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BMR on Thu, 12th Dec, 2019

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And next, goblins! So, the Master here mentions that ogres and goblins were created around five or six thousand years ago. Now, as I mentioned with the snow elves before, I like to have realistic time-frames. Five or six thousand years doesn't really sound like much. I mean, three thousand years ago, with the dark elves splitting off, we were at the tail-end of the bronze age. What's another two or three thousand years?

Well, with 1400ish CE as a base point, five or six thousand years puts us in the neighborhood of the 4th millennium BCE. That's us stepping out of the neolithic period and starting to form larger settlements. The wheel is getting invented, people are figuring out rudimentary mathematics and astronomy for the first time, laws are starting to be developed, people are discovering bronze, etc... So this is around the time of the dawn of civilization (yes, there were older ones, but go with me on this). So, yeah, a really long time ago.


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Thracecius on Thu, 12th Dec, 2019

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So I take it that you're using 1400 CE, the early Rennaissance Era in Europe, to equate to the current timeline of this story? It seemed to be somewhere in the Early to Middle Age Era to me, technology-wise, but there aren't many long shots showing large architectural designs and such, so it's tough for me to gauge.

Ancient history is one of my favorite topics though, so more on that subject for your world is great!

BMR on Thu, 12th Dec, 2019

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Yup, around thereabouts. Though, perhaps give or take a few anachronistic technologies, which I'll justify (or rather, hand wave, heh) by saying magic alters the development of things. But yeah, early 1400s is around where I'm basing things. So late middle ages, starting to edge into the early Rennaissance. I do doubt we're going to see any long shots of agricultural lands though, as that would absolutely kill my computer to render, heh. Even though I did manage to upgrade to 16 GB of RAM (up from only 8 GB) my CPU is still only a second generation i7, so wide, long shots like that are a bit beyond my current capabilities.

Well, no, that's wrong. They're within my capabilities, as I could certainly render them out, but it would take an unfeasibly long amount of time. Would be fun to try though, heh.

And yeah, ancient history is so much fun to learn about. Lots of really interesting stories to learn about! It's partially what got me into world-building as a hobby. Seeing how history plays out in the real world, and trying to apply something similarly feasible in constructed worlds. Really fun stuff!

Thracecius on Fri, 13th Dec, 2019

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It's funny you should say last Middle Ages as well, because my recollection was the Rennaissance didn't begin until the 1400s, but I looked it up and apparently it's from 1300 onward. I was thinking that it began after the Fall of Constantinople to the Turks (Ottomans), which resulted in a flood of (skilled) refugees into Europe, but I looked it up and that wasn't actually until 1453. Go figure.

www.ancient.eu/article/1180/1453-the-fall-of-constantinople/

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