Orthodox scheme

From PathfinderWiki
(Redirected from Arcane tradition)
This article covers the model of the multiverse. For one of the four traditions of magic, see arcane magic.

The orthodox scheme, also known as arcane tradition, is a mainstream metaphysical philosophy that models the planes of the multiverse as a series of nested spheres.1


The orthodox scheme organizes the planes into discrete groups in relation to one another. In the Inner Sphere, the energy planes of Creation's Forge and the Void create and destroy life in opposition to one another, the Universe of our reality spreads across an infinite dimension, the adjacent Elemental Planes provide the fundamental materials of the multiverse, and the Ethereal Plane permeates the space in between. The Astral Plane surrounds the Inner Sphere and connects it to the Outer Sphere planes, the destination of all mortal souls.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 6: Running an Occult Game” in Occult Adventures, 238. Paizo Inc., 2015