Foundation Stones

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The Foundation Stones are ancient, floating monuments strewn across Matheunis.

Background[edit | edit source]

Legend has it that the Foundation Stones are the oldest relics on Earth, dating from the earliest of the prior worlds. There isn't any evidence to support this claim, but it remains a firmly held belief, particularly by the folk of Matheunis.

The seven stones float high above a particularly desolate area of the desert filled with ancient edifices that have been eroded by aeons and covered with so much sediment that they're easily mistaken for natural cliffsides and plateaus. The largest of the stones, shaped like a diamond and almost 1 mile from top to bottom, is called the Stone of Margul. It floats nearly a half mile above the ground. Perhaps more interesting, however, is the Symbol Stone, a much smaller flat-topped rock that floats 2,000 ft. in the air. The Symbol Stone draws water from an otherworldly source in a portal at its heart and pours it down in four separate streams, creating a narrow river that runs through the desert to the sea. At the top of the Stone, a holographic projection of a mysterious symbol floats, lighting the night sky fro a mile around as though it were a second moon.

The Foundation Stones are so named because Ninth Worlders sometimes suggest that they serve as the foundation of the sky, holding the heavens aloft.[1]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

If you stand precisely equidistant between the Foundation Stones and the Amber Monolith, you are more likely to get a glimmer.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cook, Monte, et al. "The Beyond." Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 204. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-77-3
  2. Cook, Monte, et al. “The Beyond.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 204. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-77-3