There are three planes in the world. One is the Mana
plane, if one is sufficiently powerful enough then they can reach the Higher Plane a place that co-exists alongside the Mana plane and the third is called the Gaia plane.
The Mana or magic plane is an area of volatile nature
where ethereal creatures such as dragons, unicorns and others of this nature exist. It is also the home of the animals known as totems. Due to the nature of the plane it is impossible for a human to exist there for any length of time in their natural “human form”. However Druids who have bonded with an animal totem may exist there indefinitely. This is due to the fact that when a druid enters the plane they take on the form of their first animal totem, this allows them to withstand the forces of the plane. It has been noted that exceptionally powerful druids can actually stay human for a time; however this requires a
tremendous amount of willpower. Prolonged exposure to the plane in human form can be lethal.
Many druids use the plane as a form of “quick travel.” This means that they can move from one place to another in the world almost
within the blink of an eye by concentrating hard on the place they wish to move to. However this is a dangerous way of travel. Being on the plane means that dangerous creatures can and will attack the unwary.
In battle some druids may choose to use the plane as a form of defence flitting between the Gaia plane and the Mana plane. Unless they exist solely on one plane they cannot be hurt.
There is another plane that co-exists with the Mana
plane and this is the Higher plane where the Celestial s make their home. Very few people can make it to this location.
Gaia is a name for the Earth and is the natural plane for humans. Totems cannot fully materialise here but can use “the calling” to
contact their druid. Their elemental powers however can be used on the Gaia plane to devastating effect in some cases.