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The Realm of Ends
The Multiverse of has been in existence for time immemorial, it is a construct whose scale is beyond infinite to the point of size being irrelevant. Yet the universes within this construct are not infinite. They are born at the top from an infinite plane known as the Source, and with them the deities who govern the forces of said universe. None are aware of what lies in the source as the membrane from which the universes emerge is perhaps the best example of a truly invulnerable and impassable substance. Universe born will exist for roughly 14 trillion years, give or take a few trillion, as they fall from the source at an immeasurable and sometimes varied speeds. Eventually all universes reach the end of their fall however, this end is a plane equally infinite to the Source, whose membrane is capable of unraveling the dimensional shell of the Universe as it makes contact and all of its contents will fall into the infinite plane below becoming a part of the endless patchwork of landscapes, dead planets and stars which float above the plane suspended by an Unknown power to act as the stars of the End.
This Realm is perhaps the most unforgiving place in all of reality. Winds blow across areas the size of star systems separating souls from their bodies, the massive twin stars creep across the realm close enough that their terrible effects scorch the world and make death either inevitable or Impossible dependent upon which ones rays you find yourself under. Even the Water will drain the moisture from a living thing if their willpower cannot quell the waters fury. These horrifying conditions have allowed only three kinds of things to dwell here. Mighty creatures and beings who can overpower these conditions and thrive. Godlike entities who can force these conditions to retreat from them or even command them. And those who cling to these other beings for survival.
The Horrifying beasts capable of surviving the treacherous nature of the end realm make it so that large populations can only exist if they are able defend themselves. As such civilians and military are often one and the same. However many who find themselves in this realm will bring with them their ideologies which in turn means even among the surviving populations there exists strife. Factions formed in the endless expanse and would often wage war against one another. Yet some things in this realm are not from the universes which rain from above. Some of the most terrifying forces in this realm are those who are native to it, and even a few who came into existence with the realm itself.
This entire story will take place in a large region of the End realm Known as The Shadow of Divinity by those who are loyal to the Capitol, or The Shadow of Tyranny by the rebel factions. This Area encompasses roughly the same diameter as the entire solar system and is a massive single continent surrounded by oceans with the radius from the center to the coast averaging 140 billion Kilometers. Because of the massive distance many people actually hide in the wilds outside of the Capitol walls. Several locations in this region act as landmarks due to their size, abnormality, Or permanence.
Nazkhull- The Capitol of the Shadow of Divinity region, which appears to be one single city surrounded by a wall with a circumference of 25,000 kilometers making the city roughly the same diameter as the entire earth. In truth it is a patchwork of cities with small empty spaces between used mainly for livestock and produce. The population is a staggering 18 billion souls from a variety of worlds and universes and the military is 1/10th of the population with 1.8 billion soldiers in its force and an equal number in reserve. Six deity like beings orbit the skies seeking to destroy those who oppose their creator and the king of the Shadow of Divinity region, Shadus. It’s gates are guarded by the kings brother ,a being of equally unquantifiable power named Sogen , yet he does not leave his post and only serves to ensure no one gets in or out of the city without his brothers say. With such power at its disposal the borders of this city seem to shift often, the walls expanding to encompass the budding settlements which form just beyond the protection of the walls. This process started 9000 years ago and has been rapidly accelerating in recent years leading many to believe the entire mega continent will be consumed if another nine thousand years pass.
The Great Forest- located 97,000 kilometers west of Nazkhull the great forest is a massive sprawl of trees from a variety of different worlds that stretches across 110,000 kilometers of landscape and dwarves the Capitol city despite being less than half its original size. Here dwell the Dyzant who are a harsh people that live in close relation with the forest. It is rumored that the forest grew ten thousand years ago after the Nature God Euphon fell into the end realm as his universe reached its end. He cultivated a high impassible forest and it grew and expanded into the single largest biomass in the Shadow of Tyranny. However Euphon and the Dyzant grew proud and refused to negotiate or discuss things with the growing city of Nazkhull, as such the Forest was attacked by King Shadus’s sons, the Six Gods of Nazkhull, and despite the Dyzant and their gods power the forest was cut by 60%, the peoples were cut down by nearly 90%, and their protector god Euphon was wounded. Since then the Dyzant have taken the strategy of the field mice and they hide waiting for an opportunity to present itself for them to rise from their hiding holes and feast upon the dark gods city.
Mount Nowhere- The massive moving mountain of the Shadow of Tyranny, Mount Nowhere stretches 89,000 meters into the air dwarfing most mountains people have witnessed in their time. The mountain has on rare occasions shown its ability to teleport vast distances and this ability paired with the mountains powerful mechanical defenses have made it an impenetrable fortress that has yet to ever lose a battle in its 6000 years of existence. Currently this mountain is occupied by the Volghan a group of Vampires from a variety of worlds, alien species, and ages. It’s current leader Gorreyu while far from being the most powerful vampire there, is a brilliant tactical genius who has already repelled two assaults from the armies of Nazkhull, even one which had two of the six sons of Shadus, yet this was won by warping the fortress to a new location. Currently the fortress can be found 8,900 kilometers further west from the great forests direction.
Ordnell- the free city of the Western coast, located as far west as one can go beyond the mount nowhere fortress Ordnell is arguably the final destination for those who wish to dwell free of the oppressive forces of the End realm. Eleven thousand years ago a powerful Chief deity landed in this region and immediately she saw the coming future, so she built the coastal city and then used all of her remaining godly power to forge a bubble of order around the city. This order bubble prevents the chaotic effects of the end realm from effecting the territory her coastal city exists allowing people to live relatively normal lives. This goddess still lives in this city, immortal but heavily weakened by her spells continuous drain on her magic. That said her instituting a “service guarantees citizenship” policy when she ruled the city has kept the city with a powerful military to which all of the 1.9 billion citizens contribute. Currently the city holds an election every ten years, another policy she instituted, and she no longer runs for the public office claiming she is far to busy spending time with her millions of descendants whom she trains to be godly defenders of the peaceful peoples of Ordnell.
The Scorched Plains- an ever present example of the might of Shadus, what was once home to a massive rebel faction of roaming barbarians now exists as a twisted and charred landscape of sharp rock formations, blistering heatwaves, pools of magma and mountain sized beasts of draconian linage. Starting only 7,700 kilometers west of the Capitol and extending for another 99,000 this region is nearly the size of the great forest and was created in a single day by Shadus pulling a sun down to scrape the faction off of the map. It is this reason that most rebel factions avoid direct confrontations with the Capitol as this catastrophic devastation is what is likely to become of such strategies.
The Ruinous Sands- it is believed that this region of the endrealm has been a sort of cradle of life for all of the end realms eternal history, while Shadus would have many believe he is the omnipotent ruler of the realm and its creator, the deserts beyond the scorched plains are a testament to an older history one which predates the dark deity and thus challenges his claim of omnipotence. Many believe this desert may hold ancient secrets that can bring down the dark god, which may be why he trapped the twin suns there to wander in an endless loop destroying all that enter with their heat, and those who survive the heat of the black and white sun find themselves quickly descended upon by the two magical golems known as the Sol Twin Sentinels, who are rumored to be utterly indestructible.