Enter the Superverse

Short Stories

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Thorr - Scarzen Warrior

Within Citadel 7’s superverse there is a planet called Tora, its name means, to engage. Tora sits in another dimension far from Earth and at first glance many of its cultures might seem war-like and primitive, but that is very misleading. Tora and Earth share a kindred relationship, they have a very long parallel history via a curious set of circumstances and a cosmic umbilical that the people of Earth and Tora are completely ignorant of. The only clue lays with myth and fables of story tellers on both worlds lost to obscurity that tells of their histories sharing many things over many many centuries. Tora has numerous unusual races, including a dynamic warrior race called the scarzen whose culture spans thousands of years by the human species of Earth’s life span. Their use of the wheel was discarded long ago as a toy for the pups of their clans to ponder, and yet they build vast granite like fortresses they call bunkers with hydraulically operated gateways, till large fields of corn and maze using water channels for irrigation. They make textiles with a silken thread from a worm call Slaa that has a tensile strength equal to cold steel and they make ceramics, have complex writing and records and architecture of the most exquisite standard. The scarzen dig deep into the mountains that surround each of their fortresses for crystals of power called Trilix. The crystal’s important and value to their culture extends back to the oldest memories of how the scarzen came into being.Scarzen are a noble culture collectively. Masterful negotiators they live by their word and actions and see treachery and deceit as punishable by a gruesome death.