List of Elonian architectural styles
This article catalogues the various architectural styles that can be found in Elona. All the names given to the various styles are fan-made and included purely for convenience.
Elonian history can be separated into distinct periods:
- Primeval Dynasty (200 BE–452 AE)
- Great Dynasty (456 AE–583 AE)
- Shattered Dynasty Era (583 AE–640 AE)
- Era of the three provinces (640AE–)
- 1 Crystal Desert
- 2 Istani
- 3 Kournan
- 4 Vabbian
- 5 The Desolation
- 6 Realm of Torment
- 7 Styles spanning multiple provinces
- 8 External links
- 9 References
This style is generally made of a darker stone than other architecture dating from the Primeval Dynasty and features more curved edges and inverted pyramids. It is likely the oldest style of architecture made by humans in Elona, as the Primeval dynasty originated in Istan.
Monuments of this style are often carved out of stone. After Nightfall, symbols of Abaddon appeared on many of these ruins.
- Chahbek Village
- Kamadan, Jewel of Istan
- Sun Docks
- Sunspear Arena
- Sunspear Great Hall
- Champion's Dawn
- The Astralarium
- Jokanur Diggings
- Fahranur, the First City
- Champion's Dawn
- Cyclone Palace
- Tomb of the Three Worthies
- Arch of the Twin Queens
- Monuments of Nahlah and Dahlah
- Mopundar Ruins
Kournan mud huts
Kournan wall city
Built into the rock and walls.
Similar to the "Kournan contemporary" style seen in Gandara and Jahai, but more practical - fewer domes and arches.
Lots of colour, arches, domes, and floating.
- The Kodash Bazaar
- The Hidden City of Ahdashim
- Sebelkeh Basilica
- Garden of Seborhin
- Bokka Amphitheatre
- Halls of Chokhin
- Grand Forum of Vabb
- Font of Lyss
Similar in some respects to "Kournan contemporary".
Realm of Torment
Styles spanning multiple provinces
Structures built of wood on stilts, often with brightly-coloured adornments including shields and beads. Permanent structures, where they exist (such as wells) are built out of mud.
Monuments of this style are often built with brick or stone. Most shrines to the Gods in Elona are of this style. These structures are generally less ornate than the Istani variant. Some of them have inscribed hieroglyphics.
Tomb of the Primeval Kings
Sandstone pillars, arches and barrows. These can sometimes be found mingled among Primeval ruins, and occasionally even among ruins in the style of Turai Ossa.
These can be found mingled among Primeval ruins and "weathered Elonian". These are ruins assumed to be from around the time that Turai Ossa was alive, as they are reflected in the ruins from his failed expedition to the Crystal Desert; however some, like the ruins of the city of Morah, date back to the Exodus of the Gods.
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