Also, exclusively on Patreon: Young Sawtooth! She sure was feisty.
The previous wallpaper, Sawtooth’s tattoos, is now up with the rest! check ’em out.
Since I started adding color, Parhelion uses four color palettes (so far), each with their own associations. The cast page renders each character in the color they fit thematically, based on my vague and slippery typology.
Red- Don’t-give-a-fuck iconoclasm (and, secondarily, ‘desert heat’). Peter (and Kiefer-161 in general), Inkling, and Nikolai in the process of making very bad decisions.
(All Worldbuilding Wednesday posts are here, and as always, you can ask questions about this or any other Parhelionverse thing on the Tumblr blog! These posts aren’t necessary to understand the comic, but they might be handy for summarizing context. Patreon backers can read one post into the future.)
THE SONG OF LIBERATION
We seek to create a world where we are Valuable, in the truest sense.
Let this world be named Samaan.
Let it hum with freedom. Let none on Samaan be merely Useful.
Excerpted from the Encyclopedia Xenocartographica, v38.712.5c, slightly abridged, Ponoma Publishing House, a Yima subsidiary
Samaan is an artificial planetoid of unknown origin, population, and composition.
Permanent settlements: N/A
Size: ~2,400 miles in diameter
Orbits: Sol 398rKf (at ~90 million miles)
Fellow Satellites: None
POLITICAL DOSSIER: SAMAAN
Yima Family internal use only. Leaks will be detected and summarily punished.
Samaan is a Boltzmann-run theocratic ethnostate.
Espionage is a tricky proposition; it is an exclusively-Boltzmann world, and even Boltzmann Brains indifferent/opposed to Samaan can rarely be convinced to spy. (The development of an ‘artificial Boltzmann’ for this purpose is a preposterous money-pit. Avoid the temptation.)
The inner machinations of Samaan are of little concern; protect our assets and plan against a mass coordination of BEIs, however unlikely that may be.