Sep 22, 2017
This story came from me thinking about the idea that there was no way that Nexus was the only hub universe. So what does it look like when a smaller and more controlled group of universes connect as opposed to Nexus' wild west of worlds.
I come from a world not too far from Nexus. You might call it mini-Nexus if you wanted to. We happen to intersect a space where there are a few regular gates to other realities. This causes our population to be pretty mixed.
The original culture was just about to get into the swing of their industrial age when the gates became regular and they got an influx of residents. My parents were some of them. My father was a mechanic who came from a moderately close reality where there were clockwork men, he himself being one. My mother is an elven enchanter from a much farther reality who was part of an adventuring group. They met, fell in love, and decided to combine their abilities and had me together.
Growing up I heard many tales about Nexus and its wonders. Now that I'm older, I'm here and ready to take on the multiverse with a literal spring in my step.