While working with Deathawaken and Nigel on the underwater civilization essay, I got to thinking of another underrepresented environment - underground.
As such, I wanted to get some thoughts and opinions on how you think said civ would develop, what it would be like, ect.
To get started, some of the things I’ve noted:
Respiration: One of the biggest killers in cave systems tends to be a lack of airflow, so any civ that spends the majority of their time underground needs to ensure that housing receives some form of fresh air and remains unflooded.
Housing: Would they tend towards just series of tunnels, complex warrens, or closer to the palaces a lot of ants produce. I have the feeling, given the energy expenditure that building new tunnels requires, that everything would be clustered, but that’s just my opinion lol.
Anywho, anyone have thoughts? Opinions? Glaring issues with the entire concept?