Setting

RPT is set on Axis, an enormous planet in the center of the galaxy. It was created by a black hole that goes through phases. Every million years it sucks in matter in enormous quantities, creating a layer of rock hundreds of miles away from the one underneath it. These are known as Shells, and each comprise hundreds of Continents. Continents are separated by walls of fire, which only weaken enough to pass through during the Red Moon, and only rarely at that.
Axis is at this point the size of multiple galaxies, and is orbited by 8 moons. Each moon (which is really the size of a planet) is home to one element. Every day, a different moon is in the sky. Each acts as the source for one type of magic. The moons are, in order of appearance (subject to change):
Decessus, the Black Moon: This moon is the source of death magic.
Ignus, the Red Moon: This moon is the source of fire magic.
Aer, the Clear Moon: This moon is the source of air magic.
Yellow Moon: This moon is the source for magic of matter.
Vita, White Moon: This moon is the source for life magic.
Blue Moon: This moon is the source for water magic.
Green Moon: This moon is the source for earth magic.
Consulo, the Reflective Moon: This moon is the source for psychic magic.
Days of the week are marked by which moon is out. As such, each week is 8 days. The moons are full of the element shown by their magic. The "sun" is really a large galaxy. It sits above the north pole of Axis, and lights the world. On the bottom of the world is the "dark sun", which is a galaxy full of black holes. The origin of both Axis and the dark sun lie with the Cryark’alaxinar, a technologically advanced space-faring alien race. The Cryark’alaxinar are psychics bent on conquering the universe. They originally inhabited a planet within the dark sun, called Cryark'li. However, they decided to take over the universe by creating an enormous black hole that would suck everything into it, given enough time. This they were going to send into the center of the universe so that everything would be in one place for the takeover. However, their efforts were sabotaged by a coalition of races from the sun of Axis. The black hole was sent out, but it fluctuated, creating the layers of Axis. In addition, the planet of the Cryark’alaxinar exploded and every sun in the galaxy went nova at once, before subsiding into black holes. However, in the explosion one solitary Cryark’alaxinar was shot onto Axis, inside a crystal building. Its brood and it built the building up as Axis expanded. Now the tower of crystal comprises one entire Continent, and stretches down through the layers, leading all the way to the bottom layer of Axis and up into the sky.
The planetary structure of Axis is rather strange, due to the influence of the 8 moons circling the equator and the galaxy at each pole. At the south pole, the dark sun pulls the atmosphere out and weakens gravity. As such, people there build houses in the sky, tethered to the earth with ropes so that they don’t fly off. At the north pole, the atmosphere is thin but tight, making it very hot there. As well, climbing a mountain is suicide there, due to increased atmospheric thinning.

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