Origins of the Arcane Realm

Origins of the Jinn

Jinn are one of the earliest species of spirits in existence, after the original angels. According to ancient lore, the Great Creator had made 3 types of beings with the capacity for intelligence, emotion and rational thought: Angels, Jinn, and much later human beings. Jinn were the first believed to possess the full range of free will and knowledge of good and evil. As spirits they originated in the dimension of the Earth parallel to the one where the creator was shaping the physical matter of the planet. With the first signs of organic life, after billions of year’s, the first sapient species that arose through processes  of natural law came into existence: humans.

Seeking New Lands

According to ancient lore, the Great Creator had made 3 types of beings with the capacity for intelligence, emotion and rational thought: Angels, Jinn, and much later human beings. Jinn were the first believed to possess the full range of free will and knowledge of good and evil. As spirits they originated in the dimension of the Earth parallel to the one where the creator was shaping the physical matter of the planet. With the first signs of organic life, after billions of year’s, the first sapient species that arose through processes  of natural law came into existence: humans.

 

Preparations

Jinn who landed on Kaf re-branded themselves as the Djinn and began to work on making the planet hospitable. Although barren of life, Kaf had similar components to Earth and with this the djinn began to use the magic of the Akasha and consecrated artifacts of power to terraform the planet so that it could sustain organic life.

However using their implements weren’t without consequences; the constant use of magical items spilled runoff in the form of mana turbulence becoming raw storms of mana and spiritual substance. The combination proved fatal to djinn caught in them although the interstellar beings found a trick around this. Using their shape-shifting abilities, they found that creating physical constructs dramatically increased their resistance to the mana storms.

Gradually they added flora and fauna to Kaf they preserved during their travels, which helped as the plants introduced began to absorb deadly levels of uncontrolled mana. Even though the storms begun to stir up less often, they left the world irradiated with excess mana, creating a new phenomena: temporal spatial rifts. Eventually the djinn would discover these could lead to various points of Earth’s timeline and locations. The excess mana from the Akasha was also leeching out into the world, setting the stage for the next major revolution in the universe.

A Magical New World

As expected, the organic life brought over Kaf helped to develop the ethereal plane, a parallel layer of reality for spirits to inhabit. Although not sapient, the thoughts of various fauna over millennia created this dimension on Kaf for the Djinn to inhabit in their natural forms, just as they planned. An unforeseen consequence of Kaf absorbing more of the excess mana into its environment, the adaptations that the brought over plants and animals had due to generational processing large amounts of background mana changed them into new classes of creatures: magical beasts and magical flora.

The unique combination of raw mana turbulence and the deceased “souls” of the Akasha records being absorbed into Kaf led to even more types of beings never before seen. New spirits other than angels and jinn rose from magically charged spirit matter at high elevations. Pools and soils full of mana and soul charged organic matter gradually gave rise to beings known as the faye. Over centuries the excess mana storms were tamed and the magical energy of the planet absorbed, filtered, and replenished by an enchanted tree later called the Axis Mundus.

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