From the Series Bible – the world I’ve made on 23rd Century Earth (Ramaxicon). (Italicized links have been removed, Bible is not public – art posted here is not original to the series, it is taken from free stock sites.)
How We Got Here
After a fragment of Eros 433 struck what was then called Earth (over the Arabian Sea) in 2017, an era of destructive volcanism began that lasted decades. The portion of Eros 433 broken off by its impact with meteor (7341) 1991 VK in 2016, entered the Moon’s gravitational pull first before breaking free on its course toward Earth. This liberation resulted in a minor change to the Moon’s orbit. The Moon’s distance from Earth shortened by only a few hundred miles, but it was sudden and severe enough to alter the speed at which the Earth turned, setting off a wave of volcanic activity and destructive changes in ocean tides.
In the 23rd century the moons orbit is stable, as is its distance to Ramaxicon; tidal bulge is severe with extremely low tides, and high tides that flood low lying coastlines. All non-polar glaciers are gone, giving rise to higher seas, and altering the geography.
Since the impact, the lands of India are submerged, and the territories of the Middle-East are uninhabitable. Africa is comprised of three distinct islands, while volcanism post-impact turned the islands of New Zealand and Hawaii into larger continental territories. Central America is underwater, along with most of South America. Continental Europe lies beneath the Mediterranean Ocean, the solitary Urals are now an island that stands between the Ocean, and the Baltic Sea. The western coast of North America is the Rocky Mountains, while the coast of east-Asia begins at Gonga Shan.
At the dawn of the 23rd century, polar glaciers began solidifying again due to technology utilized by the nation of Ramaxia; the continent at the south pole remains covered by ice in the east, but remains thawed in the west.
The southern polar nation of Ramaxia maintains the most advanced populace on the planet, the helovx (human) minority between the poles rely on trade with the Femmar to maintain their governments, and have instituted the Ramaxi calendar and the Femarctic time-standard. The sub-glacial Femmar do not recognize seasons based on weather patterns or planetary orbit, despite the southern polar region experiencing four months of light and five months of dark.
- Ramaxicon has 22 hours and 4 minutes in a day.
- There are 285 days in a 12 month Ramaxi year
- 25 days span a typical month (20 in the 3 hibernation-months).
- Dubol (January) 25 days
- Ramx (February) 25 days
- Ixax (March) 25 days
- Yuli (April) 25 days
- Gurtat (May) 25 days
- Yubol (June) 25 days
- Bamx (July) 25 days
- Jixak (August) 25 days
- Subiz (September) 20 days
- Hizaxir (October) 20 days
- Buxol (November) 20 days
- Yulitat (December) 25 days
Population: (Estimated) 194,875 as of 2225*
Population: (Actual) 153,406 as of 2225*
Habitable Land: 4.7 million square miles
Kardeshev Scale: Type 2
Major Cities: Vanda, Pikalit, Toxis, Utama
Central Government: Cloisax`Ramax
Primary Language: Ramaxi
*The only census figures known to the helovx-nations are those taken in 2204, before the production of the Eleventh Ramaxian Generation. The population of Ramaxia was, at the time, recorded to be approximately 98,000 citizens; helovx-nations estimate that Ramaxia now contains 2-times this due to the double production by the Tenth Ramaxian Gen–they are unaware of the Ramaxian population deficit of 2208, brought on by the Sister-Suicides.
Helovx-Nations is the Femarctic term used to describe non-Ramaxian governments, between the poles. These nations are all that remain of the ‘human race’, following the centuries of geological upheaval and social collapse.
- Chinasia, on the Asian continent
- North American Union in North America
- Brasilia, on the island of South America
- Slavic Empire on Uralskey Island, in the Baltic Ocean
- Euro-Egyptian Alliance of the African Trisect
The sparsely populated nations of Zealand and Hawaiiki are prosperously self-governed, due to gaining more land during the volcanism that dominated the 22nd century.
The helovx-nations of Chinasia, Brasilia, and Zealand, openly trade with Ramaxia, and have benefited from Femarctic infrastructure technology.
The helovx-nation of the North American Union exists in a quasi-cold war state with Ramaxia, while the helovx-nation of the Euro-Egyptian Alliance is a staunch theocracy, with limited imports from Ramaxia.
The Slavic Empire trades with no other helovx-nation, and relies heavily on Femarctic technology for food and fresh water, due to the unhealthy nature of their physiology, and the heavy radiation within the walls of their territory.
There are no helovx left in continental Australia.
As of 2225 there are roughly 27,000 documented helovx, alive on Earth.