The web was created by the fae to collect magic from the worlds they had created and, as the world in the centre of the web, the plan was for Athare to have the most magic. However they didn’t know until almost a century after the last world was created if it was actually working or if the whole plan had just been a waste of both time and magic, which would lead to the fae having to flee to yet another new world. This lack of knowledge didn’t stop most of them from using magic as they would have done on their old home world, even though the World Walkers Council attempted to teach them how to live without magic.
It later became used as the walkers route through the worlds. Often walkers will learn about a strand of worlds in order to make their journeys through the web easier, otherwise they would have to use temporary tattoos in order to travel through one world to get to another. There are walkers who simply make their choices based on which worlds they would most like to visit and have no problem with the temporary tattoos. Occasionally temporary doors are created, normally if the world the walker has to travel through is dangerous in some way, but these never last longer than an hour. If a temporary door is created then it’s always watched closely by a walker until it fades away. The only other time a temporary door is created is if there is a door malfunction. Normally they’re easy to solve, but as the doors get older there are more malfunctions.
The ‘demons’ have more choices as to the route they take, because of the way the magic of the worlds work. Taithmarin has no connections to any of the worlds the fae created, because it wanted nothing to do with the fae, but still allows Athare to occasionally draw off any excess magic for use by the races who have to use magic from the core of the world. It views Athare as its mother and the fae as its father. The magic it gathers can also be used by the worlds surrounding it on the web, who it views as siblings, but this rarely happens. Gaelom, however, has more connections than the walkers know about, that can only be used by ‘demons’. If either the fae or the walkers had tried to utilise the doors there is every chance that they would have moved.
Mirrored from K. A. Jones Writing.