Welcome to my Space Opera House! I'm a storytelling and sci-fi enthusiast, trying myself at stories and artworks in all sorts of settings and universes related to the future of humanity. Especially fond of lovecraft's cosmic horror, imaginative dystopia, science-inspired mysticism and the grand scale of futurism, I try to incorporate all those things in my works.
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Whatever happened to Unbound? I absolutely adore this concept. Reminds me very much of Homeworld, especially DoK, which I like very much.
I also recently saw your Sapient Stars content, and I really like your kinda unconventional scifi worlds.
Nothing bad happened to it, I'm just not currently working on anything big there. I've created all these original projects to pour a certain kind of scifi-mood into, whatever I'm most interested in at the moment. All of them are unconventional in one way or another. At the moment, it just happens to be Terran Mandate that's on top, but that's not to say Sapient Stars or Unbound will eventually get their own continuation as well.
Particularly with Unbound, though, I felt like a lot of the interesting elements were focused on the planet itself, less the actual space-setting I originally intended it to be. So a lot of that mood got transferred to Terran Mandate, where I'm currently working on a more detailed alien Homeworld with its own concepts of being part of a larger galactic scheme, experiencing rapid changes to their world and culture, etc. From my perspective, a lot of the Unbound ideas live on in that way, even though there's a new name slapped on top of it now
I just got a question regarding the lore of Sector Gondwana. Have you thought about its history during the Great Crusade/the Horus Heresy? I'd love to know what Legions and/or other Imperial forces were active there; that would make for a fascinating tale given the wonders of the place.
Also, I would be interested in learning about Ediacara and the secrets behind its stars of haunted gold.
Sector Gondwana is far to out-of-the-way and unimportant to warrant a visit by any of the legions, so it would've been listed to be conquered by one of the countless offshoots of the Great Crusade, by conventional imperial forces. The first expeditions arrived pretty late in the game, with a pretty major mechanicus presence leading the charge. They established the first imperial strongholds alongside regular troops, and prepared staging grounds for a decisive strike.
However, the actual conquest of Sector Gondwana never came - the imperial fleets dedicated to that cause were re-directed with the outbreak of the Horus Heresy. Some of those staging grounds are still around, left untouched since that time.
This is the reason only Subsector Cambria is realy in firm imperial hand, and even there some regions are uncharted. Gondwana proper was never fully conquered.