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A '''Pathfinder''' is a long wand-like device that is the main mode of transportation for the [[About the Elves|elves]]. Pathfinders usually have a colored [[Leaping Crystals|crystal]] atop a long, thin stick, allowing light to pass through the facets and create a beam on the ground. Simply stepping into the beam will whisk one away to their chosen location. The light pulls your cells apart and reforms them at your destination. Depending on the light source, color and facets of the crystal, a pathfinder can be made to reach a variety of places. Using a pathfinder is called [[Light Leaping|light leaping]]. In [[Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities|Book 1: ''Keeper of the Lost Cities'']], [[Fitzroy Avery Vacker|Fitz]] explained it to [[Sophie Elizabeth Foster|Sophie]] as "We hitched a ride on a beam of light heading straight here." [[Sophie Elizabeth Foster|Sophie]] tries to explain the human theory "e=mc<sup>2</sup>" to [[Fitzroy Avery Vacker|Fitz]], but he laughs and says that whoever came up with that is stupid. In [[Book 6: Nightfall|''Nightfall'']], we learn that [[Light Leaping|light leaping]] with a [[Humans|human]] is very dangerous, especially if they are not calm. [[About the Elves|Elves]] are only allowed to have a pathfinder until they reach a certain point on their [[Nexuses|nexus]]. Their [[Nexuses|nexus]] tracks their concentration. If the elf doesn't concentrate, their cells could be pulled into the light, rendering them unable to reform. Opalescence on a normally clear crystal, [[Mr. Forkle]] explains, is an added security measure.
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A '''Pathfinder''' is a long wand-like device that is the main mode of transportation for the [[About the Elves|elves]]. Pathfinders usually have a colored [[Leaping Crystals|crystal]] atop a long, thin stick, allowing light to pass through the facets and create a beam on the ground. Stepping into the beam will take the person to their chosen location (see: [[Light Leaping|light leaping]]). Depending on the light source, color and facets of the crystal, a pathfinder can be made to reach a variety of places. [[About the Elves|Elves]] are only allowed to have a pathfinder until they reach a certain point on their [[Nexuses|nexus]], a safety mechanism for elves who are new to the process.
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In [[Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities|Book 1]], [[Fitzroy Avery Vacker|Fitz]] uses a pathfinder to introduce [[Sophie Elizabeth Foster|Sophie]] to the elvin world. Sophie mockingly refers to it as a "magic wand" and questions the physics behind the device's function.
   
 
== Where the Known [[Leaping Crystals|Crystals]] Lead ==
 
== Where the Known [[Leaping Crystals|Crystals]] Lead ==

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A Pathfinder is a long wand-like device that is the main mode of transportation for the elves. Pathfinders usually have a colored crystal atop a long, thin stick, allowing light to pass through the facets and create a beam on the ground. Stepping into the beam will take the person to their chosen location (see: light leaping). Depending on the light source, color and facets of the crystal, a pathfinder can be made to reach a variety of places. Elves are only allowed to have a pathfinder until they reach a certain point on their nexus, a safety mechanism for elves who are new to the process.

In Book 1, Fitz uses a pathfinder to introduce Sophie to the elvin world. Sophie mockingly refers to it as a "magic wand" and questions the physics behind the device's function.

Where the Known Crystals Lead

As previously mentioned, different colors of crystals can lead to different places. The different colored crystals will lead to:


References

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