The Academy of New World Historians

Exploring the History of the Five Worlds

Fremont

FremontFirst, Fremont is not one of the Five Worlds.  It orbits a different star, and is the only habitable planet in its system.

Fremont matters because it birthed our heroes, the Children of Fremont.  Chelo and her brother were born there, and didn’t come to the Five Worlds until they were fully-formed young adults.

The most common theories suggest that they became so capable because Fremont is dangerous.  Predators as big as humans stalk the wild plains, and almost every plant and animal has a bite or a sting.   Although there is little land, the environment is lush and nearly tropical.  Fecund.

Fremont has two continents,  Jini and Islandia.
Islandia sits above the equator with Islandia’s teeth pointing toward the equator, and the southernmost bit is the volcano that feeds the Fire River.  The fiver flows into the sea on two sides – completely bisecting the continent . Near the Fire River, the landscape is sere and rugged.  Lava beds and empty plains with hot spots and  hardy grasses.  And then the green starts, and the rest of Islandia on both sides is lush.  Glaciated volcanoes (some still active), rivers, meadows, streams.  From Islandia’s Teeth, the land falls to meet the sea, often in cliffs but sometimes in  long easy slopes to rocky beaches.  Islandia is wild.

Jini is a bit more settled.  Like Islandia, Jini has a great volcano, other smaller mountains, and crater lakes.  It is here that the Silver Ship and the Sea is set in the single city, Artistos, which perches on a cliff by the Lace River above the grass plains, where the Silver Ship itself stood waiting for all our heroes formative years, a mystery and a beacon for them.  It is on Jini that the roamers forage for scientific knowledge and bring back stories and samples.  It is here that Akashi and his people helped to protect Liam and Chelo and the others like them.

Fremont has many moons, and on any time when three are visible in the night sky at once, good luck is said to folllow.

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