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antiqua hora | information studio
✎ hello! welcome to the information studio. I had too many ideas to write in the main studio so I created this! please scroll down to read the backstory and folklore of antiqua hora, and the rest is in the comments.
~ b a c k s t o r y ~
✎ around 100 years ago, a plane carrying 5 orphans across the national park where’s antiqua hora is set crashed. the pilot didn’t survive, but the 5 orphans did. they were lost, and ventured deep into the heart of the park. when they could not walk any longer, they settled down in a glade. they didn’t know why they felt the urge to stop there. after a night of rest, the orphans got up to continue their journey to safety, but when they’d walked 5 miles from the forest clearing, they found they couldn’t walk any longer. there was an invisible barrier crossing their path. soon after the orphans discovered they had strange gifts, not magic enough to call magical, but certainly strange.
✎ over time, more children and teenagers found themselves in the forest clearing with no idea why they were possessed to go there. and so the camp in the park started. the original children have long since passed, but their legacy still lives on in the little forest clearing.
~ f o l k l o r e ~
✎ while the orphans were alive, they found things were rather weird around their little camp. first of all, none of them aged past 18. when they’d been living at 18 for at least another 60 years, the invisible barrier retracted, and they gleefully stepped outside once more. however, they immediately forgot all their memories from the camp. the barrier retracts for everyone after a certain amount of time, but it’s your choice to step outside or not.
✎ secondly, they found a stone. a very tall stone, at least twice the height of them. over time, the residents of the camp decoded what was written on the stone, and it told them the mythology of the ancient people who lived where the park now was. it told of sea monsters, phoenixes, and strange creatures none of them had ever heard of, and of the ‘ancient hour’ - a time forever shrouded in mystery. it also told of children with strange abilities, which of course, came as a shock when the campers realised they were the very children the myths talked about, or the same species at least.
✎ the modern day campers know there are secrets to find out about their home, and they’re determined to know every single one.
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