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World Building

Have your fictional world come to life.

General

See the page linked below for a general overview and explanation of creating and using a story element.

Locations

Besides your characters, an essential story element are the locations your characters experience their story line in. Fortelling allows you to create any virtual world using a sublocation system. You can add an infinite amount of story element underneath eachother.
Example: World > Countries > Cities > Streets > Houses > Floor of a house > Room

Attributes

  • Dimensions
  • Objects
  • Condition
  • Feeling
  • Noises
  • Smell
  • Climate
  • Landmarks
  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Bodies of Water
  • Pollution
  • Inhabitants
  • Language
  • Rituals
  • General Ethics
  • Art & Music
  • Views on Life
  • Views on Death
  • Gender/Race Equality
  • Government System
  • Political Parties
  • Important Political Figures
  • Opinion of the Public
  • Laws
  • Punishments
  • Law Enforcement
  • Opposing Forces
  • Magic
  • Technological Level
  • Unique Technologies
  • Medicine & Healthcare
  • Ethical Controversies
  • Date Founded
  • Founder
  • Major Events
  • Deities
  • Religious Groups
  • Religious Leaders & Prophets
  • Religion Founding
  • Religious Values Commandments
  • Government View
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Currency
  • War
  • Trade Partners
  • Major Imports
  • Major Exports

Species

Come up with completely new species and keep an overview. Who, what, and how do they behave? What's their background? Use our attributes to order your thoughts.

Attributes

  • Lifespan
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Diet
  • Skills & Abilities
  • Weakness
  • View on Mortals
  • Physical Description
  • Mental Description
  • Common Locations
  • Habitats
  • Reproduction
  • Growth Stages
  • Major Stages
  • Major Ethnic Groups
  • Origin
  • History
  • Religious Connections
  • Common Cultural Influences

Items

Have a unique item in your story? Like a magical sword or a ring that holds immense power? What about its history? Describe them in the items tool.

Attributes

  • Purpose
  • Special Abilities & Properties
  • Collection
  • Production
  • Composition
  • Value
  • Rarity
  • Occurence
  • Detection Methods
  • Armaments
  • Defense
  • Other equipment
  • History
  • Origin
  • Notable Owners

Languages

If you're a hardcore worldbuilder, you've probably come up with a few fictional languages and some words. Use this tool to create background lore for this language and a lexicon with existing words. No more looking at prior chapters to see what word you came up with.

Attributes

  • History
  • Commonness
  • Writing System
  • Writing Direction
  • Number System
  • Sound Production
  • Spoken By
  • Religions
  • Dialects & Slang
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Sentence Structure
  • Derivations

Lexicon

Every language you create has its own lexicon. Your lexicon is displayed as a table with the following properties for you to fill in:
  • Word: the fictional word
  • Definition: describe the meaning of the word, or provide a translation of the word
  • Type: you can choose from nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverb, prepositions, postpositions, determiners, demonstratives
  • Pronunciation: how do you imagine the word to be pronounced?