First we saw the stars. The night sky shone like bioluminescent waters, and the stars were watchful beacons in the distance. Some of us were wary, but we set out towards them. The days lengthened as we got closer. I always knew hope. I thought I knew her warmth as surely as I knew caution kneading my belly into knots. It wasn't until we saw the suns that I first knew her appearance, feeling their warmth upon my cheek... I knew what we were sailing towards would be home.A mostly dead Creator floats in an Endless Sea. Their body is the Morning Realm. Stars dot the void above the Morning Realm. Between the stars and the realm is Atmos, the breathable air that sustains life. Buried in the body of Ea is the Chthonic Realm and the mortal wound known as the Abyssal Wound. Underneath the Realms, deep down in the Cosmic Waters, the Abyss yawns.
Fear not the void. Is it not the dark that marks the hours of rest and respite?The Void, also known as the Cosmos or the Clearing, is an endless void that stretches until infinity above the skies. It is the home of the stars and the suns. The Void is deeply associated with history and time. The gods and the spirits who make a great impact upon the realm are forever recorded in Celestia.
Celestia, also known as the Astral Seas, is the realm of stars and suns. Stars reflect the great spirits of the Morning Realm, and suns are manifestations of the gods. There are currently twelve suns in Celestia. Each of these is in the Heart, Eye or Head of one of the Signs. A relief in the Chronicles shows a night sky with 137 suns, while some Castellite depictions of the night sky in the late Spoken era and early Written Era show 11 suns. It is possible that the eleven moons is symbolic. The Castellan Kingdoms believe that their High Queen is the physical manifestation of the god Castellan, and the sun of the Sign of Crowns may have been removed to represent this.
AtmosThe Atmos is the sky between Celestia and the Cosmic waters. It is typically divided into the Lower and Upper Sky. Unless it is cloudy, the Atmos is a brilliant blue during the day. As the suns dwindle during dusk and swell during dawn, brilliant oranges, pinks, and purples splay across the sky. Some scholars believe that humidity is proof that Atmos is an extension of the Cosmic Waters. Most believe it is most accurate to consider Atmos it's own domain in between the Void and the Cosmic Waters.
The Upper Sky, also known as the Dawn Sky, is the sky above the clouds. The air it contains is too thin to sustain mortals for long. The Upper Sky raises in temperature the higher you get. Flying in the Upper Sky can be dangerous. Many riders have lost conciousness after extended flights in the Upper Sky. The Boiling Mountains scrape along the underside of the Upper Sky. There are only two places in the realm where there are mountains tall enough to pierce into the Upper Skies. In the west only the Throne of the Gods is tall enough, but in the east several of the Peaks of Store pierce the sky.
Lower SkyThe Lower Sky is the air we all breathe and live in. Clouds are formed at the very top of the Lower Sky, and winds disperse them. The higher up in the lower sky, the more the temperature drops.
They knew we could be more. Ea made a sacrifice for us we can never repay. They closed their eyes, and plunged a spear deep into their heart. Their body became our world, their blood the hot lava, their divine essence our souls. That was how the Dream ended. Don't worry, little one, a God cannot die so easily. Ea will live again after the Morning Realm has become Evening turns to Midnight. They do not regret creating us any less than we regret having you.The Morning Realm is the only known continent floating in the Cosmic Waters. The continent is the body of the creator-diety Ea, who died at the end of the World Dawn. The Morning Realm is divided down the middle by the Boiling Mountains. It is home to almost a hundred million mortals (73 Million as per the most recent census, which does not count communities who signed the Woodland Pact). Parallel with the Morning Realm is the Ethereal Plane, a etheric reflection of the mundane, and several demiplanes supported by magic.
A horrrible rift known as the Abyssal Wound tears into the Chthonic Realm bleeding abberations.
The Chthonic Realm, also known as the Underworld, is a realm found underneath the Morning Realm. The Chthonic Realm is seperate from the Morning Realm, and most common communication spells such as sending are unable to be sent from the underworld to the overworld. All teleportation spells go through a section of the Chthonic realm known as the Crossroads.
The first sign shall be a deep wound to the worldspine
It will bleed evil hereto unseen,
and all that touch it will be changed forever
This shall end the dawn
Cosmic WatersMain Article: Endless Sea
Is Ae sad? Yes. Their tears flowed and filled the oceans, but those were also tears of joy, because they got to see you, my sweet.The Cosmic Waters, also known as the Endless Sea or Apsu, is a boundless ocean. The ocean stretches out infinitely wide. There has been no sighting of another continent, but the arrival of the halfling Seasteader Fleet around 380 WE suggests there may be other realms somewhere far across the ocean. The evidence is not strong, the halflings aboard the Seasteader Fleet could not recall any former home, only that they had lived upon the ships for generations. The Cosmic Waters contain many great dangers, especially further out from the realms. Leviathans, sea serpents, and krakens are only some of the dangers that lurk in these impossibly large waters.
AbyssThe Abyss is the deepest depths of the cosmic waters. The pressure of the Abyss swells to intense degrees, until it doesn't. Patches of the Abyssal Zone are weightless rathed than weighted, and strange underwater dust storms swell.
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