Tal's cultures and technologies
This article describe about common features and overviews of a whole of Planet Tal. For further each details, please head to each specific articles.
Tal's technologies are generally similar to Earth's early 1900's level including cars, guns, and simple computers. Areas of sergals and agudners cultural sphere like Gold Ring partially have an appearance that is reminiscent Showa period of Earth's Japan.
Generally a whole of civilization is retro and traditional technology. There is a high-technology really only in the very limited place. And economic disparity is big by each area.
Overviews of each technologies
Technology level depend on areas.
Noticeable civilized area is Southern Gold Ring, the most of every technologies on Tal can be said have developed centered on Gold Ring. See more: Gold Ring
Eastern Reono also share comparatively developed technologies due to connection with Gold Ring, but Reono is some rural compared to Gold Ring. However, Reono is noticeable region as place having superior hunting technologies. See more: Reono
Northern Shigu was totally undeveloped and tribal traditional land until around RC 28. But Shigu undergoes rapid technical development through world war, especially for military technology. See more: Shigu
Western Nevrea is wholly undeveloped and not-urbanized area, and have only the own things of their traditional culture since there is very exclusive state. See more: Nevrea
Extreme high-technology exist only in a very limited place like Talyxian-Rooters research facilities. And almost all of those things are not made public, general Eltus people have no chance to see it and most of them don't know those existence at all.
The most of materials that is used as fuel for cars or ships are produced from a pond and swamp areas of Lower Magoe. Because of this, Gold Ring can be much more advanced in technologies of large construction and mechanical technology over other regions. In contrast, the main energy source in the Eastern and the Northern is the fats from a creatures.
There's power generation technology in Gold Ring too. Especially in more city areas, there's multiple power plants that are connecting power transmission cables to each houses.
Male urban nevrean is riding the motor scooter.
There's some vehicles such as motor scooters and cars, in civilized area like Gold Ring.
Some of people who try to create plane. But all of them have never be successful due to environmental problems such as sandstorm and radiation, at least until RC 100.
There's fishing boats and transport vessels that is used on salt lake ColVilous and each pond and swamp areas.
Trains were developed by agudner engineers after the war, with the main railway system going from Shigu all the way to Reono. They were mainly used for material transportation from Reono to Shigu and back. Afterwards, more trains and railways were developed for people within the Shigu lands mainly for personal transport. In Gold Ring, there are tramways that connect each town or district. Due to the difficulty of laying lines down on the desert environments of the Sailzane, there will be no railways going outward from Gold Ring to foreign countries / nations such as Reono or Shigu for a long period of time. The development of underground rail systems was found to be not practical, and none are present on Tal.
Mainly in east, as Agudners are central, generally they send a children as "apprenticeship" to a hunter and a craftsman instead of school since they were young.
In contrast, there are something like proper school in south. It developed while Eltus races took care of the child jointly in the south.
Schools of south are different from earth's. It is the existence such as the vocational school where it begins with the childhood. Contents of learning are reading and writing, calculation, how to get food, how to hunt fish, and such.
As class subjects are: Language, Arithmetic, Biology, Physical education, Home economics.
As for the big difference of the school in the earth, importance of home economics and the biology are same as language and the arithmetic's.
Even if children, often they are exposed to danger of death without mercy in the camp school. The extracurricular class is very severe as same as such as the training of the Marine Corps. Because all of Eltus races are given the tough physical ability as the beast race while begin born.
Generally, person that go to "school" are only Eltus race.
Even if Talyxian is in school, it is rare case that was made to enter by the owner who is an eccentric, or is bred as animal in a school.
There are various religions in each areas.
Northern (Shigu): Animism faith of the natural that came from the fear for the forest and the wildlife.
Southern (Gold Ring): There is religious thought that is called "Gold Ring". One of the basic concepts of it is the symbiotic relations of Agudner and Sergals that is said to be "Mother Agudner, Father Sergal". And there's the faith for the ocean originated from salt lake ColVilous as well.
Western (Nevrea): Object of the faith are chief-like superior female Nevrean soldiers, and Judda male Nevreans as symbol.
Eastern (Reono): Various religion is mixed there.
Before the currency system was strictly defined, there was a rough barter system in most of Tal. Anything someone wanted could be treated as money for another item. This was especially true, being used as desired currency, with precious items like copper, silver, iron, dyes, spices, and so on. An adult person probably used metal pieces and other items which were weighed with scales as coin substitutes, or common barter items. Children often used small common items like shells for those. Like Ken, who appears on page 2 of Vilous Comic episode 3, he wanted shells as the toll because he just collects shells as his hobby. Barter system basically have been performed in many places where have no currency system. Prominent example, Northern lands had depended on it before the domination by Rain and the foundation of Shigu.
There's the cevia system (described below subsection) in Gold Ring and Reono, but the available currency is different for each region until had strict currency system. There's some region that use shell money, and other somewhere may use seeds. Barter trade is also available for those places. Nevrea land and Shigu Kingdom probably have specific money system, but details are still undecided.
The seeds of green plants are considered as valuable as gold grains, and people sometimes use them in place of high denomination currency, but their high value regularly encourages counterfeiting.
There's the general idea called "Cevia"(セビア) that show things that can be used as money, in the southern Gold Ring city and the eastern Reono lands. In those previous period, a word of "cevia" was used for something of small and beautiful things that have a value enough to trade with foods or clothes. Cevia that is produced as a molded coin and strict currency, has appeared at very later period. Previous cevia that was used before the currency system was strictly defined can be said as just jewels or things that look like jewels. Things look like having no a value like brick debris are not treated as cevia. And the rate of those previous cevia is really obscure. For example, when someone said "this shell has a value that fit to 10 cevia!", but other person may say "No, it is just a value of 2 cevia." Also those previous cevia is not strict currency, so it also can be treated as just commodity. If some store is selling jewel that is treated as cevia, people will buy it with shells and so on. (However, general commodity that are sold in store is basically things related to entertainment and necessities of life.)
In Gold Ring, a government began making currencies with a vague system in fumbling way, during the period of rapid economic development after the war. Probably the cevia as a coin was created at that time, and a bills also appeared at the same time. However, there ware many inadequacy for those currency system until RC 70. Then people were thrown into great confusion depending on the results of those situation, and many brawl ware caused for the money and goods. Due to it, GR government began a review of the cevia system while taking a long time. Finally strict currency system was defined properly perhaps after RC 70. ::Note:: This has not been strictly decided yet.
Animal husbandryprimitive creatures on Tal.
Animal husbandry originally started in the north-east part of the east and was quickly brought to the south by trade. Before this reached the south, meat was as precious as dye while fish and plants were the main source of food.
In the territory of Gold Ring, agriculture developed to secure food since there were no forests and due to the earlier problem of having enough food. The east is very good with nature and do not require much farming. In the far north, they did not tame animals out of respect for the forest and nature.