Adventures in Axum
The Rifts Crisis
The event known as the Rifts Crisis began on March 15th, 1995. Hundreds of dimensional rifts of varying size and stability appeared all over Axum, leading to a variety of problems (such as disrupting travel, the appearance of extradimensional beings, property damage, electrical and magical disruption, injury and death). It took the second Safeguard five days to close all the rifts, and many members of the team and citizens of Axum died in the process. The damage caused by the event took years to repair.
In reaction to the event, the government introduced a ban on all interdimensional research and experimentation, leading to the dissolution of the Society for Interdimensional Studies at the Guild of Magics and the public humiliation of its leader, Neron. This ban has been extremely controversial, and the current head of the Guild of Magics is known for publicly disapproving of it.