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Sitka World

bring out the magic within you

Welcome to the next generation-defining fantasy ecosystem. What if Outlander met Harry Potter met Handmaid's Tale? Stick around to find out...

Story
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Set against an epic backdrop of mountains, magic, forests, and secrets, The Sitka Saga explores just what can happen when you harness your inner power, through the story of those who had the courage to change their world.

Sitka Frost is not one to settle.

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It has been twelve years since the Fever ravaged Rúnsala's Northern Territories and left Sitka’s small mountain village reeling in its wake. Hope for a better future is available, but only across the border at the prestigious Sarona Academy, which no Northerner has been allowed to attend for over 100 years. After years of pleading, Sitka becomes the first Northerner in a century accepted to study the healing arts, but in order to stay, she must prove herself to the circle of elite Nobles who control the Southern Province. 

 

On an ambitious mission to bring justice to the North while concealing peculiar budding talents, Sitka’s dreams of impressing the Nobles are thrust aside when she becomes a suspect in a mysterious accident. Suddenly, she finds herself the subject of a scrutiny that could jeopardize not only her hidden powers, but the future of her people.

Nineteen-year-old Tanya Kedrov...

wanted nothing more than to be accepted to a prestigious university and leave her lackluster life behind.

 

Fueled by an obsession with the disappearances in her hometown, Tanya sets out to find a connection among Iron County’s history of disappearances, in the hopes that her research will secure her a better future. Her research leads her to a secret hidden in the deep of Minnesota’s wilderness, a secret no one else will believe. And when Tanya encounters the charismatic Sitka Frost, she finds herself caught between two worlds and in the thick web of ties that binds them together.

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You can read the first 3 chapters of the Sitka Saga for free here:

Vision
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We are creating the next mainstream multimedia fantasy franchise that impacts people with a powerful, beautiful story, incorporating technologies that allow for a more immersive experience than ever seen in fantasy before.

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Creativity

We invite our readers to journey into a captivating fantasy world. Not only is the Sitka Saga itself a carefully-crafted creative experience (having been in development for over a decade), but through our community and larger ecosystem fans are invited to tap into their own magic, experiment, and contribute their voice to the story.

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Community

Most readers or viewers do not have a central community to bond with fellow fans and the author. Along with opportunities for paid fanfiction, regular collaborative brainstorming Story Hours, and a custom-built TTRPG, this is truly a community-driven story experience.

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Ownership

We believe that fans are integral to the evolving success of a story franchise and should have the opportunity to have a stake in the world they help create. Fans will be given opportunities to receive IP rights for new characters and titles they create, rewards for story feedback and referrals, and resalable digital access passes to ecosystem perks.

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Networking

We aim to be the definitive hub for those at the forefront of storytelling in the digital age. We have formed a "Guild of Scribes" of working writers, and offer regular workshops, coaching, and support for those looking to improve their storytelling (or learn for the first time!). We believe that storytelling is a superpower for individuals and brands to bring clarity and influence to what they do. 

In short, this is a community-driven, community-rewarded storytelling movement.

The first of its kind. 

The vision of the Sitka Saga itself is to empower people to accept their whole selves, and by accepting their true selves to make a better world.

Roadmap
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Prep

Book 1 of the first trilogy, I Am the North, will be finished as a manuscript in e-book, audiobook, and limited digital collectible format.​

 

The book will feature multiple cover art variations, as well as interior illustrations, hand-drawn by our amazing artist Nate

We will develop an immersive web reader to give fans early access to the story, one chapter at a time, before the book comes out.

We will continue laying the groundwork for the Sitka Saga to be adapted to a TV show.​

For full roadmap and art details see our whitepaper.

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Launch

Once the first book is done we will begin a massive marketing campaign with top fantasy authors, book influencers, personal development leaders: interviews, podcasts, content, and more, all leading to a book presale event.

 

There will be various perks for those that participate in the presale, including some free digital access passes that will unlock additional opportunities for IP creation, early access to content, networking, collectibles, a scholarship fund, gaming, our Guild of Scribes, and even chances for things such as appearing in the TV show as an extra.

 

At this stage we hope to sign on a production company for the first TV show.​

Growth

Immediately after the first book is published, we will launch a "Bring out the magic within you" campaign to help bulk buyers distribute books and readers share about their experience with the story. 

We will continue ongoing Story Hours (community world-building), text-based RPG, choose-your-adventure short stories, and other events and challenges in our discord.

Core community members will be able to start creating characters, and later whole titles, eligible for consideration to be incorporated into the ecosystem with full IP rights for the creator. 

We will of course stream the first season of the TV show once that is ready, and you may get some behind-the-scenes previews along the way :)

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Games

Gaming of course is simply an extension of storytelling, in its most immersive form. Our vision is to build out Rúnsala as fully as possible in select metaverse and gaming environments, with meaningful story quests that tie into the story arcs of the Sitka Saga so that fans can more directly embody their own journeys.

 

We are working on integrating with existing leading game and metaverse communities. Additionally, we have already developed our own custom text-based RPG called Tales of Rúnsala (ToR), which you can play in our Discord.

Beyond

All this so far is JUST for the first book/season. We aim to create a generational IP movement, and keep creating content in this ecosystem our entire lives.

 

A strong story-based franchise has many additional growth options, including graphic novels, merchandise, clothing & brand deals, jewelry, IRL experiences and trips, even theme park rides - all things we envision.

Your feedback and contributions will play a huge role in where this all goes. And we truly look forward to that journey.

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Creators
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Rae Wojcik

Co-founder, Author

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Rae is a fiction author, freelance editor, author coach, blogger, and journalist. She's been writing since before she could write (narrating stories for her mom to write as a young kid), and the Sitka Saga has been in the works as her go-to creative outlet for over a decade. You can read more about her work, as well as stories about her travels and northern living, at her site, NorthernWords.

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Stephen (Beaver0)

Co-founder, CEO

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Stephen is an online entrepreneur, film professional, actor, and Web3 thought leader. While his professional background is in wealth management, he went into business for himself running an online marketing agency.  Stephen is on the community leadership team with StoryCo.

Though Stephen has authored a book (called Flat Fee Freelancer), his greatest achievement may have been marrying Rae and spending 5 months backpacking around Europe together (among many other adventures). 

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Nate Crandall

Artist

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Nate is a world-class artist, and an all-around good guy. Check out his Instagram. What more do you need to know?

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David (DaTurkeyslayer)

Project Manager

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David has years of experience as a Systems Administrator/Business Analyst and is currently working full time for Jamf, a global software company. His main creative outlet is photography, which you can see here.

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Edward Carpenter

Community Educator

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Edward travels and writes extensively, having published several books. Educated in Harvard's Creative Writing program, he is a member of the Washington Post talent pool and has published articles on topics ranging from cyber security to suicide prevention. 

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For updates, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and join our Discord server: 

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  • Discord

Our community hub is on Discord, where you will find updates on our progress, community with fellow fans, opportunities to help build the world of Rúnsala, workshops for story-lovers, and much more (note that there is a fun choose-your-adventure challenge to get into the full server - for those worthy)

 
We offer workshops for relevant communities. For collaboration inquiries, or any feedback or ideas (which are always welcome!), please message our twitter account.

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If you want to stay in the loop via email, we got you covered.

Additionally, you can sign up for updates from Rae's blog for creative writers, NorthernWords:

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