ethereal plane

treehousefriend  asked:

I thought there was a god or something tres horny boys got on the bad side of, what with Kravitz death count and all the weird figures in the ethereal plane. And with Istus I was prepped for epic gods battle.

Maybe we’ll still get an epic gods battle? I like to think everything that got vored by The Hunger now has to fight against the remaining bureau members, which I believe would now include the gods if Pan and The Raven Queen arent answering at all. I’m all for a god fight-

Ep. 63 Highlights

- Zone of Truth in the intro!

- “D-do I have to take a… vow of celibacy?” “No, you can bone as long as you show up to work”

- Merle-centric episode MerLE-CENTRIC EPISODE

- Magnus being a cocky little turd of a coach but also secretly really proud of his peewee team

- Clint McElroy the Loser Janitor

- MAGNUS TEACHING HIS TEAM TO PLAY NASTY HOLY SHIT

- "Also bring any legal documents you might need to start a new life”

- Taako realizes it’s his destiny to create some kind of dish and I’m 99% sure it’s the fucking taco

- The Hunger has a name and it’s John.

- Prediction that John is gonna be the next Human!Bill Cipher, prepare yourselves 

- So THAT’S what the little white things from the Ethereal plane are

- “… are you my friend?”

- Merle is every single parlay scene, e s p e c i a l l y his joy speech 

- Merle getting 50+ heroic deaths

- CLINT ROLLING FOUR 7s IN A ROW

- “KISS MY ASS YOU SANCTIMONIUS BASTARD”

- Fuuuuuck it’s the caucaphony from the solstice

- THE LAST SCENE. THE LAST SCENE. IT HAD ME IN CHILLS OMFG  THE LAST SCENE THE VOIDFISH IS TIED TO THE LIGHT OF CREATION SOMEHOW.

- Edit: How could I forget Merle calling IPRE his family

We are playing a homebrew game and the party has just entered a pizza dungeon. They are in a fight with Pizza Piranhas.

DM: This fish in the corner is just gonna stand there to block the door.

7(our Xenomorph): Stand?

DM: *sighs* Yes. It grows legs.

Valley(our Mewman): They’re evolving!

Every turn afterwards that fish would ‘evolve’. A few turns later:

DM: You punch that fish and it dies. Now the final fish goes. It evolves into a state of sentience that allows it to exceed to the ethereal plane. Combat is over.

Cole(our Alloi): Guess that’s one way to do it.

adventure zone boys as instances of "boy" said in monster factory
  • a true rowdy boy: magnus
  • justin's special boy: taako
  • a fun-havin’ fun-lookin’ dirty boy: merle
  • a big ol' boy: klarg
  • a perfect boy: angus
  • a space-faring kissboy: kravitz
  • garbage boy: lucas
  • beautiful boy: garyl
  • sweet boy: avi
  • cream-faced business boy: garfield the deals warlock
  • softboy: graham/percy the juicy wizard
  • kind of a greasy boy: robbie pringles
  • the boy family: boyland
  • a regular boy: barry bluejeans
  • a nervous little punk boy: kurtz
  • nasty crime boy: magic brian/jenkins/all the hammerheads
  • a couple of genuine wrestleboys: jeff angel and deathman
  • a field with 30 ghostboys: those creatures taako sees in
  • the ethereal plane when he blinks

A non-exhaustive list of the antics the crew got up to at IPRE boot camp, because really, there’s no way these hooligans acted like actual professionals the whole time. 

