The Castle City Manifest is believed to have been written by King Namor Zujahrah. He is known as the Drave King. He was on his way when he ran into Barbaralba. And the story goes from there. The story is very much about emerging from ignorance to the space age. Yes, quite representative of our reality here now. But don't get excited about space wars. Most of the book takes place on the ground or on the water. Sometimes in the water. Barbaralba is a great fisher woman. When she isn't taking war from town to town.