Discovering new worlds

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    How does one go about discovering a new inhabited world? The gods are always striving to increase their devotees, so this seems like it would be a concern for them.


    That’s the sort of stuff they were talking about, yep.



    Good question!

    Well, we demons have a very simple method, we get summoned to that world, or a new demon appears bound to a wizard in that world.

    For other’s, it’s a bit trickier.

    Not really sure what the gods do, but I know they have scouting teams and they have some mechanism for detecting new worlds, and it’s not so much as simply new worlds, but new civilizations that are ripe for cultivating. Now how to detect?

    I am not that technical/magical, but I remember Phaestus, Volund and the Altrusions discussing various devices that could scan for changes in mana “churn” which would allow them to locate mana using cultures in the multiverse. I assume the gods have variants of these, but my understanding was that it was very tricky. It was often easier to pick a “known” localverse and find other worlds in that than completely new localverses and worlds. The haystack is just so huge.

    Also, there tends to be a settler rush once a new world is found, other gods/pantheons will try to “colonize” them as well.


    I’m sure like mortal astronomers, mortal wizards use observation and inference. They likely have spells that observe movement of mana in the astral plane (and other planes), and use that information to infer possible locations of other worlds and planes. Next would be direct observation of said worlds and planes. I’m sure it takes years of research, spell creation, and observation to get to that point.


    I can see wizards maybe doing this, church wizards especially, but it would be difficult for them to detect low mana worlds. Maybe they could detect higher end anima in large concentrations, which should indicate a sentient population?


    Yes, however, they did detect Earth…of course, that wasn’t a truly low mana world until a certain deity who shall remain nameless started hoovering up all the mana.

    Not only did his hench people drive the snakes from Ireland, they drove the magic from the planet….

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