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Twisted Confessional | Settings

Lot L

Cast of characters:

  • Marcia Richards
  • Oliver (Harold) Richards
  • Willow (Alexandra) Richards
  • Ronnie/Rani == Veronica (Amanda) Porter
  • The Ancient
  • Akwasi - an african (Ta/Jefferson Davis)
    • Akuba (Sa/daughter)
      • Kaakyire (Cha-Ka/daughter) - also daughter of Nicholas Richards.
  • Beauregard (more of a Jefferson Davis sort of role)

Passed:

  • Nicholas Richards
  • Sydney and Martin Porter

The Land is a pocket universe with many strange properties. It is a Klein bottle, which can be modeled in a manner similar to a torus - on a rectangle. When you exit the left or right edge, you enter at the same latitude on the opposite edge, but if you exit at the top or bottom, you enter at the mirrored longitude at the opposite edge and at the other side of the square.

There is a river that connects to itself, running "downhill" in a strange circle. It is in a valley. At one point, it empties into a cave, and comes out on the other end as a waterfall. This is because gravity is slightly off-kilter.

"Across" from the river (more or less equidistant from both shores), there are strange structures (obelisks) each located maybe a third of a mile apart. Each Obelisk is covered in strange alien writing. The interior of each Obelisk has a control panel, and not much else.

This pattern is broken only *once* - and this is where visitors (tend to) appear. (Clearing in the middle of the mountain range - bordered on two sides by cliffs, the other two by jungle).

There is no sun in the sky. It just gradually gets brighter, suffused by light, and then gradually gets darker. It rains as the sky begins to darken, every day.


65 Million Years Ago (in our timeline, the main one), a spaceship malfunctioned. It collided into Earth, inadvertently causing the K-T extinction event. Its space-folding technology, which it used for transportation, created The Land out of elements of the Earth it crashed into - an extradimensional spatial anomaly hurtling through time. (It began moving very quickly but has been slowing down over time; over the past hundred years, ten years have passed in our universe for every one year in the anomaly. It was much quicker before then - it has been perhaps 10,000 years since the Anomaly was made, according to its internal clock.)

The AI of the ship, realizing what had happened, eventually stabilized the anomaly by working with the crew. This is where the Obelisks (and the weather/climate) came from. Each obelisk is networked to each other obelisk, and as a whole they stabilize the anomaly and control the sky (weather, light/dark, etc.)

Sadly, unable to escape, the crew devolved. Their devolved state is now known as the Zarn.

Whatever the aliens were originally called has been lost. The AI had a name, which is unpronounceable by humans, and so is called The Ancient.


The ecology of the Land is occasionally replenished through "collisions" with Earth (as it exists in the same gravitational distortion as Earth) - each collision opens a portal, usually in the Visitor's Hole. Without a massive extinction event, dinosaurs have managed to survive, and even somehow evolve.

http://news.discovery.com/dinosaurs/central-park-in-new-york-could-support-100-big-dinosaurs.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/mesozoic/cretaceous/lc.shtml

Before (and even during) their devolution, the Zarn managed to tame (the allosaurs).