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18.1.1 Aeonic Discontinuity


Time Warps (Aeonic Discontinuities, Aeonic Disturbances, Aeonic Anomalies)
Sometimes it happens. You are walking along and you feel something odd. Perhaps
you faint, or enter some sort of fugue. When you awake, or when your
consciousness returns, it seems to you as though time itself has changed. And
in a way, it has.

Your memory is clear - you lived, you fought, you explored, you bought, you
sold, and yet somehow, you are back to an earlier time. It may be a quarter of
an Achaean day, or maybe half. Either way, you feel as though you've gone back,
and everything is as it was.

How It Happens
Aeon, Lord of Time, acts in a variety of mysterious ways to work His will upon
time itself. Mortals and immortals alike are subject to His whim in these
matters. He does not often warp time to His will, but when, or how often, are
both unpredictable.

What It Means
In these rare situations where Aeon acts, and reality returns to a previous
time, then all is exactly as it was from that precise moment.

Did you rescue a damsel in distress during that now-vanished period? Then the
damsel was never rescued and is still in need.

Did you write and send a letter? The letter is then unwritten and unsent
(though the contents still remain in your memory, and even in the memory of
the one to whom you sent it).

Did you gain a level of experience, or two? Then it is as though you never
gained them.

Did you die several times, losing multiple levels of experience? Voila! They
are back.

Did someone steal huge mountains of gold from you? Huzzah! The theft never
occurred, and your riches are restored to you: you have another chance!

Did you leave your conscious activity in the realms from "North of New Thera"?
When you return to activity, you will not return to "North of New Thera" again,
but to wherever you left on the previous occasion.

What Can Be Done About It
There is little any being, mortal or immortal, can do to affect the acts of the
Lord of Time. On some rare occasions, suffering mortality is granted mercy
by the Gods and may give some small gift as recompense for the sorrow of living
time and having it essentially unlived for them! This is not frequent either,
since the loss due to Aeonic disturbances is rarely very long or large.