The Descriptivists vanished into the ether… but who were they?
Descriptivists belonged to an elite political movement in Avgad, a generation prior to the Bavel era. They prized aesthetics and strived to be farsighted, enlightened Renaissance men. Many graduated with weighty degrees.
Famous ones were explorers, diplomats, spies, artists, musicians and scientists. In martial arts, they excelled at scouting and hunting. They paid lip service to representative government but truly believed in technocracy.
Upon the discovery of the long-buried shoresh roots, the Descriptivists demanded to conduct experiments on them using all available technology — including methods from diverse locales. They first used Yeṿanit technology on the אתר shoresh root. And after many studies and reports, they successfully extracted ether and formed it into various shapes and figures.
But this sparked outrage from the Prescriptivists, who believed that foreign technology would pollute the shoresh roots and curse Avgad with chaos. Eventually, this dispute led to the Descriptivist-Prescriptivist War, a calamity which most people today dread describing.
The Descriptivists are derived from the אתר shoresh root and family, which deal with reports, artistic figures, illustrations, appearances, quality, locations, descriptions, embellishments, diplomatic titles, academic degrees, representation and (via Greek) ether.