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PostSubject: Alithia[WIP]   Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:28 pm

This is going to be my sort of-ish introduction.


Title : The Alithian Chronicles

-Introduction-
In a part of the universe, still unknown by our race, in a small spiral galaxy much like our own, orbiting as the third planet around a small neutron star, is a world know by it's inhabitants as "Alithia". At first glance the Alithians look much like us, almost so much that one could say they look exactly like us, but such an assumption would most likely never be made, as the probability of an Earthling and a Alithian standing next to each other for a third party to look at are so astronomically improbable that the probability of it happening is almost certain. The world of Alithia does also share some similar traits to it's incredibly, stupendously distant cousin, the Earth. They're both green, though Earth does seem to have a bit more water, the Earth does however have much nicer people and a great deal less of the classic historical practice of beating one over the head for no apparent reason, as compared to Alithia. So in short, Alithians have historically had some quite violent tendencies compared to you Earthlings, but don't you try and say your peaceful, I've seen what you lot have been doing to each other!

-Planetary Topography-
Much like Earth, Alithia is round. So round in fact that it is a sphere, this fact for befuddled many scientists for centuries as the concept of there not being a definitive end in the form of a large cliff, or a wall, or at the very least something that resembled an insurmountable obstacle was simply too mindbogglingly complex and ridiculous for them to even fathom. But eventually, after many inquisitions, burnings, suicides, witch hunts, and calculations it finally began settling on them that their world was indeed, like your own planet, a sphere.

Alithia has a topography that variates greatly depending on if you are near the equator or the poles. As the planet spins on a perfect axis and does not lean it has no seasons, but is locked in a perpetual season, which of course means that the concept of seasons is something Alithians have never even thought of imagining. The northern and southern poles, Lapuli and Lupus are covered by snow and ice, at all times and very few organisms survive there as the temperatures usually range from -150°C and -50°C. Most life on the planet is centered around the warmer equator, which tends to keep around a comfortable 25°C with some smaller variations. The people of Alithia live on four different continents, all of which are placed near or in the equatorial region. The largest of the four is called Niallin and is the home of the highly advanced and xenophobic Sabeki Dominion, the net largest and neighboring Niallin, is Pelagi.. It is home to the proud people of the Tauri and Eidolan who have a long shared, and quite bloody history with the Sabeki and each other. The two remaining continents Aristo and Cesario are slightly smaller than Pelagi and are home to the Lunarians and Cryotics, two rather seclusive peoples that have avoided most of the bloodshed between the Tauri and Sabeki nations, though supposedly they have some of the best vacation resorts on the planet and a odd fascination in roleplaying.


-Noteworthy indigenous species-

Arachnids:
Alithia has a large indigenous population of arachnids in varying sizes, colors and shapes, most of which are not bigger than the average household spiders, which by closes comparison would be the size of a Tauri denarion (about the size of a quarter, since I highly doubt you Earthlings even know what a Tauri denarion is. But among the plethora there is one species that has the potential to grow to an incredible size. This spider has occurred throughout Alithian mythology as "a bringer of doom" or "the messenger of the dark world". In more modern times this species has however been found and studied quite extensively by Sabeki science teams. They concluded that the species occurs in small numbers on the dry plateau regions deep on the continent of Niallin, as well as on a few other very remote areas on Pelagi. During their study they also discovered that the spiders form colonies much like ants and one assumes the role of "Queen", growing to a size 10, sometimes 20 times larger than the workers. They also noted that the spiders are highly aggressive and will attack anything they perceive as a threat.

The Cave Worm:
A worm found throughout most caves on the planet, it has been used as a source of food by some cultures (it is seen as a delicacy by the Lunarians when served raw is a marinade of a local sweet and sour sauce known under it's current brand as Crit-Juice). It has however been noted to be able to grow to immense sizes if left undisturbed for a long time, though this phenomenon has only occurred four times in recorded history. The largest worm ever spotted surfaced on the outskirts of the city of Lothering nearly 684 years ago and was said to have been taller than the towns church tower (300 meters). What happened to the towering worms after they emerged from the ground is unknown, as they simply seem to disappear over night, but stories of building being crushed and people going missing during their emergence are common.

