Tag: Esoteries

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  • The Yellow

    A vague theoretical term described by [[Doctor Emiel Borland | Borland]] to describe the bizarre alien nature of reality outside of what is readily understood. His example given states that reality is not an inert concept, but could be something moving or …

  • Anum

    Another term by [[Doctor Emiel Borland | Borland]], Anum is the presence of anomalous qualities, be they physical or otherwise. [[Dedicated Gear | Dedicated Gear]], for example, has properties of Anum. Finding the source or reason for Anum intrigues …

  • Alchemy

    [[Doctor Emiel Borland | Borland]] terminology for the grey area between magic and recognized science. *** [[Concepts]] [[Main Page]]

  • Kalpa

    Term used to reference the hidden subsections in [[Ariadne's Maze]]. Unlike the plaza where [[Doctor Emiel Borland | Borland]] resides, the Kalpas are more along the lines of actual world or realities that can be visited. *** [[Concepts]] [[Main …

  • Schrödinger's Box

    A variation concept of Schrödinger's Cat, [[Doctor Emiel Borland | Borland]] states this theory to describe how he is both within the [[Ariadne's Maze | Maze]] and outside of it, but that information cannot be communicated. Additionally, it refers to [[ …

  • Phlogiston

    While resembling fire in every sense of the word, Phlogiston is more accurately stated as 'manifested heat and burning'. The god, [[Vulcan (Diety) | Vulcan]], stated it as being a form of elemental fire. There are some differences to be noted between …

  • Detour

    Explained as being similar to a Kalpa, a Detour is a dead end dimension that doesn't connect to anything else, unlike a normal Kalpa which may have further avenues of exploration. Detours can be found in the actual Kalpas themselves. *** [[ …

  • Infinite Window

    A term Borland used to describe the possibility in that similar to the Borland of Simulacrum World he created, there is one or more 'later' Borlands who have made him to some inscrutable end goal to serve a distant purpose that he cannot discern. Due to …

  • Seal

    A Seal, according to Absence-Of-Sound, is effectively a passport between one Kalpa and another. Because of this, Kalpas likely follow a semi-linear direction with travel being a matter of metaphysical locks and keys. Seals are presented as sheets of flesh …

  • Trial of Bacchus

    Conducted by the various Dancers, the trial of Bacchus may be attempted once per each UnMen. Essentially, it involves the ingestion of an unsettling large amount of wine from a liquor gourd held by a Dancer. The UnMan must successfully 'hold his liquor' …

  • Friction

    Friction is the unseen damage to the boundaries between worlds that results primarily when perceptive beings possessed of low Anum travel between said worlds. This in return, tends to bring about the presence of higher Anum beings who travel freely about …

  • Elemental Ice

    A tiny vial sized sample was procured from the End of Time bar on Kalpa 3, where it was occasionally sold in drinks to keep them permanently cold. It is considered a form of 'perfect' cold, similar to Phlogiston is to normal fire. Similarly, it is a form …

  • Elemental Water

    Seemingly composing the Old Water district in Pelangia, Elemental Water resists and disintegrates all rot and decay put into it. In essence, it always must remain 'pure'. *** [[Anomalies]] [[Main Page]]

  • Charlie

    A cigarette smoking old man with scraggly facial hair who runs a transport barge in Kalpa 2. Only he is able to safely navigate the mists separating the Kalpa. That said, Charlie has a dark alter ego. While further out to waters, Charlie will revert into …

  • Enlightenment

    Enlightenment is the original stated purpose of the journey of the Kalpas, according to Anima Mundi. An individual from Earth of enough relevant merit of the soul and mind (such as the Buddha and the old Taoist masters) must ascend the Kalpas to achieve …

  • Determination

    Determination is the ability used by the early Quarlangians to travel through space itself. The idea generally conveys that enough concentrated belief or outlook on something can help make it happen. As such, their science was based on this concept. …

  • Projection

    The means by which an astronomical entity such as a sentient moon, star, etc, creates a smaller presence of itself into an interactable physical form containing its consciousness. Projections are used for a variety of scenarios, but they exist primarily …

  • Bilocation

    Not to be confused with Projection, Bilocation does not involve casting a separate sense of one's self elsewhere. Rather, Bilocation means simply existing in two unrelated places simultaneously, with the double self never able to actually meet. That …

  • Yggsdrasil Event

    As described by Clyde, the Yggsdrasil Event is what is referred to in the future realities as the point from the UnMen's secondary universe when a Manifesto has become realized. From that point on, the Manifesto spreads out into several possibilities …

  • Sparticles

    A term mentioned by Clyde and an anonymously written formula found in the first Detour. Sparticles is another way of saying 'shadow particles'. It is a scientific theoretical term that refers to parallel or alternate possibilities extending from a …

  • Time Spigot

    An amazing palm head time traveling device that allows one to visit the past, but not the future beyond which the user first came from. Designed and developed by the Consortium, it was stolen by Caskerian who used it to observe the existence of the …

  • Genome

    A bumpy red orb about the size of an everlasting gobstopper held inside a clear viscous suspension within a clear box. Granted as a souvenir by Velstanatrix's followers at Kalpa 11 for the UnMen's apparent piety and knowledge of Dagon. They consider the …