Have you ever created your own alphabet? It is a highly satisfying task, at least, it is for me. I create a new one every few years. This is one of two alphabets I created last quarter for my Game Development class. A little background: This is the Noctaran Alphabet. The Noctaran are a race of winged being that evolved from the Heliarii. So their alphabet is derived from the Heliarii Alphabet. The Noctaran were exiled/trapped in the Earth, as they evolved away from the Heliarii, their alphabet evolved with them. No longer are the letters curly, emulating the clouds, moons or suns. Now they are sharp, pointed, and painstakingly hand carved in the stone. Their alphabet is yet another way the Noctaran are reminded of how much they have lost, and how much they have changed. Here is part of their alphabet (the part that corresponds to the 26 letter English alphabet) carved in stone. Each letter was hand drawn, scanned into the computer and then made to look like it was carved in stone via the combined wonders of GIMP and Photoshop. I forgot how long it took, mainly because creating each letter took the longest. Someday I'll post the Heliarii Alphabet, so the two can be compaired.