Category Archives: Skavoon Project

The creation and detailing of some truly odd and alien aliens.

Painful Backpedalling and Backfill

Starting right after I published Cultures of the Okulso Valley – Part One I started work on a part two. In the fortnight since things in Chez Astrographer have gotten interesting. Among other things I’ve gotten a job offer in a … Continue reading

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Cultures of the Okulso Valley – Part One

Today, I will take a closer look at the various cultures in and around the Okulso Valley. We will follow a wide crescent starting in the far southeast with the Tsortatrul, continuing south to Shteko, then west through Eyoth and … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at the Okulso Valley

Today, we turn our attention to the Okulso Valley. The Okulso Valley is found at the far left end of Shtakamashkan’s antarctic continent as seen in this global south pole-centered map. Here I have a closer look at the Okulso … Continue reading

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Developing the Map of Shtakamashkan

Since last time I’ve done a bit more work on the Shtakamashkan map. I created a better, although still not very good :|, temperature map in PlanetGenesis. I used the Y-value basis “noise” to start with(I’m not sure that has … Continue reading

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More on Shtakamashkan – Using Masks

So, after the last post, I have a full set of masks(not quite, I found I did need a highland mask, so I made a fairly unsatisfactory one), now what? In Wilbur, I started by creating a new map. In … Continue reading

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More on Shtakamashkan – Creating Masks

We are going to start, today, with the southpole-centered seamask from A Small Update on Shtakamashkan. I fixed the thumbnail. The WordPress software doesn’t seem to like grayscale png’s, so I resaved as an indexed PNG. Makes me wonder how … Continue reading

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A Small Update on Shtakamashkan

After my last research-fest, I decided to start in on something a little lighter. Mapping Shtakamashkan, homeworld of the Skavoon. I had made an abortive attempt earlier, but started off by making some fairly serious errors that resulted in me … Continue reading

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Again with the Skavoon Language?

I made some progress creating a script in WordBuilder to create a script for interesting language development. I had to increase the complexity a bit. The previous script could only generate a maximum of 484 distinct triliteral sets. At present, … Continue reading

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More Skavoon Language

I’ve made some progress with Sreskamak. I used the following code on WordBuilder tokens initial 3[sk] 4[sht] shk sr sl 4[k] 7[p] tokens medial sk sht shk 2[sr] sl 5[k] 6[p] 3[v] tokens final 2[sk] 3[sht] shk sr sl 3[k] … Continue reading

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On Skavoon Language

Certainly before I go any further with mapping Shtakamashkan I need to work up something about the language. At this point, I don’t really need an ultra-complex grammar and such. What I need is a naming language for labeling geographical … Continue reading

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