Northworld was long considered a world adapted for human presence. The discovery of a Control Pyramid changed that. The Control Pyramid seem to include a monitoring system for five separate visitor species, classified according to a color scheme. The five Northworld Gaters are humanoids (laterally symmetric vertebrate bipeds with a distinct head).
Black: Human – Four-limbed, five-fingered sexually dimorphic mammals. Limited fur and light to dark skin tones. Average size 1m60 / 1m71 (the male is the tallest). Name derived from Homo Sapiens.
Blue: Deva – Four-limbed, six-fingered with little sexual dimorphism and a gracile build. Hairless with a range of blueish skin tones from medium to dark blue. Average size 1m87. Name derived from Indu Mythology.
Green: Fursona – Four-limbed five-fingered mammals with a relative sexual dimorphism. Heavy multicolored fur cover. Average size 1m62 / 1m81 (the female is the tallest). Name derived from the Furry community. Never let a Gater name something.
Red: Lemuria – Four-limbed four-fingered squat lizards with a limited sexual dimorphism. Furless with a leathery skin of various grey tones. Average size 1m50. Name is derived from 19th century literature.
White: Gegeine – Six-limbed six-fingered marsupials with little to no sexual dimorphism. Limited fur covering with light fur and skin tones. Average size 1m78. Name is derived from the Greek Mythology.
Vincent Archer wrote his first story around age 11. On a mechanical typewriter, with carbon paper for a mimeograph to distribute in class. His teacher knew enough to make vague encouraging noises rather than really tell him what she thought. He wrote more stories afterward, but Time has thankfully managed to erase every trace of them.
Now that his career has settled in a mix of routine and insanity and that he's figured out that herding cats would probably be easier, he's finally started to write stories again on a media rather than inside his brain. Some of those are even potentially good enough to show to other people.
Silvergates is his first attempt to finish one rather than admit defeat against the usual writer's block.