Chronicles of Neverael
The Spectral World
The Spectral world is the subtle half of the gross aspect of the universe represented by the The Physical World. The denizens of the Spectral World exist in a strangely twisted mirror of the Physical World – changes in the Physical World sometimes taking decades to appear in the Spectral World.
Denizens of the Spectral World are usually referred to as Entities – this is a catch all term for any number of separate and distinct types of spiritual beings who have great influence over the Physical World. Such beings have a great curiosity concerning the denizens of the Physical World and are, in particular, attracted to those who possess Witchsight. Many entities make bargains with these Witchborn – giving them access to their own supernatural powers in exchange for the ability to more directly affect the mysterious Physical World. Some go one step further and seek to gain admittance into the Physical World via an avatar – possessing a Witchborn and using them like a puppet.
Mortal beings can never fully comprehend this world. It is believed that, just as the acuity of mundane senses can vary widely between individuals, those who can perceive the Spectral World also have very different ranges of perception. Being creatures native to the Physical World, mortals are half-blind when dealing with the Spectral World.