Volume 1: Tikor, the Beginning - A Swordsfall Lore Book (The Chronicles of Tikor)
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"Tikor is a world where deities and spirits are as real as the nature that surrounds them."
Since the earliest writings of mankind, the gods have been there with them.
Swordsfall isn't just a story, it's a world. It's a dive into pre-colonial Africa for all the rich lore you've never heard of.
It's an exploration into a world where the majority of the faces are dark, yet isn't constrained to one corner.
It's a world where women hold power equal to men and the merit of one's soul is what propels them through life. It's a world where spirits aren't to be feared, they are to be embraced. In a time where we know that representation matters, this project is an effort to add to that spirit in the way I know best.
Enter the world of Tikor, a world of Afropunk. A world that's never been seen before.
In the beginning... Tikor is a world where deities and spirits are as real as the nature that surrounds us. Since the earliest writings of mankind, the gods have been there alongside humanity. They are a vital part of the makeup of human societies across the globe. In a way, this is to be expected. Humans were in fact created by the gods. Various great deities created cultures of their design and ethos. As time marched forward, these various cultures and groups co-existed. Sometimes contentiously, sometimes harmoniously, but always striving to co-exist.
History, however, would change its course in a single tragic day and the horrific night that followed. Mime, the Garuda deity of Wisdom, is assassinated at the hands of an alleged Vinyatian assassin. Mortal hands had never before slain a deity. As tensions between the rival nations of Garuda and Vinyata soared under a long Tikor night, a bloody battle erupted between the two sides. A truce was called once the truth of the news surrounding the assassination was called into question, but not before irreversible damage to both sides was done.
Despite the armistice between bitter enemies, the wounds of that day will forever linger. The world heaves as the one constant, the gods themselves, waver.
A new struggle begins…
File Size: 739 KB
Print Length: 40 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: July 18, 2019
Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced
Page Flip: Enabled
The lore is presented with the grace of tales told many times and with an organization of a good history book. I never got lost imagining a storyteller talking an audience separate from me like I've had with some other lorebooks (mainly D&D and Whitewolf). Nor was I lectured at.
The lore has room for small adventures of guarding a caravan or charting a river through keeping a world-ending monster asleep or averting war between nations.
Great storytelling. Painting a world with wide strokes of genius, leaving creative minds the opportunity to fill in the cracks. A wonderful introduction into the world of tikor.
Not knowing what to expect from this book, I discovered a world that I had already glimpsed via the website and the many peeks that Brandon Dixon, the author and creator, given.
The world is distinctly not Western magic, not lore and fantasy from Europe, but a new world that immediately invokes the Africa of times past, and maybe of a possible future.
From beginning to end, I loved this book. t is a world that catches the imagination and fuels it into a flame of wonder.
A great primer on a beautiful world
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