In Dreams of Trees : The City Of Trees [WORLDBUILDING]

Wordcount: 296
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Wordwar, Worldbuilding.

NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!

There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the Outline to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.



This is a city where they used a combined human and AI to manage the city instead of just the AI. John was used because he was the best match and he was more than happy to get to live forever. He and Red had a fight in that reality that basically left them on non-speaking terms, so he really had nothing else to lose.

This city was built, not grown, and most of the architecture was stone and not organic. The city was started by John and Atlantis, but it was built out carefully by the human population. There is a whole world within that city and there are thousands of doors that they have made contact with.

Their original world was becoming uninhabitable, which is why they created the city. They moved the entire population of their world, animals and all into the city and are waiting for the world to heal before they move back. There is a large portion of the city dwellers who have no plans to return, they like living in the city just fine.

All the things in the City of Trees were built using materials from outside the city. Only the endless city has found a way to pull in materials organically (through the trees).

The city of tree has doors to other cities, but not many. Most of the time they will make contact and then close the doors. There isn’t much they can learn from the other cities, after that initial contact. Everyone is much more interested in contacting new worlds, not mirrors of their own world. They share data sets between the cities, so that they don’t ever overlap worlds. For the most part that is easy because there are infinite worlds to choose from.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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