Currently planning/building. I welcome all input! Hi all! So I have been working on a world called Absence for over a year now. I am currently creating a new aspect to this world in a world called Meerba. I am envisioning a blend of different genres. I have aspects of dark fantasy, your average superpower-based roleplay, action, discovery, survival, and perhaps the occassional slice-of-life/chill phase. As I have previously created something called Eclipse Seeds, and since the new world is largely ocean + islands, I was reminded of One Piece, and I have taken some inspiration from the franchise in terms of things and themes I liked about it, which you'll probably see in the final roleplay (cough cough. pirate crews). I also have taken some inspiration from things like Berserk, just so you have an idea of what I'd like the final product to entail. I am currently in the process of putting finishing touches, but I'd like to give players the chance to help me build the world, with islands and such. Please post here if you have ideas or questions. You can chekc out the already established lore here: Old stuff: Spoiler Hi all. I'm currently creating a setting that ties in another, much larger world I have built. The original built included an ocean called "The Whirling Sea", which essentially cut off the majority of the world from about 40% of the planet. On the other side, the people that live "beyond" the Whirling Sea also don't know of the world on the other side. The new, cut-off region is called Meerba. There is one major world government, basically, although it operates under a different name in the Meerba region. The Meerba region is largely covered by water, but there's a ton of islands, both large and small, and also both natural as well as artifical. Naval travel is the primary means of transportation, flying machines do not exist outside of novel exceptions, and there are no roads built across the sea either. So just ships. Given the basic premise of islands and ships, and the fact that this world has peculiar trees whose fruits' seeds grant superhuman abilities, I was kind of reminded of One Piece a little bit, and figured that the piraty asthetic could translate very well into the Meerba region. So I have settled on three basic directions I'd like to shape Meerba after: 1. The Caribbean 2. Hawaii and perhaps generally Polynesian islands. 3. Something inbetween Latin American and Spanish Baroque. I'm not sure what umbrella term would be best used here, but I'm envisioning a sort of Day of the Dead-like festival, with garlands, lights, people dancing flamenco, castanets sounding etc. The issue here is, how do I properly translate these feels and looks into a world where these places never existed? I can't say anything looks Polynesian, because Polynesian culture never existed on this planet, in that world. I suppose I could really need a hand on how to go about creating strong, vibrant imagery, modeled after a melting pot of cultures, without explicitly drawing comparison to them. More info down below.