Update 56 - Atlantis!

by David Meadows 17. August 2018 22:48

A year ago I started writing the Atlantis story, but stuff intervened and I never got past chapter one.

The story of the fall of Atlantis was something that began to take shape over 30 years of Strikeforce/Heroes, as I slowly crystallised my ideas of magic, demons, and so on. Starting about five years ago, I began to properly plot it, and make it a proper part of the Heroes universe.

If you read the chapters published so far, you will have no idea how or why it relates. But hopefully the links will unfold in time and begin to make sense.

And if not, I hope it's at least interesting as a story in its own right.

So this week I've added 13 new files to the site, all relating to the story of Atlantis. The main piece of fiction is Chapter 2 of The Last Days of Atlantis, but as it's been a year you might want to read chapter 1 again.

Some key historical events have been put into a timeline which you can find listed on the Historical Overview page.

The area that the story primarily takes place in is documented in The Peninsula, including a map! (Fantasy stories always have to have maps.)

And finally, an encyclopaedia page which explains all about Atlantean Magic.

 

Next week's update will be back to a regular Heroes issue. 

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Magic!

by David Meadows 12. August 2018 23:53

I have spent a ridiculous amount of time writing an essay on how Atlantean magic works. The problem is, several of the restrictions are completely arbitrary and illogical, but I like to have a "realistic" explanation for everything. So I've got something that makes sense (to me) and actually fits in neatly with the overall cosmology of my universe.

So, time well spent :)

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Update (week 38)

by David Meadows 9. June 2017 23:01

As promised, something a bit different this week. The site gets an entire new section, Atlantis, documenting the beginnings of the Heroes universe.

There is a short piece of fiction -- and I do mean short, barely over 1000 words, which is shorter than any of the Strikeforce chapters -- that's only supposed to introduce the setting and key characters. As I get further into the story, expect chapters to be more reasonable lengths.

There are also supporting entries in the who's who, history, encyclopaedia, and gazetteer pages. They can all be accessed from the main Atlantis page.

There's even a map! I drew it with coloured pens and everything! Who doesn't love maps?

Next update will go back to a regular Strikeforce chapter. I'm still not sure how often I will update the Atlantean section. It will probably be intermittent.

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The Heroes Universe is an ongoing work of fiction, conceived and chiefly plotted by David Meadows, with help from a group of friends, over a 30-year period.

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