Work of the Week #27

A compendium of some of the more “intriguing” scripts of the outermost regions of the Universe…:


The Shipbuilders were long considered the master starship makers of the outermost areas.  Their script is written with superconducting ink onto metallic surfaces, so that the commands written are carried out automatically (like the Digimon script).

The Gatebuilders were renowned for their portal-making prowess in the Universe.  The most infamous example of their mastery is the Gateway (Work of the Week #5) for which their script has been put to full use.  They have constructed a number of other portals, though….  (‘r’ = /tl/, ‘z’ = /zh/, ‘y’ = /ə/)

The Worldbuilders make whole planets instead of ships.  Of all the races represented here, the Worldbuilders are the only ones still around.  Their script works much like the Shipbuilders’; conjugation works like the Semimortals’ script.  (‘x’ = /kh/, ‘c’ = /ch/, ‘j’ = /sh/, ‘rg’ = /tl/, ‘ry’ = /ll/, ‘ɪ’ = /ə/)

The Azhseg Derelict is the ancient ship that the Alien Azhseg acquired in the Worldbuilders Realm.  It’s script is based on the I Ching code (which in turn based the binary code our electronics use today).  Each “6-bit” character corresponds to a number, as well as a letter and word; alone each character means a number, as a ring it means a string of letters (forming a word), and as a word it’ll be surrounded by a ring or rings of characters.  The ship looks something along the lines of this:×350/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre10/3ffa/th/pre/i/2009/243/e/c/derelict_by_vmulligan.jpg

The Azhseg Railgun is an ancient and powerful handheld weapon also owned by Azhseg in the book.  Its script is taken from this: ~ The weapon itself is powered by the wielder’s power; the more power it siphons, the more powerful its shots.  The weapon looks something along the lines of this:×350/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre12/2262/th/pre/i/2014/133/b/b/lava_gun__gateway__by_aliennate89-d7i712n.jpg

The Star-Forger is an automaton in the form of a spaceship; its creators are uncertain, and its duty is solely to make new stars.  Its script is based on the 4-nucleotide RNA/DNA code; the script is conjugated in triplets, mimicking the codon code for encoding proteins.  The Derelict Ship script and this one are built in a very similar manner….

The Universal Library is another automaton, built by a different, long-extinct race.  Its duty is to observe and record every single event that ever occurs in the Universe, throughout the Universe’s existence.  The script (that writes itself upon the Library’s walls) is taken from Cuneiform, and has an alphabetic form alongside a great number of logographic symbols.  The Library itself looks something along the lines of this:×200/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre11/c58c/th/pre/f/2011/342/7/5/time_0_by_elreviae-d4iidsc.jpg

The Script of the Fifteen Temples has only one surviving instance:  A piece of parchment containing the names of the fifteen temples created by the Old Ones (and implied by the Old Ones Stela).  However, as the script is completely logographic, the temples listed are largely unknown.  The script itself is taken from the Aztec script….

**I do not own the images I link to!  They merely serve as visual aids for the specific objects I refer to here (expect only a partially similar image of such things to occur in the book!)**



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