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* 2007/02/22, 02:00 GMT+0800: All old information has finally been migrated. —[[User:Terra|Terra]]
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* 2007/02/20, 21:52 GMT+0800: In the process of migrating information to the new MediaWiki system. The old website with all its original content can be found at this address for the time being until all information has been moved: http://repository.terrapolis.org/. —[[User:Terra|Terra]]
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* '''2007-02-20:''' In the process of migrating information to the new MediaWiki system. The old website with all its original content can be found at this address for the time being until all information has been moved: http://repository.terrapolis.org/.

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Contents

Introduction

Since the dawn of humanity, myth has existed in every society. From the stories of creation through the hands of the antediluvian Chinese god Pan Gu, to the exploits of Odin and his warriors of the great hall Valhalla, myths are customarily drawn from ancient, now-extinct religions. Through the passage of time, Man's desire for knowledge has enabled the walls of ignorance to erode, shedding new light into the reasons for our existence.

Over the centuries, the explorations of lands beyond the seas have evolved into voyages beyond the stars. With the advent of the space age, modern tales of fantasy - what we universally recognize as science fiction - have sprung from the creative minds of numerous fiction authors of the day. Many of these tales may very well develop into the myths of future generations. Yet as the study of science gradually breaks away from the grounded fields of human mindset, a handful of these literary inventions may one day prove to be truly prophetic. The works of prolific writer-scientists such as Arthur C. Clarke and Issac Asimov, form the genesis of the space-prophets era.

The construction of the bridge between fantasy and reality has inspired the stories of innumerable writers, and the videogame revolution has taken our imagination into visual reality. More often than not, we find these two paths intertwined. Squaresoft is one of the forerunners of this amalgamate.

This site hopes to explore the various mythological and scientific issues that have so often been incorporated into the visual world of Squaresoft games - where "fantasy becomes reality".

About this website

This site was first created on 16 June 2000 and was previously based on a non-collaborative authoring system (self-coded). For such an ambitious project, it soon became obvious that it was impossible for this webmaster to manage in a way that would allow for the content on the site to grow.

With the rise of freely available wiki technology, the burden of maintaining a website such as this has considerably lightened. As there has been a large period of inactivity between the last update of the old site and this new wiki version, this webmaster is not sure if it's even possible to make up for incredible loss in creative potential. The FFCompendium for instance, has done a wonderful job in this aspect.

The aim of this website is not to compete with these other awesome sites in terms of range of content, but to hopefully provide a more intuitive and systematic approach in the organisation of content.

Why not «The Square Enix Repository»?

This website was created years ago, before Squaresoft became Square Enix, hence the dated site name. (In fact, the original name even was longer: The Squaresoft Repository: of Science Fiction and Mythology). For sentimental sake however, this webmaster has decided to retain the website's original name.

Site news

  • 2007-02-22: All old information has finally been migrated.
  • 2007-02-20: In the process of migrating information to the new MediaWiki system. The old website with all its original content can be found at this address for the time being until all information has been moved: http://repository.terrapolis.org/.
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