Did You Know? - Labyrinth

Sorcerers of Zenkora have a special way to interact with a person's mind. With the right training, a magic-user can enter the "labyrinth" of a host mind. 

Labyrinths are mental recreations of a person's subconscious in setting form. Although constantly changing, they always reflect their owner's mindset and psychological tendencies. For example, a cheerful person's labyrinth will typically be bright and filled with joyful things, whereas a gloomier person's labyrinth will be darker and perhaps spookier as well.

When a guest enters a labyrinth, they can then interact with the host's mind by interacting with the labyrinth itself. There may be books or newspapers found within that elaborate on the host's thoughts. Secrets may be kept in dusty safes or hidden vaults. One may even find what that host truly desires in their heart. Suffice it to say, entering a labyrinth requires trust, for one never knows what secrets may lurk within.

Of course, the sorcerer must also beware, for labyrinths can be dangerous. Especially if the host's mind is troubled, their labyrinths may shift and transform unpredictably. Anger and fear may manifest in all kinds of threats, ranging from traps to monsters, eager to enact the pain and suffering that their host is feeling - or worse - intending.

So explore - at your peril! But while labyrinths may be frightening, they can also be beautiful, and while you visit the mind of another, you may even discover treasures within yourself.


Did You Know? - Rionkanta

Rionkanta is the conlang developed specifically for use in Zenkora. In context, it serves as the requisite "mystical magic language" that is often in vogue for fantasy worldbuilders. Residents of Zenkora's ancient past use it to construct spells, names of importance, and otherwise facilitate communication. 

Rionkanta's true origins are unknown to most. Was it the creation of a prehistoric society? A gift from a forgotten god? The true nature of this strange and often bewildering language are a fascinating subject of study for Zenkora sorcerers and academics.

The alphabet of Rionkanta consists of an alternating pattern of three consonants followed by a vowel, repeating eight times, for a total of fifty-six letters. In the vein of similar real-world languages, each letter of the alphabet has 1 or 2 specific words and meanings traditionally associated with it! This feature allows mystics and spellmakers an additional layer of complexity to utilize in their magic.

As a language, Rionkanta possesses two distinct supernatural features. The first is that usage of Rionkanta facilitates magical action more easily than any other language; the cause for this is unknown and is the subject of much study. The second is that Rionkanta will naturally degrade in a user's memory more quickly over time than almost any other subject, similar to the effects caused by your standard memory-wiping spell. Practitioners therefore must spend a sizeable amount of time reviewing Rionkanta and its features in order to maintain their grasp of it. The most widespread theory for this is that whoever created the language must have wished to limit the usage of this language. Assuming that to be true, it nevertheless must have failed, for Rionkanta has become the dominant standard in most of modern sorcery!