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==Elemental Planes==
 
==Elemental Planes==
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The known elemental planes correspond to the four primary elements. There has not been reference to other pure elements, such as Planes of Light, Shadow, and so on.
 
===Prime Elemental Planes===
 
===Prime Elemental Planes===
 
The [[Prime Elemental Planes]] consist of:
 
The [[Prime Elemental Planes]] consist of:
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* The Plane of Earth
 
* The Plane of Earth
  
===Elemental Intersections===
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===Composite Elemental Planes===
 
* The [[Elemental Confluence]] (PMP intersection; claimed by [[Alusius]] to be our primary original source of elemental mana)
 
* The [[Elemental Confluence]] (PMP intersection; claimed by [[Alusius]] to be our primary original source of elemental mana)
  
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* [[Kol Tar'sken]]
 
* [[Kol Tar'sken]]
 
* Kol Granoth ([[Old Ta'Faendryl]] Ithzir)
 
* Kol Granoth ([[Old Ta'Faendryl]] Ithzir)
* Unnamed jungle plane (seen through portal in 5115 Modern Era)
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* Unnamed forest plane (seen through portal in 5115 Modern Era)
  
 
==Astral Planes==
 
==Astral Planes==
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* [[The Broken Lands]] (loosely based on Lovecraft's Dreamlands)
 
* [[The Broken Lands]] (loosely based on Lovecraft's Dreamlands)
 
* The [[Origins of Ronan and Sheru|Realm of Dreams]] (e.g. [[Orders of the Turamzzyrian Empire#The Order of Dreamwalkers|dream-walkers]])
 
* The [[Origins of Ronan and Sheru|Realm of Dreams]] (e.g. [[Orders of the Turamzzyrian Empire#The Order of Dreamwalkers|dream-walkers]])
* [[Chaston's Mindscape During Assault|Mindscape]] of Prelate [[Chaston Griffin]] (accessed through [[Rodnay]] in 5116 Modern Era)
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* [[Chaston's Mindscape During Assault|The Endless Light]] (mindscape of Prelate [[Chaston Griffin]], accessed through [[Rodnay]] in 5116 Modern Era)
 
* "Echo" of the Shadow Realm (accessed by [[Quinshon]] and through [[Teuriz]] in 5117 Modern Era)
 
* "Echo" of the Shadow Realm (accessed by [[Quinshon]] and through [[Teuriz]] in 5117 Modern Era)
 
* [[Mind Rot]] (hallucinations of the same places from [[oculoth]] venom)
 
* [[Mind Rot]] (hallucinations of the same places from [[oculoth]] venom)
* "Darkness" (where you go while [[possessed]] by oculoths)
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* Darkness (where you go while [[possessed]] by oculoths)
* Truffle dream realm (eat mushroom, see a place with an Erithian)
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* [[Journal 25|Truffle]] dream realm (eat mushroom, see a place with an [[Light-robed erithian woman|Erithian woman]])
  
 
==Temporal Planes==
 
==Temporal Planes==
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* Orb vision in the Sheruvian summoning chamber (Town Square Central at this moment, but mass slaughter and flames)
 
* Orb vision in the Sheruvian summoning chamber (Town Square Central at this moment, but mass slaughter and flames)
* Crossroads from [[DragonRealms]] ([[Sorcerer Guild]] on Teras Isle, possibly a time rift)
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* [[Sorcerer Guild (Kharam Dzu)|Sorcerer Guild]] on [[Teras Isle]] (Crossroads from [[DragonRealms]], possibly a time rift)
  
 
==Other Planes==
 
==Other Planes==
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* Plane of [[Nershuul]]
 
* Plane of [[Nershuul]]
 
* Plane of the Black Temple ([[Griffin Sword War]])
 
* Plane of the Black Temple ([[Griffin Sword War]])
* Origin of the [[Erithi]] (could be another time, another plane, an alternate Elanthia)
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* Origin of the [[Erithi]] (possibly another time, another plane, an alternate Elanthia)
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* Cracked plain of undead seen in [[Darkstone Castle]]'s [[mana storm]] (possibly an alternate Elanthia)

Revision as of 21:46, 7 March 2019

The cosmology of GemStone IV is ill-defined in the sense of systematic schemes of categorization and theory. The Shadow World cosmology of the I.C.E. Age was somewhat more concrete, with separate kinds of planes and entities such as the Pales. There were plans for an onion shell kind of model of planes surrounding our world, formed by tensions of kinds of forces and dualities. This was the original sense of the word "valences." Strictly speaking, not every "other reality" should be called a "plane" or "plane of existence", if the metaphor of a surface plane or "existence" is not meaningful.

Some basic facts of the multi-planar setting from documentation and observed phenomena:

  • The world is separated from other planes or realms by "veils" surrounding it.
  • These other realities shift and move around in some higher space.
  • Intersections of planes move around as planes move around.
  • Intersections allow foreign energy and properties to bleed through the two worlds.
  • Creatures can be corrupted, cursed, or transformed by foreign energy.
  • Physical properties, including time, can vary greatly.
  • Veils can be "pierced", allowing planar transport.
  • Rifts can happen accidentally under intense magic.

Elemental Planes

The known elemental planes correspond to the four primary elements. There has not been reference to other pure elements, such as Planes of Light, Shadow, and so on.

Prime Elemental Planes

The Prime Elemental Planes consist of:

  • The Plane of Fire
  • The Plane of Air
  • The Plane of Water
  • The Plane of Earth

Composite Elemental Planes

Demonic Planes

It is unclear if the Faendryl use "valence" as a synonym for "all planes", or only "demonic" planes, or a subset of such realities.

Valences

Known demonic "valences" include:

Other Demonic Planes

Ithzir Planes

The Ithzir live in material plane worlds and apparently travel to others conquering them.

Known Ithzir worlds include:

Astral Planes

These are loosely other planes involving the mind or spirit moving between worlds, or the body de-materializing and re-materializing.

Temporal Planes

These are time warps outside our space, but they are contiguous with it. They intersect with it at various fixed points in a region.

  • Temporal rifts (e.g. glyph traps; temporal warrior and worm invasion creatures)
  • The Rift (depicts multiple realities it touches upon, based heavily on Tarot cards)

Spiritual Planes

These are loosely other planes storing spirits, whether fey or undead or souls. They might be able to be traveled to astrally or materially through portals.

Alternate Elanthia

These are other versions of Elanthia, or possibly the same Elanthia under another history or later times.

  • Orb vision in the Sheruvian summoning chamber (Town Square Central at this moment, but mass slaughter and flames)
  • Sorcerer Guild on Teras Isle (Crossroads from DragonRealms, possibly a time rift)

Other Planes