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Old 2018-03-19, 19:35   Link #1
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Intresting Easten Styled fantasy settings?

So, Iím doing a bit of story writing world and trying to build an interesting culture with a eastern feel to it from the ground up.

So, your reading a fantasy story with a well thought out setting. You know, vampire knight orders, complex merchant states, steam punk dwarfs and all sorts of fleshed out idea'sÖthen you get a samurai turn up from a place called Nippon, that sounds like a carbon cut-out version of Edo period JapanÖ and well I want to avoid that kind of trope.

So does anyone know any good example of well realised eastern style settings I can take apart and look at for ideaís?

Additionally my setting already has a decent selection of none human races, with dwarfs and elves both making a sizable minority of the population in the empire the story mostly take place in, and dragons -running- the empire next door, so none human characters from other nations would fit in quite smoothly with little complication, including quite powerful ones, as the dragons are basically in line with Smaug from LOTRs, if Smaug also had a extended family and enjoyed ruling places, rather than just killing everyone and sleeping in piles of gold for ages.

Iím already thinking Oni could work (Re: Zero Rem and Ram seemed to fit smoothly into a western styled fantasy), through I am interested in other examples of eastern mythical races that are easy to tweak into the orc/elf/dwarf slot, as well as anything that could realistically threaten a Smaug styled dragon enough to make it unkeen on the idea of direct conflict
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