The Corruption of Middenheim
Portals are inter-dimensional rifts created from the eight Winds of Magic. When the winds are shaped in a certain way, they can create a pathway to another location – much like the Teleportation spell from the Illusionist career. These “tunnels” can help people cross vast distances in a few seconds, crossing into an unknown dimension before appearing at their destination. Portals are one-way, meaning that to create a link, you need one at each end leading to the other location.
While some concern has risen over the question of where people exactly go during their brief trip – some have postulated that the portals actually act as miniature Warp Gates – few major accidents have occurred, and many wizards embrace this new realm of spellcraft.
There are currently three ways a portal can be made:
- Portal Mage: These Illusionists have decided to focus solely on various forms of teleportation, having studied extensively on multi-dimensional theory and the spatial relocation of matter. They are highly sought after, since they are few in number and their services are in great demand.
- Portal Network: Recently, the High Wizards have discovered a way to create standalone portals with the use of Prismatite. While only a few portals have been set up, designs are in place to connect every major city in the Old World with one of these, allowing instantaneous travel.
- Chaos Storm: Technically, when a Chaos Storm brings in otherworldly beings, it does so using portals. These portals are unstable, but otherwise work exactly the same.