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The Timeline Predicament

Two points are involved, perhaps more in the end, with getting this timeline together. The first of which was deciding how much time should pass before it was believable the first war occurred. As mentioned before, this world is not an Adam and Eve like society where it started with two people and from those two people all of mortal kind stems. The first conflict is between two races of people; the Sylvan, the children of Danu, and the Sidhe, the children of Erebh. The Sidhe are in essence created in secret and hidden from the rest of the world, so their procreation can be watched and managed with absolute care. With that evil kept secret, the other races can be watched as well, though not in the same way. Regardless, there is nothing hampering their procreation. And since they are not like Adam and Eve, they are placed in numerous places within each world, to grow in many realms. So, with roughly 150 years, I hope it is believable but I still wonder.

The next point of worry is the statement in the story that, within the world of Demeteria, the Ageless Empire lasted for 1,000 years. So I have to struggle into stretching the timeline out to make it believable for a few hundred years of history prior to the Empire’s rise, a few hundred years after for the unification of the Elves into their new nation, and the final lead in to the current timeline of the story in Repeating History. Once I have the elven part of the timeline fleshed out, I’ll have to work on the human end again, and fix their end to match the Elf timeline, but that will, in the end, include pretty much doubling the content I already have there, which will be rough. And then of course, there’s the nearly 2,000 years of Dwarven civil conflict that weaves in and out of it, and blends with both human and elven histories. Both Elven and Dwarven are in the works at the moment, but I will be focusing on the Elves first.

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Human Culture

With multiple stories brought into one universe, there is a larger community of humans now. More so in Dorian’s story than in Alek’s, as there is a lot of focus on the people of the Kingdom of Haven in Verdania. There is, no doubt, more humans in Telluria, but after that, the other continents are filled out with other civilizations. However, Dorian’s world is less filled out, having left more to conjecture than in Alek’s story. With a larger land mass –I presume, based simply upon how many regions there are– there is more room for humans to exist. There are few mountains in his world, leaving less space for the Dwarves to exist, and Dorian has in some instances been an Elf, himself.

In Haven the people are, in the majority, farmers. All over the kingdom are farming towns producing a great variety of fruits and vegetables. Their culture treasures nature almost as much as the Elves, as is evidenced in the names of the towns coming from the terrain around them (i.e. Oakridge, Riverside, Plainview, Cyprus Hills, etc.). They built up their capital in Havenshire after the first conflict against the Undead forces of prophecy. The Tome of Truth has been a gift from the Sylvan that has saved the humans of Haven many times over. I use a Celtic and Old English inspiration when I present the humans of Haven as a whole, even as far as giving the main character a typical Celtic appearance –red hair and green eyes– and decorating his armor in Celtic knots and other embroidery.

They worship Danu, like the Elves, but regard her when it comes to planting and harvesting. They hold more than just a ‘thanksgiving’ feast in honor of that. Within the story, Alek will bring about a bit of Seraphim worship as well, but I’ll leave that somewhat in secret, to not ruin the surprise.

In Telluria, there will be some mountain dwelling humans that I have not really spent much time developing just yet, since they are a long way off from introduction into the story. However, also in Telluria, there will be some humans that are with Kyo. They are of Japanese descent as well, and so they shall differ from both other sets of humans.

There is the matter of custom still to work out, and study of the Shinto religion, to portray these other two forms of humans in my story, so there is not much more I can really discuss here. Holidays has been something I’ve not had much success with either, since it is hard to come up with Christmas alternatives, and the like, to substitute in place of our own holidays.

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