I've recently re-read Lou Keep's Uruk series, and a lot more ideas have clicked together. I'm going to briefly summarize each post (hopefully will tie things together if you have read them, might not make sense if you haven't). This is also a mini-experiment in using comments to make a twitter-esque idea thread.
I really like that you're doing this! I've tried to get into the series, but I haven't done so in a while. Thanks for the summaries!
(Also, maybe it'd be good for future comments about what you're doing to be children of this post, so it doesn't break the flow of summaries.)
In light of reading through Raemon's shortform feed, I'm making my own. Here will be smaller ideas that are on my mind.