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The Light Plane

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The Plane of Light

The Plane of Light, or "Overworld" in most iterations, is the universe in which the Avatars laid the foundation cornerstones of creation and exhaled life to create mortality. Drakeheart is just one singular planet in a vast expanse of beautiful creations: but it is the only known planet in which the Avatars gave life to mortal races. The Overworld is approximately 183 billion lightyears in diameter from one cosmic expanse to the next and if one were to travel to the edge of the observable universe: the end of the Overworld, one would come to a staggeringly terrifying conclusion. The border of the Overworld is bent inwards by a cosmic ravine. The Overworld is surrounded at all angles by an expansive black hole. 


Within the Overworld are approximately 180 Billion Galaxies, each containing billions of planets which systemically have their own celestial bodies or stars. Quite a number of these stars are visible in the night sky of Drakeheart and many constellations have been charted along with astronomer's research on the effects certain amounts of Starlight can have on the arcane. Starlight Traps are very common tools of Drakeheart's mages as Starlight can be harnessed for a multitude of purposes, especially some specific constellations.


Space travel is something far beyond the capabilities of mortality, however it is fabled that the Brittler family had ways of traversing the stars and there are legends of other mages whom crossed the stars but none of these tales have ever been proven valid. 


Due to events transpiring just pre-calamity, however, the existence of Extraterrestrial creatures known as "Xarqs" were confirmed and are now kept on record along with unproven claims of an alien race known as the "Plaana". Should these people truly exist, it would be an odd clash to what the people of Drakeheart believe in religiously: as they are the only beings the Avatars gifted with life.


It is likely that soon, the people moving forward in Endaria will likely look to the heavens and focus their research on knowledge of the stars to better prepare themselves for any further encounters with any other possible life forms out in the cold reaches of the unknown. However, there are more pressing matters than the what-ifs of Alien Life on Endaria right now. 



Drakeheart's System


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Named during the Blood Age by the Dwarven people, the mono Star in Drakeheart's solar system is a Red Giant in one of its earliest stages. One-hundred million years down the line, it will become a White Dwarf, but this will more than likely never occur during our time with Drakeheart and the stories of its time. It is referred to as The Great Solaris, but many simply call it the Sun for short, as Solaris in Dwarven/Common can be shortened to "Sola", which is slang or condensed speech for "Extremely Bright": this can further be condensed in Elvish to "Sun", which carries almost the same meaning "Extreme Light". There are quite a few people that, in place of the Avatars, believe in a religion known as "The Mantra Solara", or "Solarism" in which they view the celestial bodies of the universe as Gods and each world has a Godly Guardian. They are marked as heathen, but due to their lack of following, Vorathians begrudgingly allow their practices so long as it does not impede on their assembly. 



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Our Moon: "Silav"

Drakeheart has a single moon that has been given the name "Silav" by the Elven People, which means "Grandfather". Silav has endured much, and due to past happenings, a large basin was formed due to impact with a dangerous object. One-hundred mages under the order of the late Lord Wolf gathered to correct it's orbit and prevent impact with Drakeheart from ever occurring. There is a potent staff that was created with a chunk of the destroyed moon: specifically one of the rocks that eventually fell to Drakeheart. It is known as Lunaris and is capable of casting powerful magic that changes with the moon's cycle. The staff has not been seen for many many years, however, and is within the  possession of the Dragon Scale Aegis guild.


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The first planet in our system is "Starkal", which, in Elvish means "Consumed by Fire" or "Aflame". This gas giant is rather close to Solaris, and due to its gas base nature, the intense heat causes constant inferno. As it orbits, it leaves behind a short tail of flame. It is visible once a month and appears as if it is a red comet with a very short tail that can be seen visibly flickering if one were to look closely. It is possible to use a starlight trap under Starkal when it is visible in the sky, giving the user pure Adalhardian energy to work with. Starkal does not have a single moon; if it ever did, it perished a long time ago. Starkal is approximately 65,000 kilometers in diameter.


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The second world in our system is a planet of perpetual summer and monsoons; Valt is a hot, muggy, swampy mess of a planet with gray-leaved rain-forests coating the southeastern hemisphere. There is likely life on this planet, but not any intelligent creatures: probably just foreign, unknown animals. It is inhospitable for mortal races, even though it is virbant with water and vegetation: the sweltering heat of the muggy conditions would overthrow even the hardiest of races and the perpetual monsoons of the planet would be enough to kill. Due to its proximity to Solaris, it is not in the same shape as Starkal, but it is still close enough that the monsoons rain boiling water down from on high. Whatever creatures are here are very hardy and built for the conditions, however, ironically, they would likely not be able to suffer the environmental conditions of Drakeheart as they are built for heat and would not last a single winter season. Valt has three moons: from smallest to largest, they are Vex, Gryphon and Heata. Valt is approximately 8,000 kilometers in diameter.


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The third world in our system, Kavlor, or "Dry Stone" in Nordic, is an inhospitable, dried up chunk of igneous rock. There are marks all throughout it that show where water may have once flowed, but as of now it is dry and dead. Kavlor is covered in volcanoes which erupt every once in a while. This is a visible event when it occurs. Kavlor is approximately 12,000 kilometers in diameter and has a single moon, which is called Aridia.


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The fourth planet in our system is a terrestrial, ringed planet with a single moon. Drakeheart: where our story takes place. Drakeheart is a planet rich with water and a multitude of environments, being one of the most diverse planets in the universe: which is the likely reason why it was chosen to host life. Drakeheart has six seasons: Summer, a season of hot weather, Spring, a season of warm weather and vegetation growth, Autumn, a season of cool weather and change, Harvest, a season of blessings when most crops are taken up, Winter, a season of cold weather and Solstice, a season of festivities. Due to the proximity to Solaris, it takes Drakeheart around 730 days to orbit. Drakeheart is approximately 42,000 kilometers in diameter For more specific information on Drakeheart, it has its own thread in Universe lore. 


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Boreal, the fifth planet in our system and also the last. The farthest from Solaris, Boreal is barely even in our system: the gap between Boreal and Drakeheart being almost 20 times longer than the gap between Drakeheart and and Kavlor. It is a gas giant under a perpetual winter storm. Much like Starkal, it is trappable by a starlight trap and presents pure cryo-arkana. Boreal has 16 moons, their names being Alpha, Dore, Wedda, Manticore, Vakal, Xen, Zera, Dokka, Petara, Nankalko, Frozu, Hent, Gin, Minotaurus, Leva and Jael. Boreal itself is 115,000 Kilometers in diameter, making it the biggest planet by far in the system and is visible most nights on Drakeheart, bearing almost the same size to the eye as Drakeheart's own moon, only a tad larger and thus has been given the nickname "Fool's Moon" on nights where our own moon is full. Our moon eclipses Boreal quite often, making an eclipsed Boreal an interestingly common appearance in the night sky.


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