1.0 Fauler's Foreword

An Editor's Note on "The Ontoverse" and Transreality

What you are about to embark upon is a strange and ludicrous adventure of inter-dimensional proportions. Sit tight; I'm going to ask you to absorb a lot of information from a really limited amount of words. I'll try to be as brief and clear as possible.

The reason that you're getting this preface from me (Instead of Kalin himself, or another one of the staffers here) is that you and I are from the same dimension--or "path", as the nomenclature here has it. I--like all of the readers here--am a Hytypican.The reason you don't call our path "Hytypica" is, of course, because you don't KNOW of any other paths. Scientists from our dimension haven't yet found the technologies necessary to perform this neat little trans-dimensional trick yet, but there's a way to breach something called "causality walls". What this means is that it's possible to create a bridge--a tiny little shortcut a couple Planck spaces wide--to another dimension.

Okay. I'm not going to pretend to really know what I'm talking about here, but bear with me. For any quantum moment "Q" (defined by a length of Planck time) there are a set of action potentials "X". In the very very beginning, the set of action potentials were a limited set of options. But after the big bang. It was here that the first branches split, turning the last former singularity from a consistent "universe" into a superpositioned "ontoverse".

Okay, I knew this intro wouldn't help.

I'm supposed to be priming you on the quirks and history of transdimensional physics, but the reality of the thing is that it's not going to help you. It's not helping me, and I'm the one living this shit. Listen, the advantage to you and I being from the same dimension is that I know you'll be okay with being as lost as I was when I first came to Ischarisla. You don't need to know all this shit about IDOX and Gateway travel and a big atlas of paths or customs or any of that shit--not first. It's going to be as meaningless to you as it was to me--until I EXPERIENCED it. Now, obviously you can't quite experience it like I can--but that's why I'm here.

All you really need to know is that Kalin's path, Systemia, was a lot like yours and mine until sometime early in the 20th century, when the two paths took kinda different technological and geopolitical trajectories. I say all this because Kalin and you, the readers, share a lot of common earth history up until generally recently. Other paths like Aristo split from the earth you and I know around the Grecian golden age, while more exotic paths like Ischarisla deviated from our Earth's history much much longer ago.

The point is, in the Ontoverse, we're all generally connected by how much common history we share. This isn't always the way it works, but it's a good general rule of thumb.

As for the rest of the weird shit on its way? Sorry, newbies. The rest is up to you.

Fauler Hoyt

Editor, Team Adriksehn