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'''Illuminatia''' is a project centered on a fictional nation-continent in an imaginary world of the future. Illuminatia is a hybrid of cartography, geography, and science fiction.
 
 
 
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The articles above provide an introduction to the historical context of Illuminatia, establishing the chronological beginning of the story and providing initial reference on this civilization's cultural background.
The Illuminatia project offers these articles as an introduction to the Illuminatian narrative. These articles explain Illuminatia's historical context, establish the chronological beginning of the story, and provide background on some of this civilization's cultural standards.
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Illuminatia begins with a map of a large island. The stories of Illuminatia grow from the continent's geography.
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'''Illuminatia''' is a fictional nation-continent situated upon an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrasolar_object extrasolar] planet located some incomprehensibly substantial distance from Earth in an unknown galaxy far outside the Milky Way. Illuminatia was settled by humans who alighted upon the planet at the culmination of the [[Lucidus mission]], a long-term intergalactic expedition originating from Earth tasked with finding a habitable celestial body for humanity to colonize.
  
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.
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The original settlers of Illuminatia very much unintentionally found this previously unknown [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_habitability habitable] planet after an unexpected problem aboard the Lucidus spacecraft that [[Lucidus termination event|terminated]] the Lucidus mission well before the anticipated conclusion to the voyage.
  
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.
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The Illuminatian continent and its associated landmasses are united under what is effectively a nation, administered by a [[Government of Illuminatia|government]] controlled by a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_democracy direct democracy] that contains elements of representative democracy and bureaucracy. The Illuminatian government extends to all humans inhabiting any portion of the new planet by virtue of the original plan for the Lucidus mission, which prescribed not only the type of governance that would be established here but also that such a sovereign structure would govern all inhabitants and that no partitioning of nations would occur in this new world. The political seat and capital of Illuminatia is the city of [[Voston]].
  
== The map ==
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[[File: Illuminatia_map.png|400px|thumb|left|Map of Illuminatia]]
[[File: Illuminatia_map.png|200px|thumb|left|Map of Illuminatia]]
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Illuminatia is a geographically expansive continent, with a handful of major outlying islands, three dominating mountain ranges, and ocean basins that split roughly the eastern third of the continent into large peninsulas. The continent also contains extensive central plains, a southern desert, northern alpine forests, and a system of rivers flowing in all directions. The continent has heavily populated regions concentrated into seven defined [[Conurbations of Illuminatia|conurbations]] containing much of the population of this new branch of humanity.
'''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.
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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.
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Before human habitation, the Illuminatian planet was previously devoid of any detectable intelligent or otherwise [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience sentient] life, which was an ideal situation according to Lucidus mission guidelines which sought to at all expenses avoid interference with any existing civilizations—a philosophy contrary to human conquests in Earth's early history. Populations of animals found on the planet prior to human arrival were actually [[Fauna of Illuminatia|creatures]] that originated alongside Illuminatia's original human inhabitants aboard the Lucidus mission. These animals were evacuated to the planet concurrent with the event that terminated the Lucidus mission, but they arrived well in advance the humans. These animals and were discovered freely roaming the landscape in the vicinity of Lucidian survivor landings. While the flora that existed in Illuminatia was originally identified as not being Earthly or Lucidian in origin, it is now theorized that the pre-existing flora was also transported to the planetary surface well ahead of human arrival in order to provide enhanced habitability for the colonists.
  
The map of Illuminatia depicts one primary continent accompanied by three major islands, eight smaller islands of significant proportions, and numerous minor coastal islands.
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The Illuminatian civilization benefits from the lessons Earth's history provided and enjoys a clean slate and an optimistic, cooperative version of humanity. Illuminatian culture could be described as a utopia, which was very much the plan of the original mission that settled this planet.
  
