Southern Tesseract Geographic Location in Manifold Sky | World Anvil

Southern Tesseract

The Southern Tesseract is one of the ten tesseracts which make up the Manifold. This tesseract is considered to lie in the diametrically opposed region of the Manifold to the Northern Tesseract.   The Southern Tesseract is considered the magnetic south pole of the Manifold. The southern end of a compass sphere will always point towards the nearest cube layer belonging to the Southern Tesseract. In the Northern Tesseract, this means that the compass will always point towards the "sun" - the other layer of the current cube - since any other cube layer is closer to the Southern Tesseract than the current one. Conversely, in cube layers belonging to the Southern Tesseract, the southern pole of a compass sphere will always point towards the nearest cube face.   Due to the Southern Tesseract being at the convergence of magnetic field lines within the Manifold, the inflection layers adjoining this tesseract (especially in Southern F due to it's proximity to the Distal Tesseract) are often lit with vibrant auroras. This is believed to be caused by charged particles originating from whatever satellite in the Celestial Realms provides daylight to the cubes, though, since the Celestial Realms are as-of-yet unreachable, this remains the subject of speculation by scientists. This particle radiation increases rates of mutation and cancers among living creatures in the Southern Tesseract; skystations and other long-term habitats for humanoids sometimes incorporate shielding (typically in the form of electromagnetic pylons) to help mitigate this. The ambient radiation causes the Southern Tesseract to accumulate a somewhat negative charge in the summer and positive charge in the winter, as the types of particles drawn to the tesseract vary based on the orientation of the Manifold relative to the external 'sun.'


The cubes of the Southern Tesseract are connected to adjacent tesseracts through the following inflection layer transits:  
  • Southern A to Western F
  • Southern B to Rostral H
  • Southern C to Eastern F
  • Southern D to Caudal F
  • Southern E to Dorsal F
  • Southern F to Distal H
  • Southern G to Ventral F
  • Southern H to Medial F
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Cover image: Southern G Caldera by Artbreeder


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