A small child stares at the colorful balls of fur rolling around in the various boxes, perusing as one may in a shop full of pets. His reason for being here is much more complicated than a child wanting a pet, he is hoping that one of these small creatures will be able to aid him and fill the world with the words that he is missing. A bright blue furball rolls towards him, shifting into the shapes of letters as his mother speaks to the shopkeeper. For once, the boy understands what is being spoken about without watching his mother's hands or reading her lips.
in a minecart is nudged awake by a plum-colored ball resting on his shoulder. Without his little friend, he would not have his job in the mines, his condition keeping him from completing the traditional work of the Dwarves
. He pets the creature, allowing its company to warn him of the oncoming sleep and to wake him once it sets in. The creature's soft touch has made his narcolepsy less prominent, something he is forever grateful for.
As thunder rings out, the Elf
huddles deeper in her hut, the sounds too reminiscent of the days of the Eldritch War
. From under her bed comes a purple ball, bouncing as it makes its way to her. As she lies down against the cool wall, the ball lands on her chest, spreading out as a comforting weight against her anxiety and fears. Within moments, the Elf
is asleep, the furball calming her for the moment.
Physi are a magical assistive technology that was created by the Unending Scroll
. While an unintended discovery, these small furry creatures provide assistance to individuals with a variety of disabilities that magic is unable to assist with. From assisting those with anemia, epilepsy, diabetes, and narcolepsy to giving those with visual impairments and hearing loss the ability to experience the world to its fullest, the Physi are a necessary technology.
Currently, the researchers at the Unending Scroll
are working to extend the uses of the Physi even further, to include ones that assist those with mobility issues.
The Physi are a creation of the Unending Scroll
, although an unintended one. Since the earliest days of the academy, students have researched a variety of things in order to better the lives of those that live in the Elven Kingdom
. Originally, a group of students set out to create an artificial creature that would produce a fine silk, but their earliest attempts created less than satisfactory results.
After hundreds of attempts, a small furry creature was created, but it did not have the intended abilities that the students had hoped. The creature, soon to be name Physi (or Fizzy), had very interesting properties. The first Physi was a muted gold color and would become known as Cerebellum
. These creatures had various effects based on their coloration and through continued research, it was determined that the Physi could aid with various disabilities that could not easily be aided through magic.
The manufacturing of the Physi is a process that has taken years to perfect so that the creatures can be mass-produced at a level to fill the need for them. The earliest attempts to recreate the Cerebellum
involved following the same process that created the first, but this was met with varied success. Trials to recreate the Cerebellum
often created new things that the researchers weren't expecting, eventually creating the fine silk that the team had first set out to create.
After months of trials, the research team was able to reliably create one or two of the creatures at a time, which was when the various colors began appearing. As the trials continued to determine ways for mass production, another team began research into what the creatures actually did. This research gave insight into how to properly mass-produce the Physi.
Physi can only be created at the Unending Scroll
due to the specific conditions that are required for the creatures to be created. The process itself is kept secret as it has been determined to be highly dangerous if not kept in a specific controlled environment.