Cultural Nugget #2: The Anjasne Exodus

(Excerpted from Anjasne History and Culture, by Pyra Farsky, an anthropologist from the Transcendental Imperium who went native during the first TI Invasion of the Anjasne Federation, circa 2352 AD.) Around the time when the British colonies of North America were fighting the French and Indian War, the Anjasne had a thriving high-technology civilization already making their first …

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Ember’s Heart #72

Shik. Shik. Shik. Ean climbed. Was climbing. In a murahko. The immense tree rose, extending beyond Ean’s sight, branching off regularly with the wide, cupped branches murahkos were known for. Loam formed from centuries of bark, leaves and moss filled a channel on the top of each branch, and from the plants growing in that …

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Cultural Nugget #1: The Emperor is Everywhere

(Excerpt of Cultural Analysis Circa 2400 AD) One of the stranger phrases used by citizens of the modern Ankadian Empire in making decisions is, “The Emperor is everywhere”. Usually it is invoked by one member of a deciding group when an unjust act is being considered, and its invocation out loud is considered a weighty …

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