The Element Our Existence Runs On
The element that drives not just the world of Tikor, but life itself. The phantasmal element simply known as Ether that is the fuel for mystical arts called Hekan.
We've spent our entire lives trying to understand what Ether is. And frankly, I don't think we're any closer to finding it out either. In a way it's almost TOO basic, its an element yet doesn't behave like one. It just works. Its the most powerful element in existence. It's everywhere, in everything, fuels our most basic arts and yet we only know its name. If that's not a human experience, I don't know what is.
Stream of Life
Advent of Hekan
Ether in the Air
Emptiness of Death
Most of my colleagues snicker when I suggest this. But I think Ether itself is alive. The way it defies study is abnormal. It's not for lack of trying either. Sometimes it's almost as if the element evades our study. It's choosing to keep its own secrets. You think that's crazy right? Well, imagine if I told you we knew nothing about the air you breathe. What its base elements are? Or where it comes from? What if I said we had no idea what even caused air currents. You'd think us silly right? Well, that's how little we know about Ether. Now, tell me again it's not alive.
Told you so.
Her claims were initially dismissed until other researchers dared the venture to verify her readings. A few would lose their lives in the attempt in the dangerous region, but the readings were eventually verified. There was some sort of corrupted Ether that was causing this negative field. Could this be why the Ebon Cascade continues to be a festering wasteland?
Life & Expiration
Ether is unlike any other naturally occurring element on Tikor. It seemingly has no half-life and never degrades. It has no true consistency either. Even in humans the amount of Ether in a person's body is trapped within it. Spirit Mediums think that this could be why the spirit maintains after death.
History & Usage
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- Common as Air
- Ether is completely odorless, another side effect of its non-material state.
A faint shimmer can be seen when large amounts of Ether are concentrated. This usually only happens when Hekan arts are being performed.
- Common State
- Ether is almost always in its natural incorporeal state, an intangible gaseous form.
- Related Locations
A planet crafted directly on the lifecurrent, Etherforce, by the divine goddess Ishvana.
A giant and invisible flow of Ether. It flows through the universe and each living thing.
The Hekan art of holding onto a spirits forces. Allowing the user to temporarily merge with the spirit.
What if you had more options for power than the petty gods? What if I offered you....a different path.