I see you have made it past the guards and over the ice. Welcome to Ayrngaer, a semi-fictional world-building project developed by Zev Chafer, consisting of a collection of stories, artwork, music and videos. You have opened the book which comprises everything you want to know and guides you to everything you will see. Scroll further and explore our world's destinations, characters, storylines, and more. But beware, the deeper you venture into the pages, the more you may be lost. And we were never lost or found.
But we would never let you stray. Below you can find links to essential chapters in this book. It all depends on what you want to read about or see. Are you interested in reading epic books? Then go to the "Stories" section. Are you interested in learning more about the world? Then take a look at our Encyclopedia with articles about places, people, plants, and more.
The Lutz farm is a small acreage owned by the Lutz family. The farm consists of large grass- and heather fields that stretch to the German border. The farm has been in use for ages. The oldest part of the farmhouse dates back to the 1500s, although a large part of it has been destroyed by fire. Later, at the end of the 1600s, a part of the house was built using brick instead of clay. Many of the old features in and around the house and barns are kept in their original state, and the building is considered to be of high monumental value.
The main building consists of three parts. The barn, the oldest part of the premise, is made out of wood frames and clay. Next to it is the old house, which has been partly destroyed by fire. The old part of the house is also made out of wood and clay, but the new part of wood and brick. The latest piece of the farm is the current house, entirely made of brick and timber. All the buildings have thatched roofs decorated with Saxon gable signs. Around the building is a small orchard with fruit and nut trees and a small kitchen garden. Behind the fences are large fields. The farm used to grow grain, corn and mustard and kept a few cows and pigs. However, due to the decreasing quality of the soil (because of over-farming over the centuries), the farm has switched to only cattle.
The Lutz farm is the last farm before the German border and one of the last surviving farms in the area. On the German side, the lush fields are replaced by barren plains (Western Wüste), where only heather is able to grow. Because of the low quality of the soil, the Dutch government is planning to turn the plains into a production forest, threatening the last farmers in the area.
The much-awaited renovation of the Baptistery at the Green Chapel Church, located in the historic city of Lutheria, has recently begun. This iconic structure, which dates back to the 13th century, is the oldest section of the church and has been in dire need of attention for quite some time now. The walls and ceiling of the Baptistery have developed cracks, which require immediate repair, and the mosaic floor has broken tiles that need to be replaced. Furthermore, some of the windows are showing signs of ageing and require restoration.
Thankfully, no structural issues have been detected that could pose a threat to the building's integrity. However, due to the specialized knowledge required for masonry work and the high historical significance of the structure, the renovation is expected to take approximately three years to complete.
It is worth noting that the Baptistery has undergone several transformations over the centuries. Originally constructed as a chapel between 1210 and 1320, it was later given its current function in the 18th century. The Green Chapel Church, as it is now known, derives its name from this iconic structure. Despite having survived several fires, acts of vandalism, and a period of neglect, the Baptistery remains the most valuable piece of historic architecture in Lutheria. Its restoration will undoubtedly enhance the city's cultural heritage and preserve its historical significance for future generations to come.
Hello everyone. Today I have updated the Demography portal. It is now split into three categories: People, Families and Pets. Soon the last category "Cultures" will also be added. Besides this, it is now possible to go to other families inside the family tree. Click here to see an example of the Silbers family, where it is now possible to click to another family in the tree.
Hello there! I'm excited to share that I've completed the initial version of the map feature for my world-building project. This allows me to design interactive maps that feature locations, stories, and individuals. I've also begun working on a detailed map of Kilden, starting with the Vöhren district. You're welcome to take a look at the map, which is still a work in progress. Click here to see the first map.
For a very long time, I worked on a world-building project. It has known many names and has existed in multiple forms of media, like stories, poetry, artwork and music. Yet, the project never took off until now. Today I have finished the first draft of the online portal of this project. It is far from finished, but that is okay. I envision this to be a "slow" project I can work on when I see fit and have inspiration. Still, I have huge ambitions like publishing short stories and movies. Time will tell if this project gets off the ground, but we'll see. If you are curious, feel free to wander around.