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.
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
- The Elemental Confluence (PMP intersection; claimed by Alusius to be our primary original source of elemental mana)
It is unclear if the Faendryl use "valence" as a synonym for "all planes", or only "demonic" planes, or a subset of such realities.
Known demonic "valences" include:
Other Demonic Planes
- The Shadow Realm (Althedeus, oculoths)
- The Twisted Realms (plane the Nameless Necromancer stored the Planar Shift (740) spell)
- Unknown plane of Ur-Daemon
- Unknown plane of thew bark trees
- Unknown plane of razor-clawed demon of Goblyn's Workshop
- Unknown plane of Solhaven's shadow demons
- Unknown plane of vathors
- Unknown plane of Maleskari
The Ithzir live in material plane worlds and apparently travel to others conquering them.
Known Ithzir worlds include:
- Kol Tar'sken
- Kol Granoth (Old Ta'Faendryl Ithzir)
- Unnamed jungle plane (seen through portal in 5115 Modern Era)
These are loosely other planes involving the mind or spirit moving between worlds, or the body de-materializing and re-materializing.
- Purgatory (the death mechanics messaging)
- The Rift (possibly esoteric planes in the mind of Koar)
- The Broken Lands
- The Realm of Dreams (e.g. dream-walkers)
- Temporal rifts (e.g. glyph traps; temporal warrior and worm invasion creatures)
- The Maw of Luukos
- The Pale
- The Void (Vishmiir)
- Shadow Valley (fey otherworld)
- Castle Anwyn (fey otherworld)
- Plane of the V'reen morphs
- Inorios Plateau (Fash'lo'nae Library)
- Interplanar rift of The Vvrael (anti-mana realm)
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