March 21, 2011
Page 66 Book 5: Malevolent Machinations
Long distance calls.
So I’ve had a couple people wonder where Rain actually is, and I can say now that she is not in some kind of magical divination effect, she is in fact in a pocket of sub-space (so to speak).
Rain is in a location called the Incarnum Lattice, it’s a sort of scar on the planar shell of Avbaroy’s plane where a lot of Incarnum burst through and created a rupture that is in a state of suspended scabbing. It’s sort of like a bubble in the shell, that pressures on the shell are still trying to crush to re-soften the topology, creating a small pocket of space that isn’t really a plane itself, nor a demiplane, but a kind of plane within a plane.
The reason that scabbing state is suspended is because of the magical runes you see in the area, they are very old magics dating back to the early days of Arcania (Hence Lying asking about the last time they were both in Arcania, the lattice is in a cave on the island). The things striking them are attempts by the planar shell to repair the pocket fully, and are where the area gets its name.
And the reason those runes are in place is because the lattice gives direct access to the frequencies of the multiverse, allowing for such things as very precise intraplanar divination, which is what she’s using it for to locate Tala and the Order members.