You know I’m curious to know what you went through to build this world? Although most of them seem obvious, I would like to expose what I can find as an analogy with reality. The colonial system reminds me a lot of the Viceroyalty system of the Spanish empire in America as well as finding heresy different interpretations of the scriptures as well as other different beliefs in this new land. Also the theme of mixing reminded me a lot of the Spanish caste system in which people are classified according to their ancestry and social function. I say this because of the so-called mestizos and mulattoes (both being the product of a fusion of white European people with indigenous people and Afro-Americans) that’s how it was on the continent. And seeing how Machiavellian this distant empire is for colonization, a plan that could be inspired by the Spanish notion is that a racial fusion be colonized and harmonized in order to have and forge biological and family ties with the locals. Such are the cases of privileged indigenous people who helped in the conquest or the Peruvian indigenous nobility following the fall of the Incas. A colonial identity product of hybridization as well as a kind of contempt for its indigenous roots as well as a kind of admiration for white European men.
Another thing that I find associated is that it is the paternalistic vision of this official religion with other peoples to spread their “justice” as well as deception to delude their lackeys who justify their closed research methodology and attached to intellectual notions with many limits. I say this because I am studying anthropology and review a little the history of it in its Darwinian origins of Taylor as well as the evolution of this discipline to lead to new ethnographic, anthropological and sociological knowledge to also promote social transformation and others to maintain the status quo as in the two academies mentioned in your story. As a reader of narrative stories and a future anthropologist, they captured my genuine attention and I wish this project to go well for this year as well as other successes for you.
Sorry for the long text but my mind does not stop working when a work captures its attention)
I have a doubt, does the printing press exist in this world? I made my wilderness report scientific in tone and hoped to spread my observations with other radical anti-sovereignty thoughts. Also, will the events of the continental empire affect the colonies for the development of history as well as with the Napoleonic wars or the dying decline of the Ottoman empire?