A Discussion of the long lasting effects of The Rebirth.
Stanley stood on the edge of the clearing, his mother had warned him not to wander into the woods, but mother warned him not to do anything and he was fed up of it. He looked at the cave on the other side of the clearing its entrance was dark and shadowy. The clearing itself seem safe enough, he strode into the clear towards the cave, determine to have his "Adventure". No sooner had he stepped into the clear his feet sank into the grass, not so much as sinking in to the dirt, but rather the ground was like liquid. He started to panic as he slipped deeper and deeper into the ground screaming for help. Stanley's scream stopped short, replaced by a gurgling, and choking noise as he coughed up dirt and rock, slowly the ground return to its solid nature and his organs melded with soil and rock beneath. He was found three days later by a hunter, who tried to dig the body out, to the hunters horror the boy's lower body was a disgusting melding of blood, dirt and rock that was seemingly solid to the touch. To this day Stanley’s legs still stand in the clearing serving as a warning not to enter the glade.Although the dream defines all of creation and reality the events of The Rebirth left a lasting mark up on the world and now there are places where the definition of the dream has become blurred at best, these points are known as "Thin Reality" and are some of the most dangerous places upon Tavomia. Fortunately most of these areas are small in size, such as the glade that the above tale descibed, some however can be far larger.
A Weakening of the DreamThin points in the dream manifest as areas that have unstable reality, in these areas the normal natural laws can bend or be completely broken, which makes them an incredibly dangerous place to explore. However these points also allow for direct access to the power of the dream itself, and this is commonly a place where either natural Portals are formed or created by none natural means.
Of Nightmares and DreamsThe first thing to remember is that any strong thoughts or memories can manifest as physical things, so if you are in one of these areas be very mindful of the things that you think of, for you may have to face them. The worst situation you could find yourself in is if you are with someone who has particularly bad phobias or are mentally unstable since their fears and imagined foes will indeed become real to all those present. The old phrase of "Be Careful of what you wish for!" would be a good rules for dealing with these areas.
Warping of the Physical WorldStronger fractures in the dream will have dire consequences for the surround area, air may be come water, up may be come sideways, solid objects maybe become like liquid and can revert just as fast, and all manner of other strange things may happen both to the environment and your own body. Do not be surprise if you gain extra limbs, eyes, mouth, and other appendages. The most nightmarish point of all this is that you will most like live through these events, whether you remain sane is another matter entirely.
The Blending of LifeAnother thing that can happen is the blending of various physical objects or biological creatures, and it is indeed believed that this is how the races of the Rashanni, the Baern and the Makou were formed since all of these species originated near points of thin reality. This effect however is not limited to biological matter and it is quite possible for rocks to be turned into pure gold, and water to be given life by blending with the creatures that once lived within it.
Reality Rating Chart
The rating system used by "Storm Chasers" to measure the effects of a Thin Point in reality.
|RR-0||Normal||Stable Reality No Changes|
|RR-1||Minor||Slight changes, pigment variation, minor mass changes|
|RR-2||Moderate||Pigment and minor genetic mutations, some changes to natural laws|
|RR-3||Severe||common mutation and genetic blending, natural law re-ordering.|
|RR-4||Extreme||Thoughts become reality, reality constantly shifts, large changes to natural law|
|RR-5||Massive||Rift Formation, Complete Collapse of Reality.|