Last night, I worked quite a bit on explaining the two most important concepts in the Crossroads universe: The Great Barrier and The Dreamlands. It isn’t very easy to describe large, metaphoric concepts without sounding sappy or silly. I’m still playing with the word choices.
The Great Barrier is the mystical barrier that protects the Earth from the Dark One and other nefarious elements in the universe. It represents one of the great mysteries of the ages. Who created the Great Barrier? Why was Earth important enough to protect when so many worlds have fallen? Some believe that the Sentinels are subtly guided by the Celestial Father and that humanity has been given the chance by Him to choose their own destiny. Others claim that it is all a hoax by one of the Old Ones that is using the spirit of humanity to prevent his brethren from seizing control of the world called the Crossroads.
The Dream Lands collectively are the spiritual mirror of the collective soul of humanity. The Australian Aboriginals named this place the Dream Time and they believed that the dreaming world was the old time of the Ancestor Beings. They emerged from the earth at the time of the creation. Time began in the world the moment these supernatural beings were born out of their own eternity.