Artwork by 'Noahbw'.
''Kostifalli remains a deep mystery. Half destroyed paintings on walls are one of the very few things discovered that shed light on their history and culture.
The word ´Kosti´ has been passed through many generations as meaning to vanish or disappear. ´Falli´ is more difficult to explain as regional dialects in the region vary hugely. One dialect use the word to mean gentleman and other dialects use the word when talking about mankind.
The paintings show strange natural phenomena where people dance around floating rocks. In the area that the last Kostifallians are believed to have resided there is a proportionally huge amount of lodestone to be found.
Ancient people first discovered the property of magnetism in lodestone. Pieces of lodestone, suspended so they could turn, were the first magnetic compasses and their importance to early navigation is indicated by the name lodestone, which in Middle English means 'course stone' or 'leading stone'.
Only a small amount of the magnetite on Earth is found magnetized as lodestone. Ordinary magnetite is attracted to a magnetic field like iron and steel is, but does not tend to become magnetized itself. Recent research has found that only a variety of magnetite with a particular crystalline structure, a mixture of magnetite and maghemite, has sufficient coercivity to remain magnetized and thus be a permanent magnet. One theory suggests that lodestones are magnetized by the strong magnetic fields surrounding lightning bolts. This is supported by the observation that they are mostly found at the surface of a planet; not buried at great depth.
The now inactive volcano, ´The Smoking Mount´, is surrounded by lush green vegetation and unusual species of plants and insects. One painting on a wall of a building/house that survived shows a mass number of people fleeing from some danger coming from the blackened skies above. It remains a mystery if the danger was the haunting activity of ´The Smoking Mount´ or if the danger was something else mysterious.
On higher ground, some 15 kilometres away, green copper vases were found having engraved images on them of a woman with long hair standing on a horned bull with a huge cloak draping behind her. On one of the vases there is a depiction of the same woman leading a group of people throwing logs in to some river of some sort.
Why were these copper vases used to potray images when they could have used the walls in the buildings in the lower ground? This puzzles many archaeologists. Theories abound as to what all the things meant that were discovered.''
Release date: Feb 20, 2012