|Map of the elemental doors|
There are nine major portals of power existing in the entire universe. First came the ice portal. Next came the fire portal. Of these portals the giants traversed the realms before the birth of our human world. The giants built other portals from these giant portals, and helped the gods form the nexus--the tree of worlds.
From these two polarities of fire and ice came the secondary portals. Poison or death, yeast, metal, water came forth into the universe of existence from the ultimate void of the dreaming gods. These secondary elements formed the ultimate element of earth, where all possibilities for life were imagined into existence.
Of these major portals there are some variations called lesser portals. The most common variation is the chaos portal, which allows the operator or travelers to bypass the laws of the major elemental polarities. For this portal stems from the great unknown, and the essence of the ultimate void of the which even the gods were born from.
The main portals to consider are provided as follows.
Fire. These giant portals allow the adventurer to enter infernal realms, or to travel between thresholds where elemental fire is strong.
Chaos. The chaos portal is used by mages to traverse the realms, and bypass rules for elemental portals. As well, a chaos portal can transport a player character to any place on the same map where a beacon has been planted for the portal exit. More details are in my book, Ultimate Portal Masters Guide.
Every portal in my latest Ultimate Portal Master's Guide is given great detail in operation, material, hit points, and lore, all represented in a number of schematics. See Ultimate Portal Master's Guide on Amazon's Kindle.
Some portals open at various times, while others must be operated by magic or technological means.
|This necro portal threshold opens when human skulls are aligned in a pattern of panels near the arch. However, a powerful necronaut emerges to defend this secret entrance to the necromancer's elite stronghold.|