The Islanders Week 2: Calm Place + Jaem Aubrac
Annadac - Calm Place
- Annadac is located in a southern region, close to the southern continent and in a region of tidal swells.
- We are introduced to the person of Jordenn Yo, a landscape artist who has carved a tunnel through the island, taking advantage of the tidal swells to make a kind of water torrent.
- 'Torrenting' is now an extreme sport on the island of Annadac.
- The Aubrac island chain has no known Patois name and is named after Jaem Aubrac, a modern(?) explorer.
- The chain was uninhabited when discovered, and seemingly never inhabited.
- Aubrac decided to make a study of the island after discovering a wide range of unique, endemic, insect life. Foremost among these is the Thryme.
- During the extended scientific expedition, a number of people (including Aubrac and Thryme) died after being exposed to Thrymes.
- Despite being declared 'uninhabitable' by Aubrac, the chain is now settles and developing, with a tourism industry. The Aubrac chain has become this world's Silicon Valley
- The local government seems to downplay the dangers in their advertising material, but the guide (and local laws) describe several precautions that must be taken before visiting which suggest the danger is very real.
This week we're introduced to two new (and quite different) islands. Both have unique and noteworthy characteristics. Would you visit either? Could you see yourself as an 'island collector'?
In terms of worldbuilding, we now have dangerous creatures and dangerous activities. We continue to learn than this worlds is, technologically, very similar to ours. Have you made note of any particular similarities or differences?
The gazetteer isn't scientifically organized. We get some information is some entries, other information in others. It seems to be focusing on what's interesting about each place, rather than the logistics of travel or organizational facts (population, area, time zone, local telephone exchanges), though with the addition of currency there is a nod to this kind of thing. How does this influence your position on whether this is a novel?