Valkea lies a large valley. The constant downpour of rain in the area results in a valley of such proportions to be carved into the earth. The never-ending rain gave reason for explorers to deem this road as part of the Rain Goddess, Sae's divine plan.

To add worth to this wonder of religious proportions are the Six Saestones. Each of the six are vague representations of Sae's six different forms. Towering at over 50 feet each, they have been worn smooth yet still recognisable as statues of Sae. Some say that their chemical make-up allows for them to glow a mystical green if the rain was ever to stop. Unfortuantly, it never has.

It is said that the Goddess Sae resides within the saestones and every year she materialises herself in her divine glory.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/monercy/theisles.png

Trumpet Thief
08-17-2004, 12:07 AM
Maedor Mountains

The Mountain Range beside Vincentland is quite a dangerous one to go up, because of it's rough surface. In the area of the Mountain, there seems to be no civilization, or any interesting small villages, towns, etc. Although, it seems that there are a lot of riches in the mountain. Recently, a diamond was found in a deeper part of the area. It seems that there will be a lot more of those sparkling gems. As well, many expensive tools have been found in the mountains, which have been told were from Rune. Vincentland will benefit a lot from the diamonds if it is true that there is a diamond mine there. Vincentland is hoping to send many miners to the area. Other interesting tools have been found on the Maedor Mountains, closer to the border to Aztopia; Carving tools to be exact. Our theory is that the Ancient ones that lived might have made carvings in that area. More of this will be found out as we send more explorers to the Maedor Mountains.

Ace Protorney
08-17-2004, 04:32 AM
If you guys can do a little drawing of each discovery, that would be great. =)

-N-
08-17-2004, 06:41 AM
*draws mountains* :p

Seriously though, Jebus and I found an ancient monolith in the forests of Cielo (to be named by foa sometime soon). It's in 1:4:9 proportions, and was found among a wreckage of strange-looking mechanical parts. It has many strange electro-magnetic properties, and scholars at Metareason Academy have immediately taken to studying it's many and strange properties.

The Captain
08-17-2004, 06:44 AM
THE SHRINKING GAP OF ASHITI


There were once two lovers, Szare` and Vocuto, whose love blazed with a passion and glory reserved only for legend. From the moment they first held each other's gaze, their hearts beat as one. Yet, due to this, they were cursed, as all they could think of was one another and they rejected the ways of their clan, who all believed that there could be no "love between two" but only clan relationships, where all had an equal share of each other. The two lovers fled into the Ashiti Mountains, but were caught by their clan and were sentenced to be cast down from the highest point as a sign of disrespect. As they both fell, their hearts, souls and spirits were saved and forever preserved in the form of the twin mountains which now bear their names: Szare` and Vocuto.

Legend has it, that every year, on the anniversary of their deaths, the two peaks inch closer together and will one day reunite as one. When they do reunite, the very earth will shake and rumble as true love will prevail. All the landforms within the area will crumble and only the single unified peak will remain, as a monument to the strength and power of love. These peaks, which can be seen from New Amani to the southwest, have never once been scaled, as it is said neither will tolerate anyone to touch them but each other.

Take care all.

Baloki
08-17-2004, 11:00 AM
I'm just collecting data, there may be a post this evening (UKTime)

sephxangel
08-17-2004, 11:40 AM
The Deserted Temple of Aoife


This temple is beleived to be the first that was made to worship the moon goddess Aoife. The people of sephxania beleive that this temple is where the priestesses lived and held their rituals for Aoife. The temple is considered sacred to the people of sephxania and many come to worship there. The temple is made of blue stone (which on a side note, cannot be found on the island of sephxania anymore). It is a very large temple also. When it was found it had been almost overgrown by vegetation. That seemed to be odd, it being in the middle of a desert. The villagers have been working to restore the temple to what they think is the original image of what it was like before it was deserted....

Currently investigating and more information will be given ASAP.

escobert
08-17-2004, 08:19 PM
At the south base of Mt Geworpen Goden in the great desert sea of Desierto lies an ancient city known to the people of the land as The Gekozen Mensen, or The chosen People. This city which is built into the rock of the mountain is said to be older then the desert itself. Noone knows who built the city but, it is used as a refuge durring sand storms or, for those lost in the vast desert. There is a great water supply there which people from Ohne Wasser travel in great caravans to obtain this sacred water.


this is what they look like http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/images/wimg610/w61ss01.gif

Baloki
08-17-2004, 08:28 PM
for now heres one, I have 3 more to make (At least)

*See word doc*

bah, its too big ;_;

escobert
08-17-2004, 08:52 PM
I *might* make another one but, I doubt it. I mean come on I'm in the desert how many ancient people would wanna build crap there?

