Greetings from Eldura, circle friends! This post contains worldbuilding details about The Tree of Silver series.
If you’re not familiar, The Tree of Silver is a combination serial fantasy story and duet D&D campaign diary.
If you want to avoid spoilers for The Tree of Silver Part One, stop reading!
However, if you’d like some additional details on the unique details of Eldura, read on!
We introduce a new race to the world of Eldura in The Tree of Silver: dragonkin.
This is a rare bloodline descended from the ancient dragons. It describes those among the dragons who can adapt their form at will. Dragonkin skilled in this adaptation can appear fully human, if they wish, or the can transform into a full-fledged dragon.
Dragonkin who are still developing their transformation abilities hold a combination of draconic and human characteristics. Legend even claims that it is possible to be a dragonkin and not know it…
There is an ancient tradition, preserved by the saudad of Eldura, of two souls being bound together through the ages. In this rare and special ceremony, the couple binds their souls to one another. In so doing, they re-weave the threads of fate and promise themselves to one another in every lifetime henceforward.
Ideally, soulbound couples are reborn through the ages near the same time as their bound partner. But this is not always the case. And being born at the same time is relative to the threads of fate. Some souls make take thousands of years to ready themselves for rebirth. Other souls may return more quickly.
Soulbinding is as rare as it is romantic.
the soulbinding vow
“Meru. Pen vechia. Pen deanu totru.“
A saudad phrase that means: forever and for always, through this life and the next, and all that come after.
It’s a binding of souls, or a confession of a willingness for bound souls, to return only to find one another again and never be parted.
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