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Little did I know then, but when the first god was "born" in Arden, this birth would symbolize
the growing expanse Realm of Arden with my own dreams. D'Ravinue l'atti not only became the "Living Dreaming Idea" for me in my imagintation but in reality as well.
He was both an epiphany and serendipity to the fantastic truth, a mixture of fantasy and reality. With my inspiration from the Neverending Story, bridging the gap between
fantasy became easier without destroying both worlds.
In 1989, I had little ideas about how I would "build" Arden, and often, my thoughts were incoherent how the realm would evolve. Most of the ideas lingered in my head, and some of the
gods I thought of I still have today from original D&D stats in the Immortal Role-playing Books. I had the ideas but it wasn't until the late 1990's where everything begin to fall into place.
I had three gods in the Ardònic Pantheon by this time: Saa`skauthkwyn, Exiv and d`Ravinue l`atti.
First, the entrance of Arden: Why is Arden on the gleam of an elevated sunbeam? Why could not Arden be in the clouds or in the horizon? All sunbeams are elevated. All sunbeams gleam.
So, why the extra "jargon?" Arden's secret entrance is simple: It is a riddle. The entire riddle was shortened. Originally, the riddle was stated as "What lies on the Destruction of an Eleveated Sunbeam?"
The answer: "The raze of rays that raise." Yes, it is silly, but this was an "idea" I used to put Arden on the gleam of an elevated sunbeam.
Next, another idea arose. How do I connect Arden, a realm of fantasy, to Earth or reality? For this I used two words for this: "pages" and "mouth." Just as in the Neverending Story,
Bastian reads the story, it came to life. The same goes for Arden. Just by you reading it, you bring life to it. So, the word Plíagge was born. Plía means a "page," and àuguil means "mouth."
Plíagge is the supernatural boundary in Arden, which connects fantasy to reality. The location of Plíagge is on the horizon of Arden but on Earth, Plíagge surrounds us and binds us by the words we read and speak.
Plíagge is highlighted by gleaming sunbeams and this shows us the way to Arden. At least, that is where I found Arden in nature.
Arden is a living breathing dream, but is that all? No, Arden has enemies and foes. These came later at the mere mention of Arden's next god, named Wuàde. Wuàde, is the god of temptation and fire. He brought
down one of Arden's key gods, King Exiv, the god of sun. This portrayed me in real life. Wuàde brought down an entire kingdom and Exiv was victum to a dreadful downfall. This showed Arden, that it
is indeed futile just like things in reality. I gave up on Arden in 1990, when I gave up on my dreams. One of those dreams was also to be a writer. This "giving up" symbolized that downfall, when
the "light went out of me" just like it did for King Exiv in Arden. I was bewitched by "Wuàde" in a way. That was not it though. Nightmares and Fear consumed me.
I stopped in a time with my ideas and my imagination. Many things happened in my life from 1989 to 1997. Not only was that when 2nd Edition hit the market, but in that time, I was in High School. I had to put a lot of my ideas on hold.
In 1992, I graduated from High School and was working full time at a job. There was little time to myself and I was still living at home. In September 1992, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. At first, the ideas and the history of my
role-playing played a factor in my conversion. At first, I considered these things as "wrong" but I learned that the key to faith is found in Hebrews 12: 1, 2 which I consider my life verse in this
world. I later learned how to center faith in my realm. There are Christian Role-players out there that have strong faith. We have to bind together, because...the devil indeed, is stalking us. Does anyone know truly who Kuírbha, the Lightning
god is in the Realm of Arden? What Realm does he inhabit? Read into it and think about it! Prince of the Power of the Air...