A museum of Elder Stones!

Yesterday, I visited a rock garden on Jeju Island in Korea. I ended up getting all sorts of inspiration for some new worlds, but what was interesting is that I ended up being reminded of a world I had already created.

The Elder Stone is a major setting in my Kendra Kandlestar series. I introduced the Elder Stone back in the first book in the series, The Box of Whispers:

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While at the rock garden, I saw all sorts of “Elder Stones” in the museum portion of the site.

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Out in the gardens, there were all sorts of interesting rock formations. (Jeju Island is volcanic, so that accounts for much of the interesting natural sculptures).
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This forest of rock people reminded me of another scene in Kendra Kandlestar. At one case, Kendra and her companions happens upon a forest of stone trees, some of which turn out to be Ungers standing in guard of their sacred temple.

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As for the rock below, a tree is growing out of its cracks. I suppose this reminded me a little bit of the Elder Stone as well, though it actually gave me inspiration for something else . . .

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Here’s a close up of the tree . . . the single berry growing from it made it seem quite magical.

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Finally, here’s one last interesting rock formation. I’m off for more adventures on Jeju Island, today!

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