One readathon I always eagerly awaited was the Magical Readathon by Book Roast. Though I was never the biggest Harry Potter fan, the work she put into the whole readathon and the backgrounds to make this all fun for us was amazing. Last year everything blew up around J.K. Rowling for her terf opinions and G decided that she couldn’t in good conscience keep the readathon going based on Harry Potter. You can hear her talk about it here.
She let us know she would be basing the magical readathon on an own world starting this year, but we hadn’t heard anything for a while. Until this August.
This September the Magical Readathon starts once more! And this time we are going to a completely new world. Orilium. Again, G has put so much work into this and I am happy that she has chosen to step away from Harry Potter. She has so much creativity, she doesn’t need it to create things.
This first month is kind of a prequel where we take the path towards the school. Next year we will be starting our first year. It gives us time to get to know the world and people that are in it. And we get to take our time to decide what our character is going to be like. You can find all the documents and info from the video in this doc folder she’s created.
Anyway I am excited.
G created a Scholar’s Key where you can create your character on (see the document folder). Some we can’t fill in yet like the guild and all that, but if I understood correctly, she’ll be asking questions or giving us a story on youtube/twitter where we have to make choices that will mean something for those parts? Or it might not be until the first year haha. My attention is hard to hold with videos these days.
I have made some decisions regarding my character however.
I have chosen to be Annemieke, a novice from Darkmeadow. As an iltirian I find the books and texts very important and it is one of my passions for studying. I live on the edge of the Iltirian society with my family, considered a wildling versus living in one of the more urban parts of the underground of Darkmeadow. Dwarfs are no strangers to us. I have an affinity for shapeshifting (cat), creating illusions and blood magic. That last is why we live more on the edge of our people.
Which means that for the character creation I have to fulfill the following prompts.
|Wildling||Read a book largely set in a forest/outside|
|Darkmeadow||Read a dark academia||The Last Graduate|
|Iltirian||Book with a crow on the cover/title or a red book|
These don’t have to be completed in September but can take until the first year starts next year in April. So I can just see what fits.
Our path to the academy has 7 stops but we only need to complete 2 of the prompts to complete this challenge. It is very easy to step into this readathon. I haven’t quite decided on all the books I want to read for each prompt but I’ll get there.
|Novice Path Entrance||Read a book with a map|
|Ashtorn Tree||A book that keeps tempting you|
|The Mist of Solitude||Read a standalone|
|Ruin of the Skye||Read a book featuring ghosts/haunted house or other supernatural elements||Black Water Sister|
|Obsidian Falls||Read a thriller or a mystery book|
|Tower of Rumination||Read a 5 star prediction||The Book of Dragons|
|Orilium Academy||Book with a school setting||The Last Graduate|