The founder actually had an original tapestry! At least if his account is to be believed.
The first people, after discovering the ability to travel, quickly realized the need for regulation and standards. The first concern was deciding who could create these bridges, and so the Scribe’s Guild was formed. Literacy was far rarer in those days, so paying up the importance of the written word, left a significant portion of the populace incapable of travel. No evidence exists that this restriction exists for any reason other than dissuading the creation of unregulated bridges.
By further making the process complicated, few, even of the initiated, were privy to the secrets. The artificial complexity ultimately allowed a small handful of scribes to garner almost compete power. This would lead to a class of elders mirrored by us today. Our elders don’t have the ability to bridge worlds, of course, but they still maintain a disproportionate amount of influence. Although, now, I guess the elders are irrelevant. I had forgotten the historical significance of the old ways.
The Scribe inner circle would create extremely elaborate tapestries to act as bridges to the primary worlds. These would be posted in common areas for the use and intimidation of the populace.
The founder’s was the last surviving of these, and he was never able to activate it. I wonder where it embed up.
Copyright G.B. Gillean 2015