Bodies of water have borders represented in blue. Elevated land features such as mountains are in red. Urban areas are represented by green symbols.
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== Meta ==
 
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Information on the map-based cartographical quasi-science fiction project that conceived of Illuminatia can be found [[Illuminatia:About|here]]. Consultation confirming the fictional nature of everything you just read on this page in addition to the fictional nature of everything you might read elsewhere in this wiki can be located [[Illuminatia:General_disclaimer|here]]. These links, in addition to a privacy policy, can also be found at the bottom of every Illuminatian wiki page
== The story ==
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The original settlers of Illuminatia unintentionally alighted upon this previously unknown habitable planet during the course of a long-term [[Lucidus mission|intergalactic mission]] originating from Earth. This new place would be named Illuminatia.
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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.
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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.
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== Official external presence ==
 
== Official external presence ==
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* [https://www.facebook.com/illuminatiaisland Facebook]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/illuminatiaisland Facebook]
 
* [https://twitter.com/illuminatiaisl Twitter]
 
* [https://twitter.com/illuminatiaisl Twitter]
 
It should be disclosed that Illuminatia has nothing to do with the Illuminati (despite your favorite search provider's likely insistence that "Illuminati" is the intention of your gaze whenever you attempt a query for "Illuminatia"). If you are looking for resources on the Illuminati, you have unfortunately come to the wrong place.
 

Revision as of 01:55, 12 March 2019

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Essential background

The articles above provide an introduction to the historical context of Illuminatia, establishing the chronological beginning of the story and providing initial reference on this civilization's cultural background.

Illuminatia is a fictional nation-continent situated upon an extrasolar planet located some incomprehensibly substantial distance from Earth in an unknown galaxy far outside the Milky Way. Illuminatia was settled by humans who alighted upon the planet at the culmination of the Lucidus mission, a long-term intergalactic expedition originating from Earth tasked with finding a habitable celestial body for humanity to colonize.

The original settlers of Illuminatia very much unintentionally found this previously unknown habitable planet after an unexpected problem aboard the Lucidus spacecraft that terminated the Lucidus mission well before the anticipated conclusion to the voyage.

The Illuminatian continent and its associated landmasses are united under what is effectively a nation, administered by a government controlled by a direct democracy that contains elements of representative democracy and bureaucracy. The Illuminatian government extends to all humans inhabiting any portion of the new planet by virtue of the original plan for the Lucidus mission, which prescribed not only the type of governance that would be established here but also that such a sovereign structure would govern all inhabitants and that no partitioning of nations would occur in this new world. The political seat and capital of Illuminatia is the city of Voston.

Map of Illuminatia

Illuminatia is a geographically expansive continent, with a handful of major outlying islands, three dominating mountain ranges, and ocean basins that split roughly the eastern third of the continent into large peninsulas. The continent also contains extensive central plains, a southern desert, northern alpine forests, and a system of rivers flowing in all directions. The continent has heavily populated regions concentrated into seven defined conurbations containing much of the population of this new branch of humanity.

Before human habitation, the Illuminatian planet was previously devoid of any detectable intelligent or otherwise sentient life, which was an ideal situation according to Lucidus mission guidelines which sought to at all expenses avoid interference with any existing civilizations—a philosophy contrary to human conquests in Earth's early history. Populations of animals found on the planet prior to human arrival were actually creatures that originated alongside Illuminatia's original human inhabitants aboard the Lucidus mission. These animals were evacuated to the planet concurrent with the event that terminated the Lucidus mission, but they arrived well in advance the humans. These animals and were discovered freely roaming the landscape in the vicinity of Lucidian survivor landings. While the flora that existed in Illuminatia was originally identified as not being Earthly or Lucidian in origin, it is now theorized that the pre-existing flora was also transported to the planetary surface well ahead of human arrival in order to provide enhanced habitability for the colonists.

The Illuminatian civilization benefits from the lessons Earth's history provided and enjoys a clean slate and an optimistic, cooperative version of humanity. Illuminatian culture could be described as a utopia, which was very much the plan of the original mission that settled this planet.

Meta

Information on the map-based cartographical quasi-science fiction project that conceived of Illuminatia can be found here. Consultation confirming the fictional nature of everything you just read on this page in addition to the fictional nature of everything you might read elsewhere in this wiki can be located here. These links, in addition to a privacy policy, can also be found at the bottom of every Illuminatian wiki page

Official external presence

The Illuminatia project interacts using these official outlets: