Part I - List and Brief History of Known Universes
Part II - Compendium of Entities
Part III - Compendium of Worlds
Part IV A - Races and History of Civilization
Part IV B - What If?
Part V - Supernatural and the Divine
Part VI - Fundamental Good and Evil
Part VII - Ascension and Transcendence
Part VIII - Where do We Go From Here?
In its infinity, the cosmos is an eternal wonder, revealing new mysteries and promising new answers and possibilities with each dawn. To understand existence is to embrace it, and to embrace it is to gain insights into one’s true nature. Just as you can learn much about yourself by gazing into the cosmos, so can you learn much about the cosmos by gazing into yourself, for as long as you exist, you belong in the cosmos, and as long as you think, you possess the potential for enlightenment. But existence has many paths, and each of us must follow their own. Some find truth in contemplation, while others seek a life of adventure. Some seek to understand the fundaments of existence while others believe in harnessing the primal forces for the betterment of civilization. Some find everything they need to achieve fulfillment in their own house, while others need to go to the ends of the cosmos to understand themselves. Overall, there is one universal truth: all sentient beings seek a purpose to their existence, and in that search they discover who they truly are and what they will become. But one’s path can take many twists and turns, and nothing is truly set in stone. That is the blessing that all sentient life has. The blessing of free will.
In my journey I have seen many things. I have plumbed the depths of the mind and soul. I have held the power of the very stars in the palm of my hands. I have seen the best and the worst that sentient beings are capable of. I have beheld wonders and horrors, life and death, and on occasion I was even called upon to pass judgement over entire universes. I searched for an eternity for the meaning of life, left no stone unturned, but only when I had resigned myself to a cold, emotionless existence did I find the answer that eluded me. The meaning of life is to live, not simply to contemplate or experiment from afar, but to connect to life around you, embrace it, and by presence, thoughts, actions and example bring about harmony and fulfillment. Now that there is a lasting peace, the great evils have been punished and we can catch our breath, we have turned our attention to scholarly matters. Through our travels we have seen and learned much, made new connections and gained a unique awareness of life and all its nuances. It is our hope that future generations will grow with the same curiosity that has burned inside us, and that through this and other works they will taste the sweet nectar of knowledge.
On the 340th year after the Reclamation War,
Elyjal, the City of Wonders,
Serim, the Eternal Moon