Building G’desh: In the Beginning

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Broken Mirrors

This is the tale of how G’desh came into being.

Once there was a man in a straw hat. He was used to cheer up a former girlfriend. It made sense he would be in an Asian setting. I came up with a Chinese empire.

In the Empire there were gods and demons, though they were not intrinsically good nor evil, but existed to complete their designated tasks.

There were four elements which opposed heaven and hell, as they fought for the well-being of earth. Warriors, such as the man in the straw hat, could learn to use these elements in combat.

The Empire needed something to conquer, so there were four directions based (very loosely) on the elements. To the south was fire, and it was a land of sand.

In China there is the Gobi Desert. The most excitement I have seen in this region was when my…

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