Ayrngaer is a story- and worldbuilding project consisting of a 3D modelled world, maps, digital art and short stories/poetry. The foundations of this world where developed since I was a small child and the world growth ever since. Recently, I started to go through all my notes and drawings with the goal to combine everything and make a fictional world based on my childhood stories and dreams. On this page you can follow the development through blog posts, artwork and short stories/poetry.
In this blog post, I want to explain to you why this world is called Áyrngáer. The name is a combination of two "Litran" words "Áyrn" and "Gáer". Litran is the name of a fictional language I developed a long time ago. I started developing this language when I was very young, I think about twelve or thirteen years old. But it wasn't until my late teen years (approximately seventeen or eighteen) that I started to write the rules down and make a dictionary. I think I will make a separate blog post where I tell you everything about "Litran" because it is too much to share with you now.
The words "Áyrn" and "Gáer" literally mean "story" and "field". So the name of this world "Áyrngáer" means "Fields of Stories". As I explained in my former blog post, the world can only exist if there is somebody to think about it. It needs stories to materialize. So with every blog post, I write and every word you read the world becomes a little bit more real :)
I started writing short stories and poetry from a very young age. I think I was about ten years old when I wrote my first poem. I can remember very vividly that this first poem was about nature. A pastoral world where the lands were always green and full of life. Since that first poem, I began to fantasize about an imaginary world, parallel to ours. This world was connected to our world via an ice bridge in a heather field. In the beginning, most of the world was cloaked in a thick fog. You were able to walk through it, but it is not possible to sense anything. Neither was there an end or beginning. You had to use your imagination to materialize it. Without thinking, it would not exist.
I began developing this world by making short stories, characters, artwork, and maps. I even developed a fictional language. Already there are loads of notes, documents and drawings, but there are never combined to form one coherent world. This is what I plan to do now. It's going to be a huge undertaking, but this fictional world always has a special place in my heart.
In this blog I am going to tell you more about the process. I will post blogs, short stories, poetry, artwork, 3D models and more. So stay tuned and discover this world with me...