The legend of Atlantis
A story of the greatest sailing
civilization in the western world.
The convection current of a volcanic
island, when paired with an urban
heat island of a burgeoning sailing city,
provided sailing winds to bring ships
into harbor more frequently than in
any other city.
As the city grew and it’s commerce became
steady, the sails of the trade ships and the
construction and sails and flags of the city
allowed for the storage of energy within the
urban air and steady winds day and night, day in
and day out, year in and year out.
This was this way because the friction of the sails
and structures transferred the convective energy
back upstream as heat. The energy remained
within the sailed area as long as the friction was
maintained. The energy of the volcano was also a
Eventually above the city became it’s
hallmark, a great fire in the sky! The
second sun of atlantis! The stored
energy become so intense above the
city that the particles of dust the air
brought through began to burn, and
because the citizens of atlantis
understood the phenomenon, as it was
practiced in other cultures, they used
their sails to make full use of it.
The volcano allowed for atlantis to
create the phenomenon as a much
smaller city than other cities needed
to be. The volcano also created a
problem. The heat from the second
sun interacted with the geo-thermal
heat. If the second sun became too
intense, the city would be overcome
by geo-thermal heat.
This was known by other cultures who
had used second suns to power sails.
Eventually the economy of Atlantis
became so great that a nearby culture
would not stand for the influence.
They forced the atlantians into a
decision by laying siege to atlantis with
intent to conquer or destroy it.
The atlantians could only defend themselves using the
power of their second sun. But as they sailed more, the
second sun became more intense, as more energy
became stored within it. It was assumed by the
attackers that the atlantians would surrender before the
sun would cause their volcanic home to burst (it was
common knowledge among these cultures that this
would happen), but in order to put them into the
position to force a surrender, they had to be within the
zone of the volcanoes destruction were it to burst. The
atlantians were not willing to serve the foreign culture,
and chose to hold until the volcano burst. They knew
they would die long before it could have happened, but
they also knew the attackers would as well, to the last
man, and they did not see fit to enter into slavery.
Following the loss of atlantis, it became the goal of a
secret organization to prevent the re-creation of such a
disaster. The loss of atlantis caused economic strife and
cultural failure around the known world. The
population of the world decreased significantly due to
the loss in world trade. Disease and barbarianism ran
rampant. It was thought that if the population were
kept down well below the technologic potential, then
such disasters of dependency would be avoided.
However much knowledge that was once common had
become secret, and many questions that if answered
could bring prosperity remained unanswered. In
addition, when the knowledge was discovered, it was
routinely contained, sometimes with violence.
It became a common practice to give
credit to reasons other than the
knowledge that was hidden as to why
various structures were built or
practices were put into place. Most
often religion. Although the decisions
of the population are often askew
because of what they are told, it is
thought that in the end it is better
than the alternative, regular