Technicca

Ruled by Ea, Tech­nic­ca is the king­dom of hi-tecs, the de­scen­dants of the an­cient civ­i­liza­tion that once ruled the world, but was forced to hide un­der­ground and since then had to sur­vive in­side deep caves. In their ear­ly un­der­ground days, they man­aged to use the re­mains of their re­sources to change the caves in­to a tech­no­log­i­cal­ly ad­vanced un­der­world city and had big plans on ex­pand­ing it all un­der the con­ti­nent, alas gen­er­a­tion af­ter gen­er­a­tion, much of their an­cient knowl­edge was lost, so the ex­pan­sion was no longer pos­si­ble, but this tech­no­log­i­cal­ly ad­vanced city still stays to the present day.

One thing tecs could man­age to pre­serve from the an­cient world is the old fash­ion, when bare legs and feet weren't seen as some­thing spe­cial but bare arms and hands were con­sid­ered as pret­ty sexy. In the mod­ern world it's the op­po­site, but in Tech­nic­ca it's com­mon to see civil­ians walk around in noth­ing but leo­tards, which is sort of equiv­a­lent to the mod­ern t-shirts, while the guards and some more for­mal peo­ple typ­i­cal­ly wear body­suits, which can be seen as equal to the mod­ern busi­ness suits, po­lice uni­forms, etc.

Al­though hi-tecs weren't able to re-learn their lost se­crets, a lot of their an­cient tech­nol­o­gy is still tech­ni­cal­ly alive and func­tion­ing well, in par­tic­u­lar the large fa­cil­i­ty that they call the Tem­ple of Scor­pio, which is used to­day to cre­ate an­droids, the com­plete hu­manoid repli­cas with metal­lic bones and ar­ti­fi­cial skin. These man-ma­chines are used as work­ers, ser­vants and en­ter­tain­ers. En­ter­tain­ment is the top pri­or­i­ty in Tech­nic­ca be­cause in the un­der­ground they don't have the sun, the beach­es and the forests that can soothe the spir­it, so they have to cre­ate the re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment all by them­selves.

In many ways hi-tecs are sim­i­lar to hu­man teens, as they have the bod­ies that don't ma­ture past the teen years, so even a 50 years old looks like a 18 years old hu­man. Their bod­ies are very flex­i­ble, to the point that con­tor­tion prac­tice is more com­mon than jog­ging or push-ups. Tech­nic­ca's fur­ni­ture is quite un­usu­al as hi-tecs are used to rest in a deep split, back­bend or front­bend, rather than in the sit­ting or lay­ing po­si­tions, and since baby­hood they learn to sleep in a triple­fold.

They al­so have quite youth­ful minds, so they're quite a bit scared of the out­side world, which in their opin­ion is full of gi­ant and ug­ly forms, re­fer­ring to the nor­mal hu­man adults. There­fore they try to keep their eyes on the out­side world and their oth­er top pri­or­i­ty is es­pi­onage. They're com­mon­ly seen as the Yokai ("su­per­nat­ur­al mon­sters") by the peo­ple of the over­world, be­cause of their tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ment, ex­treme­ly lim­ber bod­ies, abil­i­ties to hide and the fright­en­ing masks they usu­al­ly wear on their mis­sions. As the Yokai they're part of fairy­tales and the ma­jor­i­ty of the world is yet to find out that they're re­al.

Tech­nic­ca is a closed city, it can­not be found by trav­el­ers as it's guard­ed by the nin­jas of Guenii thanks to the mu­tu­al agree­ments be­tween the two king­doms. In ex­change for the pro­tec­tion, the nin­jas re­ceive the cool black body­suits, as well as the lim­it­ed ac­cess to Tech­nic­ca for study­ing the es­pi­onage tech­niques and flex­i­bil­i­ty im­prove­ment.

Thanks to A.F. for help­ing with ideas ^^

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