Re: Kalieda climate
|From:||Rik Roots <rikroots@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 17, 2002, 13:51|
> Roger Mills wrote:
> > VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE WORK. I AM ENVIOUS.
> I second that. Absolutely amazing.
> What is the story behind this planet?
It is my obsession. The planet and the maps came before the language
(Gevey), but both have been developed in tandem, over the past 25
years or so. Access to computers and the internet - and especially
groups such as this one - have greatly helped push the development of
> When you say "humans" do you actually mean humans as in H. sapiens,
> descendants of colonists from Earth?
Yes. One possible scenario could be as mentioned in the Red/Green/Blue
Mars book series, with humanity starting to seed itself across the
galaxy inside large, hollowed out asteroids. This would allow for a
number of colonisation attempts over the course of several hundred
years, as the bow-wave of human colonisation passed through that part
of the galaxy, before it became a backwater area again, with no
significant contact with spacefaring peoples for the next 6,000 years
> What are the "assimilation plagues" mentioned in the maps
>The planet is earth-like, but not earth. The indiginous biosphere is
different in a number of small but significant areas - additional
exotic amino acids and other biochemical irregularities, etc. The
outcome is two competing biospheres (Kaliedan and Terran) for common
energy sources, minerals and carbon sources etc, with the most fierce
fighting happening at the bacterial level. The assimilation plagues
are mainly the indiginous bacterial like organisms trying to make use
of a new, exotic food source (terran organisms, including humans)
Assimilation plagues have bought the human population close to
extinction on a number of occasions. The "current" population of the
planet is just over 20 million.
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