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Superverse in Brief: Article 6

Worlds as Characters

 

Every story must have a sound environment that sets the stage for the core characters to experience their present. In the case of the Citadel 7 Superverse, that means environments of endless worlds and dimensions. No matter how short or long a story, without that the story can never come truly to life.

Yes, the characters are a point of empathy for the observing audience, but it’s often forgotten that an environment can be a character too. In fact, in my series, several characters are inextricably dovetailed as both separate from and an aspect of environment. What passes for Sci Fi in today’s world, particularly soft sci fi, in my mind blurs many boundaries and is lazy publishing. In some cases, what passes for sci fi today borders on the absurd now and might as well be thrown into Speculative fiction. Audiences are being asked to swallow a lot today, and it’s not based on story content either.

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Coming Storm - Thor's Journey

Coming Storm - Thor's Journey

Superverse in Brief: Article 5

The Matriarchal Culture of the Minnima

 

Hi everyone.

Welcome back!

Note; while worlds, races and places of the Citadel 7 Superverse series are described here; no spoilers, secrets or main arc special moments are ever disclosed.

In this installment, I’ll be speaking about the matriarchal culture of the Minnima, in the southern jungles of the Ludd Continent on Planet Tora.

When a writer constructs alternate worlds, they have little choice but to do so through the filters of exposure that life has embedded in them in this modern world we live in. So, environments no matter far beyond the norm must indeed have some thread of empathy with what we know of things on Earth. The Citadel 7 Superverse has many worlds and cultures as previously mentioned. It was, is, a huge undertaking.

For me, each world, race and its cultural idiosyncrasies must also show a uniqueness. At the same time, they must provide immersion and intrigue for those who venture into the Superverse worlds to experience.

The culture of the Minnima on planet Tora for example are no exception. A matriarchal society, the Minnima have a teared structure where males always have the subservient role. At the top or seat of power is a Queen. In the case of the present age that we find them in the opening series, that individual is Queen Yazmin. She is the Minnima living representative of the creator of the Toran world, Thera. Below Yazmin are a group of advisors, all of which of course are women, including her sister, Nattai, who features in the available title "Coming Storm".

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Quall Assassin - Talaza's Contract

Quall Assassin

Superverse in Brief: Article 4

Quall Assassin Cosa Clan of Black Mt.

 

Hi everyone.

Welcome back.

Note; while worlds, races and places of the Citadel 7 Superverse are described here; no spoilers, secrets or main arc special moments are ever disclosed.

Today I’ll be speaking about the Quall Assassin Cosa Clan of Black Mountain on planet Tora. Key Quall Assassin characters such as Talaza, Analuke or Sooza, may be found or spoken about in any of the Citadel 7 series, dealing with the Toran home world.

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Flaxon regent Trabonus

Flaxon regent Trabonus

Superverse in Brief - Article 3

Flaxon

 

As mentioned in the last article; this time we’ll look at the main race counterpoint to the Scarzen on planet Tora, the Flaxon. It is with this race that a young Commander Bloch has several significant adventures with his mentors Uniss and Dogg. A race of Earth European appearance, at first glance, the Flaxon present as a Napoleonic culture in a preindustrial setting. However, there is a lot more to them as Ben soon discovers. Flaxon culture have a one-god-oversees-all belief system governed by a zealous church hierarchy. The church’s influence reaches to every corner of Flaxor.

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Thor - Scarzen Warrior

Thor - Scarzen Warrior

Superverse in Brief - Article 2

Tora

 

In the last article about the Citadel Seven Superverse©, a term I began using as early as 2007 and copyrighted soon after, a brief overview of the series so far was laid down and the direction it was heading.

In this overview article I guess the most significant world to begin discussing, isn't Earth, although Earth has its own significant role in the series, it’s the planet Tora. An off the Dark Matter oceans grid world, a world of continents and great seas diverse in preindustrial and metaphysically evolved cultures.

Vast life filled green oceans divide land masses and islands swarming with a multitude of Ecosystems and wild habitats as varied as the stars that watch over them. Tora’s natural world flora and fauna set a tone of, learn or die, for all the races when it comes to moving from one bastion to another.

The main continent of concern that our journey begins on is that of, Ludd - a landscape of rough and varied terrain. Both Earth and Tora by the very definition they were created share the same dark secret. But it’s on Tora in a Scarzen bunker amidst the Alpine-esk forests of Scarza that the real conflict for who will control all existence truly starts. It’s amongst these races that our main protagonist, the young earth born Ben Blochentackle, later Commander Bloch is introduced to his first alternate physical world experience.

The core races on the Ludd continent are; Scarzen, Flaxon, Minima, Celeron and Chao. What these Toran races lacks in comparison to others of the Citadel 7 Superverse, they more than make up for in individual strengths, societal and military evolution.

So, for now, who are the Scarzen? What defines them?

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