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This guide will introduce you to the foundations of In Extremis, and it’s setting: Omneutta.
Omneutta‘s exact origins are a source of much academic debate, but it is widely accepted that hundreds of years ago, a point of singularity exploded and matter began to pour out from the center of the universe. Eventually, some of this matter coalesced into thoughts and Aster was created. As time passed, Aster created the other Deities, and the Sentient Species were created in their image.
More on Omneutta’s Beginnings: Aster:1
Deities and Revered Mortals: Immortals
The Ontautt (Deities)
After their creation, the Deities went through two long periods of conflict bookended by “Golden” years of peace. After centuries of war, and the creation of their own Sentient Species in their images, the Ontautt made a pact to remove their influence from the lives of mortals. This event split the record of timekeeping into Before and After Time. It is speculated that despite their pact, the Deities still maintain influence in Omneutta.
More on the pact: Timekeeping Reset
Time in Omneutta
Time flows a little differently in Omneutta. There are 100 seconds in a minute, and 100 of these minutes in an hour. The length of the day is roughly the same, which works out to eight hours in a day. Generally, there are two hours each of dawn, day, dusk, and night.
More on the Omneuttian Clock and Calendar: Time
The Sentient Species
Though the Sentient Species include the Deities, the grouping is usually referring to the seven mortal Sentient Species, the Xiruen, Avotoc, Kettlah, Poria, Quarryn, Sha’an, and Turath. These seven live in their own sections of Omneutta, and intermingle in large city-centres.
More on each of the eight: Sentient Species
Not long ago in the early 900s, a shadowy figure has taken over The Blade with the use of Reykata, a force of monstrous beasts created by magik. There have been reports of these creates outside The Blade as well.
More on the toppling of The Blade: Annals of Dystopia
Founded in 989 A.T. (After Time), the Aebrahnd Miethhas Ajika is a historical society founded to follow Porrair’s Fourth Directive: all knowledge will benefit from true organization. The society handles the In Extremis social media as well.
More on the Historical Society: A.M.A.