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The Lambent

Hierarchy Empathy Dissolution ꩧဥဗ

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rianer Riama Relik

Most laminae offer mortals the chance for eternal perfection of their philosophical and spiritual ideals as reincarnated petitionersSouls of the dead that have re-manifested on the most well-suited lamina, where they perfect and reshape themselves while carrying out pursuits in accordance with that lamina's principles.Turn to chapter. The Lambent, however, leads only to noble oblivion. The rare paragons who find themselves reborn as Clarions among these dark, star-slicked highlands of altars and mausoleums are instilled with a single purpose: to find an ultimate endeavor worthy of their abilities, a challenge so precisely matched that it results in both the hero’s success and destruction. Pilgrims journey to this lamina to appeal for aid, and councils of laminalsLaminals are beings that natively reside on the laminae but which are not manifestations of mortal souls. 'Laminal' can also be used to indicate anything relating to, stemming from, or residing on the laminae.Turn to chapter known as Certoriari receive these pleas and assess the odds that it will be appropriately valiant and perilous before sending a champion forth for their final strugglesometimes in material form, and sometimes by grasping the minds of mortals through vergesThe thinning of the Ordial barrier between cardinal and laminal realities such that certain aspects of one may influence, be perceived, or be simultaneously present on the other.Turn to chapter. It is a delicate assessment, for Clarions who survive their quests and remain stranded outside the Lambent will often go mad and cause great destruction.

No songs are sung nor monuments erected to commemorate the deeds of those who pass through this place: all memories of its heroes slip from the minds of residents and supplicants alike. It is not a land of myth or renown, nor ledgers and historical tomes, only labor and sacrifice for greater causes. Nothing is commemorated and the fallen are forgotten.

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