Hey there, fellow Flinterforged!
So hopefully you’ve all seen or heard something about the Neithernor: Reborn project that’s been circulating here. In light of that, we figured we needed a place for all of us to explore questions and ideas about our Guild home, Flinter’s Glen. It was a fun exercise even before unlocking the Book of Briars, when we’d barely found out that Magiq wasn’t just a game or a theory. Many of us felt when we took the Guide to Magiq like we’d come home for the first time, and it only made sense to talk about what that home would look like, made manifest.
I’m not gonna lie, losing access to Neithernor when it felt like we’d only just discovered it was distressing. There’s so much more that we didn’t get to explore, remnants of magimystics past and bright new possibilities for the future. But there’s always hope. Imagination and memory being two sides of the same coin (as we well know here), maybe someday the doors will open again and we’ll find that we’ve captured some of those possibilities here.
So, first off, what sort of general vibe do you envision in Flinter’s Glen? In our earliest discussions we talked quite a bit about the home of Flinterforge as a multi-use makerspace, with room for every craft and query under the sun. More recently, there have been suggestions of our Guild’s home as a solarpunk community, or a valley of a colorful Studio Ghibli-esque clutter and creation, something that harmonizes Flinter’s ideas and industry with the unique and precious magiqal environment around us. What sort of design does everyone envision? Feel free to link images for inspiration, if you have some!
Second, once we we have an idea of what that overall design is, what are some of the specific areas within that space, important places we’d like to restore or investigate more thoroughly?
And finally, what’s the area around the Guild home like? What’s the terrain like in the area around Flinter’s Glen? What sort of landmarks let you know where you are and where you’re headed?
We’re so excited to be able to explore our Guild’s home again with all of you, and we can’t wait to see what ideas you have.
-Tinker and Viv