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12.1 PLANAR TRAVEL

Syntax: TRANSVERSE PRIME
        TRANSVERSE ETHEREAL
        TRANSVERSE ELEMENTAL
        TRANSVERSE COSMIC
        TRANSVERSE ASTRAL

Like an onion, the planes of existence are layered and wrap around each 
other. In the center is the Prime Material Plane, or the world of 
Lusternia itself. Surrounding the prime is the ethereal plane, which 
reflects all the known forests of the prime and is home of the realm of 
the fae. Surrounding the realm of the fae are the elemental planes and 
surrounding those are the cosmic planes. Beyond even that is only the 
mysterious astral plane. There are a variety of methods of planar travel, 
among them:

PLANAR COMMON: The most widely accessible is learned through the common 
skill called Planar, which will allow general access through planar gates 
and eventually allow even the creation of new planar gates. 

MAGES: Upon mastery of elementalism, mages are able to travel to and 
survive on the elemental planes. They can open any gates that lead out of 
the elemental planes.

GUARDIANS: Upon mastery of cosmic magic, guardians are able to travel to 
and survive on the cosmic planes. They can open any gates that lead out of 
the cosmic planes.

DRUIDS AND WICCANS: Upon mastery of nature magic, wiccans and druids are 
able to travel to and survive on the ethereal plane. They can open any 
gates that lead out of the ethereal planes.

For the planewalker, it is important to note that gates only open from 
adjacent plane to adjacent plane. The planes are ordered as follows:

     PRIME
     ETHEREAL
     ELEMENTAL
     COSMIC
     ASTRAL

In other words, gates on the prime plane only open to the ethereal plane. 
Gates on the ethereal plane open to gates on the prime plane and elemental 
planes. And so on.

The only exception to this is at a city's nexus of power. Such a nexus 
will allow a mage (and only a mage) to travel through the nexus from any 
plane to the elemental. Also, it will allow a guardian (and only a 
guardian) to travel through the nexus from any plane to the cosmic.