Worldbuilding Details & Questionnaire
What is the most expensive thing in Eldorande?
Typically any new and useful technology that comes out of Inangraade is expensive, but their most expensive item that has had the longest bout of being extremely expensive would be the H.O.R.N.E.T. or Heavy Oscillation Rectifying Negative Energy Transport. The Hornet is the newest iteration of personalized aircraft. Second to the Hornet would be Aegis Armor, which is heavy, powerful armor that enhances the strength and defenses of anyone who wears it.
Could someone in Eldorande actually kill a god?
While it would be a monumentally difficult undertaking, a Zodiac of the Star Fated might be able to do it. The death of a god by the hands of anyone not already a god or giant themselves happened only once in known history by the hands of one such Zodiac. The story goes that a Dagger Fated actually landed the killing blow.
What kind of prejudices exist in Eldorande?
The fated, especially the Crown Fated, tend to be quite prejudiced against mortals. Their stereotypes of these “lesser beings” causes them to be seen as weak or in need of protection. The most bigoted of the Star Fated see mortals as piggish, bullheaded and a little on the dumb side, rarely better than animals. On the flip-side of that coin, the mortals follow suit with that prejudice by having a deep-seated belief that the Fated are nothing more than tyrants and unnecessarily authoritarian despots who care nothing for the mortal world. There also exist prejudices between the Nations and the Tribal and City States. The Nation typically views anyone not under the authority of the nations to be savage lawless barbarians.
What is the most powerful object in Eldorande?
An ancient relic called Ten’Rath’s Pyre is said to be the most powerful object in the entire world. Legend has it that this item was used to create the world and was forged and quenched in the primodial powers.
Has anyone from Eldorande been to space?
Space exploration has not gotten very far. Inanngradde has entire teams that work on aeronautics and propulsion, as well as studying the systems of their universe, but as of yet, no one has stepped foot onto either of the three moons, or beyond. This is not to say that the cosmologists do not have a keen understanding about their place in the universe or how it works. They keenly understand their orbit around Soluena, their star, as well as Nef’x Fex and Dax, their three moons.
How does having three large, orbiting moons affect Eldorande?
The primary way that the moons affect Eldorande is in the tides. Eldorande is covered in huge bodies of water that move with the pull of the moons. While often enough the tides move like clockwork, when two or even three of the moons align just right, the tides can be devastating. As such, cities and kingdoms have developed in light of this, and a true ocean-side city is quite rare.
What are the laws regarding magic in Eldorande?
There are two forms of magic in Eldorande. The first magic is simply dubbed arcane, and is by and large legal within the nations and outside of it so long as it does not break any other laws of the land. The second magic, called Sorcery or True Magic, is heavily regulated or illegal throughout the nations due to the dangers it poses as well as the power it can muster.
How big is Eldorande compared to Earth?
Eldorande is about three times the size of Earth. Gravity, however, is much the same.
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What about the population?
Eldorande is a vast landscape where most of the mortal population is centered into large cities. The mortal population wavers at about three billion.
Have there been any plagues?
Two known plagues have crossed Eldorande. The most recent, happening just over 200 years ago, was The Withering, which killed approximately 46% of the population. There was a similar disease talked about in religious texts that told of a soul wasting disease that caused people to become the living dead. It is said that the undead we know today originated through this disease.
How does magic and technology interact?
Magic and technology have distinct natures in Eldorande, but new methods of combining the two are always being developed. Where one city might have street-lamps that are powered by electricity that comes from a hydro-power station built on a nearby river, the next town over may have roadways whose bricks are ensorcelled to glow faint blue. Another town over, you may find that the electricity source is actually an enslaved lightning spirit tortured in order to produce endless amounts of power.
What languages is a person likely to know or hear in Eldorande?
Each Nation has its own language, but the most common language is a vulgar hodge-podge of the two called Cityspeak.