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The early settlers endured the seasons poorly (see [[../Calendar|Calendar]]). The heat of the Firewalking and the chill of the Frostwalking led them to adopt sod, mud, and later brick structures for insulation against the extremes of Maroon's seasons. Their tools had to be refashioned out of the less reactive materials available- stone worked with flint, wood & other plant fibers, bone, glass, and the diminishing supply of prefabricated plastics they had brought with them. The early settlers endured the seasons poorly (see [[../Calendar|Calendar]]). The heat of the Firewalking and the chill of the Frostwalking led them to adopt sod, mud, and later brick structures for insulation against the extremes of Maroon's seasons. Their tools had to be refashioned out of the less reactive materials available- stone worked with flint, wood & other plant fibers, bone, glass, terra cotta, and the diminishing supply of prefabricated plastics they had brought with them.
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The key to the development of an alternative to metals in fashioning durable and effective tools lay in the nature of the riverbeds of Maroon. The abundance of river clay, and the formation of the clay pebblebeds that preserved the flow of water even in the height of the Firewalking The key to the development of an alternative to metals in fashioning durable and effective tools lay in the nature of the riverbeds of Maroon. The abundance of river clay, and the formation of the clay pebblebeds that preserved the flow of water even in the height of the Firewalking inspired a new, less labor intensive and lighter weight method of insulating shelters against the elemental forces: wood painted with clay slip, or keramica.

Certain factors heavily impact the tool-using human civilization on Maroon. Chief among them is the much greater reactivity of metals of any appreciable mass. Iron, copper, nickel, tin, and other common ores of metals are highly dangerous to smelt, refine, and even mine. This has hindered the development of industrial technology in Vindulan. But human ingenuity has solved some of the problems this wrinkle posed for the formerly starfaring settlers.

The early settlers endured the seasons poorly (see Calendar). The heat of the Firewalking and the chill of the Frostwalking led them to adopt sod, mud, and later brick structures for insulation against the extremes of Maroon's seasons. Their tools had to be refashioned out of the less reactive materials available- stone worked with flint, wood & other plant fibers, bone, glass, terra cotta, and the diminishing supply of prefabricated plastics they had brought with them.

Keramika

The key to the development of an alternative to metals in fashioning durable and effective tools lay in the nature of the riverbeds of Maroon. The abundance of river clay, and the formation of the clay pebblebeds that preserved the flow of water even in the height of the Firewalking inspired a new, less labor intensive and lighter weight method of insulating shelters against the elemental forces: wood painted with clay slip, or keramica.

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