|Tarthian Empire Companion|
The Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series, is non-fiction, penned by the owner of the Romance Lives Forever blog, Kayelle Allen.
About the Book
Title Tarthian Empire Companion, an illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series
Author Kayelle Allen
Illustrators Jamin Allen, Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
For the science fiction writer, this volume teaches you how to build believable worlds, track details of your story, organize your writing, and lay out your story bible. Novice or experienced, you will pick up tricks and tips here. This EPIC eBook Award winning writer shares organizational tips, links to marketing sites, groups supporting writers, science fiction groups, and more. Material from the author's 90+ page website is included.
For the science fiction fan, the Companion reveals the worldbuilding magic that makes Kayelle Allen's Tarthian Empire tick. She shares every character in every book, 10k years of future history, offers inside peeks at scenes and stories, lays out a quick tour of the Empire, and dishes up a surfeit of secrets, all in one illustrated volume. Original art by Jamin Allen and Kayelle Allen.
Mjuka - An Original
During the founding of the original "Old Empire" the planet Mjuka [myoo-ka] played a strategic role in defense. Humans occupy the planet, though there are legends of a now-extinct catlike humanoid creature. A few, rare sightings and partial fossils have inconclusively proven the existence of the beasts. Recent reports of shape shifting cat/humanoids have surfaced here, but there are no verified sightings. This has been considered a hoax.
There are five moons, all too small to be of significance either for colonizing, raw material, or tactical location. Mjuka remains pristine and has one of the clearest atmospheres in the Old Empire sector. It was the first world to be duplicated by the Terraformer's Circle of Fellowship. New Mjuka does not have the same clarity in its atmosphere and is under study to correct the defect.
The Terraformer's Circle of Fellowship created living conditions on New Mjuka patterned after Mjuka.
Ohy gets its red color from sand and rock. The black areas are its seas, and the greenish yellow is landmass. It was the first planet to be created by the Terraformer's Circle of Fellowship. Ohy is in one of the farthest corners of the Tarthian Empire and is home to about 2.2 million Armada soldiers. No civilians live here. Due to the isolation, soldiers are routed here for no more than three tradestandard months (nine solar months on Tarth).
Civilians arriving on tour are allowed to enter the main concourse, but are accompanied under guard. It is rumored that ships created at the FIST are tested here before being sent to the fleet. Here is the official denial that Ohy is a "dumping ground" for misbehaving soldiers: "While it is true that some soldiers routed to Ohy on tours of duty have been involved in less than stellar behavior, it is not true that duty on Ohy is considered punishment." It is interesting though, that slang for duty on Ohy is "Shipped to Oh Hell." Occasionally, civilians do manage to find their way into non-permitted areas.
|Sanity IV - Gone Forever|
Raw materials are invaluable to a space-going empire in constant need of new ships and transports. The practice of "recycling" a world is vehemently opposed by naturalistic factions, who believe every world has the right to exist as is.
The planet Sanity IV is the fourth in the Sanity system within the Tarthian Empire.Because no sentient life was found on any of the worlds, the Terraformer's Circle of Fellowship decreed them targets for reclamation. Animals were trapped and removed, water, ice, plants, trees, and oxygen were captured and transported to storage or other terraforming worlds. Each planet was dismantled by attaching habdrills, massive ships that bored into the surface and created fractures into the core. The raw materials of the planet were used in manufacturing of every type, and served as asteroid-type weapons. Miners and their families lived in the habdrills, and over one million at a time could be found in various parts of the scattered units. Because the planets were being taken apart, once dismantled they were gone forever. In the Sanity system, the saying became popular that working there meant your "sanity was gone."
The Terraformer's Circle of Fellowship uses the word GONE to denote the four stages of a planet's dismantling process. Total time is two hundred thirty years per planet.
- G - Ground forces collect all living creatures possible, categorizing and transporting them to storage or other worlds. Also known as the Ark stage. Approximately nineteen years from beginning of this phase to the next.
- O - Orbits destabilized - satellites disrupted, magnetic poles, gravitational fields, and volcanic eruptions are rechanneled. Approximately one year from beginning of this phase to the next.
- N - Neutralization - habdrills arrive and begin full core penetration. Approximately ten years to completely dismantle the remaining hulk from beginning of this phase.
- E - Eliminate threat of residue and residual damage by debris. Approximately two hundred years to reset system to zero residue. Handled primarily by robotic and android forces.
Sanity IV is nearing the completion of mining. A sports and entertainment arena similar to a habdrill orbits the planet, and live feeds from The Virtual Dome are broadcast throughout the mining colonies and fed to the entire empire via Imperinet, the Imperial Internet.
The origin of the name Sanity is lost, but legend says it began as a slang term in a song sung by miners.
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