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DEVS: Would you like if the Next fantasy Tittle was Shadow of the Apt???

Unknown6203Unknown6203 Posts: 906Registered Users
edited April 30 in Total War General Chat
Devs i know it wont happened but just read about these books i love this fantasy setting.

I think this fantasy world is unique and would fit right there whit Warhammer franchise since its about war and has various factions vying for power. Ok for people who don't read ill summarize what the Shadow of the Apt is about.

Ok this is a steampunk/fantasy world were something happened and humans merged whit the characteristic of insects these people are called Kinden there are various Kinden Ant kinden, Beetle Kinden, Wasp Kinden etc. among the kinden there 2 divisions Apt and Inapt and that were the tittle get its name. The magic users are the Inapt used to rule the world for years using other Apt kinden(Beetles, Ants and Flies) as slaves, the one who ruled over were the the Moth Kinden whit the assistance of the Mantis Kinden they ruled over for hundred of years until the Apt (those without magic) revolted.

Now let me explain the Kinden the Kinden are humans who have characteristic of the insect spirit something happened that he humans are merged whit the characteristic of insects as such they have a Spirit Insect that the patron of their race. the races are divided into two camps Apt and Inapt

APT- Are kinden who are not inclined into magic and such they rely on technology to advance beetles for example rely on Steampunk tech Scorpions have lower tech such as catapults etc. Ants, Beetles, Flies, Scorpion,Wasp.

INAPT- Are the old races and are magic users who used to rule the world, some still remain but whit less influence like the Dragonflies and Spider. the Moth still remain but they are a shadow of their former self.amost all of them have Nightsight they cna see on the dark.

THE KINDEN-The kinden have certain characteristics and abilities that define their Kinden, they also have Ancestral arts that means a special ability that only that Kinden all of them are humans albeit whit changes to match their insect characteristic. has SOME Examples they are many more.

Here the link so you can see the official artwork of some kinden. https://www.google.com/search?q=what+are+the+Kinden+Beetle+Arts&rlz=1C1KDEC_enUS826US826&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih7-SYkPjhAhXoct8KHZdIDfoQ_AUIDigB&biw=1536&bih=775

APT KINDEN

BEETLE KINDEN- but are know for their indifference they look like Ogre from Warhammer but bit taller than a normal human whit strong build,dark brown skin, their beetle characteristic are that they are strong,and are resistant to poison and fatigue, can climb well and some can fly (but rather badly as other kinden note). there are variant of the Beetle called the Khanapes Beetles they serve a mysterious Inapt Kinden which i wont say....

ANT KINDEN- are short but stocky very strong and militaristic in nature they own many city states and their art is called mindlink they can communicate telepathically whit other Ant Kinden of their own city states which enable them to move as in unison making then deadly in combat.their skin color varies from city state from browns, yellows, red to blues.

FLY KINDEN- are small nimble,but not very good for combat they dont have nay offensive characteristic, they mostly are messengers and traders they are the best flyers except for the Dragonflies other abilities include wall crawling, flying, and a "spidey sense" that know when they are in danger, they are mostly Pirates and thieves and are know to be greedy and quarrelsome.

WASP KINDEN Empire- The Antagonist of the series they are know as very agressive,imperialistic,macho apt race they are tall fair skin, and they considered themselves the master race, they subjugated many under their rule they adapt to any invention of the rest they conquer but consider them indispensable, they also recruit from their conquered Kinden such as Bees and Grasshoppers, they considered Wasp women in their society to be nothing more than reproductive machines. they have various arts all of them have Flight, and Sting they can throw acid flames from their hands rarer arts are Bone Spurs( Wolverine like claws from their fist) and some Mindlink whit other Wasp who have Mindlink.

MANTIS KINDEN- They are savage warriors some of the best and rivals of the Spiders, they mostly serve the moths but serve in other areas such as the Commonwealth.they are mercenaries and live in forest holds they hate technology they are right there as one of the best fighters alongside the Assassin Bugs,they are tall and agile excellent trackers they value honor above all else they are like cooler Wood Elves their art is that they are basically superior than the rest and can grow bone Spurs from their arms which they use for combat, some can fly, if one befriends them they are friends for life so much that if they die they cant go in peace until their friends dies too., they take only one partner per life never remarry.

INAPT KINDEN

MOTHS KINDEN- They are tall whit white eyes(no pupils) grayish skin they are nocturnal and they can fly very well, they are one of the most powerful sorcerers on the land and some think they have the art of Hypnosis.after the revolution they remain in only some mountain strongholds and try to sabotage technology whenever they can, most of the apt consider that very annoying.they recruit other Inapts to their cause.

SPIDER KINDEN- they are basically the Dark/High Elves of the world they are manipulative bunch and love to scheme, they have vast lands called Spiderlands they are a matriarchal Society and women hold all the power, among their art its Climb,Web(t spin web fromtheir hands) Bone spurs like the wasp but whit poison.

