The Many Worlds Guide

Dubbed les Plusieurs Mondes by the Aurantian researcher Laddys Fermille, the “Many Worlds” refers to a group of 108 alternate universes all connected by the Tower. They can be broadly grouped into three categories: Earth, the Inevitable Realm of Atlass, and Atlantis.

Earth (A-Τ)

an image of an Earthic supply depot
The Worlds of Earth tend to have little magic, frequently leading to the development of technologically-advanced civilizations.

The Many Worlds of Earth all display remarkably similar, though often divergent characteristics. Each of the 36 alternate Earths share the same astronomical and geological features and are all considered low-magic.

Unlike the other Worlds, the Earths have a strong degree of homogeneity in many aspects, including individual humans and human societies. It is common for the several different versions of the same individual to be found in their respective Earths.

While this phenomenon is common among diverging timelines within individual universes (after all, each universe is itself a “multiverse” of alternate timelines), it is not as common among the Many Worlds.

Α | Alpha Prime: The “Real”

Earth Alone among all the 108 Doors, Alpha Prime is completely inoperative and cannot be activated. It is presumed the World behind this Door is the one you are sitting in right now.

Σ | Sigma Prime: The Aryan Golden Age

The strangest version of Earth where Adolph Hitler led a Judaic and Catholic coalition of Central European states as a yogic guru against the warmongering, neo-feudal global British Empire and the mysterious Thule Society.

  • Σ | Dick Speer – The Man of Ebony: from slave to cosmonaut, he serves as a Nazi artifact hunter in Sigma Prime, forever at odds with his rational, humanistic ideals and the ugly truths revealed by his paranormal investigations.
  • Σ | Adolph Hitler – Unlike most Hitlers, the one from Sigma Prime gained enlightenment in the mystical city of Shambalah, returning to Europe to lead a coalition against the evil British Empire. Now he is willing to sacrifice everything to defeat the Elder Gods; even if that means selling out the entire human race.
  • Σ | Project Osiris

ΣΙ | Sigma Iota: The Zombie Apocalypse

An Earth very much like our own, with one important difference: human civilization succumbed to massive zombie apocalypse in 2012. And the only thing that can save it are vampires.

  • ΣΙ | Violet Vasquez – Before the plague, she enjoyed reading books about zombie wastelands and vampire romances. Now that a vampire is the only thing keeping her alive from the zombie hordes in Tau Prime, she prefers historical biographies.
  • ΣΙ | Istvan – A reclusive 800 year-old vampire bent on finding the source of the zombie plague of Tau Prime while struggling with the moral dilemma posed by his growing feelings for his precocious companion and his need to feed on her blood to survive.

Τ | Tau Prime: Metahuman Paradise

Global warming? Solved. Terrorism? A thing of the past. Disease? What’s that? In the 23rd century, life is a post-scarcity playground for a meta-humanity living in a digitally-augmented world.

  • Τ | Ziggy Stardust – A meta-human from the 23rd century who discovers the Epsilon Prime Key on Mars and accidentally unleashes a plague with the power to destroy every living thing in the solar system. Life for this androgynous android is about to get complicated and that means expensive.

Atlantis (ΤA-Y)

an image of a Third-Age Atlantean city
The Worlds of Atlantis are like those of Earth, but with never having experienced a true dark age thanks to the influence of large amounts of magical energy.

The Worlds of Atlantis are almost identical to the Worlds of Earth in terms of the position of the planet, its geological features, and surrounding cosmos. In some ways, differentiating between Earthic and Atlantic Worlds may seem a moot exercise.

However, unlike Earth, Atlantis is steeped in thaumatadiastatic radiation and so virtually all the Worlds of Atlantis would be considered high-magic.

The other primary difference between Earth and Atlantis is that the catastrophic Great Flood which destroyed the nascent Black Sea civilization didn’t happen due to magical intervention.

In all these worlds, Atlantis becomes the dominant world power and culture, leaving an indelible mark on history. A magical mark inevitably leading to global catastrophe.

Combined with the presence of strong magical energy, the people and cultures that evolve are wildly different than those of Earth, yet often still very familiar in many ways.

Φ | Phi Prime: The Sundered Age

A barbaric, post-apocalyptic fantasy world where death flourishes under a broken moon.

  • Φ | Atrocia – Elven mage who will do anything to survive during the Sundered Fifth Age of Atlantis.
  • Φ | Razael – Tiefling rogue, spy, and general rapscallion-for-hire in the Last Great City.

Y | Upsilon Prime: The Age of Anda

A time when humans live alongside a variety of human-animal hybrids in the last beautiful place on a world dying of sickness.

  • Y | Thanda – A leader of the Ganesha, a race of anthropomorphic elephant people living as slaves in their former home of Kapilavastu. Torn between a shameful love and the plight of her people, she
  • Y | Prince Dharmik – A benign prince of the human Insaan and the rightful heir to the throne of Kapilavastu. He wants to end the slavery of the Ganesha, but will the revelation of a taboo secret destroy his plans?

The Inevitable Realm of Atlass (YA-Ω)

an image of the Purple Villa during the 69th Aeon of the Inevitable Realm of Atlass
The Worlds of Atlass are rich with magical energy to the point of corruption. The decadent populations of every age become bored with its novelty, succumbing to malaise within a few generations.

The Worlds of the Inevitable Realm of Atlass comprises a wildly varying selection of 36 Worlds very unlike each other in many ways.

Unlike Earth and Atlantis, Atlass appears to comprise entirely different planets with unrecognizable astronomies even between each other. In fact, it is only known because each shares the same continuously-apocalyptic history.

Ω | Omega Prime: The 69th Aeon of the Inevitable Realm of Atlass

The final aeon of Inevitable Realm of Atlass, a decadent age of malaise where literally nothing is surprising anymore

  • Ω |The Aurantian Concordat – a loose council of Wizards that pretend to rule the 69th Aeon of the Inevitable Realm of Atlass. Fueled largely by monomaniacal egotism, they have each vowed to unlock every secret within the Tower.
  • Ω | Diane the Wayfarer – Bandit, sadist, serial killer, psychopath… the list of epithets directed toward this 69th-Aeon ranger are as boundless as her appetite for depravity.