Category talk:Xanadu

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Hmm, any idea why my three new stories I've personally written haven't appeared in the category section? -- Alex Warlorn August 25 2009

You need to create a category: Xanadu tag. The universe template simply displays the puzzle piece picture in the upper corner. --Lloyd Brunnel 23:27, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

THEY DO! -- Alex Warlorn 25 August 2009

No need to shout. --Concerned Reader 03:20, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

As shown by recent edits I've done, they did not contain the Xanadu category. I'll add the tag to the others that carry your byline, Alex, but I'll leave the exercise of adding it to the others up to you. -- ShadowWolf 12:09, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

I've noticed Empathy and Errand of Mercy were removed from the Xanadu archive. Can I ask why they were? Alex Warlorn 2011 January 20th

I am really fond of the Xanadu setting. I recently posted a story in it. I am working on a continuation of the story, but it involves some big events. Not setting breaking in my opinion, but enough that I wanted to ask for permission/advice. I want my story character to welll uhmmm Purchase the Death Valley National Park and turn it into a sanctuary for Xanadu victims among other things. Is this too big of an event for the setting?JoharaGuardian 02:18, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Eric Winters and Project X respectively handle that IMHO (for those who do and don't want their talents at the government's service). I'm not the originator of the series so I can't say with absolute. Though it does feel kinda over the top. And Sly Fox himself rents out his apartments for free for Xanadu victim simply too weird to function in society. -- 2011 May 15

There are approximately 15,000 victims not counting secondary transformations. Plenty of room to accommodated more victims that don't want government help or who blame Eric Winters for their plight. Of course offering sanctuary to victims is really a secondary purpose. I want to recreate a alien environment within the park based on my characters home world and such. Es ship is kind of a doomsday vault of information for the recreation of Kuhyce society. I chose the most remote inhospitable location in the US. Of course the Sahara desert would work, but I wanted it to be in the US.JoharaGuardian 05:53, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm not the originator either, though I really like the setting. I can't see the U.S. Govt. agreeing to this for any amount of money. However, purchasing a large tract of desert land somewhere in the U.S. might be plausible. But, think how suspicious the Govt. would be of any Xanadu survivors it doesn't have control over. If I were one of those survivors, it would certainly sound better than a FEMA trailer park. Not a good location at all for Merfolk, though ;-). --Alveric 15:16, 17 May 2011 (UTC) (Added signature)

Yeah, I'm sure that buying a large area of public national park land in the US for development would be, at the least, complicated. For the most part, it would be a non-starter. That doesn't mean that you couldn't do something like that in the US. There are huge areas of private, or at least available, land all over the US. I can think of one that wasn't even all that long ago a vacation spot but is now a ghost town: The Salton Sea in Southern California. If someone wanted to turn that into a refuge, I imagine that you could do it with enough money, there is already a basic infrastructure there, and even a large body of (salt) water. It would make more sense than Death Valley. --Eirik 17:38, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Death Valley was chosen due to its remoteness, it's limited native vegetation, and well just seemed like a place to start. The idea wasn't to build a refuge as much as xenoform the area to be more like parts of the Kyhyce home world. Including turning much of the Valley into a lake and creating a barrier to thicken the atmosphere and introducing plants and animals from the Kyhyce homeworld. Basically turning the desert into a lake a forest land. Admittedly grandiose, but hey with all these powerful people in Xanadu it seemed a good idea to have something big happen. lol JoharaGuardian 04:53, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Yeh, if you're talking about literally thermoforming a section of land of almost any size, you're going to have to go somewhere where the government isn't going to tie you up in environmental impact statements for the next three decades... --Eirik 21:30, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

The Sahara is looking better. Or maybe off planet, but neither feels right. Of course I could side step the issue and just say "I am taking this land. Here is generous compensation in the form of gold, minerals, and jewels with the promise of technological innovations to come. If you have a serious problem with this then I should warn you any attempt to retake the land or otherwise interfere will not and cannot be successful."JoharaGuardian 04:53, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm, after giving it more thought and discovering that almost all big chunks of wilderness in the US are owned by the government I decided on a possible solution. A large artificial island in the Bermuda Triangle could be a possible solution without the drawback of taking up us land. JoharaGuardian 04:53, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
Make sure you sign your comments by hitting the signature button, second to the left of the line on the top toolbar. Four tildes also do the trick. Thanks. --Buck 04:50, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
I keep forgetting to do that sorry lol There fixed my comments. JoharaGuardian 04:53, 17 May 2011 (UTC)