I read this, found some art, and my strange mind instantly went on a rampant rumble.
This is what I came up with...hope you like it and find it fitting (enough).Alech-Titepot
awoke from his studies. Again he had fallen asleep. Again those strange visions. His mind blureed from all he had learned.
Millenia ago, a dimensional rift opened up for a brief time.What caused this unatural feature to happen is still unknown. The Elemental rift led to a rupture of the Elemental Plane of Earth and the Elemental Plane of Air. A vast cloud of air filled with tumbling planet-sized boulders was released into the Prime Plane. The force was tremendous. most of the debris converged together into a single huge planet, but 11 smaller planetary bodies remained just as far from the gravity it created, within this huge cloud of air to become Moons.
The first race to discover this were the Mystara Humans of Blackmoor
, but it took them almost a century to develop the means to explore the region in person. The second race were the Mindflayers, invaders of the 5th planet (Mertar called by them Damocles by others)
. They had different means to act, on hand, they had some control over time. Within globs of solid time violently propelled by massive explosions on their planet towards this new celestial destination the were they arrived first. They slammed into one of the eleven "moons" and from here they investigated. Here they saw the dust and matter combining together , compacting. Within a few years it all became stable under the force of Elemental gravity. In their continuous drive to destroy the sun they were awed by what they saw, a huge cloud of of air held together by the strange farstretching gravity of this celestial body, but without a sun. This was their chance, to create a world how they desired it. They opened gates of water on the main world, to enable their sources life they brought with them to grow. At first they though this was enough, but soon they released they needed Energy too. Totally disliking a single bright glowing central sun they opened several (about 20) small gates to the elemental Plane of Fire around the Planet, and a single larger one for warmth deep within the planetary body. At first it seemed to go all right but then...Captain Allbright
held the controlls of "the Pendragon" one of the first seven celestial starships to go beyond the borders of the planetary system. Some went faraway, and created colonies on the worlds named Alpha Centauri, and similar. Allbright his destination went further away. The sattelites sent in the last decades gave them an awesome amount of knowledge of the world. Planet names as canon CM7 Tree of Life StarmapSol
....none as of yet (later Sol's Sister (Mercurius))
Mertar(local name)/Damocles(Mystara name) (Planetary ring of debris ..still a planet at this time).
had investigated all the main planets and even some of its moons in decades past. They warred with the titans on the Moons of Loth and Zoar, with the tentacled brain and mindfeeders of Mertar, and even with a vessel of Beholders passing through this part of the galaxy.
Allbright his destination was much, much further away. On the rim of common telescopes, towards the strange cloud they discovered so many years ago.But this year they saw strange things happening, twenty tiny suns or stars seemed to appear around the large planetary body within the cloud (which had become clearer of dust with each year). This was something new and had to be researched.
When they finally arrived, they lost suddenly all contact with Blackmoor central command. No sound, no crackle, no haze, nothing. Too far away to respond (the voyage had taken 3 years on half lightspeed) Allbright decided to investigate first and rerturn later. He stationed the selfsustaining vessel next to several moons, and with the use of technology and magic he discovered the source of the tiny suns. A single moon nearby.
created the small suns, but the gravity was so strange they had difficulty sustaining them. As thus they set up crystals of solid time around the energy gates, and these they controlled from the moon they now lived upon. Then a huge metal object came from the abyss of darkness beyond the perimeter of the orb of air in which the main planet and the eleven moons existed. Humans from the 4th Planet..., they soon discovered and immediatly ignited a war, to defend "their" new world.Allbright
immediatly reacted and released radiance charged missiles. When they hit the moon, their magic and anti magic and radiance blasted over the moons surface. The mindflayers could only survive by entering again into solid time, being released later.
But by doing this they lost control of the time crystals around the suns. they becan to wobble within the waves of disturbed gravity by the Radiance blasts. and one by one they collapsed. The fire from the gate, no longer concentrated upon one point spread out, connected to the other suns and fotrmed a ring of solar fire around the planet.
This in effect caused a blast of energy to nullify most of the controlls of "The Pendragon". Allbright had to take all measures to prevent a disaster. but could no longer hold the vessel flying. A safe but also violent crashlanding on the Planet's surfacve was all they had to survive.
With all the seeds and specimens from the selfsustaining vessel they should be able to survive in this new world, all other conditions needed were available. So all they had to do was pray for a landing as soft as possible.http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/originals/2015/Space_Planet_with_ring_of_fire_102155_.jpgAluuytyvul
few with his ragtag fleet of airvessels, upon the precise direction the faraway Nithians had given them. Passing through the borders of the Planes the entered the Prime Plane. Then he discovered he was more unaware of the Prime Plane than he had suggested. There was no planet in sight, and only the gravity field of the vessels together with create air spells kept air within to survive the infinite darkness. Using all magic available they turned their sails to a faraway star, to collect at least some warmth. His first mate then detected the familiar magic of a globe of air a few days traveling at full speed away. Ashamed Aluuytyvul
discovered he had held the unfamiliar map upside down. He crumbled it away, and said, "There it is, that must be Mystra. Those Nithians could have enabled us to come closer, but there it is"
He knew he took a great gamble, but in fact, in an unknown section of unknown space in an unknown plane, all he could do is stear towards that what resembled something familiar.
