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Great Barrier

The Last Line of Defense should Halen awaken

It is Choas, it is Law. It is Life, It is Death. It is the first and the last. It is the ultimate peace and the final hell. It is all things, yet nothing. To gaze upon it is to gaze into the very mind and thoughts of the gods themselves
— Canticle of the Great Barrier, Introduction
  Constructed by the combined will and power of an entire pantheon of deities as the last line of defence against a mad god escaping his prison and wrecking havoc on the multiverse.   When the gods made the World Barrier, it was made to be as small as possible. However small to a god is not small to a mortal. It covers the entire area like a globe, only a globe that covers an area of almost 4 million square miles. (Note: This is roughly the size of Europe on Earth).   Its true nature is unknown to any mortal. Some believe it is a physical object, others say it is more like a secondary effect from the raw chaos found before the beginning of time. Others say it’s something else. Whatever its true nature it is very real and very dangerous to be near. The barrier itself cannot be seen until you are approximately 10 miles from it. For the majority of people they never see it, but everyone is affected by it.   When you view view it, it looks different to each person (or group). Some see it as a wall of flame, others see it as crackling blue energy. Simply viewing the WB is unnerving for most people and most leave the viewable area as soon as possible.   For those behind the barrier, true escape is impossible. Some enterprising mages tried to escape by fleeing to other planes and worlds. Which worked, until they tried to return to the dimension on which Easthalen resides. Natives to Easthalen will find themselves dragged back rather painfully. The greater your power, the harder it is to leave and the more painful to forced return.   They found themselves back behind the barrier, even if they have travelled almost unimaginable distances, returning to this dimension means being behind the WB. Others, having learned from the mistakes of their colleges had the bright idea of going back in time to before the creation of the barrier. They found that travel into the past was limited to the point of the WB creation and travel into the future often failing, to the point it was considered virtually banned. Others tried to communicate with those outsides. Nothing. Some tried turning themselves into light and passing through the WB. they were never heard from again.   Nothing gets out…Nothing…

Purpose / Function

The Last Line of defence should Halen, god of Magic awaken
Alternative Names
World Barrier, Last Line, Sea of Chaos, Hell Fence
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