Step Into Pandora's Box
get comfortable. you'll be here quite awhile.
Beyond the fabric of space and time, outside of all dimensions and universes, there exists a Pantheon of Gods who claim to have created all that exists. These beings are ruled by the Goddess Pandora and together they are a fickle lot. Unsatisfied with their creations, they abandon one world only to create a new one to play with, then abandon that world too when they grow bored with it in a never ending cycle that has been taking place since before memory. To the Pantheon, all beings were imperfect and the entertainment they provided was only fleeting. And so Pandora, in her ongoing quest for something new, created a small world within a box within their own empty realm. But instead of creating new life to struggle within this world like they so often did in the past, this time they plucked lifeforms from a myriad of different worlds, realms and dimensions, and dropped them into the Box without warning or explanation.
Yanked out of their own worlds, everybody reacted differently. Some searched relentlessly for a way out, while others saw the world of Pandora as a new beginning and an escape from the old. But the Box was not a static thing. Newcomers arrived daily in Pandora, and some vanished seemingly overnight as the Pantheon chose to yank them back out again. Those who remained, however, formed new lives here. In the beginning, there was only one small town, but over time the Box and its populace grew. Governments were established, rulers rose and fell, landscapes appeared and vanished overnight, and people struggled with the strange events within the Box that were, unknown to them, tossed in on the Pantheon’s whims. Some even say that history seems to have suddenly skipped about a century forwards, though most of the world’s populace seems to think otherwise.
CURRENT STATUS. It is now 108 years after Pandora’s creation and the Box is a thriving community of all sorts of people, its landscapes having currently settled into several regions that are all different from one another. Some regions specialize in the fantastical, others in the apocalyptic. Each region has different laws, cultures and lifestyles their citizens abide by, but the world is an unstable one and you never know when the Box might suddenly change the rules again. Most people are unaware of the sudden shift in time, believing that things have always been this way. Some know otherwise, but they are in the minority.