We’ve mentioned before how the humans in The Lotus War enjoy advanced technology. They even developed transporters to carry them great distances. It’s sort of their response to the natural abilities of the elves, and eventually to the magic some wanted to experiment with. But by the time of our narrative, you will notice a lack of this technology. Why?
Their technology relied on feeding from the energy of the Lotus. At their peak, they had advanced technology that assisted in building structures, harvesting, transport, lighting, communication… they built a containment chamber for the Lotus, which also drew power from it, creating a power grid to fuel them. But, of course, the Lotus blew up – and thus their tech was rendered useless.
Having bypassed other means of powering tools, such as steam, gasoline, solar power, and electricity, they have been severely set back. With the fragment of the Lotus they possess, they can continue to fuel their most important tools, such as transporters, but the rest are still awaiting re-development with another, lesser power source.
Their lands were at once scorched by the explosion and their harvesting technology rendered useless, they hold a grudge against the elves for the sharp decline of their quality of life.
Do you think tech is a good response to longevity or umm.. “plant powers”? Do you think it can help balance the playing field?