  • The illicit kitchen Taako and Lup set up underneath a desk and stocked with transmuted ingredients, because they refused to accept the Institute’s food. They had a little camp stove, some knives and a lot of magic and more or less fed themselves for a year with it. Everyone else opted for the more conventional route and just snuck in tons of snack food. 
  • Given that the pool of candidates was probably pretty broad there was a lot of diversity in age and species. You had all sorts of adventurers, arcanists, mercenaries, scientists. Lots of types of folks, who all cliqued up pretty fast. And since the group was constantly being whittled down, those lines kept shifting. It was hard to keep up with. Most of the people who ended up on the Institute’s short list in fact distinguished themselves by ignoring all of this. World famous botanist? Distinguished adventurer? Magnus hugs all equally.
  • One of the Key Bonding Moments of Magnus and Taako and Lup’s friendship was pretty early on when they were hanging out and got distracted by how big Magnus’ hands were compared to the twins. Lup and Taako thought it was ridiculous and proceeded to drag him around IPRE bootcamp comparing him to various other people’s hands. When they found the tiniest person on campus (a very small gnome woman) and got her to hold her palm up against Magnus’ they nearly cried.
  • Merle got a religious exemption for everything. A few months in it became a game of what he could argue to Institute staff about. Some of it was well justified. Pan was well known for approving of revels, the religious exemption to have Cocktail Hour was probably legit. Nude yoga was just him messing with people though. 
  • Lucretia loved the chance to get stories from so many people. After her initial shyness, she more or less pinned every person in the Institute down and asked them about their life before the mission. She ended up soliciting more cool stories than anyone had realized lurked among their midst. Her lunch table was very popular because that was where you went to hear seasoned adventurers talking about their exploits. 
  • You know those ridiculously intricate pranks engineering students pull to put cars on top of major campus monuments and stuff? Now imagine that times ten because magic. The twins and Magnus were terrible about this, but Barry enabled them and provided scientific assistance, and they had lots of help from other sources within the Institute. Once they transported an entire building to the ethereal plane for a whole morning. 

sufjan stevens whenever he feels like emerging from the ethereal plane: Here is my gentle face. Use it well

us, the trapped and fleshy unenlightened: oh he has givén us a gift ! the man of our hearts has returned !

The Planes Of Existence

The planes of existence are different milestones of existence that change with the vibration of the energetic frequency of the entity that is trying to perceive such planes. These milestones can be separated out usually into 7 main planes of existence, but there has been known to be subsets of planes with their own purposes. These planes of existence make up our universe, and are the levels of ascension on the way up to source consciousness. These levels have been studied by different magickal traditions, and have been named differently throughout history to make bunches of different systems to show the layout of our universe. These systems can coexist with each other, and be superimposed on top of each other in order to make a layered map of everybody’s understanding. These planes of existence are helpful to know in order to understand various different parts of the universe, and their connection to everything.

Physical plane- the physical plane is the one that you are most familiar with. It is dense, and solid and the energy here is very slow in a vibrating frequency sort of way. The physical plane is home to everything that you have grown accustomed to, such as animals, humans, trees, plants, and your physical body. In this plane of existence entities will feel separated from each other giving them the illusion that they are not connected to anything. The physical plane maybe mundane, and uninteresting to us, but it is a very unique place among the planes, and provides a very important space to learn, and grow.

Etheric plane- The etheric plane is the world between worlds. It is also sometimes called the in between. It is the place you go when you meditate, or dream, and is the place where elementals, and the fae live. The etheric plane has the most dense non physical energy, and is very deeply connected to the physical. So deeply connected in fact that a good number of people do not even remove them when talking about planes of existence. This plane like the physical plane is controlled by time, and space, but it has been known to become distorted at times. The etheric plane is our bridge to the higher planes of existence, and will be a conduit for our spiritual progression.

The Veil- The veil is a wall that separates the dense more physical planes from the spiritual ones. The veil can be passed through, but only by entities that are skilled enough to do so. In certain places, and at certain times the veil can actually be weaker, and less intrusive on workings to connect with higher frequency entities, and places. The Veil is an important wall that keep certain things where they’re supposed to be, while allowing others to do what they please. In essence it works more like a gateway that can be opened but chooses to stay close.

Lower astral plane- The lower astral plane is a place of a dark undertone, and is filled with entities that are not evil, but more aligned with darker energies. This is the place most commonly explored in astral projection. This is the first plane of existence where time, and space becomes irrelevant. Entities that usually dwell with in the lower astral plane are usually filled with lower denser emotions, thoughts, and feelings, though this is not always the case. The lower astral is also home to a lot of thought-forms, tulpas, and servitors due to the fact that they are mostly grounded to the physical plane. The lower astral plane maybe a deep dark place, but it is the first step to the rest of the spiritual world.

