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What is Conworlding?

Conworlding, also called worldbuilding, is the process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe. The resulting world may be called a constructed world or a conworld. The term "worldbuilding" was popularized at science fiction writers' workshops in the 1970s. Developing an imaginary setting with coherent qualities such as a history, geography, and ecology is a key task for many science fiction or fantasy writers. Worldbuilding often involves the creation of maps, a backstory, and people for the world. Constructed worlds can enrich the backstory and history of fictional works, and it is not uncommon for authors to revise their constructed worlds while completing its associated work. Constructed worlds can be created for personal amusement and mental exercise, or for specific creative endeavors such as novels, video games, or role-playing games.

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Mapa de Borgia XV.jpg Oasisamerica | Featured conregion
The Oasisamerica region in the 14th century.

Author: Vandenhoek
Project: Merveilles des Morte
Continent: Kolumbia
Summary: In the Kolumbian southwest, a region commonly nicknamed Oasisamerica, the region underwent severe societal decline in the late 13th century, catalyzed by exceptionally long periods of drought. Older cities were abandoned or heavily depopulated, as Ancestral Puebloan peoples began migrating further south. Older religious customs and government hierarchies were toppled, warfare became common, and new centers of civilization emerged, including the town of Taos in the northeast edge of the region. Taos became one of the cities to weather the harsh conditions of the period and overcome them, later developing into one of the strongest urban centers in the Puebloan world. Taos would become a founding member of a tree-part alliance with the cities of Łocǫ́lhəo and Chaco, in what would become the so-called Pueblo Empire.

As the Puebloans and other groups pushed southward, more complex, fortified citadels emerged, known as the Hų́łothə́na, which began to dot the southern landscape. A series of conflicts known as the Hų́łothə́na Wars broke out throughout the 14th century, which saw the Puebloan peoples gradually assert hegemony over the southern reaches of OTL Arizona and New Mexico, settling key cities such as Cíwena (Phoenix). Puebloan style infrastructure spread across the region, and urbanized societies sprang up in neighboring regions, leading to powerful city states such as the Kingdom of the Delta centered at the city of Shuhthagi Ki:him.

A complex trade network emerged across the southern deserts of Ngáchishtemal, which linked the Puebloan civilization to the burgeoning coastal city states of the Pacific coast. A loose elective confederacy or "empire" emerged in the region, periodically dominated by hegemons from powerful tribes. States such as the Delta or O'odham traded extensively with the Mesoamerican cultures of the south, helping to introducing writing and other technology to the north. (more...)

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