Challenges, Speed-writing, and Modules! Oh my! It's been a busy September and October for us this month. We've been pushing out content, refining and defining Ethnis Lite and we continue preparing ourselves for the busy months to come.
A Character's Tribes are the subgroups they belong to. They are ethnic groupings drawn along lines of Provenance, Kind, and Banner, as well as many other circumstances. A Character belongs to many Tribes.
The Sophont are the major species of Ethnis recognized to have sufficient self-awareness and command of the Meta.
Rukta is the common currency of Ethnis, at least conceptually. While most locations have a local currency to help offset economic fluctuations of the larger universe, all units are converted to the rukta standard.
Lume Holographic tattoos are common glowing skin decorations. Lambent bacteria is injected into the dermis—it glows in low or blacklights, and comes in the full spectrum of colors.
A Somme translated from Revelations thought to foretell of Desire (or perhaps which Inspired her), and which may hold hints to her secrets and her future defeat at the hands of the Somnolent.
A 250-year intergalactic dark-age which began with the closure of the WayHall and ended with the economic recovery of the Banners and the beginning of the Reclamation era.
We hit our writing goals for Summer Camp and then some! The Ethnis Lite server is live, games are running, and development is rolling right along! July was a helluva month, but we are proud of our progress!
A Character's Provenance is the landscape in which they formed. It contextualizes their outlook on life, and their approach to overcoming obstacles, by revealing the circumstances of their upbringing.
Ashiris Khandea is the Aempian representative of the ValuSelu Pact. She stands for Aempis and the rights of the Aen living within the Pact.
June's focus was on cleanup and prep! All of our efforts right now are going toward Summer Camp and Ethnis Lite—E.LITE. There's now a grand total of 7 other worlds building in support for E.LITE!
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The Sommelier of Sorrow. The Angel of Angst. The answer to all your joys. | Gabriel was an Angel stationed at The Crucible before he was excommunicated from Somnacy for consorting with Sorrows to obtain Glisterwax for use in torture.
Hand of Fate is a tarot-based storytelling game for any number of players. It doesn't have a goal, but the common reward for having a good turn is for someone to buy you a drink. The game ends when people turn in or someone gets alcohol poisoning.
Influencing Minds; Winning Hearts; Invoking Terror
A post on a forum which became part of the Net-Leech manifesto. Beginning with "The future belongs to the dead," it is a prophetic look on the nature and future of the internet.
Distra is the capital of the world of the same name. It is the central point of the Undaunted government and is host to the ziggurat from which Akshaya Mahima rules.
After 2 months of dev, the first draft of the RPG Alpha is available to the public! We have merch. We have goals. We have progress. We have support! There's a lot of cause for celebration.
The physical manifestation of corrupted meta
A solidified mass of Meta
A battery of meta and memories which all Sophont have. It appears somewhere during puberty, triggered by some junction between self-awareness and interacting with other Sophont with Souls.
Affectations of Grace are the ethereal markers which appear around Monoliths, distinguishing them from their peers. Affectations take many forms, and correlate to the Monolith's identity.
"Alexandria Safe" (often shortened to AlexSafe or AlSa) is a term applied to data which is backed up in enough formats that it is considered to be safe from loss by deletion, deterioration, or destruction. As opposed to Ephemeral Data (Ephem).
The hole left in society by the loss of Anthem's song, a longing which persists even to those who never heard it in the first place.
The Verin Language
Nocnitsa is a sleeping disorder marked by restlessness, a lack of desire for sleep, and, the core issue: sleep terrors.
A superstition regarding the possible number of sovereign
Yantra are complex patterns packed full of information about the bearers identity. They draw from a fairly standardized common text of symbols and figures for their symbolism.
The Outer Worlds are the worlds beyond The Hub. Most worlds are those which were lost when the WayHall closed, but some are entirely new and unexplored worlds.
Chapter 1 of The Hive, a tale about an Seeker searching the strange bowels of a city for a missing person, and the horrible truths discovered along the way.
