The Filters | E. Christopher Clark

The Filters


The Filters are a series of supernatural barriers designed to keep the purgatorial paradise of Eden safe from those would seek to exploit it or do its people harm. During Interregnums in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe, The Filters also act as way of keeping reality’s refugees from escaping Eden and inadvertently falling off The Map’s Edge.


These barriers were created by Phina during the immediate aftermath of the First Age and the Earth-666 iteration of reality which followed. They include a desert which shifts and adapts with malice, a frozen wasteland populated by ferocious yeti, a barrier reef which feeds on hopes and dreams, and so much more.


Though it remains to be seen if there are further Filters to be discovered, the ones we know about at present are:


Each of these is purpose-built to keep living beings from coming or going without the Phina’s express permission. Halflings and mixers of halfling descent are immune to all Filters and may come and go as they choose. But everyone else? Good luck!


The effects of The Filters are local to the land of Eden—even Todd. Though Todds are considered suspect by many people throughout the CLU, this Todd is bound to the lands of Eden and cannot inflict his stupidity upon anyone beyond.

Metaphysical, Supernatural
Enacted By
Date Effective
78 CE


Author's Notes

Special thanks to Tempest Kwake, Kitoypoy, and Author Goddess for their potential ideas for this article during August 2022 streams on my Twitch channel.

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Dec 20, 2022 02:03 by Chris L

The world is round. There is no edge to fall off of. I'm telling you!

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Dec 20, 2022 11:53 by E. Christopher Clark

Edenians will not bow to Spherical Supremacists! Paradise is flat, man!   P.S. For serious, thanks for checking out the article.

Now it's time for the awkward wave.
Dec 26, 2022 23:02

Are there any any potential drawbacks or limitations to the filters?

Dec 27, 2022 13:11 by E. Christopher Clark

That is a good question. I'm sure that there are, including people who end up menacing Eden because they can't leave, or people who would be great for the place but can't get in, but I havent' written those stories yet. Do you see any obvious potential drawbacks yourself? Let me know!

Now it's time for the awkward wave.
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