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What is Ethnis?

Ethnis is a massive Science-Fantasy setting which tackles themes of strange science, existentialism, horror, sensuality, romance, rage, and more. This Codex is the lore bible for a Tabletop RPG, novels, and several manuscripts in various stages of completion from first draft to finished publication.
It's a Cycle.

Life and Death. Ecstasy and Agony. Love and Void. These are the elements of the Great Drama, this is the motion of The Wheel.

A stalwart crew explores distant, vivid planets, dancing with those poor folk rich of spirit and fighting against rich lords poor of morals. Their arrival staunches tyranny, their charity balms plight, and their presence brings peace. Are you with them?

There's a party in a golden palace where every guest is more distinguished than the next. They partake in writhing meals that morph through many properties as they cross your tongue. Chrome-skinned pleasureslaves with laughs like crystal bells weep amphetamine tears while they give their all to a swan-song performance before becoming dessert. Do you attend?

In a ramshackle church on a fringe planet a girl clings to a Somnolent sigil. She is whispering the Somme of Hope into its eye. Infernos full of cackling figures consume the horizon. Angels descend from heaven like a meteor shower in the night. Do you save her?

A band of marauders plate their ship with the carcasses of raided vessels. Their tech and crew is cobbled together from every Banner. Despite a cutthroat nature brotherhoods form among them. Can you claim the same?

Four minuscule notches on an infinite Wheel.

Empires are forged, rise, burn, and are devoured in the blink of an eye. The divide between mortal and god is minute and the two constantly wrestle with the fact. Those who place their chips play a high-stakes game, all who don't have their chips torn from their hands and played anyways.

Somewhere in all this is you.   Who are you?
What are you?
Why are you?   It's a Cycle.   There's a Wheel and it's spinning.

Where do I begin?

Let's get our bearings first, shall we? Read the Introduction To Ethnis to learn about the Banners, as well as the Sophont, magic, and everything else which makes Ethnis special.
Introduction To Ethnis
Generic article | Jan 18, 2021

Ethnis is a massive Science-Fantasy setting and a backdrop for stories woven in many mediums—including books and RPGs. This is a primer to the setting, the ongoing projects within it, and how read, play, or support it.



Tabletop RPG

The Ethnis Lite RPG allows you to adventure within Ethnis. Make rich, interesting characters with intriguing backstories and lofty goals, fight gods and save worlds, and grow to become a renown interstellar force.


Novels are text content which will be published and sold on e-readers and, hopefully, paperback. Ethnis already has one published book and short story, and there are 4 more manuscripts in various stages of completion waiting for this Codex to be more fleshed out before Ademal returns to production on them.   The novel universe explores the major story arcs of Ethnis, from the early development of the Verin millennia ago to the modern Banner War.

Tales of Ethnis

The serial universe tackles slivers of Ethnis, most often in the modern setting. These are stories that occur between the larger arcs, and shed light on culture and people trying to make a living among the gargantuan powers that be.

Support Ethnis

If you enjoy the content, and would like to help us, check out how you can help!
Support Ethnis
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How you can help Ethnis grow! Share us with friends, give us feedback, and support us on social media and Patreon!

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The community and the creators are pretty awesome people. I mean, I greatly enjoy reading the chatter in chats and occasional voice event.

I also like the sheer scope of Ethnis and that there's a ton of room to wander around.

Ethnis really does have everything.

It's a complex universe that invites you to soak into its lore like a hot bath to unwind from the world, and there's enough inspiration to drown in.

I couldn't ask for better friends in the Ethnis community - we're the weirdest mix of nerds and we all build each other up. Oh no this sounds too smushy! IT'S NOT SMUSHY IT'S BASICALLY SHITPOSTING & BANNER RIVALRY OKAY

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