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The Cosmos

Clickable map of The Cosmos
Khemit Rodinia Lucarcia Luxore City Ahnk Buto Rosetta The Nylle River The Lower Kingdom The Middle Kingdom The Upper Kingdom Lucar City Cansae Tunis Vacheron Providentia Selkie Frostgard The Head of Ursum The Spine of Ursum The Tail of Ursum Pontes Vacheron Lucar (Capital) Condate Providentia Sarnia Molesworth Petuaria Bannaventa Lemanae The Barrow Downs The Crags Coates Wood The Deadwood The Goblin Wood The Greenwood Wyre Forest Darkmoor Mere Marsh The Wildflow River Brakspear Castle Ravenspear The Sunken Fort Cansae Mamucium Tunis Manabas Ursum Ibini Granita Antissa Paradin Grunal Barusi The Verdant Palace Northern Ibini Southern Ibini Spilk Hillsend Epiedes Barusi Grunal Paradin Carmelo Aeer Eli Zaneth The Verdant Palace The River Ardeth The Church of the Light The Shack The Torrent The Manor House The Warehouses Church of the Light The Gull The Market Warehouses Church of the Light Favourable Zephyr Guild Office Smithy Market Place Warehouses Docks Church of the Light Drunken Mermaid Purple Parrot The Crafty Fox Warehouses Smithy Manor House Market Square Warehouse Church of the Light The Shining Light Tavern The Lighthouse Smithy The Manor House Warehouses and Docks The Church of the Light The Naja Tower The Barking Hound The Market Farside The Market Fisherman's Rest Church of the Light Warehouses The Cabin The Verdant Palace Selkie Frostgard Derketo Kelp Darken's Folly The Sahagu Inn The Frosthold Mountains Darken Downs Darken Woods Mithlond (Sanctuary) The Old Coast Road Iceflow River Littlebrook City Eastward Thistledelve Waymeet Ashtar Holytree Castle Fortuna Khazagrim Mount Macarack Abbey Dragon's Perch Sapporo Akihabara The Jagged Peaks The Furrowed Hills The Bandit Wood Deepwood Eldaran Southern Swamplands The Black Swamp The Barren Scrub Sylvandale Monastery of the East Winds Monastery of the North Winds Monastery of the West Winds Eastward Abbey Waymeet Abbey Newkeep The Empire of Rodinia The Empire of Honshu Marlek Nargastan The Jungles of Maya Athena Kiltland The Kingdom of Albion Mochica Tapirit The Wildlands The Great Desert Hishan Hawkmoon Ager Rodin City Rodinia Nubia Kurgan Weissland Dardania Elam Nung Semang Tana Toradja Ogre Province Naga Province Dragon Province Gryphon Province Sphinx Province Phantom Province Kirin Province Dominion City Elfhome Wetland City Westport Maard City Land's End City Smugglers Haven City Lakeside Bluff Pembrose City Woodend The Ruins of Gyal Elerelen Pinewood Murkwood Wetland Marshes Maard Uplands The Alley Leafy End Dreadwood Haven Plains Western Cliffs Sorcerer's Isle The Lake The Jagged Peaks Dominion Wetland Maard Pembrose Haven Land's End Elsir Vale Venusia Hommlet Frusina Herculaneum Savo Rodin City Messana Derona Londinium Tuscany Hills Lizard Marsh Devon's Holding Daggerfish Laughing Hollow Stormhaven Logazors Mine Jawa Silver Mines Sibu Jukai Kupang Otyugh Swamp Jawa Endau Marudi Roundwood Hills Roundwood Hills Worlds Edge Worlds Edge

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Category:Plane of Existence
Size:Infinite

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Worlds:The Known World

Overview

The cosmos is an infinite space known as the Void. Stuck in the middle of it all is the mortal world, the World of Rodinia.

The Void

In the beginning there was nothing. This nothing was not the nothing of simple absence. It was the nothing of chaos. It was the nothing of infinite possibilities. It was the nothing of potential. At that time where was no one to give a name to this empty place, this lack, this dormant, ever-changing future.

Now it is known simply as The Void.

Light and Darkness

In the infinite span of the ages, inside this infinite maelstrom of creative and destructive energies, inevitably something formed. It was a power for good; for order. A power for healing and creation. This force is so complex, so absolute and so utterly beyond our ability to understand, that all we can do is to give it a name. Today this power is known simply as the Light.

But the Universe abhors a vacuum. So it was also inevitable that some force would come to balance the Light. And so it did. A power which we can only describe as ultimate evil, destruction and devastation. Chaotic and wanton, this power opposes the Light, by mere virtue of its existence. And in our limited way, we label this power simply as the Darkness.

Creation

The Light is a power of creation and so it was inevitable that over time it would manifest this energy on a massive scale. The exact details of this creation are beyond our limited comprehension and ability to understand. But every part of this incredible power for positive energy was focussed into the creation of the entity we call the World of Rodinia.

But the Light is not the only power in the Universe and it would not have utter sway over creation. For the Void, from which all things ultimately come, desires Balance. And so it was that the power of Darkness had its contribution to this creation.

Where the Light created growth and prosperity, the Darkness countered with entropy and decay. Where the Light brought grasslands and fertile plains, the Darkness delivered the explosive ravages of volcanic eruptions and lava flows. These two powers are constantly at war with one another, striving for mastery and control of our world. Once the destruction of a lava flow cools, the devastation becomes a fertile region, perfect for growth and sustenance - until the next earthquake rips the lands asunder.

Thus is all creation a constant battle between the seeming forces of good and evil. Yet, despite our natural draw to the Light and aversion to the Darkness, it is clear that for life to flourish in our world, both powers need to be present and, within reason, balanced.