-N-
08-18-2004, 12:45 AM
*smacks Bert with the Great Pyramids* :rolleyes:

escobert
08-18-2004, 12:59 AM
But that's no fun when Rye already has a Pyramid :p

Ace Protorney
08-18-2004, 01:03 AM
If the Mayans and Egyptians can have pyramids, why can't there be Pyramids near Ryeville and Desierto?

escobert
08-18-2004, 01:26 AM
I dunno..... maybe I will...

Rye
08-18-2004, 01:48 PM
If the Mayans and Egyptians can have pyramids, why can't there be Pyramids near Ryeville and Desierto?


Yeah, since I'm doing an Mayan-ish pyramid. The little picture I made of it is attached. :)

Heath
08-19-2004, 07:40 PM
Fro'Armar

The Fro'Armar is a spring that exists a little into the Stokern mountain range, in the United Realms of Vanian. Within the spring, is the purest water known to Eizon, according to legend, though no one has yet to taste, or return with some of the sacred water. The pool is little more than 15 metres in perimeter, and about 2 metres deep. The spring is within a slab of a mysterious amber-coloured stone (known as Perseph)_ with is as smooth as glass, yet as hard as iron; it glows, rather dimly. The Fro'Aramr is a turquoise in colour, and sparkles in the reflected light from the Perseph.

Attachment one: Basic diagram of the Fro'Armar, marking out the placement of the spring and the Perseph.

Attachment two: The region in which the Fro'Armar is hidden.

Psychotic
08-19-2004, 10:02 PM
Haze Falls

Haze Falls are a set of three waterfalls, high up in the Shiny Mountains. The falls are all staged. The first set are 20ft, the next 30, and the other set is about 32. They are around 10 ft across. When the sun rises over the mountain, the sun hits the water, making it appear hazy, and unclear. This is how they get the name "Haze Falls"

They're marked on the general map of SSL, which I can't see the point of uploading twice, so yeah, look there :)

Rase
08-19-2004, 11:08 PM
Geez, I leave for five days and have all this stuff to catch up on, plus majke up a Wonder of the World?

T'éex' Cavern

Set in the Koma mountain range, the T'éex' Cavern was just recently discovered. While it starts as a small tunnel, it soon opens up into a truely massive cavern, with bridges and pathways of ice. The tempurature is a constant -65 degrees F, so it is not known how long it has existed. There appear to be no permenent signs of intelligent life, though there are several creatures that call the place home during the sudden blizzard that spring up in the mountains. The icicles, both hanging and sprouting from the ground, as well as the gleam of the ice and the reflection of light cause a surreal experience. Not many people can make it up there, but those who do claim it is supernatural.

Click attachment for location. I might try and do a drawing, but I'm not sure. Anyway, it's the Sky Blue square.

Baloki
08-20-2004, 12:23 PM
http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_map.png

Atakia, City of the Damned
Based on the Isle of Loki, Atakia is the ancient home of the mighty warriors that inhabit this island. However it was also here they made their final stand against the onslaught of the Nautician army whose warriors burnt the city to the ground in retaliation for Loki’s major militaristic occupation of their homeland and the years of war they had brought upon them. Few were spared in the 10 day battle where wave after wave of warriors fought for revenge for what the other side had done.

Now all that left is a burnt out ruin that all are forbidden from entering as the proud warriors of Loki are wanting to forget that day, the day they lost the war.


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_1.png

An External view of the destroyed city


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_2.png

A view of the inside and the old Warlords house



Xiduos
Xiduos, or last stand is the final resting place of many of Nauticus’ bravest soldiers and is the most prominent battleground of the nation. It is here many hundreds of years ago the people of Kanterious were once imprisoned in their own city by a siege of the Loki’s Black Army which lasted nearly 4 years. However the siege was finally broken as the people of Kanterious donned armour and fought their way out, many losing their lives. This event was also what turned the great Atlantican Civil war in favour of the Nauticans.


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_3.png

A view of the ancient battle ground outside the city of Kanterious



Kanterious, The shining city
History is written by the victors, only the strong survive. The city of Kanterious is now breathed in mystery as most of its most ancient history and military campaigns have been lost to folk law and legends. Yet still it is a bustling centre of commerce even through its ruined walls as traders far and wide use the steady ground to set up camp on their long trips around the island.


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_4.png

A ruined wall looking out towards the battleground of Xiduos


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_5.png

A view of a ruined street that leads to the ancient port



Temple of Chidusim
Surrounded by water and built in the ancient Chinese/Japanese styling the temple of Chidusim is the center of all religious believe in the nation and was heavily fought over in times of war as it was thought the person who owned the temple owned the people. However the temple pictured is not the original temple. The original temple was burned down by the people of the Isle of Loki to stop Nauticus regaining control over it. This however is told in local folklore the reason that Loki lost the war.


