Ossian is one of many names given to the Otherworld plane (see other names). Ossian refers to every segment of the Otherworld: Underworld, Afterworld, various isles and planes (see other isles and planes). To the Milesian human Outerworld it is known as the 'Land of the Dead' -- little is known of its existence, other than that of mythological mentions during the time that Otherworld species (see species) inhabited the Outerworld thousands of years ago. Ossian cannot be seen or visited by humans. The plane was created as a perpetual retreat during the aftermath of the Conquest of the Milesians. It contains thousands of isles, land masses, rivers, seas and mountains; some still uninhabited, but mostly inhabited by a patchwork of different species, races and houses-- all with different rulings, courts and doctrine.
Oisín Origin Edit
The name has said to be derived from the draiochta blood warrior Oisin. He is a mythological figure and no one knows of his existence, other than that of tales and scrolls. It is said he helped construct the original plane of Ossian to which it only featured Tir na nÓg Quarter, with the help of his wife Niamh Óir. The original purpose of the plane was initially a love sanctuary between that and his wife; inherited by his great grand-daughter Plor, daughter of Plúr Na, this was eventually given over to the original House Findias who helped construct it further as a perpetual retreat during the Conquest of the Milesians.
An Egress is the only medium between the Otherworld and Outerworld and can only be harnessed by an individual who can hinder draíochta; however exceptions have been known. The Ossian plane is somewhat parallel to the human Otherworld, however time lagging is a prominent characteristic of travelling between these two planes and in some cases people have been reported to be gone for hundreds of years when returning to either plane.