What is 'Oddworld/the Oddworld series'?
The Oddworld series is a video game franchise and fictional universe, created by developers Oddworld Inhabitants, now under the direction of Lorne Lanning, with Sherry McKenna previously part of production before her eventual retirement.
Throughout games set in the Oddworld universe (Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath), Oddworld's ecosystem is perpetually endangered by industrial corporations and the exploitation of native wildlife and civilizations which the player characters oppose. It should be noted that the Mudokons, Scrabs, Paramites, and Glukkons aren't the only species, rather the most prominent.
(Hopefully that YouTube video will give an idea of just how much I love the Oddworld franchise)
What is the 'Lannsirad Project'?
The Lannsirad Project is a compilation of various narratives as experienced by the nameless and stoic protagonist: it will be a series of Pentalologies within a Pentalology, as each Main-Chapter of the current Pentalology will have Sub-Chapters, divided into Branching Narratives, further divided into Narrative Arcs, these Main-Chapters will be enveloped in Volumes, each supplemented by written text known as Apocrypha, and archival footage known as Visual Records.
This aforementioned and titular Project has been worked on for 25 years and This project is also partially named after Lorne Lanning and will be heavily but loosely based and inspired by the creator's own franchise, this name also stems from Landsraad: the body that represented all the Houses in Frank Herbert's Dune novel, and means "Land Council" in several Scandinavian languages (a coincidence is that 'Slig' is a creature in both Oddworld and Dune, which was a discovery that I thought was rather neat, and wanted to make my callback to Dune books in the same manner)
The Lannsirad's base storyline revolves around Fuzzle being at the wrong place at the wrong time (at least in the Prologue) until the Sabreweasel finds herself investigating a fleet of spacecraft and other vessels of seemingly unknown and long-forgotten origin................
The typical structure within each segment will be as follows:
Branching Narratives (5)
Narrative Arcs (5)
(Hopefully that YouTube video will give an idea of what I'm thinking of in regards to the Lannsirad Project)