I have new information that is very relevant to the planar lock, and unfortunately, it isn't good news.
This information is a result of a recent completion of a specific portion of my creation magic research, the mathematical relation between Creation and Void. After discussing the issue at length with many other knowledgeable sources in the past, I gathered a great many pieces to the puzzle of Creation and Void, a puzzle that left me with a surprisingly simple equation: "C + M + E = V", C being creation energy, M being Matter, E being energy, and V being Void energy. This relationship, in words, is "The sum of all existing Creation energy and all existing Matter and Energy is mathematically equal to the sum of all existing Void energy." This equation may not seem to bear much relevance to the subject of the planar lock, but allow me to explain: due to the law of universal balance, that statement above must ALWAYS be true, and there is never any point in time when it is not, and being that no energy can be created or destroyed, when creation energy is employed in any way, the "C" in that Equation decreases, the "M" or "E" would increase, and the "V" would stay the same, which previously led me to believe that there was no direct consequence for the use of creation energy. This hindered my advance, that conclusion, until I observed Void magic and Creation magic at work last market, and the realization finally hit me. As the Void magic that was thrown at us passed through the circle, the spacial matrix of the circle stayed completely intact, indicating that the reason Void cannot be blocked by any protective or barrier is that it, itself, does not take up space, and upon testing the use of creation, which Maxwell had temporarily restored to me, I found that through I could not throw creation through a circle, as I had no means to, Creation was the same way. Those two energies supersede the law of spacial continuity, and thus, when creation energy is used to create Matter or energy, the "M" or "E" in the equation would increase, but at the same time, they would also decrease, because somewhere else, an equivalent amount of Matter or Energy would be consumed by Void, because the space in the universe is Finite, and the new Matter or energy would occupy space and push the matter closest to Void into contact, and destroy it, converting it to it'a base form of creation energy, and completing the cycle. Space can bend, but it does not stretch.
Now, what does this have to do with the planar lock? Well, as I just explained, the relationship between Void and Creation is, in fact, the universe's means of renewal, the way that it keeps from going stagnant. If a plane is cut off from Void and Creation, the results would be catastrophic! Yes, Void is the antithesis of existence itself, and those who would employ it are the most vile of beings, and it would be no skin off my ears to hear it was innaccessible to the foolishness of mortal beings. However, in it's natural state, it is not evil, but a construct of the universe which keeps it in balance.
It was said numerous times during the Adventurer's negotiations with the Order of Arden that, as adventurers, we could find a way to connect all the planes, not just half. It was obvious, however, that if we did so, Earnest would be unable to assist us in the matter, meaning that he is either refusing to help connect certain planes due to his personal convictions or connection to the order of Arden, which I do not judge him for, or he is unable to connect all of them using the method he would employ. These decisions are not something that should be rushed, as they are permanent and will be very, very difficult to change in the future, probably requiring a refracture of the plane to even attempt a change.
I will preface my opinion by saying that so am not perfect, nor am I always correct about everything, as most of you have witnessed firsthand. However, in order to keep the plane of Eloria in proper balance, I strongly assert that all sixteen planes are needed, yes, even Void. They all exist for a reason, and none of them are intrinsically good or evil, because good and evil is only a construct of Sentient beings, the universe knows only balance, and the universe will HAVE balance, even if it must destroy the plane of Eloria altogether.
I may have the beginnings of a plan to restore the planes, but in whether or not it would work relies completely on whether the words of power that I've been directed towards by my Seeker predecessors are directly tied to their respective planes, and also whether there is only for every plane. If not, we would need to find a different method, but I've seen the adventurers pull of much greater stunts than this in my short time with them. I believe we can do it.
- Velnaeus Xevaz, of the Seekers.
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