Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption /
Splinter Realms /
Dark Dimensions
Official Name
Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption,[1][2] Splinter Realms,[3][2] Dark Dimensions[2]
Aliases
Location Details
Reality
Dimension
Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption
Creators and Appearances
Creators
First Appearance
Magik #1
(December, 2000)
(As the Splinter Realms)Marvel Tarot #1
(August, 2007)
(As the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption)

History

Origin

The Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption is a collection of dimensions reachable from Earth.

Early years

The Dark Dimension was once was once a single massive plane, but was shattered into many planes during a conflict long ago,[2] The largest remaining piece became known as the Dark Dimension. That status of largest and most aggressive dimension allowed it to successfully conquer and assimilate many of the Splinter Realms into itself, using mystic means to merge into a single domain, a synthesis of realities.[5]

Before a passage could be found through the Winding Way and into the Archipelago, Raggadorr was though for centuries to be as far as a mortal wizard could travel without sleeping, dying, or be subjected so some sort of mystical transformation.[1]

Bird-Men on Sephiroth

Upon arriving on the Planes of Sephiroth, after their banishment from Earth by Oshtur, the Winged Lord of Akah Ma'at's opposing factions of the Asura and the Seraphim secured an uneasy peace and built together the Citadels of Sephiroth, to serve as a line of defense against creatures from the Dark Dimension that would invade the Lower Realms.[6]

The Archipeligo of Anguish, as presented in the poster found by Ian McNee in a shop in Omaha (ignore Raggadorr and the Purple Dimension, part of the Consecution of Colours)

Points of Interest

Residents

Various inhabitants of the dimensions encompassed within the Archipelago, including the Asura and the Seraphim (Bird-Men of Akah Ma'at, in Sephiroth, Watoomb (in the Veils of Valtorr), the numerous demons, Goblins, sorcerers and such of Limbo (Otherplace) and of the many Splinter Realms and Dark Dimensions, and Nightmare (in the Realm of Nightmare).

The Splinter Realms of the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption were ruled by various entities, collectively known as the Lords of the Splinter Realms.[2]

Notes

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Marvel Tarot #1; Planes Prelude
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption)'s entry
  3. Magik #1
  4. Marvel Tarot #1; Planes Poster
  5. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption), the Dark Dimension's entry
  6. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption), the Citadels of Sephiroth's entry
  7. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption), Krakkan's entry
  8. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption), Farallah's entry
  9. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption), The Veils of Valtorr's entry
  10. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Splinter Realms (The Dark Dimension, the Archipelago of Anguish and Redemption), Balthakk's entry
  11. Magik #3
  12. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Inanna's entry
  13. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #12; Mystic Dimensions - From the Journals of Ian McNee: The Inner Planes, Cloudsea's entry
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