NORK is derived from Nok, a near 3000 year old culture that seemed to have vanished around 300AD. Not much is known or documented as to what caused the disappearance of Nok. However the remnants of this civilization suggest an advanced culture capable of rivalling many modern societies in today’s world. Nok culture is not the only culture that seemingly disappeared from the planet. Many others like the ancient Egyptians, Nubians and Kush seem to have vanished leaving very little traces behind.
Whilst Nok is located in Nigeria, the concept of NORK spans the whole of AFRICA. NORK CHRONICLES examines these sorts of questions: What if there were no Imperial or Arab interventions? No invasion of Rome and no slave trade? What if Africa developed in its own unique way, on its own terms, as did the rest of the world?
NORK CHRONICLES is created using popular African empires and civilizations, which at one point or another, through the history of socio-economic development, have displayed identical developmental traits as other Western, European and Asian Empires. Some of which include Egypt, the Zulus, the Zande, Bornu, Ghana, Kush, Nubia and Mali. These empires were once known for great success in trade, military innovation and warfare, industrialization and many other human achievements that set historic time periods or identify specific points of human development e.g. The Iron Age.
Nork Chronicles is a multiverse consisting of many universes. Its people, its ways, its legends, fantasies, heroes, villains, development and more are told through numerous stories. It is broken into three specific interconnected timelines for delivering its stories. These are: Ancient Chronicles, The Parallel Reality and The Future Chronicles. The interconnection between the timelines become evident as the stories are told. For instances ancient tales, parallel tales and future tales, all of which have origins that seem unrelated are connected in the sense that events in one reality seem to affect other realities.