When we talk about Mistland we don't always mean magnificent woodlands and mountains hiding in clouds of fog. Yeah, there are, for sure, many places that lie in four directions of it, but there is also a number of pretty unusual and mysterious worlds that can be discovered right here. They don't belong to Mistland, and yet they can be seen and visited if you're properly prepared and aware of how to get there.
Yes, there is Hell in the Mistland universe. More precisely, beyond the Mistland universe. And, just like the Hell we all know (and that some already have a reservation at 3:-) it's stuffed to the gills with fire, suffering, madness and demon hordes.
Hell wasn't discovered until the end of the Great Hermetical World that devastated the Colony of Luceria several centuries ago. Before that time Hell was just a myth and legendary forbidden place that necromancers used to summon demons from.
But, after demonologists of the past created Dimensional Hammers and started bombing their enemies with their new weapon, they left many holes in the reality that turned out to be passages into Hell.
Later some of these holes closed, but a number of the deepest ones remained until now. Most of these passages are located in the southern part of Mistland and known under the name of Hell Wells.
This is how they usually look.
There are always tons of wandering demons near these wells, so I wouldn't recommend anyone to hang around Hell Wells as it's dangerous, pardon me, as hell! At least until you're cool enough to kill a couple of hell brats.
Going down there is even more risky business, so... you know. Gather some awesome abilities if you're not much into painfully burning alive. A helluva work to do for a little marsh imp...
In fact, there are so much things I could tell you about how Hell is constructed, how souls get trapped in Hell and expelled from it, how infernal energy plants power Hell, how demons can be killed, how to use Hell as a shortcut to distant places, etc. But it's probably too much for an update, and not everyone is always interested in getting into so much details. So, maybe someday. Or, probably, you will find it out by playing the game.
At this point let's just say that Mistland does have Hell. And it's a really dangerous place. Never go there! ... Yeah, who am I kidding?
Heaven in Mistland is definitely not so exciting place as Hell, but those of us, who like to spend some time on the coast of the glowing Rivers of New Life and gaze upon the endless flow of lives yet to be born, will be quite pleased.
Contrary to Hell there is no Heaven Wells. Demonologists never made Heaven Bombs, so the only way to Heaven is passing through the mysterious Creephole that may be found somewhere in Mistland.
It is little known about how to enter it, but some ancient books say that the Creephole opens occassionally, so you just need to know when and where such occassions happen. A lot to learn for a curious marsh imp...
What actually to do in Iria? Get some rest, read some words of ancient wisdom, know secrets of the past, get a glimpse into someone's memory... who knows.
Giants are stone creatures inhabiting northern regions of the continent. Giants are neither friendly nor hostile, they never express interest in what happens around them and it seems that they simply don't notice any other creatures.
They almost never appear in Mistland and usually wander through Northern Wastelands covering many miles at a time. Peoples of the North sometimes build houses and even small villages on the back of sleeping giants and travel with them.
It always was a mystery how giants were born and how the existed being so immense. Until one scientist came up with an idea of the so-called 'world of no gravity' that she named Monumenta.
According to her words giants somehow exist in two worlds, our reality and this mysterious world of Monumenta. Rocks float there, time changes and enormous life forms are able to exist. The door to this strange world can probably be found right inside the giants of the North.
But how to get inside a colossal stone creature? And why? More questions with no answers for a daring marsh imp.
So, this is it!
Hope, it wasn't too tricky for you to read this. I though it would be cool to give you some info about these not-so-Mistland places, although I must admit that it may be quite hard to read, especially for those who care more about action than story. Don't worry, I'll try to be less fancy next time. ;-)
Have a nice weekend and good luck to all of you! Take care!
If you meet a suspicious garden gnome, shoot straight! They may be quite malicious during waxing gibbous.
See you soon!
P.S. We created a production blog dedicated to Knite and Mistland. For those who want to read more big and small updates I'd recommend to add it to their favorites. Here it is! The Kickstarter page won't be forgotten, but only big news will be posted here.