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Endless Blue – Week 73 – Societies Submerged in Shadow   10 comments

Sociology

Societies Submerged in Shadow

Just as there are great dangers lurking in the dark of the ocean abyss, there are conspiratorial organizations hiding among the pisceans of Elqua.  Spoken of in hushed tones, these manipulative groups seek power and wealth for their own purposes, and are quite willing to sacrifice anything, or anyone, that tries to impede them.  They are the shadow societies of the Endless Blue, the moving dark that works for its own sake.

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Endless Blue – Week 71 – The Pecuniary Stream   2 comments

Economics

The Pecuniary Stream

The major flow of trade amongst the Fluid Nations takes place via a route known as the Pecuniary Stream.  This jet stream is like the Silk Road or the Oregon Trail — a lengthy yet well-travelled course across the Known World that caravans frequently follow, bringing trade goods to settlements along the path.  The branching route covers over 9,000 kilometers and has tributaries in each of the eight homeseas, making it a major factor in the flourishing of civilization on Elqua.

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 21 – The Floating Islands of Elqua   Leave a comment

The Floating Islands of Elqua

Even the youngest child knows that land does not move.  Any statement to the contrary brings looks of incredulity.  Yet on Elqua, there exist just such impossible pieces of terrain that seem to migrate across the ocean currents.  These are the Floating Islands, and each is as different as the sentient piscean races.

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 20 – The Maelstrom of Elqua   Leave a comment

The Maelstrom of Elqua

The weather of Elqua is usually quite placid.  With 95% of the surface devoid of land, the great expanses of water prove little impedance to the atmospheric jet stream.  With little friction, the winds maintain a greater amount of their energy that is normally wasted when deflected by uneven land levels.  When storms do emerge, they are generally stronger, more violent, but also pass more quickly.

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Endless Blue – Kickstarter Day 15 – The Spurs of Elqua   Leave a comment

The Spurs of Elqua

There are some strange sights in the waters of Elqua: moving islands, vibrant ley lines, and creatures that nearly defy description.  One of the rarest of these unique features of the ENDLESS BLUE are the little known, and even less understood, Spurs.

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