Things

Alteron

One of the Continent’s two super-satellites, a city in the sky. In addition to collecting and transmitting solar power to Luratia, Alteron is a fully equipped base for excursions to space. Read more →

Argen

An archaic coin, used only in the extreme southeastern region of the continent of Wershonia, the land of Lin’s birthplace. World-wide there are less than a dozen coined and paper currencies still in use, having been displaced by hundreds of cryptocurrencies. This number grows every year. Read more →

Asi

Asi is a nutty grain similar to buckwheat. It grows so easily and abundantly almost every family in Southern Wershonia has a thicket of it in their yard. Read more →

Bryton Bush

The stalks and leaves of this bush grow low to the ground and are so thick that none but the smallest creatures can pass through it. Read more →

Clarkon

An organic and highly versatile “super-material” known on Earth as graphene. It is the first 2D material ever discovered and is used in thousands of applications. Read more →

Data Grid

The Grid, as it’s called, is Luratia’s first generation Internet. It was originally developed by weather scientists who needed to transmit, receive, store and aggregate large quantities of real-time data intercontinentally. Read more →

Floaters

Random bots for hire, usually of the airborne variety, ranging in scale from mid-size drones to atomically-small GPS-guided nanobots. Read more →

Forton

The smaller of Luratia’s two super-satellites. Like the Alteron satellite platform, Forton collects and transmits solar power to the planet, which is then wirelessly distributed world-wide. Read more →

Groile

Groile is a type of grassy moss that grows abundantly on tropical beaches and in the forests of the wetlands on the Continental mainland. Read more →

Kipper

Kipper seaweed is a fantastically slimy purple seaplant that is used for many purposes among the people of Southern Wershonia: the liquid is used for dye and ink, the pulp is used to make paper, the dried leaves are salted and eaten as a snack. Read more →

Kono Root

A prized root plant that grows abundantly in the equatorial regions of the planet. The extract is used as an anesthesia. The dried root, chewed or drunk as tea, is a calming sedative. Read more →

Mesh

The Mesh is Luratia’s second Internet, built upon the holographic data storage capacity of quantum computing. Read more →

Privacy Pods

Small structures in public places that serve as protective enclosures for the secure enjoyment of full-immersion virtual reality. Most pods comfortably seat one person and can only be unlocked by a retinal scan of the current occupant, however the civil authorities can override the lock system under court order or in cases of medical emergencies. Some virtual reality addicts have… Read more →

Pure Sky

Many of the languages of Luratia refer to a patch of cloudless sky as ‘pure sky’. At any given time most of my planet, with the exception of the two poles, is almost continuously shrouded in cloud cover. Read more →

Sub-Orbital Airbus

A rocket-propelled craft that traverses long distances in a short time by ascending to a very high altitude and arcing in the direction of its destination. For coast-to-coast flights on the Continent, the sub-orbital airbus achieves an altitude of 50 Earth miles above sea level. Read more →

Super-Satellites

Among Luratia’s hundreds of satellites, two are of immense size and are called super-satellites. Dozens of people live and work on them. Read more →