One of the exciting things about writing about Champions Online
is that there is a huge amount of lore and backstory behind the game. Although Behind the Mask
has a definite focus on concrete game information (that's just how I roll), the lore is always something I'm excited to cover. It offers a look into Champions
that can't be experienced with just the online game.
This week we're going to look at alternate dimensions in the Champions
universe. I was going to take a more indepth look at the background behind the war between Heaven and Hell, but unfortunately there is so much information that paints necessary frameworks for those story elements. It's unfortunate, but the information I have to go over this week is pretty crazy stuff.
Before you go through this, you may want to check out some of my other lore articles, including my magic lore article
and my general lore primer
. I do restate all the necessary stuff here, but having a broader understanding of what's going on can do nothing but help. A lot of the information here is from The Mystic World sourcebook, but there's also a fair bit of stuff cobbled together from ingame lore and some other sourcebooks. Definitely check them out if you want more information on these subjects.