Hello, this is Dr. Delores Nordstrom. For the past fifteen lightens I have been searching for answers to the ultimate technological achievement that Agarador could see - teleportation technology. To first understand how I believe this is possible, I must first detail how our universe was created, as it is a bit of a complex process. However, my impeccable intellect can successfully recount this.
Pieced together from the notes and artifacts of the Agar - the first peoples who roamed Agarador and built their versions of “heightened technologies”, the universe began as a cosmic morass of particles and energy signatures, called the Flux. It was not until a being known only as the Radiant grew out of this roiling chaos. From the Radiant, first was created the Four Potents - the planes of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. These were the building blocks of the universe that would generate within the Flux. In turn, the Radiant then created the Four Kinthets - Smoke, Ash, Mud, and Mist. These were the planes where the Four Principles would cross and join, creating kinetic pools of celestial energy. When unified in a single planar ring - called the Dream - the Agar hypothesized that these eight key elements bonded together to form our world of Agarador.
From there, the Radiant split to form the Constant and the Catalyst, two massive pools of astral and eldritch energy that would act as siphons and balances to the Potents and the Kinthets. Over time our various peoples evolved on Agarador, nations forms, kingdoms rose and fell, the usual history class jargon that children get. While the textbooks say that no one knows what happened to the Agar, my theory is that with each new generation, the old ways simply became less and less common. Much like a culture might vanish over time due to the lack of education in its language or customs, the Agar civilization faded as technology advanced and the days of magitech passed. We discovered ways to harness energy from the Catalyst and Constant, fueling batteries and massive silver cities built on the foundations of old sprawling stone megastructures lost to time.
We are so close, I can feel it! My excavation crew from some of the larger Agar ruins outside Zeme’kun that might be able to unlock the one piece of the puzzle we need; how to connect all of the eight planes of the Dream to activate ley lines - antiquated energy sources for the Agar that were horrendously unstable and show in their records to have caused many collapses of major settlements and cities. With the eight labs we have set up - each with a refurbished keystone from Agar ruins - we will be able to open up these ley lines and create teleportation travel. No more gas or costly irradiated Catalyst batteries or slow Constant energyflow generators. Citizens of the eight regions will be able to step into a doorway on the steps of the capitol building in Zeme’kun and appear in the harbors of Maritresse.
With this last centrifugal keystone found in Zeme’kun, we will be able to finish our prototype, commence our first small tests, and then have our first live demonstration within the lighten. Dr. Delores Nordstrom, signing off.
Planar Map Concept by Cameron Day
Art by Laura Renfrew