Vanakkam. I’m briefly interrupting this hiatus to repost an updated entry originally published in 2018. So that being said, I’m rebooting the Gods of Terra setting, and working on a new series of primers on this SF universe while I work on the setting bible, a setting mostly but not entirely focused on a small region of space known as the Local Galaxy.
The universe is vast, both wondrous and dangerous, and filled with alien beings and forces ranging from benign to dangerously indifferent to the human condition. Here, great interstellar empires vie for power and the wavetouched, Childer of the Shard, struggle for survival and acceptance, while forces beyond human sanity gnaw at reality in the dark between the stars. Here there are worlds with cities made of scents, people with the powers of demigods, and ancient, monstrous beings with hearts of gold. Yet here, even those with mundane limits, skills, and talents can make their mark and change the universe forever. Here, even gods can die.
In this series as a whole, I’ll offer a detailed picture of what GoTa is all about, and in future, posts detailing the basic precepts on which everything runs, aliens and space-gods, creatures, superhuman abilities, exotic locations, and others.
A list of topics includes:
- Setting precepts; what assumptions, laws, and logics operate, and what do they entail?
- False assumptions; what claims, what myths and mistakes are generally accepted as true within the setting; where and how these claims go astray from the truth, and what are actually the case.
- Supernormal abilities and powers, and the limits therein.
- Aliens and other species, such as wave-touched or Prodigals, the Kaisiri, the Rj’lt’ar, and their effect on everyone else.
- Empires, worlds, and the cultures that dwell within and on them.
- History and momentous events, including the Galactic Ripple, the Great Fear, and the Shutter, and these as influences on the setting.
- Iconic characters and monstrous beings, including the Nine Who are One, the first four Gods of Terra, their foes, and those who followed after them in the wake of the Shutter.
Tf. Tk. Tts.