The Web is
one of the greatest treasures the
(a secret organization of magic users who are capable of weaving strands of raw
magic) possess. At one time it was a stronghold of
cities, and the mass of their unknown power.
General Description. A mass of Threads, the magical realm of a living being, Avá's most fantastic dream? - It is hard to tell with absolute certainty what the Web truly represents. Though the Web certainly consist of the Essence, or in Weaver terms, Threads.
The only real inhabitants the place has, that are known, are the so-called spyders. Spyders are magical creatures who - though they have no physical form nor have been proven totally sentient - can journey out of the Web, possess people, and collect knowledge from them. They became very aggressive when the Old Weavers brought physical form to their home and started killing Weavers whenever they could. Weavers have developed their defenses, and even though he influx of spyders has lessened, they are still a threat. Some believe other beings live there too, but proof has yet to be found.
Of course some think that the Old Weavers still inhabit the Web, and have made it their permanent home. Others have waved this off as superstition, though where the Old Weavers disappeared to is still unknown.
Though they don't inhabit it, Weavers still use the Web as a form of travel, and may sometimes take shelter in the Web if danger is imminent in Caelereth. It is handy, and a few small groups of Weavers have managed to set up small "roadhouses" in the Web were Weavers can stop and relax, but these locations are nothing compared to the supposed splendor of Old Weaver cities.
The climate in the Web is unchanging. When totally in it, there is usually about a ped-high semi-thick fog made up of shifting and swirling colors. It is filled with a strange orange light, which gives an orange tint to everything.
Notable Locations within the Web:
Including Delonaire, 126 cities made by the Old Weavers. Now the only place where the Old Weavers reside. Lost with Delonaire and the Gateway.
A lost city of the Old Weavers. The first city built in the Web, now lost.
A massive structure in a temple which rests at the center of Delonaire. This is supposedly the Gateway to the rest of the Kavash Empire.
Location/Discovery. According to
records the Web was discovered some years before the
War of the Chosen.
According to myth, it was opened to them by the same force which had first
together. Some believe this to be the "mind" of the Web, letting its power flow
and chosing them to be the first physical beings to inhabit it, and watch over
Mythology. As mentioned above, some Weavers used to believe that the Web was alive and concious. It was what called them together, gave them power, and showed itself to them. They were the warriors, gatekeepers, and tenders of the Web. Now such myths of the Web being alive and able to think are usually discarded. The Web is now explained as a manifestation of a large amount of the Essence, or raw magic, as they call it at Ximax. This manifestation is also known to the Weavers as the Threads, which is also what they weave.
Another myth of the Web is the belief of Web creatures. The Spyders were the only life found in the Web, and their sentience has yet to be totally measured. It is known, though, that they have no real physical form. Still, some think that more powerful, and maybe even intelligent, creatures lurk in the unexplored depths of the Web.
The only other myth which deals with the Web is the myth of Delonaire and the other cities of the Old Weavers. Though many accept this as more of a fact and reality than fiction and myth.
Information provided by Tarquet Galbar