What is the setting of 9Keys?
|Think of the stories of ancient
Egypt or Babylon... the stories of the Bible or Torah and the Dead
Sea Scrolls. This is an age of political control and rebellion, a
sweeping epoch of the chariot and sword, where toiling work killed
thousands of slaves daily, but it was part of the regime of the
Emperor-Gods who forced such fearful and devoted service. As all the
rest, Furries dominate here, particularly the insectoids and
reptiles, but humans are seen in large numbers. Not always as
slaves, either. Consider Ra, Bast, Sekmet and Akhnut, all of these
are Pharoahs in this setting, but also, there are many unknown
places... the 'Atlantian' mythical trade route holds true in this
age, as well, after all.
What species are allowed?
|The major regions of the
setting are Solerra, the Delta Valley City-State, the Mountain
Kingdom of Aoudad, the Barbarian Tribes of Caer-Abibh,
and the tiny Fisherman's Village of Avancario.
The city of Solerra is ruled by an ancient
family of rabbits who are venerated as living goddesses. The bulk of
the population are rabbits and rodents, followed thereafter by
herbivores and much smaller groups of other races. Solerra has, by
far, the world's greatest collection of humans, primarily as slave
workers. Solerra has it's enemies as well. The Crocodiles serve as
one such threat, as do hyenas.
The city of Aoudad is ruled by a similarly
ancient family of Jackals, who's king is also believed to be a
living god. The citizens are primarily jackals and canines, with
other races being the minorities. They have similar enemy species as
Caer-Abibh is populated primarily by
wolves, mountain cats, elk and deer with some family groups of other
species. The mountain cats are often at odds with the other peoples
of this region.
Avancario, though small, has a
representation of many creatures.
Small settlements of all other races can be
found along the trade roads. Humans, by far the least in number of
all species, can be found all over.
What professions are suggested?
|People of the Desert Kingdoms
represent some of the most advanced of the civilizations. With great
numbers come the great need for warriors, and both the Delta and the
Mountain Kingdom have the honor of having some of the best in their
numbers. Scholars are also in high quantity in the Delta, but so
also are merchants of all kinds. Priests have an important role in
both the Delta and the Mountains, ensuring that the deification of
their rulers remains constant.
Caer-Abibh is a more agrarian setting.
Warriors have their place, but so do farmers, herdsmen and hunters.
A good herbalist is invaluable to the folk here and, although rare,
druids are greatly revered.
Avancario is a humble place. Herdsmen live
beside fishermen, though often ranging woodsmen and hunters can be
found taking some shelter in the village.
What areas are available?
|9 Keys represents the first and
oldest playable era of the 9 Eras project. As such it
has the least amount of explored land.
Solerra, Aoudad and Caer-Abibh are the
three largest settled regions. There are land routes between the
three and to the isolated fishing village of Avancario.