Alex Brightsmith is creating the world of Dram Cetus ra Rashaf
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patron
$5
per creation
When Dram Cetus first came into my life (that's his picture, by the way, not mine) he was a joke, an excuse for an intelligent man to make some rather stupid mistakes about his foreign hosts. What Barra Ursus read in the little book that Dram Cetus wrote led him astray, but that was mainly Jekka’s fault, and that’s another story.

Some dozen or so stories later, and the world through which Dram Cetus travelled is beginning to take shape. It’s also at risk of becoming a place of contradictions, as the needs of individual stories impose conflicting constraints upon its sketchy geography.

My desire to share this world – the world of the Khyran provinces and of the Tormaben plains – and my desire for it to be a world that works have come together in a project that brings Dram Cetus back to life, not, this time, as comic relief, but as a traveller, a diarist, and a collector of folk tales. That's what I want to share with you here, Dram's diaries, a glossary to help you navigate his world, and some of the folk tales that he collects on his way.

Dram is a comfortable presence in the back of my mind, and he and I are in this for the long run. We both want to thank you for the support that makes his continuing travels possible, and that will in time allow me to bring out a collection of stories from all the lands between the mountains and the sea.
Goals
$5 of $100 per creation
You know what the Khyran provinces need? They need an artist, and I only do words. With enough of you supporting me, I can commission artwork (and perhaps even maps) to help bring them to life.
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When Dram Cetus first came into my life (that's his picture, by the way, not mine) he was a joke, an excuse for an intelligent man to make some rather stupid mistakes about his foreign hosts. What Barra Ursus read in the little book that Dram Cetus wrote led him astray, but that was mainly Jekka’s fault, and that’s another story.

Some dozen or so stories later, and the world through which Dram Cetus travelled is beginning to take shape. It’s also at risk of becoming a place of contradictions, as the needs of individual stories impose conflicting constraints upon its sketchy geography.

My desire to share this world – the world of the Khyran provinces and of the Tormaben plains – and my desire for it to be a world that works have come together in a project that brings Dram Cetus back to life, not, this time, as comic relief, but as a traveller, a diarist, and a collector of folk tales. That's what I want to share with you here, Dram's diaries, a glossary to help you navigate his world, and some of the folk tales that he collects on his way.

Dram is a comfortable presence in the back of my mind, and he and I are in this for the long run. We both want to thank you for the support that makes his continuing travels possible, and that will in time allow me to bring out a collection of stories from all the lands between the mountains and the sea.

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