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The Crossroads of the Multiverse

The planar saying goes: "Any clueless berk can use a portal, but it takes a true blood to master a Planar Pathway". And for the most part, it's true, cutter.

Portals ain't everything they're cracked up to be, see. For one, they're subject to the Lady of Pain's whims. Usually, that doesn't amount to much, but there's many a tale of Her Serenity getting uppity with Cagers and sealing them off, or shifting them around. And the portals in the Hive particularly are notorious for changing their destinations without rhyme nor reason.

Besides, portals are often well known, and well-documented. Because they're so easy, they're also often guarded, at one or both ends. Keys can be hard to research, hard to find, or expensive.

A wise blood, then, never forgets the pathways. They've always been there, and it's likely they always will be. They're massive, expansive, and span planes. They make travel easy, are relatively safe (forget the Styx for a moment, cutter!) and don't require portal keys.

You'd not be surprised then to learn there's a whole host of bloods out there willing to guide you along these paths, for the right price of course. From the yugoloth boatsmen of the Styx to the innocent ratatosk squirrel-people of Yggdrasil, and the Planewalker's Guild of the Infinite Staircase in between, you don't usually have to shout too loud until someone drops by to help you.

Want to learn the dark? You're garnishing the right blood. Ask, and I shall tell you all I know...

Related Topics 

Pathway FAQs

Being the answers to questions often asked about the Planar Pathways in general...

The Infinite Staircase

Being a gathering of chant concerning the EverClimb, the inspirational pathway stemming from Ysgard.

The River Oceanus

Being a shining collection of enlightening chant on the Upper Planar river of goodness.

Mount Olympus

Being an explorer's wealth of information scaling the heights and plumbing the depths of the famed Greek mountain.

The River Styx

Being a foul broth of fetid darks steaming from the stinking Lower Planar waterways.

Yggdrasil: the World Ash

Being a collection of chant, stories and anecdotes about the Infinite Tree Yggdrasil, her History, and Denizens.

The River Ar-en-Gereh

Being a tale of the Egyptian waterway used daily by the legendary pantheon to ensure the Multiverse stays on track.

The Via Romana

Being a well-kept road leading from light into darkness across the planes of Law.

Where Paths Meet

Being a handful of sites and stories that deal with more then one pathway at once, be they converging physically or metaphorically.

Off the Beaten Track

Being a survey of many other, less-well-known pathways that criss-cross the Multiverse.

Planar Waterways

Being a survey of the other many planar rivers that span the Great Ring.


Being a collection of chant related to no particular pathway, but useful nonetheless.
Copyright 1998-99 by Jon Winter, art by Jeremiah Golden

Special thanks to all the people who entered the September Pathways Contest, in particular the winners Matthew David, John Wright and Belarius. Special mentions also go to Joshua Jarvis for some excellent entries, and Tom Bubul for a very original idea. Cheers!

Above all, thanks to everyone who entered the competiton. Without you, these pages wouldn't exist. I hope you'll agree it was worth the wait! :-)

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