Mother of Learning is a fictional story written by Domagoj Kurmaic, a Croatian author. It has three arcs, and we are currently in the second arc, and many events within it were planned in advance. It is current hosted on fictionpress and is funded by the author's love and patreon. After completing the story the author may release it as a novel.
It was inspired by D&D magic, Planescape as a setting, Naruto and Harry Potter, especially fanfiction, the Avernum/Exile series and its talking spiders and dungeon, roguelikes such as NetHack, Angband, Stone Soup, and Dwarf Fortress. Fullmetal Alchemist manga and the Urbis D&D setting inspired the technological era, and deviant art images and worldbuilding along with alternatehistory.com inspired a lot of the world building.