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Bigotry

Here in the Kirinal Concordance Zone, we have rejected the belief that one type of sophont is superior to another simply based on their ancestry. We despise prejudice against other mortals based on their origin, upbringing, religion, or who they choose (or do not choose) to love. As long as you follow the Concordant Mandates, you are welcome here.

I am an orc in a uniform working next to a mechanical person with a soul. I know all about bigotry. Our rejection of it is still a goal that we haven't quite achieved, but we're working on it. Unfortunately, there are those who seek a return to the bad old days when we slaughtered each other based on our ancestry and the gods we worshipped. I'll be glad when we're completely past it.

The War Against the Far Realm ravaged the world for 25 years, but united the people of Erathia like nothing before ever had. The newborn spirit of cooperation led to the creation of the Concordance for Survival and a new civilization centered on the Kirinal Concordance Zone.

As the former enemies settled into their encampments around the Kirinal Pit, they inevitably began to learn more about each other. Traditions like the Pit Promenade and the Benediction of the Heavenly Council gave them a common culture to build upon.

When the Embassy Cities were founded and began to fill with mortals, the people of the Zone, the Kirinalos, built a culture together based on their mutual experiences. They discovered that they were stronger together and, perhaps most importantly, they were MUCH richer together.

Some groups, such as the Aleph Zero Syndicate, seek a return to a time of elf/dwarf/human domination. They use propaganda in their parasitic Aleph Zero Revelations newspaper along with targeted assassinations to sow distrust between the mortal peoples of the Zone. They have yet to succeed, but their strategy of closing minds with innuendo and lies remains dishearteningly effective.

Outside the Zone

Bigotry outside the Zone definitely still exists. The further you get away from the cosmopolitan regions of the Concordance and the Sovranty of Lozar, the more prevalent it becomes. Those who don't have a direct stake in the KCZ have grown to become resentful of the new civilization. They plot to take it over themselves and overthrow those who have "left them out."

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Jul 19, 2023 20:09 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

A tough subject but I think you handled it well. It makes sense that people would come together against an outside threat but also that they haven't quite managed to completely stop it yet.

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Jul 19, 2023 20:29 by Chris L

Yeah, this one was tough. I mentioned it during the stream and ran some other ideas through my head, but finally came back to this. Ending bigotry, working together, and an iterative approach to world-building are my central themes. I shouldn't hide from it.


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Jul 25, 2023 20:34 by Molly Marjorie

I love your take on this prompt. Any place that considers bigotry old-fashioned seems like a good place to be.

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Jul 26, 2023 13:12 by Chris L

I'm trying to make the kind of world that I'd actually want to live in! A world where things are getting better, not worse. One that's iterative and additive instead of destructive.


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Aug 2, 2023 04:36 by Molly Marjorie

I love that attitude toward worldbuilding.

Check out Natural Magic : a coming of age fantasy novel, because life is hard enough when you're fourteen, even without saving the world. Or listen to it in podcast form .
Aug 2, 2023 12:52 by Chris L

A lot of fantasy worlds that I see are set during/after an apocalypse or in standard fantasy. I want a world where things are allowed to get better. And then find where the drama is.


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Aug 19, 2023 23:42 by E. Christopher Clark

I'm glad you wrote this, and I really like the opening quotes and how they establish the history of bigotry in your world.

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Aug 19, 2023 23:56 by Chris L

Thanks! It was tough to wrap my head around, but I got there!


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