Middle astral plane- The middle astral plane is as it sounds a very neutral ground between light, and dark energies in the astral plane. It is the place where most of the astral entities can be found, and is a good combination between both of the higher, and lower astral planes. This makes it take on a lot of both of their features. The Middle astral plane is the no-man’s land of the astral plane where beings from both sides can gather, and connect with each other. It is said the environment of this place is a lot like earth. The astral plane in general is where our consciousness resides between lifetimes, and it said to be the place where we go when we die, after we cross over the Veil. All of the astral plane is highly connected to emotional energy, and can even be shaped by it. For this reason is why they separated usually into 3, but the middle ground is where the neutral party can meet, and experience the astral plane.

Higher astral plane- The higher astral plane is a place in the astral with a whole lot more higher based light beings. This part of the astral plane is said to be extremely beautiful, and awe inspiring. This place is the very last part of the astral before ascending to a different type of energy state. This is a place for higher understanding, and wisdom. The beings that exists here usually have a more sunny disposition, and are known for being wise, and spiritually powerful, though this is not always the case.

Causal plane- This plane runs adjacent to the akashic plane, and mental plane. This is a place in which you combine back with your soul, or higher self, It is said to be where these things reside while you explore, and live in the lower planes. It is the place where you come together with all your various bodies, memories, and understandings. You become whole in this plane of existence, and everything that is truly you comes together here to form the highest possible you that is still separate from everything.

Akashic plane- This plane runs adjacent to the causal plane, and mental plane. This is the plane where the information of the universe is at your fingertips. It is a place of knowledge, learning, and wisdom, and also acts as an archive for the entire universe. What is saved here is everything from the known universe. All the knowledge one could ever want. Recorded, and documented by the energies that were present at the time. Giving all possible views, standpoints, and outlooks on the subjects, and matter in order to get down to the very meaning of truth.

Mental plane-
This plane runs adjacent to the akashic plane, and causal plane. The mental plane is said to exist outside time, and space. This plane is completely comprised of thoughts, and are even created by them, but the main part of the mental in the title is actually more of a connection of consciousness between entities rather than this higher control of reality from mental thought. This is also the first plane were unified consciousness comes back into being, and you become a lot more strongly connected to everything around you through thought. This is the plane where you will be able to meet up with your soul groups, and fully connect with your soul group. It is said here you can also subdivide your consciousness, and become various different parts of you in multiple places all at once. This plane is the start of the coming together of consciousness, and is where you start to become less you, and more us.

The abyss- This is known as the higher veil, and acts just like the lower one. This wall keep spirits that are not ready down in the lower planes. Though certain information, energies, and beings can come down from it.

(At this point it,becomes very hard to explain the higher planes of existence, and I’m sorry if none of the rest of this makes any sense from here on out.)

Messianic Plane- In this plane of existence you come together with a bunch of other souls, and become more less of a individual. You become unified, and complete with the entities, and energies that were not you originally, but are now you. You love, and understand the oneness you now share with the entities around you, and that are you. This is not to say that you become them, but much rather you become connected to them on such a level that you can’t help love, and understand them.

Buddhic plane, Intuitional plane, or Unity Plane- In this plane you begin to combined with everything else that you are not previously connected to. You combine, and connect with all beings, all places, and all energies you become no longer you, but the whole of source. You will still a perception of you in this plane of existence though. In this plane of existence you are in the state in which you are everything, but yet you are also you. It’s like super collective consciousness.

Atmic plane- This is a place of freedom, and bliss. This is a place where the confines of the soul no longer exist, and there is no more you. This is the plane of the pure spirit, and is said to be the place of self-realization. This is the place where you as yourself is annihilated, but transmuted into the true spiritual self.

Monadic Plane- This is the plane where the monad, holy spirit, or oversoul exist. This is the plane where the spark of source is used to create new entities, and souls.

Adi Plane, Divine Plane, or The Unknown- This is said to be the highest plane of existence, and it is said what is on that plane is undescribable. It is also said that you combine with source, and actually become it.

