So far, The Many Hearts of The World has received a pretty positive response online. But a few questions have been popping up about how the world works, the creatures I'll be adding, and so on. I don't want to give too much away in this, but this should hopefully give people an idea about how I'm handling the process of building this world, and what the practical implications could result in. Now, there are going to be a few spoilers as to what I'm hoping to do in the future, so if you don't want to hear of those, I suggest you stop reading this now... You still here? OK, cool. Let's get on with it.Geography:
Right now, I'm focusing on 1 continent at a time. I've only drawn 1 map so far, but the reason I haven't uploaded it yet is because it's being used in a PDF I'm working on right now talking about the climate of these Continental Hearts. But in case you are wondering, the three hearts of America currently are Palkragar, Lysende Verden, and Therobis. There is also a possible 4th one underneath Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, but so far that has yet to be named, or explored. Climate/ Light:
Some people have asked why these underground caverns are so well lit, and what the mechanics are for this. This is something I'm going to cover in the PDF of the climate of these caverns, but here's a bare bones summary. It is the result of a massive, symbiotic relationship between a phosphorescent archeobacteria, algae, plants and fungus covering the floor, walls and roof of these massive underground caverns. The bacteria on the roof of the caves are responsible for the world being so bright, along with a large amount UV radiation, and the plants and fungus of the cave floor take on other responsibilities. Again, I'll be going into more detail with this in another post.Biota:
The continental Hearts have been capable of supporting large animals for the last 400 million years. However, each continent has multiple hearts, and they rarely open a passage large enough for large animals to get through at the same time. For North America, being that you have three, you can see how this works. The last time they were all open at the same time was about 136,000 years ago. But before that, Palkragar was open 75 million years ago, Lysende Verden 90 million, and Therobis 30 million. As a result, all three are going to have completely different fauna and flora. These will be discussed more as time goes on, and the intricacies of this process is what I hope to build upon with future posts.Native Races:
As many of you know by now, Lysende Verden is occupied by Vikings. But there are other races, and even species, of the genus Homo living in these continental hearts. There is us, Homo Sapiens, along with other familiar faces such as Homo Xotikosis (Elves), Homo Heidelberginsis (Forest Wildman), and an assortment of others. Final Word:
All in all, it's been a great start so far. A few of you are chiming in and asking questions, and I hope that it only gets bigger from here. Maybe we'll get to a point where people are beginning to create their own species, and characters. But I only hope I can publish more of the foundation of this world before that happens. Only time will tell I guess. I've got a few other ideas on what I could do with this project, but I'm too busy with other obligations to make anything concrete. Who knows where this will go in the end. But for now, might as well enjoy the journey.On a completely unrelated note:
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