The Lower Realm refers to an incredibly large number of small 'mortal worlds'. These small worlds are the lowest planes of existence that are inhabitable and typically hold anywhere from a few million to ten billion beings. These small worlds have a very limited amount of origin energy or Qi. They are unable to produce origin energy or Qi by themselves. The laws governing the world are also very weak. That is why many of these small worlds rely on the death of Nascent Soul cultivators and Core Formation cultivators to recycle their energy. This is also related to why Deity Transformation cultivators are not allowed in small worlds. Their energy and power are too strong for the small world, and that is why the Dao will punish those whose power exceeds their rules.
Types of Mortal Worlds
They can be split into three types :
- Linked small worlds.
- Linked small worlds are small worlds that have a direct path to a large world. This makes ascending to the Middle Realm(Spiritual Realm)much easier. They are also the strongest of three types because cultivators from the large world they are connected to will sometimes descend and recruit disciples.
- Unlinked small worlds.
- Unlinked small worlds are small worlds that have no direct path to a large world. This makes ascending to the Middle Realm(Spiritual Realm)much harder. This is because they will be exposed to spatial tides. Spatial tides can easily rip apart Deity Transformation cultivators regardless of how strong their bodies are. This is why few cultivators make it out alive from unlinked small worlds.
- Shattered small worlds.
- Shattered small worlds are small worlds that were split apart into parts due to internal or external stimuli. They are the weakest of three types, and it is extremely hard for even a Core Formation cultivator to appear in shattered small worlds. It is nigh-impossible to repair a shattered small world. There has never been a Deity Transformation cultivator born from a shattered small world.