Hey, folks! This is the place to suggest questions or sub-topics of discussion for the next Hart & Hall Hootenanny of Hknowledge, which concerns the Shift, also known as Khazarus, the God-Scar, and the World-Wound.
Basic overview: the Shift is an area of the world known for having thin (in some cases missing) dimensional walls. It is viewed as being a stronghold for the forces of chaos and a natural entry point into the world for them and invaders from other realms. Politically, the Shift is made up of a series of kingdoms of wildly varying sizes… the chaotic nature of the place prevents any kind of unified political entity or central control, though factions within the Shift do occasionally band together. The so-called Chaos Wars were a series of conflicts between forces originating from within the Shift and the world outside. Due to a combination of isolation from the rest of the world and comparatively easy dimensional travel, the Shift has its own particular kind of cultural diversity… many of the kingdoms are anachronistic or fantastic in some fashion. Natural shapeshifters are common, which has led to the false etymology that it’s called the Shift because “shifters” live there.
There’s no ETA on this particular story yetI have not yet decided when to write and post the discussion chapter… I’m thinking of writing it as an OT so I can use a neutral point of view, or at least a non-Mackenzie one.
Edited because I feel some people are being led astray as to the point of this post, which is contained in the opening paragraph.