Preface and FAQ’s
The Humanity Scar Book of Lore serves as an information depot for the history and happenings in the Humanity Scar universe. Here you can find answers to all types of important questions, like what types of zombies you may encounter, what resources are available, who are the major powers in the world, and what areas are safe or hostile to travel in.
Before you get started, take a look at our FAQ’s to get answers to our most commonly asked questions and comments. If you cannot find an answer for what is on your mind, please contact Kat@humanityscar.com.
- What is Lore?
According to dictionary.com, the definition of Lore is:
1. the body of knowledge, especially of a traditional, anecdotal, or popular nature, on a particular subject: the lore of herbs.
2. learning, knowledge, or erudition.
3. Archaic .
a. the process or act of teaching; instruction.
b. something that is taught; lesson.
That is what this document will be for you. Think of it like an encyclopedia for the universe that our characters will live in. It is important that we all have the same information, especially when referencing important topics like the virus or the zombies. This document will be living and breathing and you will have a direct impact on what it contains. I will notify you of any updates or new information based on what happens in the story or on the boards. Just like everything else, this is exactly what you want it to be and I hope that it helps clear up any confusion you may have and make playing your character easier.
- Do I have to read all of this at once?
No, I don’t expect you to read everything now. It’s not often that you would start reading an encyclopedia that way either. However, if you would like to do so, feel free!
A more practical approach would be to read the sections that apply to the material you think you will need for your posts and stories. For example, if your character is going to have knowledge of other parts of the world, it would be wise to read that portion of this document. Likewise, if your character is going to fight a lot of zombies, then read the portion about the types of zombies first. If your character is doing research on the virus itself, then you would definitely want to go over what is known about the virus. I’m sure you get the idea.
As I mentioned, this document will change. The information contained here is only what is most widely known and may change or become more detailed as we go along. Keep that in mind as things are written (on the message board, in media, on the HS Sentinel, and in the Humanity Scar books) they will shape the world and the knowledge that will be in this book. When our characters discover more things and create new aspects of life that we have not known before, they will be included in this book as updates.
- What if my question isn’t covered in this book?
By all means, I am here as a resource for you at all times. If you are not sure about something and you can’t find the answer you want here, please ask me (Kat) first. I will be going over everything that is posted, so if I find something that strays too far away from the lore of the story, I will let you know and we will work to adjust and change it. I’m sure you will want to write about a lot of things that are not covered on this page, so be sure to ask me if you are unsure about what you are going to cover.
- Can I request to add information to the Lore?
Definitely! If you think you have information that would beneficial to add, then write it up and send it to me. I will review it and go over any edits with you. Once it is added, you will receive a contributor’s credit, as I will give acknowledgement to whoever submits content of any kind for the site.
- What can I add to Lore?
You can add almost anything you can think of. Is there a location that you’d like to see represented, send the details! Is there a type of zombie you would like to introduce, send all the info so that it can be approved. Would you like to add a new enemy or friendly group to the universe? It’s up to you to get all the data and send it our way. You can have an impact, big or small, it’s all up to you!