Three Nodes made up the ancient dwarven transportation network. It would effectively stop time for the passengers and send them to their destination, in effect, instantaneously. The three stations for the nodes were dwarven strongholds. Over time, and due to events such as that at Vilhan's Folly, the system was shut down and eventually forgotten.


Nodes look like mechanical globes with many layers that rotate when active. Within them is a hollow space where the node essence, or "codex" resides.

The codexes are based around the creation of the world. The gods split the void (space) into Heroshi (matter) and the Force of Decay (time).


Node of Space

When activated, flung those around it across the face of Heroshi. Located in 'Ald Fel, behind the gates of Vilhan's Folly. This node's codex split. One demiessence interacted with the Node of Matter to activate Dengar Citadel while the other served as a beacon for the God Smite that destroyed Talonia.


Node of Time

Created a distortion of time around it. The white dragon Kamro swallowed it and this preserved the dracolich's flesh from rotting. However, the dwarves of the stronghold Val Fel "Stonefast" sealed the dragon in. The node later caused the young silver dragon Tarocalibrant to age rapidly into a great wyrm, and caused him to succumb to Twilight* soon after. The node, which had become Kamro's Phylactry, allowed the dracolich to possess Tarocalibrant's not yet cold body. The essence of the Node of Time interacted with half of the Node of Space to serve as a target for the God Smite.


Node of Matter

Allowed the transformation of matter. The dwarves used it to create the fortress, Dengar Citadel, and towers of Ruhn Muir from solid Orihalcon. This node was instrumental in the plans by a duerzagon theurge, a follower of the force of decay. He used an artifact known as the Chaos Gate with the node to invert its immense power, summoning the force of decay itself. 


* Source: Draconomicon. Means dragon death by old age. Not the sparkly vampire books.