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THE WORLD OF THE MENAGERIE: Worlds

Asgard
Home of the Norse Gods. Thus far, it has only been mentioned.

Blight, The
The faerie name for the human world. Once Faerie shared a greater connection to the Blight, but no more. Only a very few portals exist between the two, though there are Fey sorcerers who make the journey without such a portal.

Faerie
A dimension of sorcery inhabited by such magical creatures as fairies (the Fey), trolls, and giants. It has been ravaged frequently by wars (the Twilight Wars), though recently there has been a prolonged period of peace. New trouble appears to be brewing.

Hades
The Underworld. A pocket dimension that is home to the faded gods and monsters—some of them flesh and some only spirit—of the Greek legends. Its gates are located outside of the Ayil Asomati caves on the Cape of Matapan (Taenarus) on the Ionian Sea. Its former ruler, Hades, committed suicide, but it seems likely his ghost—like that of so many others—still lingers there.

Hell
A collective term for dozens—perhaps hundreds—of alternate dimensions populated by demons and other malevolent beings, and where suffering and cruelty are the norm.

Lemuria
An ancient land populated by mystics, Lemuria disappeared from the Blight, apparently either vanishing into another dimension or eradicated completely. Thus far, it has only been mentioned.

River of Souls
Also known as the Soulstream, this is the flow of souls from life to the afterlife. It is the limbo area between the land of the living and the spirit gates that lead to the soul's final rest.

Shadowpaths
A world comprised of shadows, into which each shadow in the human world is a doorway . . . if you have the power to travel the paths.

And many, many more . . .

 

THE WORLD OF THE MENAGERIE: Events

Ages of Man
Three have been mentioned so far.

First Age of Man
Creation to Civilization.

Second Age of Man
The Mythological Age

Third Age of Man
The Modern Age.

Golden Age of Heroes
The early days of Pulp heroes, which included Dr. Graves, Joe Falcon, The Siren and, for a while, The Whisper.

The Twilight Wars
A series of wars that involved the Fey, Hobgoblins, and the Corca-Duibhne, amongst many others. Ceriweden’s mother was killed during one. Conan Doyle later helped fight in another. The most recent wars took place around the same time as World War I and II.