Xant: Chapter 1 eventually. This is a huge project a new translator is undertaking. I am aware there exists a copy of v1 out there already, but as like we did with ID, this is a new TL so we’re starting from the ground up.
Difference is, this TL isn’t about to up and go for college. Yet.
This is pretty much an announce post.
The heavens that prospered by developing technology to its fullest under the guidance of the gods, who had been bestowed with knowledge by the mother of everything.
The devildom that opposed them by chanting tremendous magic spells under the reign of the demonic kings, who had been bestowed with power by the mother of everything.
The humans of middle-earth who survived amidst the two by relying on either the machines of the heavenly beings in exchange for faith, or on the magic of the demonic beings in exchange for a contract.
That is, until the year A.A. 1728 – the fateful day of the [Technology Revolution].
When the secret method to generate energy by burning worldstones, the technique that was the foundation of heavenly technology, leaked into the open, humans began seeking independence from both the heavens and the devildom, and started to prosper on their own. As technology which only required worldstones as fuel became increasingly prevalent, magic that required souls and lives as sacrifices slowly became forgotten by the people.
After all, there was no longer a need for humans to rely on magic that teetered on the boundary of self-destruction, since they had gained technology that enabled them to create airplanes that could soar across the sky and submarines that could freely move around the ocean without needing sacrifices.