  • Griffin: Taako, you are back in your body and you're back and you are conscious again. And Magnus, you're conscious too. You still feel numb, but you're back. But you're on the ground, and you're surrounded by the mannequin audience and you see your friends just above you. What do you do?
  • Travis: Am I in my body or am I just a spirit?
  • Griffin: What do you do? You're awake, you're not in the ethereal plane anymore.
  • Travis: I rush in to- to my friends! I wanna get back in the fray! I rush in! I rush in, Griffin!
  • Griffin: Alright! You jump back up on to the catwalk and as you do you hear fake!Magnus go
  • Edward: *gasp* What?!
  • Griffin: And Merle and Taako you see standing beside you, wearing a plate of very very very fashionable elven scale mail, you see one of the mannequins standing right next to you.
  • Magnus: I'll be having my body back you undead fuck.

Taako is fascinating because he seemingly is an idiot, to the point of which he supposedly didn’t know what a garage looked like until Petals To The Metal but like, as soon as he wants to do something malicious he just gets 200% more competent, like, using blink to phase in to the ethereal plane just to steal the candy from Leon and place the coin in his hands? That was fucking genius. 

How to make a Servitor.

Servitors are artificial spirits that are made by the practitioner, and are used to complete tasks, or goals set by the petitioner to help him or her in their life, or magical practice. Before you jump right into creating a servitor there are things you must plan out beforehand. It’s a lot like building a blueprint. You don’t just start making the house before you have a blueprint. Here are the things you’re going to need to think about  before building your very own servitor:

1) Purpose

Everything needs a purpose, and it’s your job to pick your purpose for your servitor. A purpose can be anything. You could want your servitor to protect you, or your family. You could want your servitor to help you pass a test. You could have your servitor torture people in their dreams… You know whatever you want. It is important to give your servitor a purpose, because it is dangerous to make a servitor without a purpose. If your servitor does not have a purpose it may go rogue, and we may have a situation like that Jewish story of  "The Golem of Prague", who goes on a murderous rampage. Once you have your purpose feel free to move on to the next step.

2)Spiritual appearance

Now you must create an appearance for your servitor that it will take on the astral, and etheric planes of existence. It is important to keep in mind when making your servitor’s spiritual appearance that the spiritual appearance should reflect the task that they were assigned to complete. If the servitor is for better communication with your peers, then it’s spiritual appearance shouldn’t be a Azathoth looking creature, but maybe perhaps some type of human or anthropomorphic entity. Besides that the you can create any type of spiritual appearance you would like. Male, female, tall, short it’s up to you. You can even say “f*** it, and I’m making this one a shapeshifter”. So have some fun, and do whatever you would like. You also might want to draw a picture, or get some representation of their form once you decide upon it for later steps in the servitor creation process.

3)Personality

This one’s pretty self-explanatory, and again you can pretty much pick whatever you would like. All we’re going to do is think of some personality traits that you would like your servitor to have, like charming, intelligent, funny, friendly, loyal, etc…  So this one is pretty easy, and now that I think about it I have no idea what happens if you don’t give them a personality. I guess they turn into Kristen Stewart, or something. Anyway pick out your personality traits that you like, and move on to the next step.

4)Feeding

You like to eat, so do servitors. Feeding a servitor is a lot like charging a Sigil. and you can use all the same methods in order to feed a servitor in the same way you use to charge a sigil. You can also set up some methods of feeding for the servitor that the servitor can do on their own behalf. You could tell your servitor to feed on something like sunlight, or crystals that you have lying around. Not setting up feeding methods, or not feeding your servitor will result in it going rogue, or it finding its own food sources which may not always be more preferable.

