Existing alongside our world is the Astral, consisting of Mana as raw floating matter or thick swirling gasses. Those with strong enough mind, body and skills are able to enter without dissolving. There one can navigate the swirl, so that those entering it from one location in our World with a single or few steps, come forth tens or hundreds kilometres away back in our World -in but seconds, hours or days. The possible travel distance and time spent depends on ones skills. The locations in our World giving access to the Astral are Earthnodes and most of these have a Astral Site/Gate with coloured tiles, center and outer pillars -allowing for controlled access and Astravel.
Scholars have due to observations Yell'a'Beard made in Outlands, and those Sessy, Themac and Zyr 'O' Loth made below The Rim. Figured that not only The Realm but the entire World are divided into a grid. In each grid there are eight sites with the same Coloured tiles, each with a center pillar in a different Colour.
This complex and intriguing system allow a traveler to activate the site, set destination prime and secondary, and then pass into the Astral through the Coloured ‘Aura-gate’ and land at the specified Colours sub-coloured pillar.
The skilled can build up paths of immense length, before setting the travel in motion. Using the Astral Site/Gates as navigation points for their ‘stepping in and out’ to the Astral. These steps, taking one through Astral to a Astral Site/Gate in our World and maybe onwards, are so brief that not even Gods can interrupt.
Above are shown such travel from A to G (using Pink & Violet), to M (using Pink & Orange), to S (using Pink & Red) to Y (using Pink & Orange). Thus did the traveler go South-east 4 times through known sites, ending at the preferred Orange subbsite of Pink.
Activating a Astral Site/Gate, seems to somehow distort its neutrality and it somehow becomes unusable, until the Magic Shard Colour energies have been completely soaked up. The larger a group of living beings that travels, the longer the period.
To build up this travel Shards of the required Colour(s) are used, either Magic Shards that are consumed when travelling or Divine Shards ones that persist during the travel which the user retains for further use. How these are transported along from start pillar to end pillar are still a mystery…
There exist some extremely rare multicolour Rainbow Shards that are the most divine Shards one can get. Some say these act as wildcards for any Aura Colour, but so far none have figured proper use of these.
The danger of travelling the Astral is that one can get lost in space or time, or eventually dissolve. Very few use it often and even fewer stay there for long, but two Human I know, Sessy and Atallanti has been there for several years without dissolving. Some others, like Black Pelvis, for certain have taken physical and mental damage from hiding and travelling there.
Last Updated on 2023-08-10 by IoM-Christian