Welcome to the Ninth World!

Built on the bones of the eight eras that came before, the Ninth World is place of untold wonder and limitless discovery. Remnants of previous ages compose what Ninth Worlders call the numenera. The devices, the vast machine complexes, the altered landscapes, the changes wrought upon living creatures by ancient energies, the invisible nano-spirits hovering in the air, the information transmitted in the so-called datasphere, and the remnants of visitors from other dimensions and alien planets – these are the things that make the Ninth World different from any other time on Earth.

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Numenera is both a boon and a bane. Though the prior worlds are too distant, too different, and too incomprehensible to understand, many Ninth Worlders dedicate their lives to the discovery and study of numenera. Organizations such as the Aeon Priesthood have established almost a quasi-religious fascination and dedication to the study and preservation of numenera. Most, however, simply excavate and styudy the marvels of prior epochs just enough to help them survive in the world they have been given. They know that energies and knowledge are suspended invisibly in the air, that reshaped continents of iron and glass exist both below and above the earth, holding cast treasures and doorways to stars and other dimensions. Some people call the wonders of the numenera magic, and explain the unexplainable in terms of spirits, demons, and gods. And who is to say they’re wrong?

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As you journey throughout the Ninth World, remember that the spirit of discovery and survival is what drives the people of this diverse planet. Whether traversing the settled lands of the Steadfast, braving the wilds of the Beyond, Sailing the Western Seas, or venturing past the borders of the known world – be ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Trial of Bayhaven

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