An introduction to the Sphaeraverse and its metanarrative reasoning.
Sphaera is an Earthlike planet tucked in an unremarkable G-type star system somewhere in galactic quadrant 4 of the Milky Way. It would be practically identical to any other terraformed world if not for its incredibly high sophont diversity. A staggering 27 species of intelligent beings inhabit Sphaera -the result of ancient science.
The arcane physics that allow living things to tamper with the natural world.
The universe containing Sphaera and its fellow inhabited worlds is akin to our own save one fundamental difference: the embedding of magic within the very laws of physics. This world's arcane power is ascribed to a unique class of quanta that comprise the psi force, allowing organic life to tamper with the machinations of the other four forces at the fair price of metabolism.