Flowers are an important part of the ecosystem and for this flash challenge, we want you to write about a species of pollinators in your world.
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
There are several different species of pollinators in our world. Birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals,, bees and some plants even pollinate themselves!
How is it done in your world? Do fairies do it? Cyborgs? Is it a magical occurrence? Do flowers walk and pollinate each other that way? The possibilities are endless.
“Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.”
– First, you need a World Anvil account.
– Use the species or natural law template.
– Minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 1500 words.
– One article per account, one person per account.
– The article needs to be public.
– The article needs to be submitted before the 30th of August, at 11:59PM GMT (the site time, look at the bottom of almost all pages of WorldAnvil.)
– Post a link to your article in a comment to this blog post. Do not fret if your post isn’t visible right away. I will have to approve of it before it shows and will be doing that twice a day.
“The cross-pollination of ideas is important; try to apply the lessons you’ve learned to your current project.”
― The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
-The pride of having finished an article.
-Fun with friends, if you haven’t joined the discord do so and join in on the fun on the #challenge-discussion channel. (#sync-your-roles to see it)
-Janet and Dimitris will show off a couple of the entries on a stream over at the WorldAnvil Twitch channel when there is time. If you aren’t already following it jump on over there and give it a follow, that way you won’t miss out on any of the WorldAnvil streams.
“Every star that lights up the sky, every bee pollinating the flowers, every pet asking for a treat exposes us to energy that echoes throughout our universe.”
Did you miss our Summer Camp? or this flash challenge? Don’t forget that we have several different kinds of challenges over the year, check them out here: Worldbuilding challenges on WorldAnvil in 2020.
Must it be only Species or Natural law? Could it be a Profession, myth or general article?
Yes, only Species or Natural law for this flash challenge.
My challenge entry:
Here’s my entry for the challenge:
Here’s my entry: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/kelbonnar-pyros1314/a/wrightE28099s-wandering-wisteria-species
Well, I enjoyed this! I may have confused height and length details…but sure, here is my lil pollinator!
My entry: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dream-battlefield-soullink/a/1000-fragrence-flower-species
Here’s my entry.
Hi there, your article is currently private or a draft (I am getting a multipass). You may wanna check that 🙂
Oh! Thanks, I still had it private. I didn’t realize. Thanks for the heads email@example.com
Any critiques welcomed: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/valley-of-man-hughpierre/a/black-mark-species
Here is my entry
I dipped into the natural laws for this one: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/manifold-sky-bcgrwurth/a/circumvection-law
Here ’tis. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/malify-laraleepn/a/moon-glow-moth-species
Here’s my entry: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-civil-war-of-the-sea-disasterinspace/a/the-kitten-bee-species
My Nighthunter nocturnal pollinating birds
Here’s mine. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-world-of-acuthan-tcats/a/moth-plant-species?preview=true
Here’s my entry: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/dragonia-lappalingur/a/abraals-species?preview=true
What pollinates cacao?
A special species of cats are pollinating the plants in Memoria!
I though I wouldn’t have anything for this challenge, but it turned out to be pretty inspiring in the end! Mostly wrote about how the bats are viewed and used in the Zeribian culture.
Got some custom CSS done for this one! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/qet-timepool/a/noa-ltij-species
Bees might care for the flowers below the sun,but who tends to the plants which grow in perpetual darkness?
Here’s my entry!
Here’s mine, the Ruffled Squid. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/new-deseret-scribe-of-nekoti/a/ruffled-squid-species?preview=true
A very fun challenge! Thanks for hosting it! <3 Here’s my entry.
Sorry had to correct the title of mine (typo in it) – which changed the url. Resubmitting. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/liminal-chronicles-shyredfox/a/pollination-in-a-time-of-crisis-law
Had some fun with this creature.
Question: Does it have to be a pollinator? What about spore bearing plants which do not necessitate pollinators? Can we discuss the distribution mechanics instead?
I appreciate I’m probably being pedantic here, but I just realised a flaw in my own article at this point and wanted to check!
I enjoyed participating in this challenge. And so here is my article.
My pollinator doggo!
The article is in spanish but it translates very well by using chrome’s built-in translator.
I have created the Ovtya: The Pollen-Spewers! A very dumb aquatic creature for the beautiful blue tuerya flower!
My entry https://www.worldanvil.com/w/tec-nervous-dragon/a/flower-pixies-species
If the plants pollinate themselves then they are the pollinating species. 🙂
Yep, you can write about the distribution mechanics. Write about the information that fits the best in your world. <3
This was a lovely challenge! I just wish we had a pollinator badge 😛
I created ember leshies, who take care of plants from the plane of fire
My entry for this challenge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/interarcanum-thechangeling/a/timiditen-species
Saumentho Rut are a type of Rut Olu which originate from the Olura shores of the Verra Region of Jhoutai. The Haimarchy has adapted them into an Orga Tech solution for 3D printing and advanced agriculture.
Article completed! ^_^ This was a fun one! Thanks, BD! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/tarantellia-lnphysics/a/pollination-law
There we go: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/alana/a/sheep-pollination
My entry for the challange. It’s a bit off-topic bt was trying to inject something a bit different into the mix.
Here is my short little something for the challenge! 🙂
My little rain dancing Aceina here – they’re a mix between bushtits and pufferfish since they can inflate themselves to float in the rain. Enjoy!
Here is my article – the Snow Moth:
Predictably, it’s bees. But who doesn’t love some good honey?
Here is my entry! 🙂
My entry: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/aquatica-homebrew-pookas-kreations/a/dracaena-species
I did not think that I’d be doing this challenge, but it flowed out of me tonight. What happens when plants from across the planes cross-pollinate?
Here is my entry: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/contest-articles-shadowmaster89/a/bearded-kyt-species
I bring you https://www.worldanvil.com/w/challaria-edra/a/senterran-grank-s-long-nosed-shrew-species aka the Marilatipu or “flower diver”.
Woot! Here we go! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/todolistadventures-daniadventures/a/algae-mote-species
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/arnd-rahjar/a/the-duty-insects2C-pollinators-law Attempting to repost, since I don’t see the entry I made yesterday, but I see other new entries
Loved this challenge! Really happy with my article too. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/kelunbar-forest-charlygracious/a/dusty-fireflies-species
Whew! Just made it! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/toysoldiersaga/a/starseed-pollination-law
The Duskwing Moth https://www.worldanvil.com/w/domen-aria-solstice/a/duskwing-moth-species
Dang! I’m 3½ hours late. Oh well. Here’s my entry, anyway: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/binaka-redbeardcreator/a/C4AAnibakil-species.