TDV 58: The Long TravelDecember 17th, 2009 by Sharkchild
There is a hidden labyrinth of pathways linking the worlds of things that can be seen. It can be found with the use of elementary magic. A rune, spoken as a beseecher to the fabric of life, is all it takes to beckon forth the portal and gateway to this land of overwhelming connectivity. The pathways are the Veins of Existence; they connect all folds of life together, from places separated by distances ranging in the unfathomable to doorways between universes. This conglomeration of veins is the chauffeur to all possible knowledge and experience.
I was part of a brotherhood of sorcerers who centuries before me had by luck stumbled upon the rune that led to the Veins of Existence. At that time, the brotherhood was only a congregation of petty common-folk, but over those same centuries preceding my upbringing, the discoverers traveled the pathways of the Veins and accumulated the knowledge of bizarre places, sciences, and magics, recording them as a history of all things and using them to tap into near-unlimited energy. Upon my arrival into life, this same brotherhood of sorcerers had become practitioners of godliness—not in the ways of holiness or righteousness, but in incomparable, awesome power and ability.
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