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Minshara Cneph

http://lxndr.livejournal.com/146351.html


It was the summer of 1813 that the strangers came to Cape Town. Three clearly modern ships of entirely unknown design sailed into Cape Town, manned entirely by civilized colored folk, which everyone found remarkable. Its sailors spoke a tongue none could recognize, and their holds were full of strange and exotic goods. They carried strange coinage, stamped with an unknown script. But their gold and silver were good.

The strangers remained for most of the summer, attempting to learn our language. They said they came from the south, from a nation they called 'Mishara'. They had come to open new trade routes, and so attempted to ply their goods. It was clear they were 'modern' and industrial - and a potential wild card in international affairs.

Word quickly spread across the world about these odd strangers. Expeditions were immediately planned and mounted to head south and discover this strange land of Minshara. Unfortunately (and perplexingly), all that was discovered was a frozen southern continent, Antarctica.

The next time the strangers were seen was in Australia in the fall of 1814. They landed in Hobarton, on the island of Tasmania. The people of Hobarton treated the strangers with curiosity - they stayed for a season, and left by winter. Of course, by the time word got to Europe, they were gone.

But evidence remained. Their strange and exotic goods, their coinage... Everyone in the southern hemisphere kept an eye to the south. More expeditions were planned and executed towards Antarctica.

Nothing was heard from the strangers for years.

It wasn't until 1819 that Cape Town began to hear word of a settlement being established by strange colored folk near the remote town of Uttenhage, and Fort Frederick. Roughly 2,000 British settlers were sent towards that area, and were welcomed to the settlement, which the strangers called 'Cabre.'

Nonetheless, the British considered this land occupation an act of aggression, and shortly declared war on Minshara. They managed to capture Minsharan ships, and (with the "help" of some "cooperative" Minsharan prisoners) even reverse-engineered the device that allowed transit between the worlds.


Minshara's year is approx 15 Earth months.

  • 1813 summer
  • 1814 fall
  • 1816 winter - skipped
  • 1817 spring - tierra del fuego
  • 1818 summer - south island, new zealand
  • 1819 fall - port elizabeth