When the entered they sphere of air, the first they noticed it had no distinctive border, meaning the air would eventually evaporate leaving a dead world. This they could not allow, and Alluuytyvul and three other 36th level mages casted a spell they had done so often before, a penetrable forcefield to keep air within (this spell was used to repair the natural forcefield on Old-Alphatia which became often damaged by the war with the Flaems). While doing this they discovered the eleven moons and a ring of fire functioning as a sun. "That must be Mystra"
he immediately called, wrongly pronouncing the name of the Planet they actually sought. When finishing their magic they landed on the planet. There was some life, but not much. it took them several years to enable the strange plants which spread from elsewhere on the planet to grow anywhere. All magic was used, fertilezer magic, weatherpattern magic, and soon the natural slightly tilted spinning cycle of the planet enabled to weather patterns to sustain indeffinetly. The planet revolved every 32 hours, and the ring-sun had a strange wobble enabling twice a day 8 hours of night on one half of the planet.
What they were unaware of that Flaemish spies were on board of the vessel of Alluuytyvul also, they escaped on the planet and later succeeeded to open up a tunnel to the central planar gate of fire and thus created movement within the planets's core, with this they accidently created volcanism, and made he planet viable to sustain life for millenia or more. Unable to return they retreated into the dark and violent volcanic world of Flaem, their new nation on Spillworld, world around a spill, giving it to all. an treu befitting name.Timitotep
ran to his Pharaoh. After running through the nesesarry means of protection and safety, in this case of internal Nithian war, he was allowed to diverge his finding. Timitotep explained his predecessors had discovered an Outer Plane named Old Alphatia. The pharaoh was uninterested and almost threw the mage-scientist to the arena Gnolls. But Timitotep succeeded to explain, he now had found another interesting location, other than the planets nearby, this world was like Old-Alphatia, fully enveloped in Air, but stable, surrounded by a ring-shaped sun and several moons beyond that a large planet was centered within.
The Pharaoh, immediatly convened his most powerful mages together. With Timitotep's help they devised precise locations, needed for a new spell; "Teleport without Error
".The mages soon employed the spell and several soldiers and heroes went into the spells effect and arrived an a new world. They explored and relayed all information through scrolls of communication.Nature was abundant, and there were many animals, looking eerily similar to Mystara's plants and animals. There were no humans or other sentient creatures or marks thereoff within sight. The internal wars of Nithia now ran very high, the Gnolls were on a rampage, Humanoids from the Empire of Oenkmar ingnited rebellion wherever they could,the Vamoiric forces of Taymora were hitting one one side, giants and dragons on another. Dwarves refused help after centuries of enforced trade. This Pharaoh took one decision; he now had one oppurtunity to save himself and family, and maybe his nation's people. The sorcerers were ordered to memorize as much of the teleports spells they had, affect as much people at the same time together. With the help of giant Crystals stolen fro the dwarves they succeeded. First a contingent of warriors, then the Pharaoh and staff, then one by one the other Nithians in order of social standing. When the last passed through, and the spell ended, the mages, found out they were beswindled; by memorizing only teleport spells, and using them to the last drop they were in fact trapped on Mystara. The dying thought of Timitotep while being killed by the invading plundering force of Gnolls was that the Nithians could never return.Alech-Titepot
knew all these parts of Toth-Amun's history, or Mystra as the Alphatians call them. The Blackmoors also called it New Haven, but the Mindflayers called it Flingworld. Luckily they lived on a moon, and were not often in contact with the main Planet. Air Elementals lived in the void, while some air elemental kin lived on some of the other moons. Earth Elementals lived on the Southern Part oif Spill worls, while the Blackmoors lived on a large continent on the North, the Nithians lived on the warm equator, with jungles, woods and deserts. The dwarven and elven slaves hhave escaped in the last centuries and settled in the mountains or the deep woods.
Alech-Titepot had discovered an old scroll. As he penbed down something on this blanc scroll, he discovered it dissapeared later being replaced with unknown symbols. two years of study were needed to be able to understand this foreign language. It was Alphatian, from the race the Nithians so long ago made contact with.
Information was exchanged and plans were made on both sides. The Alphatians lived on Mystara, and knew nothing of the Nihians, so it was as if they were a new race, Alech-Titepot knew the secret past, but he was one of the rare individuals who did. To both these new alphatians were indeed new. And instead of warlike, like the other nations they seemed friendly.
The Alphatians creared a Vortex large enough to accomodate their Thatian/Alphatian allied carrier ship. The Vortex leads to a wormhole which leads to the faraway stellar cloud; the spell allows access to it because the cloud of air is still charged with the energies of earth and air. With a celestial Ring (http://oi64.tinypic.com/6gbznc.jpg
) they guided themselves with the vortex to their destination. This new way of travel over immeasurable distances was safer than a teleport spell, but needed the ring to guide.
Alech-Titepot awaits the new arrivals when he sees a large whirling vortex opening in the skies, between the eleven moons. A large vessel passed through and some other flying objects and flying creatures.
Spillworld's surface suddenly became little more crowded. Another new race, what would this bring to the world. A world with flora and fauna of Mindflayers, Blackmoors, Alphatians, Flaems, Elementals, and now Mystarans...Totally different from any of the races individually.
The Alphatians and Thyatians arrived in this huge bubble of air where many worlds were spilled. They called it Spillworld.http://oi67.tinypic.com/351sf3a.jpgDo not mind the spelling errors, I wrote this in a brainstorm rampant within an hour [color=#0000FF]13-10 Removed some spelling errors and removed flaws as suggested below by Rip