While Kali’s village is inspired by some of the Native American cliff-dwellings (predominantly those in Manitou Springs, just down the road from where I live) the more ancient ruins have their inspiration from Chalukya Temples in India, particularly the Ellora cave temples. Those that once lived here had far more advancements than the remnants its people.
I’ve always found it fascinating to learn about an ancient culture that had a level of technology higher than the generations that followed it. In some cases, a degree of technical acumen that we haven’t been able to replicate. Types of concrete, types of armor, in some cases we still haven’t figured out how they did it.
Even more amazing — how that knowledge was lost.
Do you ever look around and wonder — if all the lights went off right now, permanently, in 200 years, what would be left? What do you think our age would be remembered by?
Thank you! (Continued!)
I’d like to send my heartfelt thanks to everyone for their generosity so far in the Kickstarter. We’re 64% of the way!! Thank you so much for your amazing support and encouragement!
Special thanks to Amber at Evil Ink for the wonderful interview she did this week. We talk about writing from life in a fantasy, how a day job doesn’t have to define your creativity, community building, and more!