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Conworlding, also called worldbuilding, is the process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe. The resulting world may be called a constructed world or a conworld. The term "worldbuilding" was popularized at science fiction writers' workshops in the 1970s. Developing an imaginary setting with coherent qualities such as a history, geography, and ecology is a key task for many science fiction or fantasy writers. Worldbuilding often involves the creation of maps, a backstory, and people for the world. Constructed worlds can enrich the backstory and history of fictional works, and it is not uncommon for authors to revise their constructed worlds while completing its associated work. Constructed worlds can be created for personal amusement and mental exercise, or for specific creative endeavors such as novels, video games, or role-playing games. (read more)

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Hastur is considered by most Lovecraftian cults to be the king or leader of all the Great Old Ones.

Author: Thewolvesden
Project: Altverse II
Family: New religious movements
Followers: est. 34 million (Temple of Cthulu)
Summary: Lovecraftianism is a part polytheistic, part henotheistic religion that was founded by Northeasterners H.P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini, and Brazorian Robert E. Howard in 1928 in New York City. The predominant sect of the Lovecraftians groups, namely the Temple of Cthulhu, is adhered to by just under a quarter of the almost 34 million adherents worldwide.

Most Lovecraftianist sects teach that humans were never meant to have much knowledge of how the universe works, or even about most of the events and creatures in existence, as such forbidden knowledge would drive man insane or destroy him. The gods of Lovecraftianism, depicted as otherworldy, uncaring beings from outer space, divided into two circles, namely the Great Ones and the Outer Gods. These gods, while not truly deities, are nonetheless worship-worthy, as they are vastly more powerful. According to most Lovecraftian sects and groups, the universe is an uncaring place with indifferent gods. Unless saved by one of the gods and turned into one of their servants, entropy will claim the soul of a human, as the gods do not care enough to accept all into an afterlife. As such, placating one or more gods with prayer, offerings and even sacrifice is seen as both pledging oneself to one deity and buying oneself an afterlife and escaping entropy.

Lovecraftianism's teachings and doctrines derive from a collection of holy scriptures known as the Necronomicon, and the stories all branches of Lovecraftianism includes are the writings of Lovecraft and Howard. However, there are a myriad of books, short stories and other forms of tellings which are not considered universally canonical, and as such are in debate between the myriad of Lovecraftian groups.

The scattered nature of Lovecraftianism can be derived from the early death of the founders and the splits between different groups just after Lovecraft, the last founder, died in 1936. This lead to a loose interpretation of what the Necronomicon contains, leading to about a quarter of all Lovecraftians to be categorized into a category of 'other standpoint or own beliefs'. (more...)

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Patron Article of the Month – List of political parties in Kalșeri by Symposium, selected by Yuutarou

Kalșeri is a multi-party democracy, where multiple parties regularly contest in national and cantonal elections.

After achieving independence in 1783, the Kalșerian political landscape has been traditionally dominated by the Whig Party and the Liberal Republican Party.

Starting from the 1890s, the Labor Party, the Christian Democrats and the Farmers' Party have also enjoyed popularity between the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. The collapse of the Whigs is often seen as the "First Restructuring" of Kalșerian politics.

While short-lived, Ioen Rovuan's presidency played a major role in the "Second Restructuring" of Kalșerian politics, as the Labor Party absorbed several left-wing parties and became the Social Cooperation Party, and the Christian Democrats merged with the Liberal Republican Party, forming the Liberal Democratic Party. A two-party system akin to that of the United States was thus established.

The 1987 general election is seen as the "Third Restructuring" of the Kalșerian political ecosystem, bringing an end to the two-party system in place since 1959. Since then, a number of third parties, such as the National Democrats, Reformers, Kalșerians for Change and the Libertarians, have elected upwards of ten representatives to Congress.

A party must have 500 members to qualify for presidential and Congress elections. A party loses its eligibility for national elections when the number of members is less than 500 for three straight years, or upon dissolution.

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