Legacy of the Star-Travellers

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    Legacy of the Star-Travellers

     

    By Sephellus Yvarn

    Synod Scholar of the Lambda Convent

     

    Aetherius is commonly known to scholars and mages as the origin of magic and arcane arts. During the Reman Dynasty, there have been many recorded attempts of expeditions into Aetherius made by the Royal Imperial Mananauts, and the Sun Birds of Alinor. Some were successful, but overall, all of them failed because of the same ironic reason: the untenable expenditures required to reach magic by magicka.

     

    In the end, the Royal Imperial Mananauts and the Sun Birds were dissolved with the former being left as an honorific rank in the Elder Council and the latter leaving behind the Great Orrery in Firsthold as their legacy. However that is not truly the end of their story.

     

    From hidden records that I’ve managed to uncover, I found out that senior members of the Royal Imperial Mananauts and the Sun Birds had met in secret and formed a new organization known as Group 413. By combining their knowledge of aetherial travel, they began conducting experiments on a more cost-efficient way of travelling to Aetherius. The result was the creation of what they called ‘Varla Gates’.

     

    From the limited amount of information that I could gather, these ‘Varla Gates’ work similarly to Ayleid Wells found in Cyrodill, but they seem to draw magicka at a larger amount and at a constant rate. Could Group 413 have perfected the Ayleids’ method of harvesting magicka from the sky? With their combined knowledge and skills, I don’t see the possibility being far from it.

     

    Another interesting information that I’ve managed to uncover about the Varla Gates is that they also have the ability to reverse the output of magic. Basically, instead of drawing magicka from the sky, they can return it back to the sky, or more specifically, the stars. Members of Group 413 often called this method as ‘Slingshot’.

     

    Whether or not this method is similar to using a real sling is up for question. But what I can tell you is that this method is related to another shocking information.

     

    Apparently, Group 413 has discovered a way to send a single individual into Aetherius through holes left by the Magna-Ge. The specific process still remains a mystery, but it seems to involve something called a ‘Transliminal Aetherial Interface Unit’. Such a mouthful of words, but it must hold some meaning as the name is repeated multiple times in most of ther documents.

     

    Despite their startling and groundbreaking discoveries, Group 413 seemed to suffer the same fate as its predecessors, lost and forgotten in the pages of history. There have been no mentions of Varla Gates in any records, documents or oral traditions for the past six hundred years or so. However we at the Lambda Convent believe that these Varla Gates are real, and if we can uncover just one of them, it may just change how we will perceive Aetherius.

     

    As for this ‘Transliminal Aetherial Interface Unit’, I will ask Professor Neeralin about it. Afterall, she was the one who first introduced me to this subject.

     

     

Comments

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  • Dragonborn1921
    Dragonborn1921   ·  August 19
    Huh, now this is some cool stuff. I've got no real idea what any of these groups might be or the Varla Gates but it's cool nonetheless. Cool read Kaiser (oh and I take it that this means I can delete the WiP) :D
    • KaiserSoSay
      KaiserSoSay
      Dragonborn1921
      Dragonborn1921
      Dragonborn1921
      Huh, now this is some cool stuff. I've got no real idea what any of these groups might be or the Varla Gates but it's cool nonetheless. Cool read Kaiser (oh and I take it that this means I can delete the WiP) :D
        ·  August 19
      There's not many topics about the Mananauts and Sun Birds. I just expand them in a lore-friendly way. Just think of them as the astronauts and cosmonauts during the Space Race.
  • Sotek
    Sotek   ·  August 19
    I can only repeat what I said in the workshop. A great piece of work here Kaiser. 
    Added to the TSC Event
  • Paws
    Paws   ·  August 19
    Cool! Mention of Mannanauts and Sun Birds, and the possibility of using Varla Gates to shoot yourself through a star-hole has brightened my morning considerably :)
    • KaiserSoSay
      KaiserSoSay
      Paws
      Paws
      Paws
      Cool! Mention of Mannanauts and Sun Birds, and the possibility of using Varla Gates to shoot yourself through a star-hole has brightened my morning considerably :)
        ·  August 19
      Thanks Phil. :)
      This is just one of those ideas that popped out when I was reading some lore in the lost forgotten corner of the Imperial Library.