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by Gerk
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 21:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gender-based family lines
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Gender-based family lines

I have no idea if this sort of system would be stable or not. But as the basis for a story, it seems like an interesting premise. I can imagine lots of scenarios where it would create drama. Alliances between great houses might be handled differently than they have been in our history. Divvying up t...
by Gerk
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 17:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Sure thing, here are a few of the races I am working on to use in my first story. There will be many more, and these are subject to change at any time, until I actually publish something it's all in flux. That probably means forever. -------- The Orag: The Orag are a race of Mantrel. They are common...
by Gerk
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 17:47
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?
Replies: 12
Views: 2466

Re: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?

Thread reminds me of a concept that was in the book Diamond Age. Though it was more on the social level, than the family level, it could be made stronger and more personal. IN that book society was broken not into countries or states, but into philes(spelling?), which were groups that shared common ...
by Gerk
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 17:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start worldbuilding?
Replies: 16
Views: 3595

Re: How to start worldbuilding?

I've recently started working on worldbuilding that I am hoping to leverage into a writing project. So I'll answer form my perspective. I started with a question I thought would be fun to answer. "How can you have a world that seems wild and chaotic, while have a solid consistent logic underneath?" ...
by Gerk
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 02:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

As the creators of Chimud neared completion of the physical structure of the world shell, including the terraforming of the interior they turned their attention to the crafting of the careful balancing of the ecosystem. The race had terraformed hundreds of worlds over many centuries, and had develop...
by Gerk
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

The distance becomes a factor since it means that to see the opposite side you would need a telescope more powerful than a pre industrial age would have access to. Things would be so small they would blend together. Add to that looking through two sets of atmosphere, and it becomes a blur of color m...
by Gerk
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 17:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 8543

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

Familiar is the default. Anything new needs to be specifically imagined, and explained. That can be done well to create wonderful stories, but if it is not the goal of the story, it can be a huge amount of effort that might be just as easily focused on other things that the author feels is more impo...
by Gerk
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 14:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Seeing across the sphere would require looking through the dense atmosphere twice, as well as a vast physical distance. So no. The sky is generally hazy enough that some of the smaller 'moon's are even hard to see. and remember you would be looking directly past the sun. which lights up the sky. The...
by Gerk
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 03:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Ok then. :) Since this world is so large, there are many many cultures and I’ve focused mainly on one continent and the shared mythology and interpretation fo reality that they share. The creation myth is a good place to start. ————— In the beginning, there was Ilis, the sun, and it gave light to th...
by Gerk
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 20:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

The way I understand it, the problem is just energy. As long as the system contains the energy it could be made to be about as shiny and obvious as a very VERY large inert rock. The exterior would be just slightly about the ambient temperature it would have been if it didn't contain a star. Certainl...
by Gerk
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 18:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

The people liv eon the inner surface of the sphere. To them the sun is perpetually in the same position in the sky, but due to its fluctuation in brightness they still experience a day night cycle. As to the idea of the sphere lighting up, I am working under the idea that anyone advanced enough to b...
by Gerk
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 03:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

When the creators of Chimud started building the world they chose a small star that had a natural fluctuation between a bright and dim state. Even though it was already a relatively small star, the process of building the sphere siphoned much of it’s mass to convert to heavier elements to help form ...
by Gerk
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 21:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Magic in this world is the product of advanced technology. The creators of the world were masters of technology that could do things like manipulate genetics and create customized organisms, control swarms of nano particles to generate force fields. But in order to keep humanity getting to wise to h...
by Gerk
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 21:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

The AI systems keep technology halted at roughly what is considered traditional middle ages development. If a particularly clever inventor or industrious society starts to move beyond that it will take steps to halt them. First by trying to confuse the issue so that they give up, or if they prove to...
by Gerk
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 19:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Put the image in drop box, I think it's working now.
by Gerk
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 19:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

Strange, that link worked for me but I was still logged into my gmail account at the time. I'm not sure how to make it work from my google drive without a full link. They don't seem to easily allow direct img linking. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dgrDmvXcWkn6RJO52f-ppTd26PQeCoGW/view?usp=sharing...
by Gerk
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 05:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Chimud: An Introduction

Ahoy people who build worlds. I’ve got a project of my own that I’ve been cogitating on for a while and would like some feedback on. Details below, any thoughts are welcome. Thanks for your time. Introduction: The world of Chimud. In my story the technology is intentionally hidden from the inhabitan...