Countless realms beyond the mere mortal coil. Such a sight, inspiring and breathtaking! And here we are, mere dots in the vast canvas of known reality. Take in these moments, lest the grandeur of the planes overtake you. I was once like you, locked to just one possibility. There are far too many to count though, one needn’t bother trying. Now, let us begin! Also, don’t get lost… You’ll never find your way home. – Garrick, traveling bard
The Planes. They’ve always been a topic that greatly fascinated me since I first picked up The Manual of the Planes, many years ago. Sure, that copy of the classic AD&D Tome was no where near “new” by then, but it was a treasure trove unlike what my young mind was ever exposed to. And like with the quote above, I haven’t looked back since. Sure, I love nothing more than more down-to-earth stories, especially the grittier ones! But, I always find myself yearning to explore countless reaches beyond. Maybe it’s my enjoyment of stuff like Star Wars (Deep Lore/Expanded Universe very much included) or the like, who knows?
Let’s cut to the chase. I enjoy giving myself general themes to play around with. It spurs on my own creativity and helps keep a general focus while I tinker and craft. So, let’s go back to the planes beyond once more! Who knows, we might make a few new fascinating friends along the way!
Author’s Note: I managed to “refuel” whatever fire was missing from this page for a while. So, let’s get back into the swing of things, huh?
IMAGE CREDIT: Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Obsession