The population of my world is well fed and water can be plentifully scavenged from the plant life. We live in a wonderful tropical utopia that boasts a large nomadic population. The weather systems are stable and predictable we know when the storms will come and the jungles tell us when they're about to hibernate, people have learned these patterns over thousands of years and travel to keep away from areas of trouble.
I as a great seeker of knowledge travel with the few who share my passions and we seek to fix problems we see the nomadic tribes are dealing with. Mostly a lack of recorded history and feel that society has stagnated, there's no passion for innovation!
To overcome this shortcoming we feel that the answer is to create a center of learning (hopefully multiple!), but we've come to the problem that the most successful way to store and record knowledge keeps us largely immobile. Which can be helpful since everyone can find us. The problem is now that we don't move around much we have to deal with troublesome weather and times of plight as the jungle occasionally bears less goods to harvest.
We who wish to build a new society are few. We need more so we can create stable traditions of learning, and eventually start up reliable trade between multiple centers so that food and water shortages are fewer.
How do we convince nomads to settle down from their lives of ease to live a life of hopefully temporary burden so that our new dream of innovative society can form?
- We have little to no metals available, though our tools may allow for better craftsmanship, the materials are going to be the same available to the nomads.
- Conflict between nomad tribes is low, they have no need to fight over resources. Other than a few of the nastier predators of the jungle there's not much weight of the offers of protection. It's usually just simpler for them to move on.
- The storms are particularly nasty when they come through, collapsing large portions of the jungle with their high winds.
- Our world is large, and spreading word to the tribes that we seek settlers has been difficult. Many times tribes don't communicate with others for months or years at a time. Some tribes will never meet again even after decades of travel.
- We've assured ourselves that after our dreams come true the burdens we've dealt with will be eased! Surely the ability to make better technologies, accumulate knowledge, and set up trade systems will help everyone! We just have to convince a happy population to burden itself with this dream.