The nature of the Comet has puzzled Orkfiologists for many ages. At first, it was assumed that the Comet triggered the universal event known as a reset, but now it appears that resets work far more subtly than that. Resets are caused by Time Magic that is cast each time the Comet collides with the surface of Orkfia. The huge amounts of energy released during this disastrous occurrence is used by the spell to reset all of the Orkfian universe back to an indefinite point in time, usually between 84 and 112 Orkfian years in the past.
In Astronomy, it has been discovered that the Comet starts off in the center of our Universe, a point known as the 13th hour, where Time as we know it does not seem to exist and where there is nothing but pure Evil. Orkfiologists assume that if we could cast a Vision spell on the 13th hour exactly at the moment a Reset occurs, we could see the Comet be born, the 13th hour functioning as a cradle that gives birth to this weapon of Evil. The Comet then begins orbiting the 13th hour, circling around it counterclockwise, as it slowly draws towards the surface of the Orkfian world. On avarage, assuming the age in progress has a duration of 6 weeks, the Comet takes about 5 weeks before it passes through the Calvin Barrier, thus entering Orkfia's atmosphere. Violently burning through our sky, the Comet revolves one more time around the 13th hour (which, in our scenario, takes about one week to complete) before crashing onto the surface, releasing the energy required for the Time spell to cause a reset.
The Comet has been identified as the source of Magic. Guilds utilize the Comet's radiation by storing it, which then convert the radiation to Mana Points for the Mage to use. In this respect, Magic is a tool of Evil and is rumoured to be the cause of the hostile attitudes of most Orkfians. However, this has not been experimentally confirmed.
Over time, there have been numerous attempts at destroying the Comet, or at least neutralizing its powers. One of the most disastrous attempts at this is now known to us only as the Babel Project mentioned in ancient scriptures. Furthermore, Accruement Theory proposes that at some point in the future, all the leftover energy from the countless impacts of the Comet may accumulate to a point where it can be used to annihilate the Comet, using its own power against itself.
Last updated: January 2013