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Sandbox - Cetaceans

Cetaceans, sometimes called Cetazoids, are an alien race descended from the Cetaceans of Earth during a period of time known as The First Enchantment. They resemble humanoid whales and dolphins, and their race is made up of various species.

The cetaceans were a technologically advanced society that inhabited Earth long before humans. However, not long after The Second Enchantment, the cetaceans were forced to leave Earth and settle a new planet, which they named Neolantis. However, a not insignificant number of cetaceans currently live on Earth. By both Neolantis and Earth standards, most of these cetaceans are illegal migrants, but they have formed a tight knit international community.


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Sandbox - Counties of Monno Atoll

The island nation of Monno Atoll is split up into five main counties - Thorpeshire, Aussex, the Hebrides, the Soubrides, and Nilmoor (formerly Nugani; some world building materials remain to be updated.) These counties were created after the Convict Revolt, and all play various roles in the economy and society of Monno Atoll. Thorpeshire and Aussex are the most political of the counties, having the largest populations, and their conflicting ideologies are the main source of political unrest in the country. All counties produce unique crops and raw materials which are traded around the country at large.

The Splitting of the Vanguard

The Splitting of the Vanguard is briefly mentioned here to explain how the counties came to be. For more information, see Monno Atoll Convict Revolt.

After the sucess of the Convict Revolt, there was much unease among the newly freed citazens of Monno. It was decided that the dinosaur-training vanguard who led the revolt should swear allyship and help the freed convicts settle. The Guard of Thorpeshire tried their best to convince the party that the former protestors' dreams of an anarchist society was not acheivable. Malcolm MacQuiod and Sean Caulfield themsevles had been proponents of Socialism and had written plans in their spare time of how a Roman-style society with socialist values could be run.

The one Guard who disagreed with this idea was the Guard of Aussex, who wanted to create a nation that ran similar to modern Great Britain, wishing to gain back some sense of societal normalcy. The ideaology that Aussex wouuld ultimalty end up adopting would be a libertarian monarchy.

After much arguing, the once unified vanguard parted ways over their differences. Thorpeshire, the Hebrides, the Soubrides and Nilmoor did their best to create a truly anarchist society, while those who longed for the familiarity of their past home followed the Aussex vanguard to found the county of Aussex.

Thorpeshire

Thorpeshire's climate is overall temperate, with the largest city, Thorpe, located on the inner coastline.

Formation

Back when Monno was still being used as a penal colony, the land of Thorpshire, especially along the inner coast, was the site of many settlments and camps. Dr. MacQuoid also lived in the area that would in future become Thorpe City.

During the revolt, a escaped convicts that had mastered the art of training hennins (Parasaurolophus) would be instrumental in the revolt's success. As a result, the hennin is a widely seen symbol of the county of Thorpeshire.

Politics

Currently, Thorpeshire functions under a anarcho-communist economy, with no centralized governing body or law enforcement. Large scale plans are made communally, usually on Sunday evenings after the communal Sunday dinner.

Much like Peregrine City, Thorpe City has a forum, a concept taken from the work of Prof. Caulfield. The forum is the center for a large market as well as a general meeting place for the community.

Thorpeshire's political system is mostly anarcho-socialist. While certain transactions are made with physical currency, the majority of trading is done by trading goods, labor or other tangible services.

Thorpe City

Thorpe City, often just called Thorpe, is the largest city in Thorpeshire. It is a very colourful city in terms of culture and community, and many of the buildings are built by individuals with the help of the community, giving each one a unique look. The city also repurposes the camp and prison infrastructure in the area, modifying it into livable space. There is a shop/trading district as well as many dinosaur ranches on the outskirts. Most transportation in the city consists of dinosaurs (notably inchies), horses, bicycles, and, sometimes, domestic reindeer, which rings true for most Monno cities. Cars are not commonplace on Thorpe streets, as only a handful are on the island.

Port MacQuoid

Port MacQuoid is one of the main port cities on Monno, next to Peregrine City. It regularly does confidential outside trade through Chile.

Aussex

Naming

Formation

Politics

Aussex fuctions under a libertarian monarchy, the only county to do so.

Contemporary role

The Hebrides

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Formation

Politics

Contemporary role

The Soubrides

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Formation

Politics

Contemporary role

Nilmoor

Naming

The Desert of Nilmoor is the only county named by Sean Caulfield. Nil comes from the Latin term for nothing, with Moor refering to the vast, flat, semi-barren moors of the Scottish highland - perhaps the closest British equivalent to a desert. Hence, Dr. Caulfield somewhat humourously named the desert the Moor of Nothing.

Formation

Politics

Contemporary role

Relationship with Chile

Monno's strongest international relationship is with Chile. Those in charge of imports on Monno are very picky about who they let trade with them, for fear of getting outed to the rest of the world. Thankfully, Chilean traders respect Monno's desire to remain hidden, and throughout most of the country, Monno Atoll only exists as a playground rumor, similar to Atlantis or the Land of the Lost. Many Chileans in the know simply refer to Monno as the "City of the Caesars", obscuring the reality of Monno Atoll by making it synonymous with the mythical lost Patagonian city.


Thorpe City

Bonniefirth

Eadfield

Settlements of Aussex

Peregrine City

Victor

Truce

Settlements of the Hebrides

Mauchnoch

Settlements of the Soubrides

Cairn Dune

Settlements of Nugani

Lawrence


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