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_6.png

A view of the temple



Opal
The ancient city of Hermes, and its only real outpost of civilisation. This island was unaffected by the war in real terms with only one invasion attempt by another nation, however the city now lies in ruins but not because of any manmade reason, the city was in fact subject to a massive natural disaster, an asteroid impact which has effected the climate of the surrounding area into a desert. People still live in the area but as wondering nomads.


http://www.merchantsofdoom.com/~baloki/wonder_7.png

A picture of the crater left on the landscape where Opal was



Wreck of the Holy Rose
The remains of the only ever invasion attempt of the Isle of Hermes lies deep on the ocean floor. Many clerics were on board this fleet at this time, and this was the downfall of Loki as this was at the time they had burnt down their holy temple, so the clerics sabotaged the ships and sunk them in a revenge attack which lead to the people of Loki uprising at home. Much treasure and weapons were lost with the destruction of the fleet.



Old Amphoria, The Lost City
The old city of Amphoria (Amphoria meaning lost city), was once Loki’s outpost and main military base of operations outside their own lands. Not much is known about this city as it was lost to the ocean by the tidal wave ensuing from the meteor impact at Opal but it is thought that the people of Old Amphoria were planning an uprising against their masters at the time of their destruction.

Ace Protorney
08-20-2004, 01:42 PM
Whoa whoa whoa. That's way too many wonders for one region!!!

However, I didn't say anything about limits, so we'll see when the week's over.

Baloki
08-20-2004, 02:08 PM
I know but I wanted to give you a choice :D

Wyllius
08-20-2004, 02:54 PM
Pillars of Ceoris.

A series of around 100 identical square pillars, each roughly 30 feet high on an extensive stone plaza, there is a very strong background magical field held within the area of the pillars, and legend about the area states that a great magical citadel was constructed on top of these pillars and was infused with lost magics that protected the city with magial barriers, the legend further states that somehow the inhabitants of the Citadel delved too far into diabolistical studies in search of more power, and in a night of unknown rituals, the entire Citadel vanished, leaving only the pillars remain.

Giga Guess
08-22-2004, 10:18 PM
On the side of Thundergod's Mountain, the face of Thor can clearly be seen, which has since become the peak's namesake. No one knows how it was formed, but it seems to be from erosion. However, the face has not eroded at all since the face became visible...

Ace Protorney
08-23-2004, 09:50 PM
All of your wonders are great, but there can be oh so much on the map that does have some importance to Eizon as a whole in one way or another. The following World Wonders have been chosen.

The Temple of the Breathing Spring - Ancient World Wonder
The Valokoto Labyrinth - Ancient World Wonder
The Great Rye Pyramid - Ancient World Wonder
Dragon Cave - Natural World Wonder
The Temple of Worth - Ancient World Wonder
The Deserted Temple of Aoife - Ancient World Wonder
The Gekozen Mensen - Ancient World Wonder
T'éex' Cavern - Natural World Wonder
Atakia - Ancient World Wonder
Temple of Chidusim - Ancient World Wonder
Pillars of Ceoris - Ancient World Wonder

Nine World Wonders of Ancient Eizon, and two Natural World Wonders.

Nait should update the world map with the world wonders noted any time soon.

Psychotic
08-23-2004, 10:00 PM
Oh well, I guess I'll have to invade Rye to get the pyramid :greenie:

Giga Guess
08-23-2004, 10:03 PM
I can just settle for something that makes people go "Ooooooh..."

FightClubFan#47
08-24-2004, 09:05 AM
The Temple of the Breathing Spring - Ancient World Wonder
The Valokoto Labyrinth - Ancient World Wonder
The Great Rye Pyramid - Ancient World Wonder
Dragon Cave - Natural World Wonder
The Temple of Worth - Ancient World Wonder
The Deserted Temple of Aoife - Ancient World Wonder
The Gekozen Mensen - Ancient World Wonder
T'éex' Cavern - Natural World Wonder
Atakia - Ancient World Wonder
Temple of Chidusim - Ancient World Wonder
Pillars of Ceoris - Ancient World Wonder


*School girl Screech* Is that mine ?! yay! *School girl Screech*

To the people who made the wonders: Good job!!
To the people who didnt: Well, there will be another challenge!

GO TEAM.

Ace Protorney
08-24-2004, 05:30 PM
There will be other wonders, so feel free to make more. The more the merrier.

Rase
08-25-2004, 02:37 AM
Nice list.

Loony BoB
08-25-2004, 01:15 PM
Maybe I'll give a shot at drawing some of these later on, although keep in mind I haven't drawn anything but maps and doodles and one (1) picture in the past few years, so they'll be pretty sketchy.

Giga Guess
08-25-2004, 01:34 PM
Still can't wait to see 'em!