DRAGONFLYS KINDEN- My favorites, The Book i read they are at war whit the Wap Empire, they rule a Feudal Kingdom Dragonflys being the warriors and rulers and other races doing the peasant work, their realm its called the Dragonfly Commonwealth.they treat their subject pretty well and its the first organized nation whit massive organized armies to have stopped Wasp on their tracks. graceful and cultured, they dedicate their time to arts,poetry and martial arts(are know for swords and Bows) as such they are kind of Samurais who care for their peasants. They are graceful flyers, and to further enhance their flying they ride giants Dragonfly mounts their art is Flying which they can do faster and better than even Fly's and their second is Bone Claws, they can turn their fingers into sharp claws.

The most basic Subject and the one they can't live without are the Grasshopper Kinden, they work the land but are know to sometimes go into a Beserker rage or slaughter and turn into Locust. There are some rare Insect Kinden Subjects on their land the colorful magical Butterflys, and the mysterious Stick insects, Mantis Kinden also live here too.

I must add there are Halfbreeds and these are look down upon they have the characteristic of both parents or only one of them but lookign different.


They are many more Kinden and many more arts.

The Apt are technological and as the series progresses the technology becomes higher to the point that the beetles have flying steam ironclads, after the revolution of the Apt they forgot the Days of Lore(days when all of the Inapt ruled) the Inapt know this and there many ancient enemies that were thought to be gone but were defeated by the Moths such as the Centipedes, Worms,Mosquitos, Assasin Bugs,Slugs. these are every powerful but are thought to be myths but they live.... i will not spoil in case somebody want to read it.

But in all there are multiple country, multiple races in which to make a game out of, not to mention this is one of the best fantasy novel i read so its so unique. tired of the same old Elf,Dwarfs etc read this, there are 8 books. and the world is layed out on the books its pretty big and diverse, also since there are multiple kinden living

NATIONS-Exalsee, Spiderland, Lowlands(various city states), 3 city alliance,Scorpionlands, Dragonfly Commonwealth,Wasp Empire,Khanapes and a bunch of independent city states.

Comments

  • Xenos7Xenos7 Posts: 5,051Registered Users
    Seems nice. Would play it.
  • DaGangsterDaGangster Junior Member Posts: 917Registered Users
    Not really into the whole "everyone is just different bugs" thing, but to each their own.

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  • AbmongAbmong Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    This really needs to be moved to - OFF TOPIC

    No a side note the next fantasy title CA will tackle is likely to be "Total War: Middle-earth" if for no other reason than because they can just continue the partnership with GW since GW already has a license deal for LotR/Hobbit on TT with Werner Bros so can help CA/Sega negociate that.
    Total War: Warhammer IV - Cathay, Ind, Nippon, Khuresh (+ Lost Vampire Bloodlines, Monkey kingdom DLC) :#
  • xXF1aKOXxxXF1aKOXx Posts: 844Registered Users
    Abmong said:

    This really needs to be moved to - OFF TOPIC

    No a side note the next fantasy title CA will tackle is likely to be "Total War: Middle-earth" if for no other reason than because they can just continue the partnership with GW since GW already has a license deal for LotR/Hobbit on TT with Werner Bros so can help CA/Sega negociate that.

    Or Warhammer 40k most likely

    I doubt they would do A middle earth total war why would they do another fantasy
  • AwesomeLionAwesomeLion Member Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    xXF1aKOXx said:

    Abmong said:

    This really needs to be moved to - OFF TOPIC

    No a side note the next fantasy title CA will tackle is likely to be "Total War: Middle-earth" if for no other reason than because they can just continue the partnership with GW since GW already has a license deal for LotR/Hobbit on TT with Werner Bros so can help CA/Sega negociate that.

    Or Warhammer 40k most likely

    I doubt they would do A middle earth total war why would they do another fantasy
    Cus' lots of people want it x3
    Total War: Warhammer <3
  • psychoakpsychoak Posts: 2,359Registered Users
    While that setting looks interesting, I wouldn't get your hopes up. Accessibility is probably going to be pretty low on that one, and a licensed product that's relatively inaccessible is a losing proposition.
    Abmong said:

    This really needs to be moved to - OFF TOPIC

    No a side note the next fantasy title CA will tackle is likely to be "Total War: Middle-earth" if for no other reason than because they can just continue the partnership with GW since GW already has a license deal for LotR/Hobbit on TT with Werner Bros so can help CA/Sega negociate that.

    GW's license agreement for the TT game gives them zero rights to any sort of PC game licensing. Thinking there is any correlation here is a gross misunderstanding of what licensing means. A license provides no ownership over the source material, it's the entire purpose of a license, to "sell" without actually selling the source to your customer.

    There is already a glut of Tolkien software out there, and it makes for a relatively poor TW environment. Fantasies about licensing agreements aside, there's little reason to expect it next. ASOIF would be better, WoT would be better.

    There are probably a couple hundred fantasy settings that would be better projects simply because they weren't written as an Epic with most of the focus around a single individual or party. The Fellowship just doesn't translate to Total War.

  • ItharusItharus Senior Member Posts: 7,207Registered Users
    Kinden? What? This sounds like some shitey YA book or fanfiction thereof.
  • psychoakpsychoak Posts: 2,359Registered Users
    Ahh, the joys of misplaced snobbery...

    The Lord of the Rings is the bedtime stories Tolkien told his kids, he started writing it all down because they were remarking on his inconsistencies. :)
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