Okay, in my story in progress Overgrown Lands 2 there is this whole invasion by a human faction (called the Kingdom of Angles) supposedly on a crusade to reclaim something (there are more reasons I won't go in to
) into the Edo continent. What this means? An army of frighteningly powerful magic humans versus samurai foxes with guns and swords.
Consider that both civilizations are separated by a huge sea and have kept themselves distant. Do you think that both sides would suffer 'You Fail Research Completely' as in neither know what the heck the other has in store? Would the foxes know the humans can pretty much cut a trench into the ground with a bolt of lightning, would the humans know the foxes have cannons with explosive charges? Would the foxes know humans have hovering chariots, and would the humans know the foxes have steam powered ships, ect >_>? Both cultures have been isolated for at least ten decades, so what say you?