Ethnis has many stories within it. Some are short, some are long; some funny, some sad. If you would like to experience them, this is the place to begin.
The Jhoutai-Rajh WayPoint linking to Eden and (Placeholder), through which travel is highly regulated
The galaxy from which the Sazashi and the Verin hail, previously known to Eden as Centaurus A
The Homeworld of Humanity
The Eden-Sol WayPoint linking Victoriana and Jhoutai; heavily guarded and surrounded by an Ion Curtain
The core worlds of the Banners and the worlds and WayPoints which interlink them
Tons of progress! The RPG is over halfway done. The 100 Days is going along swimmingly! We're doing so much we need to do... slightly less so that we don't catch fire and promptly implode. Oops!
Knowledge is Power; Caution is Survival
Sleepy Abigail was an agoraphobic Lifestreamer whose channel focused on her resting, relaxing, and otherwise doing activities best summarized as "comfy" or "cozy" by her audience. (Warning, contains themes of cyberbulling, exploitation, and suicide)
Onwards and upwards we go! In this dev update we cover the highlights of the month—the tech update, Ethnis Light RPG, Ethnis Eats, and some new art! Onwards towards May!
Garb is a general term for clothing, armor, and Raiments. There are many logistic concerns around garb, especially concerning retrofitting garb between Sophonts.
The Grandmaster of Light is a leader the ValuSelu Pact. It is a position of extreme power--both politically and physically. Although the Grandmaster is always a powerful person, they are surrounded by powerful people and so are not above reproach.
Akshaya Mahima is the Queen of Distra. She rules the Undaunted and heads the infantry of The Federation of Free Planets, as much an inspiration to it as a leader.
Mantras are phrases which reflect a character's beliefs. They weave together to form a portrait of the characters morality and personality. In the RPGs, Mantras are fulfilled and invoked to trigger certain Abilities.
An onomatopoetic language of mimicry created by the Hiserabi to confuse predators and prey; the basis of Sazasharanare and the root language of the Sazashi Revolution
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Members of the Apple of Purity are a quasi-ascetic subgroup of Hedonites which focus more of nourishment of the mind and the pursuit of freedom rather than overindulgence. They focus on mental pleasure over physical.
Monoliths are Sophont who have achieved such a level of mastery over some skill—anything from the mundane to the metaphysic to the fantastic—that they Transcend into a higher state of being, will, and power.
Gravity blades are ValuSelu Pact specialty weapons which can trigger localized fluctuations in gravity. They require immense power to maintain, and are entrusted only to veteran Monoliths in the military.
A term which describes the different types of Sophont sub-species within Ethnis, distinct from the concept of race in that it is purely physiological and avoids ties of species to culture.
Controllable extensions of the Soul which Humans alone can create and control.
An experience-enhancing drug which heightens the intensity of the consumers senses, often making them more aware of the less traditional senses such as time, proprioception, equilibrioception, and magnetoception.
A Sazashi-exclusive Tribe within the Church of the Somnolent, derived from Dreamers, which is characterized by its denial of common Sazashi customs in favor of accepting a Dreamer-oriented lifestyle.
A species of horned, graceful Sophont with expressive eyes and an ancient, storied culture. They are very skilled with the Meta
An audient-class drug which triggers various mental states using stimuli cues such as music, smells, and so-forth. Can be used to treat or cause physiological conditions.
The fangs of a Sazakraht crossed by the two arrows which slew it in the legend of Ozahn as told in [urlhttps://www.worldanvil.com/w/ethnis-ademal/a/the-circle-of-ozahn-article]the Circle of Ozahn.
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Seven well-known and well-regarded members from across the other Banners announced themselves as the Leisures of Desire and pledged their allegiance to Lady Desire. They departed their Banners, taking from them supplies that Desire called for; ships, weapons, information, and even entire organizations changed hands without warning, dealing a painful blow felt throughout the Banners.