|Type||arcane lore, divine lore|
A Focus is an area with a concentrated with a particular energy, or an individual acting as a focal point, a conduit for the energy. Of the latter, those on the path of Ascension, and Higher Powers are focuses for divine energy.
When a system has a Focus of "chaotic evil souls", this means that souls of that alignment will go to that system, called a Soul Gathering System when they die. Some worlds have a focus that is one or more elements, like Muspelheim. The use of these Focus energy types results in them being bolstered. Those of fire and or air types, like fire giants or air elementals, will also be a bit stronger than those encountered elsewhere.
Areas much smaller than a system or world can also have a Focus. Phollûmâ has a Holy focus which means that any good creature that battles evil in the place gains the ability to Smite Evil on every hit. Another large area with a Focus is the Palace of Nine. This area sits atop the Ebon Bedrock, giving it a Negative Entropy focus. Any lawful creature fighting in this edifice gains the ability to Smite Chaos on every hit. The area Flux is just the opposite, as one of Chaos, any chaotic creature fighting in this land gains the ability to Smite Law on every hit. The canyon Mark of Talos, where the god Talos was born, has a Focus of Lightning. The forest Nelaryotar has a Focus of Arcane.
Focus Areas and Beings
|Ebon Bedrock||Negative Entropy|
|Endless Wall||Negative Entropy|
|Great Fey Circles||Nature|
|Lightless Cyst||Dark Nature|
|Mark of Talos||Lightning|
|Mechanus Links||Negative Entropy|
|Palace of Nine||Negative Entropy|
|Abyss||chaotic evil soul energy|
|Arborea||chaotic good soul energy|
|Elysium||neutral good soul energy|
|Equipoise||neutral aligned soul energy|
|Gray Waste||neutral evil soul energy|
|Nine Hells||lawful evil soul energy|
|Limbo||chaotic neutral soul energy|
|Nawenglorûs||lawful good soul energy|
|Nirvana||lawful neutral soul energy|
|Mertion||Holy, Entropic, Negative Entropy|
|Muspelheim||Negative Entropy, Fire, Air|