Warning: A lot of this post is incredibly speculative, and may end up being defunct as we see more information about the subjects in this post.
We first heard of the mysterious race known as the “Kolmui” through a cosmetic known as the “Kolmui Envoy”, and the fact that very few people actually acknowledge what the existence of this cosmetic means baffles me. The Kolmu were not some barbaric race, they were developed, wore fancy and intricate attire, and had a robust enough political structure to allow for envoys. This opens up a massive opportunity for content, and I’m sure we will see it explored.
Lore and speculation
This is a very speculative bit, but it is basically the crux of my whole concept.
Who built the Televator? Who built the Shrines? I am certain that it could not have been the Townfolk, as their design philosophy is much different from these structures. So who built them? I believe it was this ancient, and long-gone race, known as the Kolmui.
But what does this mean? Well, it means that the Kolmui were able to harness a power that the Townfolk were not able to: Magic!
Skills? They seem pretty damn magical to me.
The Televator? Teleports you underground using the power of magical crystals which infinitely glow… Seems pretty magical.
The implications of this are large, and it seems rather clear to me that unlocking the secrets of this ancient race and understanding their technology will be the key to one of Township’s most anticipated features: magic.
The Kolmui City
So how does a city play into this concept? Well, of course, the Kolmui had a place to call home, and judging by how technologically developed they were (and the fact that they were to build such a grand structure as the Televator), then they must have had the capability to create a city. I believe that this city could act as a fantastic challenge, and provide plenty of rewards, such as the key to harnessing magic.
The city would be situated far away from the Township and would take a long time to travel to. This is the first challenge and one that may even require the existence of mounts.
Now we have to get a bit more speculative, but I believe this is very certain. The Kolmui city would be found ravaged by whatever struck the Township with the same force, a mysterious scourge on the world of Township. This would provide the second challenge of players having to fight their way through the destroyed city to some epicenter, which would probably shield the secrets to magic behind some great challenge.
Finally, the last challenge, being setting up defenses around the city and rebuilding it to prevent a further attack. This is a long term time sink that the Community must manage so that the city can act as another Town and a place of training for those who wish to become adept in the arts of magic.
I purposefully didn’t go too into detail, as this is more of a general concept that can be built upon in the future. I truly believe this concept is already planned, as there is plenty of foreshadowing in the game and outside of it for something like this.
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