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The Floating Island of Toril


It’s a flying city which hosts a school of ancient technology…

Take a normal island from a sea or an ocean. Now, add a giant lodestone(picture Gulliver’s Travels)which forces it into the air. Now place a small city on it with a number of people interested in ancient technology. You’ll then have the Floating Island of Toril. This island floats along in the air supported by the magnetic properties of the lodestone. They use giant baskets on winches kind of like water wells to bring things up or down. The architecture is very unusual(picture a cross between Aztec and Greek), but it serves its function and gives the island a bit of character.

The most important place on the island is The School. It’s a massive series of buildings totally devoted to the study of Antilian culture(look at the Terescence thread in the Setting Forge). They have a number of working prototypes of Antilian machines and artifacts. The guy in charge is a human known as Doctor Samuel Gibson, though his friends call him Doc Sammy.

This is the best(and some would say the only place to go to get information or technology relating to the Antilians. A person who is creative and intelligent may even decide to enroll at The School and learn to create these technological wonders, or an enterprising group of adventurers could be commissioned to find Antilian strongholds and find any books or technologies that might still be there….

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May 24, 2004, 21:54
Not really a setting. More an idea, really.
By the way, were you aware that Toril was the name of the Material Plane for the Forgotten Realms setting?

Ancient Gamer
March 1, 2006, 13:40
Toril / Torill is a female name in Norway. I was in love with Toril once, or rather I was in love with her daughter, but Toril looked good too and I didn't mind...
Oh, those teens!
Barbarian Horde
May 26, 2004, 0:42
Okay! Could be good but there was alot I hated about it too! The school bit sounds like a copy of Harry Potter if you ask me! Maybe if you got rid of the school bit!
May 26, 2004, 2:18
Um. not Harry Potter at all. Have any of you read the associated thread?
May 26, 2004, 8:20
Could you maybe not talk all in exclamations! It's really irritating! And stupid! Wee! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
June 11, 2005, 16:28
I like the idea, and might just commandeer this for my stuff, but where is this associated thread you speak of MoonHunter?
June 11, 2005, 17:13
Voted Zylithan
November 17, 2005, 23:41
There are some cool ideas here, but it would be nice to see you finish them off more before setting this up as a post. In fact, there's enough here to make a codex I think.

Admin-type-people - Will more of the forum this belongs with be moved over into the post part of 2.0 eventually?
June 24, 2006, 13:05
It depends on Alec. It really does.
Voted valadaar
April 5, 2013, 8:52
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