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Arqo-Wohai, The Mythical Birthplace of the Skrell

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Type (e.g. Planet, Faction, System): A mythical, lost underwater region on the Skrell homeworld (Qerrbalak).
Describe this proposal in a single sentence (12 word maximum): To tie together old concepts and add more depth to Skrell mythology.
How will this be reflected on-station? It'll only really be reflected in the further depth and consistency with the new changes to the Skrell veneration of Dionae/etc (The reworked Dienabi religion)
Does this faction/etc do anything not achieved by what already exists? Yes, this adds more mystery to the Skrells' history on Qerrbalak and makes their mythology a fair bit cooler. 
Why should this be given to lore developers rather than remain player created lore? It adds a whole lot more substance to the new religion and the pre-glorsh mythology of the Skrell, I think.
Do you understand that if this is submitted, you are signing it away to the lore team, and that it's possible that it will change over time in ways that you may not forsee? Yup.
Long Description: Perhaps one of the longest standing myths surrounding Skrell evolution is the legend of the Arqo-Wohai, a lost core region of the Skrell nestled deep below the sea of Qerrbalak, theorized to be found even deeper than the Mariana Trench on Earth, this legend often alludes to a diverse set of deep sea life capable of unusually advanced psionic power. 

Traditionally, and of great interest to ancient Skrell anthropology, this also tends to include deep sea floral life, the significance of which is as the earliest indication of floral life with psionic power, most other known psionic Floral life being extraordinarily rare with only rudimentary power. One of such psionic floral species known to exist on the surface of Qerrbalak is the Weuzshi Mycelium, also known as the Weuzshi Auto-net fungus, for how it telepathically communicates with other of its kind to instinctively grow together to form a moss-like net over surfaces exposed to heat. 

The legend usually likens Arqo-Wohai to a lost paradise of the Skrell species, with the floral life acting as beacons in the deep darkness of the sea, a likening believed to indicate a similar ability of the Flora to telepathically link to Skrell. For this reason, the floral life is often considered as the origin myth of the Oernabi legend, and the region is both revered and religiously sought by followers of Dienabi, with them referring to it as the last surviving bastion of Oernabi on Qerrbalak. Despite the cultural significance, the most compelling evidence is little more than deep sea carvings found in aquaducts near the ocean floor.

(Inspired by the myths of the Lost City of Atlantis, El Dorado - the City of Gold, and Shangri-La.)

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Hi! 

 

This seems neat, but I do have some questions;

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For this reason, the floral life is often considered as the origin myth of the Oernabi legend, and the region is both revered and religiously sought by followers of Dienabi, with them referring to it as the last surviving bastion of Oernabi on Qerrbalak.

I'm a bit confused on this. Do you mind expanding on this concept a bit more? What do you mean as the origin myth - he is a Cosmic Entity, so I don't really see him origining from a place on Qerrbalak - unless you mean that he 'birthed' Skrell in Arqo-Wohai, which is a pretty cool concept. Lots of ways this can be incorporated on. 

Thanks for submitting this! It's up to @ParadoxSpace to decide whether to approve or deny, however. 

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11 hours ago, Caelphon said:

Hi! 

 

This seems neat, but I do have some questions;

I'm a bit confused on this. Do you mind expanding on this concept a bit more? What do you mean as the origin myth - he is a Cosmic Entity, so I don't really see him origining from a place on Qerrbalak - unless you mean that he 'birthed' Skrell in Arqo-Wohai, which is a pretty cool concept. Lots of ways this can be incorporated on. 

Thanks for submitting this! It's up to @ParadoxSpace to decide whether to approve or deny, however. 

I mean, like, it's considered the origin myth as in, a place it could have originated in concept, in a scientific non-Dienabi sense. The Dienabi take would likely be entirely separate from how the Skrell Anthropologists approach it, you know? kinda like how historians who aren't aligned with a belief system will often parallel religious tales to old legends, and the like, IRL. It could be implemented however you/Paradox think it'd be best

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