The Holy Domains
These are the places that embodied tropes to such an extent as to be worthy of being elevated to godhood on their own, generally with the aid of an existing deity sponsor. They are (mostly) arranged in a Patchwork Map on what used to be an unimaginably large plain near the Holy Houses.
Springfield, Holy Seat of Continuously Variable Geography
Incorporated City under the laws of the State of madeyoulook
Symbol: The nuclear plant's cooling towers, one of the few things that can be counted on to always be in town.
Sacred to: Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. Grand Admiral Thrawn could be added to this list by virtue of his association with the former two deities, but his distaste for the methods and philosophies implicit in the Death Star have lead him to decline this honor.
The Death Star is technically an artifact, but its prodigious size and the living space available to its crew earned it a place here. (Besides, there's no way it could possibly fit in the Vault.)
Due to the sheer enormity of it, many who are seeing it for the first time mistake it for a moon. It takes a little while to realize that it is not a moon at all.
Sacred to: Negi, Asuna, Yue, and Nodoka. Dwelling place of Evangeline, who claims tohate it due to it being her can.
Has a very active exchange student program with the Academy, and hosts the functions and classes the Academy doesn't have enough room for.
Officially, Mahora's having been chosen over Pacific Coast Academy was due to the latter's lack of overly elaborate, borderline-fancy-dress school uniforms or a massive island-wide system of catacombs, waterfalls, and traps that technically function as a library. However, rumors persist that the real reason was PCA's Teen Pregnancy problem.
Has a thriving faculty exchange program with the Academy, as teachers there are eager to catch up on new educational programmes and techniques developed over the past few centuries, but has no student exchange problem due to racism and budgeting issues.
The city is the place where Akari Mizunashi ascended, and she often visits.
Been on medium-to-high alert after hearing Ali Al-Saachez' plans to turn it into a war zone. As a result, a few capital vessels from the GUAG Robot War Division, particularly those belonging to the various Gundam Corps have been on constant patrol.
With Catachan standing as part of the House of Nature as the Catachan Devil's domain, Fenris was brought here instead. It is Grim Up North with no south, east, or west. Life here resembles Norse mythology, only with less hope.
Sacred To: The Investigation Team, mainly Yu Narukami
Most Gods have their Shadows over herenote several have come to terms with their darker impulses, turning their shadows into Personae, but most of those continue to live here anyway, but listing every single one of the Gods' Shadowsnote or Personae would be a terrifying task.
It is also said that after the rise of Madoka Kaname, Witches tend to reside here, as Madoka separated the soul of the Puella Magi to come with her, and banish the dark side which would become Witches into this very place. Madoka claims a maskedman gave her the idea, telling her that it'll be useful in case the Puella Magi that she saved would like to confront their darker self.
Scholars are curious as to if this means that witches can be transformed into something like a Persona via acceptance of one's flaws like a shadow can and are petitioning Madoka for permission to test it and asking for volunteers.
Mami Tomoe was seen fleeing from Junes, a common entry point to the Midnight Channel on the mortal plane, at a full run. She was followed out of the store soon afterwards by the entire Investigation Team. Speculations were put to rest when Madoka revealed publicly that yes, Mami volunteered to be the first to face herself.
It looks like a normal amusement park... but in truth a cursed place that curses those who resided there, especially those of weak hearts and no sense of compassion and kindness into at best donkeys, at worst... depending on whatever the GUAE is plotting (could be another Eldritch Abomination).
The original race that Asura and his folk come from the ultimate pinnacle of ancient Asian mythology and scientific achievements, the city they came from originally, Shinto, is now considered to be abandoned as a result of the defeat of Asura's traitorous allies and the destruction of Gohma Vlitra in Asura's home universe.
Sacred to: Mythological creatures and aliens interested in possibly advanced technology that would be unexpected to have existed on earth.
This race was the result of humans discovering the power of Mantra and converting it into energy. The Demigod race that Asura belong too came to be as a result of humans at the time being genetically altered with mantra.
Due to pollution and overpopulation, Gohma Vlitra sent it's army of beings to destroy the advanced race of beings, thus causing the first war of creation in Asura's home world of Gaea.
Despite being abandoned, many advanced beings, both mythical and technological are said to be attracted to the universe this race once came from.
Speculated to have some sort of connection with the Karma Temple, due to similarities in architecture.
Is maintained by the newly appointed faculty adviser Chuta Ohsugi, who has recently given the Club its blessing. The Club has also been given protection by resident Perky Goth Tomoko Nozama via magical charms. So far, no one has tried to mess around with the locker for fear of what type of 'magic' Tomoko has put into the protection.
A place where monster and dangerous beasts of all sorts roam freely.
Symbol: An mountainous island in an ocean with monsters dotted across its surface.
