Aevas wrote: ↑06 Sep 2020 13:51
... that was set in your conworld or featured your conculture, what would it be about? What story would you choose to go with? In what way does this story represent and show the world/culture that you have created? Why would you want to specifically showcase the things and characters that appear or happen in this story?
The story would begin in a very beautiful world, a vast world of many great big biomes of different kinds. The world is inhabited by a very neotenic [pedomorphic / child-like] race called the "Humraya," who speak a language called "Humrayan." The Humraya are an all-female race of people.
The Humraya spend the first couple centuries in total innocence, oblivious to everything, and enjoying the beauties of their world. They inhabit little cities spread across their vast world, populated with horses, horse drawn wagons; candles and oil lamps that light their streets and homes at night. On many of the walls of their buildings, and on their flag is an Ant or representation of an Ant. The word Humraya, which they call themselves, which they have always called themselves, comes from their word "Humra" meaning Ant, which like they, are all-female.
After a few hundred years, the Humraya collectively begin to become very curious about their world, and so they begin to explore its furthest reaches. One question they have is where their sun goes to and where it comes from. In the mornings the sun seems to come from the far east end of their world and in as the day passes, the sun is seen to travel to the far west end. The further their sun is away from them, the more tube-shaped they notice their world to be. And so, they travel to the furthest ends of the east and west side of what they suspect to be a cylinder shaped world.
At the furthest end of their world is a place covered in vast expanses of ice, ice deserts, and cyclopean mountain ranges that stretch upwards past the blueness of their sky, forming a ring of impenetrable mountains. The Humraya sees that their sun comes out of the eastern ring of cyclopean mountains and it vanishes when it enters the western ring of mountains.
Over the next many decades, many attempts were made to somehow travel beyond the great mountain ring, with many perishing from being frozen to death or from lack of oxygen as they go higher up the mountains. Until one century or so later, with more advanced technology, the Humraya penetrate the Great Mountain Ring.
The Humraya discover that beyond the Great Mountain Rings is another world, alien to the natural one they were born and raised in. It is a world of metal, electricity, machines of different size. They learn that their sun is artificial, created by this vast machinery and otherworldly technology. Having discovered this, the Humraya encounter their first mystery: Who had build their cylinder world and who created them and for what reason?
They explore the machine side of their world, which was operated and controlled by vast armies of billions and billions of non-sentient robots and machines. One day, they discover that their cylinder world had a shell, a hull. And so, the Humraya begin to work on finding a way to breach the hull in order to see what is on the outside of their world.
During the process of trying to breach the hull of their world, they discover that a vast network of great tunnel and cities exists throughout the hull, and those cities were inhabited by a humanoid race of robots who called themselves the "Latsekai" which meant "Custodian" in their Humrayan language.
The Humraya learn from the Custodians that it is they, the Custodians, who built their world and who maintain it and keep it functioning. And that in ancient times, their Custodian race had been instructed by a queen of the Organic Race to build an Ark in order to preserver the living organisms and people of her planet, for the planet was dying. The Custodians were instructed to never make their presence known to the race of Organic people who lived in the natural portions of the cylinder world. And so after being asked, the Custodians show the Humraya the outside of their world, outer space, which orbited a big round world with great rings of ice and stone and many moons. And in that outer space was the Real Sun, far away.
The Custodians eventually lead the Humraya to the dead planet their ancestors had come from. It was the third planet from the Real Sun. And so, the Humraya begin scientifically digging this dead world, searching for their past, and trying to solve a second mystery: what had happened to that planet that it died.
After man years of digging around, they discover that the dead world once was home to many civilizations of Organic people... but that those ancient Organic people were different: there were two genders, male and female. The Humraya eventually learn that they themselves are genetically related to the dead world's Organic race of males and females, and that their own language of Humraya was an artificial language based on an ancient language once spoken on that dead world called "Sanskrit."
Thus, were the Humraya confronted with a great mystery: what had happened to the males? Why did the ancient queen of the dead world only save the female Organic people in the Ark? What had happened in their ancient past? They learn that clues had been left encoded in their artificial language itself.