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J.E. Sawyer

Update #5 - Souls, Technology, and Adventuring Companies

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Technology

 

The cultures of Project Eternity are in a variety of different technological states. Though some remote civilizations are still in the equivalent of Earth's Stone Age or Bronze Age, most large civilizations are in the equivalent of Earth's high or late Middle Ages. The most aggressive and powerful civilizations are in the early stages of what would be our early modern period, technologically, even if they are not culturally undergoing "Renaissance"-style changes.

For most large civilizations, this means that all of the core arms and armor of medieval warfare have reached a high level of development: full suits of articulated plate armor, a variety of military swords, war hammers, polearms, longbows, crossbows, and advanced siege weaponry. Architecturally, these cultures also employ technologies found in Earth's Gothic structures, allowing them to create towering vertical structures.

 

This has the flavor of some mystical occurrences that have happened in recorded history; like fog rolling in during a battle for Scottish independence out gunned and out manned, the feudal disputes that cropped up when Japan opened up to the colonial world, and ghost dance traditions that were part of some Native American uprisings.

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