Obscuria is the “real” world shown through Imagine8ing, revealing Monsters, Weird Weather, and Secret places. It exists alongside the “normal” world, but also features “Otherwhere” spaces – strange landmarks, secret cities and other places that Nodds could never ever go.

This “Veil” of “unseeing” overlays everything, and is the true world that the Nodds simply cannot see or fathom.

Obscuria is everywhere on Earth, it is not just an American phenomenon. Interesting Otherwhere spaces have been reported all across Europe, in Africa, Asia, in the sky, and in the depths of the sea. It is agreed that the exploration has only just begun!


My friends, the “land” of Obscuria is at once a combination of two vastly different places; Earth and Monstru. Sure, most of you know something of Earth, with her green forests, barren wastelands, and soaring mountains. You may heard of a few tales of Monstru, with his deep chant-chasms, purple flying rocks, and unbelievably huge beasts.

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Now before you make assumptions like “oh, it’s like Earth, but with a different wrapper” you’d best hold your Kelpies. The “land” in most cases resembles Earth very little. Where you might find a mountain in Aridzona, you’d find a lake in Obscuria. And maybe it’d be different the next time you were there. Not only that, but it doesn’t follow the laws of Monstru, either. While Obscuria is oft called “the veiled lands” it’s certainly a unique land of it’s own.

That said, Obscuria does have some stability overall, and has some features that we can count on most of the time. 

THE 8 PROVINCES

Obscuria is broken down into eight and distinct provinces. (AKA “the Provinces” or “the eight”).

Obscuria Discovered

In the middle of downtown Phoenox, Arizona, there is an immense fissure that splits the city apart, North-South. For Nodds, they can walk or drive over it without noticing a thing, because for them, it simply does not exist. But for those who can Imagine8 (Monsters, Monster Rangers, Monsterologists, the unsane) it is a treacherous cleft that must be avoided at any cost. (Because, well, death!)

The Story Town, Iowa has been plagued by a constant rainstorm for the past 67 years that pelts one with a sticky, sweet rain that tastes of flowers. (Rather delicious stuff, if you ask me.)

Bardstown, Kentucky, features a strange and constant howling that seems to come from the sky itself; it often slides into pleasant melodic phrases that can last days or even weeks, and sometimes it drones a doom-sound that drives away all who are not mentally strong. Oddly, it is completely silent on October 31st.

The entire region of Spokaine, Washington has always been blanketed in a green fog which rises from Spokaine Falls. The fog hides the Golgenfot; small bat-like beasts who enjoy fluttering around children and the elderly.

The list will continue…


The wonders of Obscuria are vast, my friends, and must be documented and explored!

Woodzo the Owlbear

In the early 20th Century, Baron Davis had to promote the Monster Rangers to the masses, in order to spread the word more quickly behind his Town Hall Rallies. Scary Marrow? While some felt that Marrow Thatch, a 30 ft… Continue Reading →

Town of Skoff

Skoff is a small town of the Viar-Hoon District, of course found in the rusty Hoon Province. Landscape Skoff is found on the outside of the Great Gire Forest. It started off as a simple tavern nestled at the edge… Continue Reading →

Viarlings

Hard-working owlfolk, the Viarlings are also known as the “Okhar” [oh-kar]. While they can be found throughout Obscuria, they are the most commonly found lurking in the Hoon Province in the Viar District. Appearance The Viarlings have 2 humanoid arms, 2… Continue Reading →

Vaesil

Lone humanoids known for gambling, begging, trading junk, and strangling and/or backstabbing their enemies. While they can be found throughout Obscuria, they are the most commonly found lurking in the Hoon Province. Appearance They are bone skinny, with stringy hair, small… Continue Reading →

Town of Weeve

Weeve is the current capital of the Viar-Hoon District, of course found in the rusty Hoon Province. Landscape Weeve is found in a hilly region on the top of a natural plateau. The surrounding countryside hills are topped by occasional… Continue Reading →

Viar-Hoon District

Viar-Hoon (or “Viar”) is a rusted out district of Hoon Province. Landscape Viar is criss-crossed with barbed wire (aka “Viar-wire”). It’s everywhere. Sometimes it tangles up into vast balls, which are blown across the land before they get tangled up… Continue Reading →

Hoon Province

Hoon is the 4th Province of Obscuria, often called “junkenslew” due to the battleground junkyard that litters the landscape. Climate Hoon has 6 distinct seasons, with warm, dry summers and extremely cold winters. Districts Hoon is broken into 5 Districts…. Continue Reading →

8 Provinces

Most old timers say that this was the doing of the Crow Queen, and I’m inclined to believe them. In order to better control her monstrous subjects, she instituted distinct boundaries (with their own walls and gates) between the different… Continue Reading →

The GLOOMIN

It came at night. It was a bird. A Crow. But it wasn’t like the other crows from the farm. It was big. It was all bone and claw, but bulky, as if it had something hidden beneath it’s ample… Continue Reading →

Icarus Wegneer Smith

This Day In History (1910) Monster Ranger Icarus Wegneer Smith stumbled into a Klowna town (Whistleville) and was soon scheduled to be tortured in eaten in a number of disturbing and exasperating ways. (Klownas are not simple horrors.) Listening to… Continue Reading →