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What is the madrona project?
The Idea is simple, have many writers write many short stories that center on one themed world, Madrona.
In the far future the world now known as Earth and once known as Terra comes to be known as Madrona. Our present day is their long forgotten history. The technology we enjoy has been lost, rendered useless by random electromagnetic field shifts in the planet’s crust. The majority of the world is recovering from a long, deep, dark age and a new renaissance is taking place. The kingdom of Madrona has been lead fearlessly ruthlessly and efficiently for three generations and now its principalities and allies stretch across all of Europe and into Asia.
How do I Participate in Madrona?
There are two basic ways to participate.
1.Write stories based on the Madrona theme either by using Madrona proper as a background or using someone eles’s created cannon to work from .
2.Claim a land, do some research and create your own cannon.
Claims post here
Here comes the fun part.Character borrowing and cannon in Madrona proper is very fluid. Once someone writes something it becomes cannon unless it breaks the cardinal rule of not following the new renaissance theme.
For example once someone writes in a story that there is a restaurant in town named the Gypsie it exists in Madrona, all of the other writers will be able to have their characters eat there in their own stories. It is highly encouraged that new members read as much as they can to get a feel for what exists in Madrona if they choose to write there. Characters are also fluid but each writer can reserve their main characters for themselves.
As of this post Madrona has no Bakery, Bar, Hotel/Inn/brothels,carters, farmers, merchants,butchers, blacksmiths, healers,herbalists... There is a lot to fill in.
Of course you can write for any of the other lands that are claimed as well, but you will need to find out the claim owner’s official cannon and any hard fast rules for their territory.
A Suggested strategy: if you are writing a claimed area you might want to open a community like vexed has done for wiki_dolya_mond and wiki_isleofmer for her claimed territories' It makes information and research articles available to anyone interested in what you are working on.
Our thanks to vexed_wench for thinking of this method for sharing your information and research freely among the members it will save some people a lot of time finding the same information.
Remember to respect each other, and their points of view. If there is a need to post rules of conduct some people will be gone before the ink dries.
Please put the body of your stories behind an LJ-cut and we also ask that you use the following header when posting to the main community:
Title: An awesome fic about the king of Madrona
Author: lj or penname
World: Madrona or claimed area
Main Characters: main characters
Borrow: Yes or no to letting others borrow the main characters
Summary: A hint of what to expect.
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