Since Botana has evolved (and is evolving) into a very rich and deep setting, I thought it would be a good idea to have a topic where we can discuss and create little tidbits of lore and history of the island and eventually the whole world. (This totally isn't a plot for me to get enough lore to make a TTRPG sourcebook.) Permalink
Quoting Wertman 8
Ah okay- is it actually on the island, or is it offshore, like the Caribbean islands to the Americas?
Yes, I had intended for Zanarkand to be an offshore island, though more like a bit of Botana that had landed disconnected from the main island. I forget where I said this, but I remember saying that, lore-wise, Botana was the result of the city of Zanarkand being lifted from the mainland and tossed into the sea after the fall of the Elysian Empire. So while the island of Zanarkand has most of the ancient ruins, while Botana is a chunk of nearby land prior to lifting.
Depending on how the fight with Alphinaud goes and what happens after, I have some ideas for the mainland itself, which would in turn lead to more answers regarding the origin of Zanarkand and Botana. Permalink
Quoting Drahcir Nosnevets
So are the Elysians and Sandmen a different race than agori, or are they just the first settlers of Botana?
I had imagined Eysians and Sandmen as different species, though I didn't think about how they related to Agori. I guess Agori would either be settlers or descendants of the remaining Elysians, maybe both. Permalink