The 23rd Century World

The Femitokon Series takes place in the 23rd century.

Ixco’s orbit and distance to Ramaxicon are stable, but tidal bulge causes extreme low and high tides, making coastal habitation impossible for the helovx that live between the poles. All non-polar glaciers have melted, creating inland water over low-lying continental valley’s, and decades of volcanic activity has altered planetary geography.

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An impact event in 2022 decimated the population of the former Middle East. The arid lands north of the Arabian Sea are covered by glass earning the name ‘the Land of Glass and Bone’. It remains an uninhabitable region that extends a 1,000 miles around the Black Sea, over 800 miles inland from the eastern Mediterranean Ocean, and throughout the western mountains of a territory once named Iran.

Continental Europe lies beneath a portion of the Mediterranean Ocean called The Shallows; the highest peaks of the Ural Mountains became an island chain that today is inhabited by Slavic descendants of the Eastern Europe. Uralskey sits between the Mediterranean and Baltic Ocean’s.

Southern Asia is submerged with only the Chorabari Islands above water. The eastern coast of the former Asia (now called Yazhou) begins at Gonga Shan, and due to melting glaciers in the southeast, the continent contains more freshwater lakes that any other landmass, between the poles.

no_image_available_3Glacial deterioration and decades of rift-collapse lead to continental Africa morphing into three distinct islands occupied by descendants of European and Turkish religious factions.

Severe post-impact volcanic activity expanded the islands of New Zealand (now called Aotearoa by its now native majority), giving it a dearth of habitable territory. Continental Australia’s coasts are uninhabitable due to tidal bulge, and their last known helovx inhabitants were found wandering the grasslands around 22nd century Lake Charlotte before the region was glacially re-solidified by the Femmar in 2200.

no_image_available_3The western coast of North America is the Rocky Mountains with cities founded by descendants of Canada; the inhabited Appalachia Peninsula is swampy landscape amid brackish waters cluttered with ruins of a megalopolis belonging to the former United States. Inter-coastal regions remain uninhabitable due to severe tides; with the largest clusters of helovx residing in Midlands, along the Mississippi Bay.

All of Central America is uninhabitable due to tidal bulge and rift collapse, while much of South America is submerged leaving a highland mass called Brasilia.

Due to a slight shift in the polar magnetic placement, the northern polar ice melted in the 22nd century; as did the glaciers that once covered the island of Greenland, and the Arctic portions of Canada, and Siberia. The Western Antarctica Ice Sheet began melting before the impact, did not survive past the 21st century.


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