The Wizard's Tower is a mystery that lies at the heart of 108 worlds, and a place where impossibly different beings come together to solve mysteries and recover artifacts from across a panoply of alternate realities. Becoming filthy rich and amassing god-like powers over reality are just the side-benefits.
Who am I? It's unsurprising that you haven't heard my name, though its mere mention has, in other times and places, been enough to cause paroxysms of fear in billions. Here I am all but unknown, which is probably a good thing considering my ultimate plan is to open a gateway to my world, unleashing what to your viewpoint would be a hellish apocalypse, in my viewpoint will be a grand pseudo-scientific achievement and a rather lovely vacation as well.
The Worlds of the Wizard's Tower
The Tower contains 108 Doors opening to other worlds. You might say it's something of a cross-roads for each, or at least it was in some strange, distant past.
Being a gateway to 108 different worlds greatly simplifies the procurement of magical artifacts, as one versed in the relative difficulty in opening such a portal entails. Whoever happens to wear the mantle of Aplistiarch (and thus has control over the Tower) gets to keep whatever happens to be found during the time of their stewardship, making the whole affair rather lucrative. If there's one thing We Fellows are obsessed with, it is the procurement of exciting and powerful objects.
Alas, leaving behind the odd death trap or soul-consuming phantasm has become something of a tradition when the Tower changes hands. As if it weren't difficult enough to find a solid crew of trans-dimensional treasure-hunters. My long absences spent becoming a capitalist billionaire in the name of creating the Singularity and updating wiki pages in your world severely curtailed my efforts at directly intervening in the affairs of my treasure hunters. But they're of the type accustomed to winging it.
This tome is a compilation of facts about these 108 worlds: histories of their civilizations and some of the more notable beings from each.