Illuminatia is a project centered on a fictitious nation-continent in a fictional world of the future. Illuminatia is a hybrid of cartography, geography, and science fiction.

Essential background:

Illuminatia begins with a map of a large island. The stories of Illuminatia grow from the continent's geography.

The narrative of Illuminatia involves a utopian civilization built by humanity on a world other than Earth at some point well into the future. Many of the stories of this fantasy world might parallel those of the earthly civilizations with which we're familiar. Other stories might parody, mimic, and lampoon our reality as we know it. Some stories might reflect the worst of our fears regarding the future of humanity; alternatively, these stories might imitate our idea of everything we might hope will become of our descendants and the choices they make. Is Illuminatia utopia or dystopia? You be the judge.

The Illuminatia Wiki will become increasingly populated with the stories of Illuminatia as the project moves forward. Contributions, suggestions, and requests from readers are welcome. A framework for sharing those contributions is forthcoming.

The map

Map of Illuminatia

Original media: Illuminatia was hand-drawn using colored pencil and gel pen on 11"x18" sketch paper. The original drawing was digitized in three scanned segments. Modest digital editing has preserved the image after the original was irreparably modified.

Today's working version of the Illuminatia map is an evolution of the original hand-drawn map, with digital alterations that make the map's new version unique from previous manifestations.

The map of Illuminatia depicts one primary continent accompanied by three major islands, eight smaller islands of significant proportions, and numerous minor coastal islands.

Bodies of water are represented in blue. Elevated land features such as mountains are in red. Urban areas are represented by green symbols.

The story

The original settlers of Illuminatia unintentionally alighted upon this previously unknown habitable planet during the course of a long-term intergalactic mission originating from Earth. This new place would be named Illuminatia.

A significant population of humans had manned three large spacecraft on a multi-generational mission across space to locate and colonize at least one new world. The Lucidus mission sought a new world for the purpose of creating geographic diversity and redundancy among the localities inhabited by the human race. This colonization was pursued as a protective measure against the unlikely possibility that something untoward should happen to Earth.

The Illuminatian branch of humanity lives on, briskly developing its own civilization. Illuminatia benefits from the lessons Earth's history provided and enjoys a clean slate and an optimistic, cooperative version of humanity. Illuminatia's ancestors brought with them the best of humanity's progress and left behind everything else.

Official external presence

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