Hello, me and Shamorn, my teammate are very excited to participate in the WORLDS contest. We opted for a Fantasy setting. We'll keep you updated
In times unknown the Umlioqis, a secluded, portal-travelling, shamanic tribe felt a distant call; magic in nature. The Elders, promptly, sent out parties trough one of the tribe's magic portals, in order to determine the origin of the mysterious call. On the other side, the explorers found a barren, desertic world, once fertile and mostly covered in water; and the ruins of an ancient and magnificent city.
The call came from beneath the city and, now, felt extremely loud and potent; the source of which they soon discovered to be glowing magic crystals, half-buried in sand. Indeed, the explorers where shocked in disbelief, when they recognized in the crystal a primal and uncontaminated specimen of their homeland's gem, the Vaniscite; a powerful magic artifact, the base of the tribe's advanced machinery and magicks.
The Umlioqis supposed that the Vaniscite, previously hidden beneath the ocean, emerged after the Cataclysm. A monumetal natural disaster that caused extensive climatic collapses; temperate and fertile land quickly turned to desert while barren wastelands were given new life, on a global scale.
Accostumed to the homeland's rigid climate, the tribe decided to built a new home on the ruins of the acquatic city, in order to harness the full power of the newly discovered crystals.
Here the first references wall we're going to use to sketch the 3D environment: