Well thought out. My only objection is the idea of lower birth rates in a more agricultural society. To me, that seems outside of the historic norm (e.g., earlier marriage and higher birth rates in the 15th c. following the Black Plague in Europe), but it's easy to imagine something different bearing out. Go to Comment
Well, that was dark. But it certainly illustrates the setting well. The real horrors are in the reality of the details, which are so well-fleshed. My favorite: the vaguely-Lovecraftian madness of arcanotech. Go to Comment
It's an interesting article. I would like it to be a little more clarified so I have a better understanding of what I'm looking at, rather than draw my own conclusions and risk misunderstanding you. I like the realism of the thing, though; I'm not convinced this bank doesn't already exist. Go to Comment
Except, it doesn't have to be. Nighttime can be a relaxing, peaceful time in the world, when nature rests and soft shadows cover the ground. Not every night has to be filled with vampires, ghosts, beasts, and things jumping out from dark places.