Myrme

Myrme

The premise...

A land of Ant colonies, once nannied by patron lesser gods who squabbled over decisions regarding its mortals, now long-abandoned. Centuries of stalemate skirmishes have locked the land in a constant cycle of revenge against each other, with each of the six colonies vying for gyne, land, and influence. Some still whisper, though, that their gods are still out there, somewhere....

So were Leader Tinte Ink's thoughts, when he raided and destroyed Rain Colony - the first utter destruction of another Ant colony that Myrme had seen. With the sudden escalation, the other four colonies are scrambling to catch up to Ink's new aggression, while Leader Cleverly Clover does his best to avoid an all-out world war.

The main characters...

Cleverly Clover, a god-in-hiding dedicating his life to protecting the mortals his peers abandoned. Cogito, his longtime best friend, lover, and obsessive jilted ex, trying to drag him back to Gemline, the city of gods.

Tinte Ink, the youngest Colony leader, eager to stir up conflicts and changes great enough to bring Myrme's gods back, in pursuit of the idealized old world he'd heard so many stories of. Tabel Ink, a young psychologist trying to uncover the dynamics behind Ant interactions and realizing that he may have misinterpreted some.

In general, Myrme is a large, interconnected, messy universe. Most characters have many ties to others, and stories may center around others not listed here.

Further reading & info...

Myrme is a melting pot of ideas and concepts that I really like, so it's a very self-indulgent little Universe, using my favorite race, concepts, dynamics, and stories. It's also the home for all the freebies and adopts I've collected and redesigned to fit into Numbers, so the colonies intentionally have very different aesthetics and concepts!

View the Toyhouse World here. View the Numbers Story website here.