Eden is a pocket dimension within the Clarkwoods Literary Universe. Created just before The Calamity which brought the six-hundred and sixty-fifth iteration of reality to its end, Eden is best known as the place where refugees from one universe begin planning for the start of the next.
And yet, except during these Interregnums, Eden is a quiet and sparsely populated land. In fact, once the universe has been reborn—and until someone screws it up again by doing the unstuck—the only sapient species to be found in significant numbers in Eden are the Halflings, who have been charged by the gods as its caretakers.
Eden is comprised of a single flat-world planetoid that is surrounded on all sides by the The River Without End. The planetoid is home to a single continent which can be subdivided into the regions of Nalké, Nunya, Oz, Wonderland, and The Reek.
It is a world of disparate biomes, extending outward from the temperate rainforest of The Garden, through every other kind of land imaginable, until reaching the barren wasteland of The Desert at the Edge of Existence.
From the lofty peaks of the Melancholy Mountains to the lusty swamplands of Quadling Country, Eden is home to every kind of paradise. It may be a kind of purgatory, but it’s a beautiful one—the loveliest liminal space that has ever been, or ever will be.
High above—high, high above—loom replications of the Solar System’s sun and of the five moons of Gadalla.
Fauna & Flora
As Eden operates as a staging ground for each version of reality, it has been home—at some point or another—to nearly every bit of flora and fauna that has ever existed. That said, outside of the cities, Eden is a rough place for living things. Some creatures and plantlife never make it to the next version of reality because they find themselves tossed up against another living thing that time and evolution never meant for them to meet. But them’s the breaks. This is just the nature of how quickly and violently The River Without End compresses existence at the end of The Calamity.
The Land of EdenA map of the world based on the work of Lüe.