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Dimension of Time

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Dimension of Time
(Plane)
Titles The Hidden Dimension
Sphere Inner Sphere
Alignment Mildly neutral
Denizens Yog-Sothoth, Tawil at'Umr, danavas, hounds of Tindalos, iriis, time dragons
Description Demiplane realm accessible by magically entering one's own timeline

Source: Planar Adventures, pg(s). 214

The Dimension of Time is a hidden, poorly-known, almost unreachable demiplane of time that touches all known planes except timeless ones.[1]

Access

The Dimension of Time cannot be reached by conventional planar travel, and no tuning fork attuned to it is known to exist. What little is known on Golarion about this plane comes from the strange tome known as the Book of Serpents, Ash, and Acorns: Shadows of What Was and Will Be. The techniques contained in the book allow a creature of the Inner Sphere to conjure a manifest expression of their own timeline and crawl up it into the Dimension of Time. Those native to the Outer Sphere, including deities, are unable to access this demiplane. Fate seems to hold sway over mortals only, forcing others to look on as from a distant shore.[2][1]

Upon arriving on the plane, travelers find themselves in a transparent bubble, surrounded by countless, chaotic images from their past. A single exit provides access to any moment in their own life, providing they can remember it fully and maintain continuous concentration. Any attempt to change the past, however, results in a swift reaction. Offenders are either excised from reality completely, or trapped in an inescapable time loop. Travelers trail translucent cords radiating from their mid-sections, in much the same way as on the Astral Plane.[2]

These journeys do not allow travelers to truly enter the Dimension of Time, or explore eras before one's own birth, or in the future. Most knowledge about the dimension has been gleaned from natives of the plane: danava titans, hounds of Tindalos, iriis, and time dragons, who speak of a truly alien place inhabited by incarnations of time itself. The Outer God Yog-Sothoth may be a sentient manifestation of the dimension, and his avatar Tawil at'Umr knows the methods by which a mortal may travel to the Dimension of Time, with terrible prices.[1]

All indications are that the habitable portion of the Dimension of Time is relatively small, with green meadows, sinister forests, an immense ocean that spills over a bottomless cataract, and Stethelos, the mysterious city at the centre of the Dimension of Time.[1][3]

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