Oasis of M'ra Jolios

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The Oasis of M'ra Jolios is a location in the Torment: Tides of Numenera video game.

Background[edit | edit source]

Oasis of M'ra Jolios by Andrée Wallin

The Oasis of M'ra Jolios is an underwater city in the desert consisting of a gigantic dome of water shimmers held by obelisks rising from the sands, and seemingly impervious to the the sun's heat. The oasis is home to numerous kinds of water-breathing abhumans. Some sport fins for legs like merpeople, some wear flippers for hands, while others appear almost human, being marked with only a dorsal fin from their head to their waist. No two are quite the same, with some being immigrants from far away, and coming to the aquatic utopia through strange pathways in reality.

Humans also live here, mostly for trade or work. They use various numenera to breath underwater – implantable gills, breathing apparatuses, portable air bubbles, and so forth. A town of air-breather buildings has grown up around the outside of the dome. These air-breathers are reliant on the dome, as most of their food (and all of their water) comes from within, but they make a good trade in the unique foods, animals, and textiles grown under the water. Visitors can find multiple shops in the air-breather town that will provide the varied numenera they need to enter the dome themselves.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Oasis of M'ra Jolios was added to Torment: Tides of Numenera development after a successful stretch goal, during the Kickstarter campaign, and was intended to be the game second hub. But during the development, the Bloom became much more important than intended when first drafted, and took this role.

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