War of the Rings

Submitter: Cherydactyl
Description: The Founders have not returned to their creation in a millennial, and their myth is beginning to die out in the midst of a cultural and technological revolution. Social upheaval is following technological growth when suddenly certain magical artifacts and creatures start appearing, matching descriptions from the Books of Founding. Are the Founders real after all, and what do they want of us? [remember: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic to the Iron Age feudal society.]

Cultural Organization

Society knitted together by hierarchical social obligations. Ex: Middle ages Europe, pre-European Japan. "I am a serf of Lord Feigen"
Feudal

Social Conditions

The society is in the midst of a period of dramatic growth and material progress. Ex: 1920s, 1960s
Boom

Tech Level

Faster-than-light star travel, sentient computers, mature genetic engineering, nanotechology, longevity, particle-beam blaster, cold fusion, panimmunity, brain-tapes, complex implants, suspended animation, automedic; similar to Babylon 5 or Star Trek's Enterprise era
Starfaring (TL 9)

Keystone arch, saddles, ocean-going galleys, iron swords, shields, scale armor, windmill, chemical medicines
Coexisting with: Iron Age (TL 2)

Gunpowder, printing press, fully-rigged ships, hot air balloons, black-powder musket, cannon, sailing warship
With one specific
technology at:
Renaissance/Colonial (TL 4)

Narrative Emphasis

Travel, Do-gooding, searching for wealth and excitement
Adventuring

Reality Style

Heroic characters in a high-action world
Cinematic

Goodies

Ecology

Creatures with powers or abilities beyond those of typical animals; Unicorns, Tribbles, etc.
Supernatural Creatures


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