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Alora Fane is a series of RPGs that Pseudolonewolf plans to start work on after MARDEK Chapter 4. It is planned to have several innovative features. The series should share the same integral plot of people having second chances; going back in time to improve the outcomes of their lives.
Essentially, the world is an artificial 'pocket dimension' created by a race of crystal-plant-like hive-minded pacifistic super-advanced magical aliens called the Aolmna; they're basically gods. They see humanoid races on other worlds constantly fighting and killing, and they think that this is wrong and that it should be stopped. Being non-violent, though, they choose an unconventional way to go about it: they collect genetic information from each of the races that they encounter, and build these pocket dimensions based on their homeworlds, where they then 'grow' individuals from each race. They raise these races - collectively called the 'Barbari' - in an environment where all their needs are provided, and spiritual development is encouraged, especially towards the concept of empathy, or unity; understanding that others are just another part of you, and that if you hurt them, you hurt too (being a hive-minded race, this is true for them, and they believe that other races would be less violent if they felt that way too). The ultimate goal is to keep these races alive, and to make sure that they are spiritually enlightened enough to not wipe themselves out.
The world (or 'fane') itself is structured as a flat plane, shaped sort of like a flower; each 'petal' is the home of one race, and all individuals of that race are born there. They're not allowed to leave until a certain age, at which point they can enter into the core of the world, the 'nexus', which is a thriving multicultural city.
There's a petal for each of the five races: the Bold, Meek, Mhandisi, Sindrels and Varnyn, and the sixth is where the Elarna used to live... until they wiped themselves out with a disaster that made the whole petal into a shattered wasteland now known as Fracture. When the Elarna fractured their petal, they somehow severed the link with the gods and the universe and sent the whole fane tumbling away through oblivion. Since then, the races have returned to their old barbaric ways, and the unisis concept and Aolmna exist only as a stuffy old religion that not everyone follows.
The Aolmna are essentially gods, and each of the races worships them in different ways. Unlike the mythological gods of our world, though, they actually respond when talked to, and intervene when necessary. The religion based around their spiritual teachings of unity and empathy would have this symbol as its holy icon thing, and the world of Alora Fane itself would be represented by it too.