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Kryptovidicus
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« on: April 17, 2017, 08:56:10 PM »

When re-reading the rulebook for the bug Hunt game hosted at Salute, one little sentence drew my attention.
So far we know little about the world outside Anyaral, except for the fact the enarii came from across the Setir mountains.
Recently I went a bit off topic on the pre-marriage topic when discussing the nature of the enarii.
Now the following sentence could be simply a boast or part of a grand-standing speech, but it could also be part of devanu lore.
Under the Devanu Tribes, there is a speech given by Arak-Katain, saying: "We are the strongest and most powerful creatures on Bakahn. All should fear us. We once rules over the weak fubarnii. We could once roam where we wanted ...."
I find it surprising he even knows the world is larger than just the wasteland he lives in, as he has yet to even cross it's borders.
Given the fact the devanu were hunted for generations and their kopa were killed, it is amazing such lore even managed to survive.
Even if the devanu put everything on script, it still means they manage to learn every hatchling to read and write.
Not an easy feat with them being constantly hunted.

Now, the delgon were once safe because the devanu couldn't stand the harsh cold in the mountains.
So this speech doesn't make much sense as they hate to cross water too.
But if it's true, did the devanu grow smaller, weaker or die they never encounter the race which calls themselves Enarii these days before. It could also mean they used lots of fubarnii as meatshields before going in themselves.

Are the current races we know limited to just the continent of Anyaral or more widespread. And if they're all over the globe, did the grand revolution which overthrew the devanu happen everywhere?  
How do the fubarnii know there is something more out there? Did the Engu perhaps visit distant chores (like the vikings of old) it can they see other land at the coast and if the sky is clear, at the edge of the horizon.

One other clue which I find intriguing is the hatred Roban has for the devanu. Are the current Enarii really Gods, just inspired by the Delgon stories or does this hatred come from something they experienced before their arrival in the Delgon lands.

For me it also raises the question, when does one become one of the Enarii. Is it a bit like in Norse mythology, where there are Gods who are gathering warriors for a last battle?
How do the fubarnii vision Enar, like a Paradise or something only the worthy may go to (which is denied them at least when they drown).

I know I mix a lot of things up and perhaps a lot of this has been answered already, but I've gotten a bit curious by the sentence above.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 04:40:13 AM »

Also, it is very likely that some Dhogu or Delgon have ventured beyond the mountains. Perhaps a small expedition of Delgon met the Enarii there and pointed them in the right direction.
But if they did, there doesn't seem to be a record about it (or it's kept secret, but why?).
Or, did they never come back ...?
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 08:13:41 AM »

You've been paying attention  Smiley
Feel free to keep speculating!
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 06:54:29 PM »

You've been paying attention  Smiley
Feel free to keep speculating!
Today I found a small description about flying fubarnii knights. This opens a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to exploring areas still unknown.
And if there are flying animals the fubarnii can ride on, why not the devanu (who are still very good at handling beasts)?
A balloon depends a lot upon the wind and is quite dangerous this way, but winged animals which you can steer, ...
Suddenly I really start to like the thought of aerial combat Smiley.
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