The Axioms

Each of the invading realms has its own reality. The key to what can and cannot exist, what does and does not work, are the axioms. The axioms describe the levels of four basic traits of a world: magical, social, spiritual, and technological.

If an axiom is not high enough to support an activity, performing that activity creates a contradiction in that realm. The possibility energy of the realm is organized so as to enforce the axiom levels, eliminating contradictions. The immediate effect of the axiom laws is that equipment spells and certain creatures foreign to a realm will not work as well in that realm.

Each cosm has its own reality; dragons which are real in fantasy are not physically possible in the Living Land of the primitives, and would have a miserable existence in Core Earth. The key to what can and cannot exist, what does and does not work, are the axioms. The axioms describe the levels of four basic traits of a world: magic, social, spiritual, and technological.

Example: Quin Sebastian comes from Core Earth. Core Earth’s magic axiom is rated at 7, the social at 21, the spiritual at 9 and the tech at 23. Core Earth is a lot more advanced technologically than spiritually or magically.

If an axiom is not high enough to support an activity, performing that activity creates a contradiction in that cosm. For example, using an automatic pistol in the fantasy realm of Aysle would cause a contradiction.

The possibility energy of the cosm is organized so as to enforce the axiom levels, eliminating contradictions. If a creature needs a certain level of magic to survive, and a cosm does not provide that level, the creature will soon die. If a piece of equipment needs a certain tech level to function, it can fail if used in a cosm of lower tech. Certain social inventions, such as credit, democracy, or even money, are not possible at very low social levels, and would not be understood by denizens of those cosms.

The immediate effect of the axiom laws is that equipment, spells and certain creatures foreign to a cosm will not work as well in that cosm. Your gamemaster has more details.

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The Axioms

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