What have the Romohai ever done for us?

It is sometimes said on Tekuo that the Romohai are an inventive lot. This may or may not be the case, but if you have a good idea on Mohai, there’s a whole infrastructure to help you test it and bring it to market.

Workplaces are co-operative and non-hierarchical. Universities are integrated into society and the economy. Small, regional banks make their money by investing in new products and services rather than playing the stock exchange. This infrastructure has been exported to the former Romohai Empire.

What else though, have the Romohai contributed? The following are perhaps worth a mention:

An important, ancient contribution is the Zayedin faith, named after its founder-prophet Yedin. Zayedin is a simple creed based on finding and following the divine plan for your life.

Another invention with ancient roots is the sport of hebanon. It began as a game in which hundreds of players tried to move a ball towards a tree guarded by opponents. In the early modern era it began to be played on roller skates between two small teams. The aim was now to throw the ball at a pole in the opponent’s territory. The game is now played professionally throughout Tekuo.

Constructed languages such as Esperanto struggle to grow here on Earth, but they have been taken up widely on Tekuo. One such is Laheku. This was invented in Mohai in the early modern era as a regional auxiliary language for the continent of Aheku. It is still widely used, though mostly in North Aheku.

The internet arrived earlier on Tekuo than on Earth. It even predated television and radio. It began on Mohai when cinemas started streaming their films down wires into the homes of wealthy neighbours. As technology improved, it came to resemble our internet, but with more government control.

A recent Romohai invention was the maglev monorail train. Maglevs float on a cushion of air, raised up by opposing magnets. They travel very fast and are ideal for rapid transit on a long, thin island. Their spread across the planet has made plane journeys less attractive. They are thus good for the environment, despite using a lot of energy.

Author: David Johnson

Language constructor, writer, music fan and activist.

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