The metaphysical world
An excerpt by Head researcher Vodka.
There exists three “stacks” of reality and each stack makes up the metaphysical world. The stacks themselves are vast in size and scope. They are finite but they are so vast that a mortal could not see the full reach of them. The stacks are aligned like books, with one book larger than the next which is larger than the last. The rear realty stack is called the deep void, the deep or simply “nowhere”. The deep is a lightless, soundless void that even I do not know the purpose or full depth of. The middle stack is known as the brilliant world or “elsewhere”. The brilliant world is an existence that comprises of various bands of energy of all frequencies. Most importantly, mana energy that has been expended falls back into this world where it is funneled back into our world. It is also this place where the bleed exists. I will touch on that in a bit.
The plane of existence we dwell on is referred to as either; the world of balance, the light world or “somewhere”. The light world is the last and smallest stack. It is thought that the blot that the great creator fought and that we still fight to this day came from the endless void of one, but that is conjecture.
What I want to discuss more in depth was reincarnation, the bleed and the phenomenon known as inheritance. After the creator went to his slumber, Auraluin and Govillias finished the creation of the metaphysical concept called the bleed. The bleed is a place where souls that pass on from their physical body gather. Within the bleed, lies the soul flow. The bleed helps to protect those souls from being disturbed by the sheer massive forces of the other cosmic energies in the brilliant world. The bleed exists so that souls are not destroyed on their way to the soul flow. The soul flow is a mystic concept where souls are funneled and prepared to rejoin those within the light world. It is like a massive waiting room where the soul is processed, forgetting everything about its previous existence. Particularly evil souls are exhumed out of the bleed and into the brilliant world where they are slowly destroyed over the course of a millennia. The processing is handled by the master of the adjudicators, known simply as Ormanon. Ormanon’s duty is to sift through the memory of the soul in search for any useful data in fighting the blot. If nothing is found it will send the soul on. If data is found, it will have a lesser adjudicator notate that information where it is sent back to the city of light’s archives.
One more fact about the bleed and the soul flow. There exists something called the soul thread network. The network consists of a bunch of soul threads. The soul thread is a link from this world to the soul flow. The soul thread network exists deep within the soul flow and when a person dies, their soul is brought to the bleed first through the link then eventually to the soul flow. That moment when a creature expires, their thread in the light world breaks and their soul traverses their path through the brilliant world and directly into the bleed. And conversely, when a soul has been prepared by Ormanons matrixes, a new thread is linked and the soul traverses from the bleed, through the brilliant world, to the light world.
For years, this has gone on, undisturbed by the passage of time. Due to the events of the eclipse age, the very soul flow was disturbed. The soul thread network was said to have warped and the soul flow itself was subject to a massive influx of souls. This event caused wayward souls to mix into the soul network rather than naturally funneled into the soul flow’s matrixes. As a result, new souls being brought into the world exhibit traits from old souls. Scholars debate to this day what this means as one would think the original soul would just retain their full personalities and just inhabit a new body. The person whom gains inheritance seems to know of whom they inherited from but is said to be a completely different person.