helpers heroWelcome to Friday everyone! I hope you’re ready to get your… writing on? Ok, that didn’t end as well as I’d planned. Anyway, I hope that all of you are ready to work your brains because we have a setting challenge today, and they can often be quite… large. Also, if you pray, please keep me in mind. I might have the chance to earn some extra money in the coming month (I’ll find out next week), and it would be a very nice opportunity. Now, you’ve all done setting challenges before… unless you’re new to the blog. So, I’m going to give you a set of general guidelines, and your job is to create a setting that fits those guidelines. Within the guidelines provided you’re free to do whatever you want with your setting.

So, you’re setting guidelines:

1) Your setting must be a single nation of any size. It could be as small as a city-state, or as large as a massive empire, but it must be one coherent nation.

2) Your setting must be in the general past. This could be a historic place (research, research, research), a fantasy version of a historic setting, an alternate world fantasy setting, etc.

3) Your setting must include a clear antagonist (i.e. a rebel leader, a bandit lord, an insane chancellor, etc) that you or others could easily use.

4) Your setting must include at least one ‘amazing’ natural feature (think Niagara Falls, Mt. Kilauaea, Lake Superior, etc). Obviously if your setting is an empire it will probably have more than one.

5) Your setting must have at least one science fiction element (i.e. ruins of a crashed alien ship that no-one understands, Atlantian overlords with amazing technology, etc).

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