Arrival of a spaceship through primitive eyes:
edited 12th Mar '11 3:47:33 PM by Dagobitus
It started with a double sonic boom. Within minutes, the clear sky was filled with a roar, startling the animals of the forest. Kyla watched as the alien craft descended towards the clearing. It was a good fifty metres long by ten high but organically curved for aerodynamics. Its forward motion slowed and small blue thrusters controlled the final vertical stages of its descent until it gracefully landed on three landing supports located behind the nose and under the wings. The impact shook the ground slightly and the engine noises died down. Kyla watched from her hiding place as a door on the side opened and a biped jumped down and grabbed the end of a metal ramp, locking it into place on the hull with a metallic clang before dropping the other end to the ground at its feet.
That's roughly the scene I need to translate into a stone-age world view. I'm planning on making the stone-age locals pretty intelligent and making educated guesses about the humans' equipment. Sure, they'd be bound to make mistakes, but I think they'd be able to understand the humans' explanations, once the humans learn enough of the local language to explain things to the curious locals.
"[up] You know that you don't have to post in character all the time." - ''Tropers/Rand
edited 13th Mar '11 11:23:33 PM by Roxor
You need to Get Known to get one of those.