Myconica: The Fungal Reach

Overview

Many mistake the Wildsea for an endless sea of branches and leaves, but they’re wrong – it is an endless sea of forest, of all of the horrors and wonders of nature unbridled. Here, in the spore-laden Reach of Myconica, fungus rules the waves.

To many wildsailors the prospect of travelling the soft, spongy waves of Myconica is a daunting one. Chainsaw prows hitch and slip, teeth clogged by fast-growing fibres, every cut sending sprays of noxious liquid or clouds of spores up into the air. Soft patches are more difficult to identify, those yawning voids that can swallow a ship whole. And then, of course, there’s the mood of the sea itself – a mushroom-mind spanning the entire rotted wavescape, roused into unexpected tentacluar frenzies by the wrong pressure in the wrong place.

It’s a place few visit, and even fewer visit twice.

This Illustration

A gau shipwright tending to the internal structure of a wildsea ship, suspended above the fungal thrash.

Art Showcase: The Moss-Cloaked Pangoska

A pangoska variant living in symbiotic harmony with its envioronment, the pangoska’s precious scales are covered with a thick layer of moss and flower-bloom. Though placid by nature and subject to enviornmental preservation by several forward-thinking wildsea communities (partly due to their genial moods and supposed ability to bring good luck), pangoska can deliver a bevy of powerful punches when threatened, their highly muscled arms as useful for brawling as they are for brachiation.

The pangoska is an original creation of Shmeckerel, our new creature artist for the Wildsea! You can find more of her work Here.

The Wildsea is now less than two weeks away from our Kickstarter launch! Thank you to everyone that’s registered on the pre-launch page so far, we’re overwhelmed by the support.