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by Siege
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everyone Alrighto?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Is Everyone Alrighto?

Hey all, I'm doing ok. Worked mostly from home pre-crisis, still doing so, that wasn't a hurdle. Lockdowns, curfews and general everything-is-cancelled have a definite effect on general mental well-being though. Still, hard to complain when everyone's healthy and life is pretty much ticking on as pl...
by Siege
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Zooming in on Old Town, 'Summit City', the ancient metropolitan islands of San Dorado. This is what has so far been defined.

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by Siege
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Oh yeah I can see how that can be confusing. I'll clarify that in the next version, along (hopefully) with main points of interests and a bunch of additional details.
by Siege
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Map of San Dorado, v3.0. This one incorporates several tweaks to the way the city is supposed to have historically evolved that were not previously reflected. https://i.ibb.co/rGTNZ26/San-Dorado-3-0.png (click to enlarge) Main revisions: Changed shape and size of main island (Shevirat) Removed secon...
by Siege
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Random Ideas X, Random Hard With a Vengeance
Replies: 36
Views: 19621

Re: Random Ideas X, Random Hard With a Vengeance

:shock: :D

Well, we all knew Moby was from the future already with his dystopic take on American politics, but that just double confirms it I guess.
by Siege
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

* I'm using 'men' here because 'great person' doesn't sound quite right, but San Dorado has a long and proud history of affording all genders and sexes equal opportunities to be stabbed in the back. 'Great Sole' fits the bill and sounds pretty neat as a non-gendered alternative to 'great men'. It a...
by Siege
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

The Old Estates The Old Estates are the ancient, uniquely privileged aristocratic families of San Dorado. Their origin lies in old Writs of Tithe and Sequester issued from the 10th century onward: compulsions of arms and tribute placed on local great men, compensated in return with immutable freedo...
by Siege
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

I can't imagine a legal system like that without a bunch of arcane grandfathered exceptions though, especially for an IIRC reformed post-feudal state like San Dorado. There could just be a law that a particular list of ancient estates count as people for the purposes of being shareholder-electors, ...
by Siege
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

As previously established the Community of the Companies of San Dorado is essentially the joint-stock legislature of the city of San Dorado. There are three requirements for buying stock in the Community: one has to be of age, a resident of San Dorado City and a natural person. My current thinking i...
by Siege
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Hello there

Hi! I dig your drawings. Welcome, and I hope we live up to the expectations ;) . Looking forward to seeing your setting, and whatever else you and Heretic cook up!
by Siege
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Appreciate the implied Pyropraxic rep :P Thanks! The nod is deliberate, though as writing developed sceiren smithing turned into kind of the opposite of what the Pyropraxy is doing. They're not burning anything so much as pulling weird matter that shouldn't exist out of fire that isn't real. Fragme...
by Siege
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Nice. What is a starmoth?! Sentient butterfly-like starships woven from invalid matter. Manned, I would imagine, by only handfuls of sceiren. The ship knits its personality from the disposition of its skein. Propelled by vast hypersails that leave ghostly auroras in their realspace wake. Starmoths ...
by Siege
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Sceiren Singular: sciren. Lean bipedal omnivores with large pointed ears, a sharp nose, long digitigrade legs, semi-permeable skin covered in reddish fur and narrow waists with slim midsections. Tallest at their withers, sceiren heads dip forward below their shoulder blades. Extending back from the...
by Siege
Fri May 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Yes! That's exactly it, the thing needed to make his profile weird and different and more than simply 'ancient upload dude'. So. This can (and will) still be expanded upon, but I feel it finally does justice to what he is: Sidney Hank ”They said the power I desired no man could wield. So I ceased to...
by Siege
Thu May 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Was Hank one of the first humans to step foot in the K-Zone? Did he have to be human for this timeline to work out? Perhaps this refugee fleet was following or helped by a giant space kraken, that happened to be one of his Earthreign-era insurance policies. At the time his entity would've been very...
by Siege
Mon May 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Abscence Thread.
Replies: 275
Views: 135824

Re: Long Abscence Thread.

Welcome back! And tell your sister not to worry, we're all amateurs here. Except Steve, he's published now ;) . If she does decide to register drop me a PM in case of any issues. I've had to turn the registration settings to their most unpermissive to ward off spambots, but obviously humans are stil...
by Siege
Fri May 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Thanks for the compliments! I haven't written anything like this for a while. It's very enjoyable trying to tie remote bits of the universe together. I agree that definitely exists, even if sometimes I'm tempted to play up the post-capitalist gig economy aspect of the USS where the average foreign a...
by Siege
Wed May 20, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

But in the end, what's the difference between someone who comes into office with a headful of good ideas and a realistic picture of the situation, and someone who merely thinks they do? As ever what constitutes a good idea is in the eye of the beholder. There may well be tranquil bucolic settlement...
by Siege
Tue May 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

CEID, CHARGE, the Rangers, Olympic, all the trappings of the Solarian state serve the President maybe not unquestioningly but certainly loyally. Returning to this for a hot minute, it's probably more correct to say that CEID, CHARGE, the Rangers, Olympic and the President loyally serve a shared ide...
by Siege
Mon May 18, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

In this system it still seems like there's something resembling libertarian private law, though more in the "gangs and medieval guilds" sense than the "individual consumer jurisdiction-shopping" sense - I assume someone who belongs to a primary organization will have their crime...
by Siege
Wed May 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

As we know Cevaucia is a vast collection of crime cartels, pirate lords, megacorps, rogue black ops units, alien warlords, secretive intelligence outfits and ultramilitant despots that have somehow warred themselves into a semi-stable configuration. I know it's perhaps not the most exciting topic to...
by Siege
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 170
Views: 86710

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

The principal city on the island of Dalmakh is Nim Li . Like many settlements in the Cataract Archipelago Nim Li is perpetually assailed by the encroaching jungles, and its people live off the sea more than the land. It is an ancient city, built atop its own ruins by neccesity, hemmed in by great ti...
by Siege
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?
Replies: 8
Views: 7703

Re: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?

Oh man, Starcraft Legacy... Now there's a name I hadn't heard in a decade or so. I have fond memories of that site, and news of its demise makes me feel old :) . Oh well, dust in the wind and all that. Yeah, developing a moderately radioactive dustball into a city-planet in four years (or forty for ...
by Siege
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 979
Views: 335871

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Maybe anyone without top-level Ministry mental engrams and noetic hardening immediately forgets about the existence of the All-Father. Like, anyone can become aware of His potentiality on this stratum but the mere presence of such knowledge within a conscious mind immediately invites the full pressu...
by Siege
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?
Replies: 8
Views: 7703

Re: In StarCraft, what if Earth regressed?

Yes, exactly. The Terran starting levels of SC are seriously good storytelling for its medium, especially at the time. You're a low-level bureaucrat in a colonial backwater that's experiencing some weird wildlife behavior, you try to investigate with the help of your trusty local sheriff Johnny Rayn...