5)Lifespan

There are some people that say the servitors lifespan should not be very long, but in my experience this has not been a problem. In my experience servitors only act up once they do not have a purpose anymore, or if acting up is programmed into their nature, or if they are not being fed. Life span is very based on purpose. If you want your servitor to help you pass a test, then its lifespan should only be until after the test then it will return back to the energy of source. If you wanted your servitor to protect your property then you would need a lifespan that you can end at any time. So then you would need a phrase, or ritual to end its life when the time comes. This phrase, or ritual would not have to be elaborate. It’s never happened to me before, but being on a system like that one could in theory make the servitor want to have self preservation. You would be the only thing that could kill it. So if they took you out then they could go on living. I don’t know if it happens, or not, but that’s just a theory. A Servitor Theory! Thanks for watching…. <– (Tell me if you get that joke.) I always tell my servitor if they try to harm me or anyone I care about they will be terminated immediately. That’s a good enough safety net I guess let’s move on to the next step.

6)The Housing

Now we need housing to ground the servitor to the physical plane. Housing can be things like a rock, a staff, a doll, something you made out of clay, etc… Servitors by nature do not need housing, but it is better to have a physical representation of them for control, and feeding purposes. Housing can be anything, but I would stay away from certain metals because energy does not flow as good through them as it does other materials. It is also better to have a housing made, or created by you, and your hands. Once you find what housing you would like to use you are ready to go onto the next step.

7)Naming

This one is super simple all you have to do is pick a name for your servitor. Literally can be anything Meaningful, or otherwise. All you have to choose a name, and then you can move on to the next step.

8)Making a Sigil

Now you should make a sigil out of the name of your servitor, or out of the purpose of your servitor. You will use this sigil as a true representation of your servitor. If you do not know how to make a sigil you can always Google it, or you should be able to find it by searching back through my posts.

Once you have your sigil you can draw it, or carve it into your housing for your servitor. This would be recommended, but if you do not want to mark the sigil on the housing you can always put the sigil on a piece of paper, and put it underneath your housing during the “Bringing the servitor to life” step.

9) Bringing the servitor to life

Now we just bring together all the materials that we have gathered thus far into a ritual. First thing you’ll want to do is cleanse the area. This can be done through any cleansing method such as the Lesser banishing ritual, smudging, or clap cleansing. Next you’re going to want to cast a circle or use some other form of protection technique. Then you’re going to want to start charging your housing, and your sigil through any form of charging method. Now you’re going to want to enter a Gnostic state of consciousness where you can strongly in vision the energy that you are manipulating. Close your eyes, and in your mind’s eye begin to mold the energy into the spiritual appearance of your servitor. Strongly visualize every little detail of your servitor’s being. Then breathe life into your servitor by just intending for the energy to be alive and to be conscious. Once you have molded your energy into the spiritual appearance of your servitor, then in your head, or out loud call to the servitor. Tell the servitor it’s name, it’s purpose, it’s personality, it’s feeding methods, and it’s lifespan. More focus, and intention you use to create the servitor more put together the servitor will be. Now your servitor is done, and it is alive. Undo your circle, and before you send out your servitor for the task you want them to complete I usually wait one day, and feed my servitor a couple times. I find when I first create a servitor it is incredibly weak so I gave it one day to become a little bit stronger before it starts its task.

so. liches do this thing. where they bind their soul to an item called a phylactery, which can be any item, and that keeps them immortal. in a sense, that item just BECOMES them and if you destroy that item you destroy the lich

kravitz sensed the presence of a lich around taako, and there’s been a lich secretly following tres horny boys in wonderland. taako took his umbrella from a red robe

bigger dnd nerds than me have probably thought of this miles before me but im betting that the umbra staff is the phylactery of that lich that’s been helping them. he wants to be used by taako only, maybe since taako is a pretty powerful wizard has been using the staff and feeding it other wands, maybe making the phylactery more powerful. if that’s the case, i can see why it would be in this lich’s best interest to help them. 

maybe it has something to do with that picture of magnus in a red robe, too…but magnus did hear the lich’s voice say “if you look at that (the picture) it will be harder for me to be able to help you” so….i think there’s something that magnus has been forced to forget having to do with the red robes and possibly the umbra staff, and the lich that is connected to the umbra staff does not want him to remember. its possibly even afraid of magnus, since it rejected him in the felicity wilds like that.

i have a feeling it’s all connected to the figures taako keeps seeing in the ethereal plane, too.