The Snowvarian Hroffer:
This demented squirrel like creature is a pest the occurs quite commonly all over Alithia and it is considered one of the most annoying creatures on the planet, closely followed by the "Freecanish Hogfish". It is common sport to kill these furry little critters by stomping them to death before they can do, what they do. The Snowvarian Hroffers have the most annoying trait of being quite intelligent, just not intelligent enough to survive for any long periods of time. The "Lunarian Guide to Urban Survival" states "It is best to either kill or avoid these cute and furry creatures. Do not under any circumstances accept their gifts of acorn cups and scraps of paper!". This specific passage refers to the Snowvarian Hroffer's behavior of attempting to give, essentially anything that moves, presents. The problem with this is that once a present has been accepted the Hroffer will alert it's family, which will in turn alert it's friends, and them their friends and those friends their friends friends friends friends and so on. Once enough of them have collected and given offerings to whoever accepted the original present they will begin worshipping this individual as a deity, soon to follow is conflict, as they will begin creating cults, most of which are incredibly violent and kill things to please their newfound god. This process ultimately culminates in bloody religious conflict after no more than two days, and after a few hours hundreds of thousands of the furry little critters will have killed each other, creating an ecological disaster, and a rather annoying mess for the municipality to deal with. So in short, kill those little buggers whenever you can.

-Religious Mythos-

Will be done soon enough, need to think up names, come with a god suggestion and I will probably steal it and say I made it up Wink



-The Nations of Alithia-

Sabek - "The Sabeki Dominion"
The Sabek, which in modern times goes under the name "The Sabek Dominion" is the oldest nation on Alithia, and is founded on the continent that scientists suspect the first Alithians evolved into their modern homo-sapiens like form. Since that time, nearly 1.5 million years ago, Alithians have spread around the globe and founded their own nations. But one has stood and remained nearly as long as the race has, the Sabek nation. Although it's name and political system has changed many times throughout it's history, it has always remained the same nation (though historians argue that the period of Jeffrey may have been an off runner that broke the continuity of the Sabek nation, but lets ignore that for now). Sabek, being as old as it is has always held a certain spot in at least one of the two hearts of all Alithians, though in recent years the nation has become more closed off, some years to the point that they simply close their borders and kick all foreigners out, with seemingly now consistency. These bouts of hyper-xenophobia or as some call it, racism has spark much debate in both Cryonia and Lunaria, though the Tauri and Eidolan tend to act like any red blooded englishman would to someone taking one of their biscuits, and thoroughly ignore it.

The Dominion, being the only nation develop a stable for of interstellar travel on Alithia has so far established 6 colonies on 3 of the other planets in the system, two of which are on giant platforms orbiting a gas giant, their main purpose being the production of fuel for the Sabek military and civilian spacecraft. The remaining four are terrestrial, each serving a different purpose for the dominion. The colony of Caprica, focuses mainly on research and development of new technology, and of course weapons, and because of this is located on the planet furthest from the sun. The final three colonies, Trevelyan, Callisto, and

Tauron - "The Tauron Republic"

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Eidolan - "The Eidolan Hegemony"

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Cryonia - "The Cryonian Unity" (And yes, this is a reference to you twits, cold = cryo = Cryotic = Cryonian, flawed logic, all the way!)

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Lunaria - "The Lunarian Assembly"

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-Politics-

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- So, Hi.
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PostSubject: Re: Alithia[WIP]   Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:40 pm

Hehehe, nice.....and love the easter egg type quotes in it... :3
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PostSubject: Re: Alithia[WIP]   Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:58 am

Lot of time and effort put in which made it a decent read, good job!
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PostSubject: Re: Alithia[WIP]   Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:00 am

Sabeki scum, long live the Tauri!
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PostSubject: Re: Alithia[WIP]   Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:07 am

Well, I may have to elaborate on the period of Jeffrey, but I'll do that laaaaaater :3
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