This is a further depiction of my fictitious world known as the Westlands. This week I will be remembering the fantasy world, and expanding it some more. If you’re confused, follow the “Further Depiction” link, or just leave a comment and I’ll clear it up. 🙂
In happy times, we recall
Emerald fields, and sun on all.
We remember golden days,
Warmth, and happy sunshine rays.
Yet all is gone, except a thread,
A single, wispy tale long dead,
Of days-gone-by, of hearts fed well
With the beauty of Eorth—
On the coldest side of the ring of Eorth,
The wool of mammoths bring us warmth.
The richness of grenjims* adorning our heads,
With seals underfoot, we’re safe from cold dread.
We live to thrive in the frozen day,
We will survive, we will yet stay.
*It is to be noted that a grenjim is a sort of green gem that was used in the Westlands to attract what little sunlight there was, giving the wearer extra much-needed vitamin D.
It is speculated that someday, the Westlands will be restored to its first state. It is uncertain what caused the cold, and the sudden disappearance of the paradise-like climate. Some scientists had speculated a meteor landed, jolting the planet into an ice age, others said that the Eorth had changed orbits to a different star. While many speculations exist about what caused the cold, most scientists agree that there is evidence that some day, the ice will recede and all will be restored to its first, happy state.
The Westlands’ national poem (reproduced above) depicts the mindset of many Westians (Those from the Westlands). They are a strong, persevering sort, who don’t give up easily. To give up, in most cases, would mean to die. Over time, a strong sense of perseverance was drilled into the Westians, driving them to great scientific accomplishments and advances.
Inventions credited to Westians are: The cortek (A steam ship), grenjim-powder (used to fertilize plants), ice mining, water transformation (Using ice—an abundant source—to generate electricity), and the collapsible war tower.
Westians are definitely more practical than the silly Nortrishes, and humbler than the stuck-up Andorans.