Alignment: True Neutral
Sacred To: All Kaiju, All Pokemon, Wild Animals (be they mythic, prehistoric or otherwise), Nature Heroes and anyone who loves the natural world.
Bane Towards: Polluters, plunderers, those without respect for the natural world. Though the land is full of monstrous mutants, it is overall a symbol of nature overcoming mankind's misuse of the planet.
Unlike many of the Domains, the Dreamatorium is a humble room similar to any which can be found in any modest apartment in a North American urban environment. The crude resemblance to the Holodecks as can be found on 24th century starships further encourages the unprepared occupant to underestimate it's true abilities. In fact, the Dreamatorium is a potentially very powerful projection, simulation and observation device powered the imagination of the user, enabling them to render and interact with any desired projection or scenario.
The Dreamatorium requires a great deal of imagination to use effectively; a good test of potential operators is to show them the powerful engines that run the device. If the potential operator merely views it as a collection of haphazardly arranged cardboard tubes and boxes, they're probably not equipped with sufficient imagination to effectively use the environment.
Although previously believed to merely enable the projection of hypothetical scenarios, an incident with theEvil Counterpart from an Alternate Universe of the Dreamatorium's creator and primary operator, Abed Nadir, suggested the possibility for a potentially dangerous form of mental travel.
Although the original Dreamatorium was decommissioned and torn down, due to it's potential as an observation tool the Main Gods reluctantly permitted the construction of a replacement, but owing to the dangers strictly monitor who uses it.
Sugar Rush is a place where the inhabitants race to determine the roster for playing every single day. Vanellope, who had been forcefully Dummied Out by Turbo Racer/King Candy wished to race but couldn't. Ralph found this place and, after an event that nearly caused Sugar Rush to be destroyed, helped Vanellope finish the race and restore Sugar Rush to its proper glory.
Due to an incident with something known Cy-Bugs, Vanellope has asked that many of the Big Eater gods (Pac-Man, Kirby, Kero, etc) stay far, far away from Sugar Rush.
One of the worst, mind-changing places to be located in the Pantheon. The demons within lie with the coats of cutesy critters. Those who fail to comprehend as they proceed dearly pay the price. Such is the fate of a certain Zee-Tee...
Sacred to: Tom Nook, the Able Sisters, Ma-Ti (that Heart power turned out to be useful for something after all!)
This village has seen many humanoid animals come and go, and there are many like this across the land, but most share the same properties - lots of talking animals, a river for fishing, easily-marked spots for buried treasure, and a tanuki who suckers new human visitors into buying homes from him.
Because there are no villains in Animal Crossing, almost everyone gets along with each other, most of the time. The mayor of each town is required by law to have a 100% Adoration Rating to prove his/her trustworthiness and ability to lead.
This dominion has been around forever and the sheer size and population will likely never be known. However, it is known that, with afewexceptions, the graduates of its fine academic system have generally pursued careers in professional wrestling.
Varies depending on the tale, but it usually consists of lush greenery with hills and clouds with eyes, and an abundance of large green pipes that are occasionally used for travel between ground level and underground.
Symbol: A Super Mushroom, a red-and-white speckled mushroom
Alignment: Neutral Good for most of the land, Neutral Evil for the parts controlled by Bowser and his Koopa Troop
The Mario brothers, supposedly formerly from the real world, have been hailed as heroes and honorary citizens by the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite Bowser's repeated attempts to kidnap Princess Peach, the brothers always find a way to bring her back safely. It helps that their transition to this world has endowed them with the ability to jump really high.
This kingdom is also a popular spot for all kinds of sports, including golf, tennis, and go-kart racing. In-between adventures, Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Yoshi, and others gather around to partake in these events, usually as friendly enemies instead of the arch-nemeses they have grown to be over the years. This has confused some Mushroom Kingdom insiders familiar with the brothers, suggesting that everyone involved in these games may actually be actors, and not the real deal.
Alignment: Fisher King. People and gods shape it by thought alone as they pass.
While normaly formless, the land is constantly reshaped by the hopes and meanderings of passing entities, and is considered the realm of human thought. When a world has met its final death by the power of the Fiends, they dissolve into the matter that makes up the Expanse. New worlds are born from the same as humans in the real world start thinking about them.
All visitors wishing to explore new areas to draw into the Pantheon be warned: the Omnicidal Maniac entities known as the White are present en masse, and can potentially reform their personal domain, the Monochrome Forest, to seal unwary travelers. While not invincible, they are still very dangerous and must not be considered enemies to take lightly.
The Auditors of Reality constantly attempt to breach the walls of the Expanse, but the native flora and fauna are normally enough to keep them out.
Theoretically, one can access any universe from the Expanse. In person, however, it's an infinite plane of reality with exactly zero points of reference, so travel through the Expanse is generally not recommended.