AQUAZINE 2020 | 27 Free weekly magazine by the Aquarion tribe. With Art Contest And new lore insights! Is the Polaris actually using ice as currency in the Ice Bank? Find this out and more! Summer Skirmish Tournament about to begin! Contents Polytopia News 3 – Zebasi Tribe Moon Best scientists in the field 3 – Flora and Fauna art contest Going botanical 4 – Interdimensional snowmen Revisiting Polaris lore 10 – Tournamen preparations How to get 1000 members in a week Fun pages 6 – Vexil Wonders Antigua and Barbuda 7 – Astrology What do the stars predict? 11 – Dæmon A devilish fan made tribe Aquarion News 8 – Aquarion City on Giant Coral Epic piece of fanart 9 – Newest Newspaper on the Square Yeah it’s about this you are reading right now Aquazine 2020 | 27 | Page 2 Tamarissz Zebasi Tribe Moon The Zebasi moon arrived on the 1st July, as scheduled. It was leaked before that the topic has something to do with Polytopia flora and fauna. The lore blurb is: "M'basana Jerozi, more commonly known as the "Geroffy," was the first of many animals to be cataloged by Zebasi scholars in the Zuzanna Yaya, the Square's largest compendium of flora and fauna. Horticulture, zoology, botany, and biology are all fields of study for the inquisitive inhabitants of Zeboya." We can learn some news from this text. First of all, that the land of Zebasi is called Zeboya. Second that animals and plants have scientific names in Polytopia. Or at least according to Zebasi. The image to accompany the blurb depicts a Zebasi landscape with farmers working on the fields and also a Zebasi scientist, in the process of catalogizing the M’basana Jerozi. As it is customary with tribe moons, the :giant: emoji was changed to Zebasi Giant and an art contest was launched. A full length song of the Zebasi theme is expected sometime during this month, as well as a gameplay challenge in the second half. The art contest is flora/fauna themed too. The artists have to create an artwork about an animal, plant or any live creature that the Zebasi biologists might have included in their famous Zuzanna Yaya. The deadline is July 14th, as usual. Then the community will decide the winner with a day-long vote. This far, on the first week, 4 valid submissions came in, and there was some problems with low- effort and spam posting. Karaoke Espark organised another karaoke session on the server. 8 people performed singing or music this time. The timing was too late for Europeans and Asians. Aquazine 2020 | 27 | Page 3 Tamarissz Interdimensional Snowmen Although the Polaris was released over a year ago, the many mystery that surrounds it has still yet to be completely cleared up. Its concept opens new worlds (literally) and it challenges the meta actively. After another discussion with canon lore creator Zoythrus about the topic, I decided to write what we know in one place once again. Gaami Gaamis come from another dimension. The only thing we know about this third world is that it is constantly incredibly cold. They are most likely able to travel to the Square but they haven’t yet done that. What we see instead of their true self are just avatars. The avatars possess a fragment of a Gaamis real power. This explains why Mind Benders can convert Gaamis. Mind Benders can use their magic to sever the connection between the avatar and the pilot. They can’t take full control of the avatar, they can just give it some limited „magical programming” to walk around and terraform a little. The Polaris has to perform a work- and resource-consuming ritual to bind a Gaami to a specific avatar, or they can use a center of great magical energy, like a ruin. That’s why they can get Gaamis from ruins. Just like all the unts in the game, what appears on the screen is just a representation of an army of soldiers. Super units resemble one single soldier but they are still not to scale. This is even more true with Gaami avatars, as they are not even the same size as in their own dimension. In reality, they could be any size, ranging from microscopic to Cthulu-sized. It’s unlikely that they are any bigger than a tile though, considering the final goal of their evil plan is moving in on the square and living happily ever after. It’s for sure that they are a race of evil ice sorcerers and are the actual villains of Polytopia. But in contrary to the tribes, they do not know that Midjiwan exists. Only he can save us! The Gaami plan: 1. Kill all other tribes than Polaris. 2. Convert land to ice. 3. Move in. 4. Backstab Polaris and kill them too. 5. Live happily ever after . Aquazine 2020 | 27 | Page 4 Mooni Moonis are somewhat similar to Gaamis because of their otherworldly appearance. But unlike them, Moonis aren’t avatars and don’t come from the permafrost dimension. The Polaris people have to build a snowman and in a similar ritual, they come to life thanks to Gaami magic. They are semi- sapient and like to play in the snow instead of work. They spread ice by using their antlers to focus the power of the moon, naturally, through Gaami magic. Ice Bank The Polaris uses stars as a currency just like any other tribe, but they also have ice as currency which they exchange in the Ice Bank, the replacement of Customs houses for Polaris. But how does paying in ice working when anyone could juts go to the frozen ocean and grab some? Basically, this is one those situations when the sole purpose of it being used as a currency is that ice is constantly used. The Polaris have to use many of it and often, for performing various rituals and emerging buildings. For example the mighty Ice Bank and some of their monuments. Only the Gaami knows what those are for. Aquazine 2020 | 27 | Page 5 Tamarissz Vexil Wonders Antigua and Barbuda Is a country in the Caribbean consisting of two main islands, Antigua, where the capital city St John’s is located, and the slightly smaller Barbuda up north.