The World is the name of the planet in which the Nentir Vale and other regions of the Points of Light setting are located. Although the World has no proper name, scholars and others use a wide variety of prosaic and poetic names to distinguish it from the supernatural realms surrounding it. Among those titles are: the creation, the middle world, the natural world, the created world, the mortal world, the material world, and the First Work.
The World is located within the Prime Material Plane. According to the World Axis cosmology (the most commonly accepted cosmology by the sages of the the World), the World occupies a special place at the center of the universe. Alongside its Parallel Planes, it form an axis or pivot point linking the two opposing Fundamental Planes. The World is therefore the fulcrum where elemental forces and divine principles meet.
This plane also encompasses the void between the different planets. Some claim a black shell surrounds the World and the other celestial bodies, and protects them from being drowned by the Astral Sea, the holes on that shell being the stars. Others believe the stars are the eyes of the gods or other entities keeping watch upon their creation, or the souls of the dead cursed to behold the living at night. More gullible folk dream of the stars as gemstones of impossible size and brightness. Star Pact warlocks, however, have discovered that some stars, or even whole constellations, have come under the influence of unfathomably powerful Far Realm entities. Those baleful creatures hate the World and use the stars as windows to spy the World or send their alien Star Spawn to wreak havoc across the cosmos.
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- ↑ Matthew Sernett (November 2010). “Star Crossed: Star Pact Hexblades”. Dragon #393 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 24.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell (September 2011). “Class Acts—Warlock: Strange Constellations”. Dragon #403 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 34–36.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Bruce R. Cordell (August 2008). “Wish Upon a Star”. Dragon #366 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 102–103.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland, Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 978-0786954902.