Fate Bound in Chains
The Astral Backlash
The astral Backlash is an event that occurred long ago. When the 20 first ascended into godhood they began to develop an understanding of magic and taught it to their subjects, they also used this magic to create artifacts and creatures of their own devices. Soon the planet was filled with magical creatures items, and users. The massive amounts of magical energy filled the area around the planet and needed a source of escape. Finally when the magic could not be contained anymore it tore hole sin the plane and filtered off into another, creating the astral sea, the areas through which the magic energy fled became fields of purple and blue crystal that spanned for miles. These fields had strange effects on their surroundings, warping them into different climates, changing animals, and in some cases the forces of gravity. The astral backlash left is mark on the world in many ways that not even the gods anticipated, as a result the gods limited magic use so this would not happen again, much to the chagrin of Vecna. Now magic is limited by complex formulas and is very difficult for many to grasp, magic can also be granted to uses by entities of power who see fit to allow others the power that comes with it.