Thanx to everyone who has shown interest thus far. I will be contacting everyone private msg soon.
Thanx Masqua for taking notice and offering the help. That will be something to discuss at a later time. This thread is mostly for recruiting
potential contributors and most of the work will be done off of ATS. But, I know there's a lot of creative, energetic ppl here and ATS was my first
place to look for others to work with.
I also hope this thread can find new contributors down the road and give current contributors a place to chat outside the development site.
That being said I'd like to give a bit more detail on what the project entails. I was looking for nibbles last night and now I'm looking for
I would serve as "editor-in-chief" for this project. This is just because to get things moving at first we need a dictator not a committee
However, once the project has become large enough I would like contributors to elect an editorial board with the board members overseeing certain
aspects of the project.
The final project(as in the first Primer) is intended to be published digitally for e-readers and to be sold via the various e-book stores.
Distribution of profits will need to be worked out. I hope someday to have it published in hard copy format.
The idea is that the reader of the book will be a "student" on our planet enrolled in a "study program". The Primer is written by a group of
scholars living in "modern times" (the scholars being the contributors).
The first Primer is to be an Introduction to Planetary Culture and will cover brief aspects of each of the various cultures and their histories.
Subsequent Primers can go into detail on different aspects of the cultures as the "student" progresses through their "studies".
"Intro. to PlantCult." will consist of several sections, breaking down the timeline of the planet into those sections. For instance (1)Tolomathian
Dominance (2)Dark Age (3)The Restoration (4)Altrean Republic Times, etc... Each section would cover the birth, growth, and death of certain cultures
throughout the planet.
Here's a map of the planet (Guruna). It was created using a fractal world generator here: donjon.bin.sh...
Here's my notes so far:
A large, agrarian-based empire encompassing a fertile plain. This civilization was a peaceful one, using iron for agricultural purposes. The secret
of making iron was kept under strict control of a group of elders known as the Sukuri.
Law and order was kept by a system of Field-Kings who oversaw the operation of vast acres of land. The families of the Field-Kings were the
descedents of the families who had mastered the art of irrigation, farming, cultivation and other tools of civilization.
The Legend of Shoanna tells of a Sukuri named Frawnn who breaks his vow of celibacy and falls in love with a Proterran slave name Shoanna. The
Proterrans were a nomadic people to the east of the mountains. Eventually, Frawnn and Shoanna escape back to her people where the art of working iron
is taught to the Proterrans.
The Tolomathian Empire eventually fell to the agressive Proterrans who, using iron technology against the Tolomathians would subdue their former
masters and bring the world into an Age of Darkness.
With most of the Sukuri killed or dispersed and the Field-King families broken up, civilization fell into decay. The primitive Proterrans lacked the
knowledge to repair and fully utilize Tolomathian technology. Most of it was scrapped and turned into a machine of war.
At birth, children were taken to Acadamy (usually at a former Tolomathian City) where they were taught the basics. Both males and females were
treated as equals, weeding out the weakest of both sexes
Upon Graduation the Recuits were sent to one of the Encampments for further training.
Masters of the Sea, the Calovareans lied just to the southwest of Tolomath, across the Tolomathian Straits.
Following the destruction of the Tolomathian Empire, many surviving Sukuri took refuge in the Calovarean Kingdoms. Their knowledge was highly useful
in advancing the fledgling Calovareans.
Very little is known about the Tralashan civilization. Located southeast of Tolomath, the Tralashan Islands are a ring of mostly tropical and
Overgrown ruins abound and the strange script of the Tralashans has yet to be deciphered as no codex has been found.
The descendents are a quiet and spiritual people. Their myths are filled with “Those From Above” called The Hagwyn.
Tralashans claim their land was once whole but was shattered in a time of Retribution. Their Gods, once pleased with the people caused fire to
errupt from the ground, destroying their once great land.
Again, thanx for listening everyone and I'll be in touch soon.