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Endless Blue – Week 89.5 – Jetsam: Modulo Multiplex   Leave a comment

Archaeology

Modulo Multiplex

A compact tool for computation, working on clockwork.  Used by Synod Synesthetes, but actually designed by an Outlier of the Godless.  Far more advanced than an abacus, which is little more than “keeping your place” in your mind, marked with beads.

A squat tube capped on on either end.  Along the tube are switches that can be moved into one of eight positions.  Along the edge of the top cap are slots where results will appear.  The handle on the top is turned the number of times you want to multiply the number locked in along the length of the tube.  Division is accomplished by locking the number in on the length of the tube and rotating the top backwards.  Addition and subtraction are done by readjusting the locked number and turning once.

This analog calculator is a powerful tool to the Synod, allowing them to perform multiple complex calculations at a speed so rapid the untrained eye would equate as magic.

Endless Blue – Week 87.5 – Flotsam: The Lernynge Lax, or the Salmon of Knowledge   Leave a comment

Mythology

The Lernynge Lax, or the Salmon of Knowledge

The tale of the Lernynge Lax is thought to be folklore inspired to help keep the masses of the Known World uneducated.  By shedding personal illumination in a negative context, the more educated hope to keep the population from seeking enlightenment.  Without education, the wealthy keep the advantage in survival to themselves.

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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 – Kickstarter Day 09 – The Epochs of Elqua   1 comment

The fourth installment condensing what is laid out on the ENDLESS BLUE website so it can more easily accessed by backers:

The Ages of Elqua

The History of Elqua is roughly broken up into “Epochs”, each named after a color.  An epoch does not correspond to an explicit length of time, but is more a general range of circumstances in the world’s history.  The color scale was created by the forefathers of the Synesthete Synod, whose diviners posses a strange cross-linking of their senses, such as seeing color when specific notes are played.  They used these unique ways of sensing to guide their prognostications, nudging society towards outcomes that were more pleasing to the individual’s particular synesthesia.  Garish or jarring sensory input was seen as a sign of ill omen, and soon the general populace began to use the color system to denote events long in the past.

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Endless Blue – Week 55 – Vitruvian Mer   9 comments

Biology

Vitruvian Mer

Despite the distinct number of different sentient races inhabiting the oceans of Elqua, their morphologies all share the same common qualities.  These commonalities are what is known as “the Piscean Form“, and carry over from one race to the other without fail, though with unique variations.  These variants of the paragon form are used to classify the races — essentially defining what makes a species different from the others.  Historically (and even currently) this separation according to race has led to contention and violence, but supporters adhere to the mantra that facts are indisputable and reality must be accepted.

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