Every time we create a brand new characteristic for World Anvil, our purpose is to make sure that the characteristic presents a brand new and thrilling technique to elevate your world constructing. With Chronicles, we imagine we’ve achieved that (and extra!)
Chronicles took the core options of our Interactive Maps instrument, and our Timelines instruments, and merged them into an interface that lets you handle maps and timelines on the similar time (there’s a Polymerization joke right here). As a result of this, we’ve dubbed Chronicles our Chronomancy instrument, supplying you with final energy over time and house. Now we’re simply attempting to determine the best way to get greater than 24 hours in a day… (In actual life, I imply. That is very simple to do inside Chronicles)
We requested Stephan (Xuroth, developer of Chronicles) what he cherished about creating the instrument.
“…it was sophisticated and concerned a little bit of stress, it was invigorating to know we’d find yourself with a robust instrument that helps empower authors to convey their historical past in an enticing method.” He additionally added: “My favourite facet of Chronicles is the flexibility. It might be supposed to indicate a historic report of occasions, however it may be used for parallel timelines, plotting tales, as an academic instrument for academics, and so on. I like that I made one thing that can enrich folks’s experiences!”
What can we anticipate to see from Chronicles sooner or later? We caught up with Stephan concerning that too. “We’ve been watching the stats and listening to our neighborhood beans, and we’ve begun planning the following couple updates. We’ve bought some much-requested options and enhancements coming within the subsequent weeks and months!”
They are saying that one of many biggest instruments in storytelling is present, don’t inform, and it might be amiss for us to speak about how nice Chronicles is, with out no less than displaying you a bit one thing that it might do. So we’ve created some Chronicles internally that we’d like to share with you!
The Historical past of the Roman Empire – by Dimitris
To recount the complete historical past of the Roman Empire is not any small process. Dimitris has invited different Anvilities to affix the undertaking, and collectively they’re constructing one thing superb!
The Chronicle makes use of the a number of timelines characteristic to concurrently show the histories of the Roman Empire, the Greek States and the Kingdom of Macedon. The Chronicle additionally makes use of the map markers and interactive map portion of Chronicles to permit readers to view the places of historic occasions and battles.
However why describe it to you after we can present you as an alternative? One of many nice options of Chronicles is that you would be able to share your work with only a single hyperlink, so long as it’s set to public!
If you happen to’d like to take a look at Dimitris’ Historical past of the Roman Empire – you are able to do so right here.
A Trendy Historical past of Frasfu – by Ondo (Roc)
You could already pay attention to Ondo and Black Mild. They lately joined World Anvil as a full-time Workforce Member (after lately graduating!) however have been a part of the neighborhood for some time now.
Frasfu is likely one of the worlds that characteristic prominently inside Ondo’s Black Mild, their major world on World Anvil. Ondo describes Frasfu as:
“Frasfu is a medieval fantasy planet that’s a part of the science fantasy universe of Black Mild. It’s probably the most various planet by way of species, with 9 completely different sapient species. Magic on this world is called Selenurgy, and it’s all about utilizing magical moonlight-activated stones.”
Ondo’s Chronicle focuses on the initially supposed use for the characteristic, specializing in retelling the historical past of your individual world. They make wonderful use of the map marker characteristic, connecting a number of timeline occasions to at least one marker, to signify the completely different occasions which have occurred in the identical place, in addition to embedding their articles for curious readers to study extra!
All of that is linked to a completely beautiful map that actually shows the artistic thoughts behind Black Mild.
You’ll be able to discover Frasfu for your self by clicking this hyperlink.
Previous College Runescape Quests – Ayydam (Adam)
It could be of no shock to most of you, however the majority of us on the World Anvil crew completely love Runescape. A few of the crew even nonetheless play Previous College Runescape! (We’re previous, okay?)
You’ll have seen our integration with J1mmy, on his By Launch collection wherein he completes each Runescape quest within the order that they had been launched. You could even see World Anvil pop up on another Runescape creators within the coming months…
The combination impressed Adam, one of many World Anvil crew, to create a Chronicle that featured the abundance of quests that seem the world over of Previous College Runescape.
This Chronicle makes use of the timeline characteristic to show the date wherein the search was launched, then makes use of the maps characteristic to show the place on the earth these quests might be began. Nevertheless, some Runescape quests don’t start within the overworld. That is the place one other nice characteristic from Chronicles comes into play – the power to have a number of maps.
By clicking on a quest that begins in a location that isn’t the overworld, Chronicles can instantly take the reader to the right map.
However don’t simply take our phrase for it. Check out the historical past of Previous College Runescape Quests right here.
Get Began on Your Journey to Chronomancy!
Have these Chronicles impressed you to create your individual? We actually hope so! Chronicles is obtainable for all Grasp+ Guild Members, so for those who’re not already a Grasp, however you’re itching to create your individual Chronicle – improve now!
We additionally don’t need to go away you out to dry, so we’ve created some various supplies for Chronicle, to assist all you several types of learners on the market!
Check out our video tutorial right here:
Or for those who desire to study by way of studying, we even have our Codex web page right here.