The Dark Tapestry

Little is known of the Dark Tapestry—the darkness between the stars where inhabitants of Daear believe true madness lies. The few beings able to survive in the vast, cold void of space are too alien for even the gods to comprehend, and present one of the greatest threats to the known universe should they wish to do so.

The ancient, eldritch horrors of the Dark Tapestry are beings of immense power who—luckily—have thus shown little interest in Daear. Were the Great Old Ones ever to devote even a fraction of their attention to this corner of space, it could very well end existence as gods and mortals know it. While some crazed cultists and power-hungry arcanists contact aspects of the cosmic beings in the hopes that they can harness their cyclopean might for their own purposes, none can control the raw chaos these forces bring and destruction and madness are the ultimate results.

Theudemerian legends speak of the mysterious Dominions of the Black. Members of the mythical Dominion serve as emissaries and heralds of their unknowable masters and are said to reside among the darkness between the stars, sustained by the very forces that drive them to madness.

While most who know of the Dark Tapestry assume its denizens reside unimaginable distances away in the void of space, one such race of beings builds an empire beneath their very feet. The illithid of the Darklands are thought to have come from the Dark Tapestry eons ago, though what their ultimate goals and motivations are or were remains a mystery only pondered by the bravest of souls.
© 2014 Tyler Yaehne
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