How the realm of Crossworlds REALLY formed, in REALITY.
by Rose Channing
Let me tell you how Crossworlds really formed.
Anyway. Some people can travel dimensions. I don’t know how, or I’d do it too. But these were “new explorers,” were enlightened to the ways of finding new realms. So, I came up with a stupid name for them, the “Realm Enlightened New Explorers,” or, less stupid but still cliché, the Rene (I didn’t say it, my friend René did. Love you babe!)
So, the Rene began bringing these dreams to life, and forming the world based on a union of reality and dreams. Which is basically my entire life as well.
I guess it comes from finding that perfect “click” moment—having one person who vibes just right with you so there’s no fear, and sharing doesn’t feel like work, or an invitation to criticism. It was just fun. It was perfect. And I think I took it for granted. Then it got taken away from me.
Since then, I don’t really share. And sure, I’ve got a wonderful and supportive group of friends around me, but it’s just weird to talk to them about this stuff because for me “it’s my dream” and for them it’s their reality.
Magic in the developing world was chaotic, but several things helped it calm down. First was the Labyrinth built around the Northern border, keeping the most potent magic limited to a realm where people could handle it. Next was the “Stream” that connected all the realms, as a way of balancing the world’s magic. After that, it was less common to see people born with the godlike power of Claire and Dimitri. The various gifts became more common, like the world was trying to break up and evenly distribute its magic. And that’s kinda where we’re at now…
This is a pretty quick overview, and if you want more detail, it’s all there in Stories of the Early Days. But if you’re totally new to this world (welcome!), start with The Mansion’s Twins. Come meet my friends!
I wish you light and magic.