The PRISMATIC BRIDGE of ASBRUbridge_of_asbru--marvel_tarot

Classification: Magic item

Creator: Asbru, two unidentified spirits

Possessors: The Bridge is used by those traveling between the Inner and Outer realms

First Appearance: Marvel Tarot (2007)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Bridge of Asbru spans Brona's Barrier, which separates the "Inner Realms" of Earth's Elder Gods (the Astral Plane of Oshtur, Gaea's Avalon, the Serpent Sea of Set, and the Flickering Realms of Chthon) from the "Far Dimensions." 

History:

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - Brona's Barrier (named for its creator, Brona of the Enchanters) prevented travel between the "Inner Realms" and the "Far Dimensions" until the spirit forms of two creatures, one from the Inner Realms and one from the Outer Realms, made contact and fell in love. Longing to touch, the two were unable to pierce the barrier. The spirits found a handful of wizards adept enough to pass through the Barrier, but these wizards not could bring another being through with them.

    When the spirits offered to pay any price if a way could be created to allow passage across the barrier, one of these wizards -- who had been the architect of Asgard's Bifrost (the Rainbow Bridge) -- designed such a magic bridge; however, to complete the spell, the wizard needed "two souls longing to touch." The couple died, never having actually seen each other, but their spirits are, however, joined together for eternity inside the Bridge of Asbru.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - At a head shop (a store selling drug-related paraphernalia) in Omaha, Nebraska, Ian McNee found a poster depicting various dimensions (see the main image). Other than a few spelling errors, he considered it to be a shockingly accurate depiction of the traversable planes. And, he was pleased to learn, it glowed in black light.

Comments: Created by David Sexton

    David Sexton shared that the Bridge of Asbru is another name for the Aesir's bridge, aka the Bifrost/Rainbow Bridge of Asgard. 

    David further clarified that the brown region between the Flickering Realms and the "Krimson Kosmos" is Brona's Barrier. However, the Bridge of Asbru is not visually depicted in the image.

    This profile was completed 04/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS
The Bridge of Asbru should be distinguished from:


Asbru

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - Asbru allegedly created the Asgardian Bifrost (aka the Rainbow Bridge), which facilitated travel between Midgard (Earth) and Asgard.

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) -  Asbru was enlisted by a pair of lovers, one from the Inner Realms and one from the Outer Realms, to form a portal through Brona's Barrier, which blocked passage between the two sets of realms and prevented them from reaching each other.

    When the spirits offered to pay any price, Asbru designed such a magic bridge; however, to complete the spell, Asbru needed "two souls longing to touch." The couple died, never having actually seen each other, but their spirits are, however, joined together for eternity inside the Bridge of Asbru.

--Marvel Tarot

lovers

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - The spirit forms of two creatures, one from the Inner Realms and one from the Outer Realms, made contact and fell in love. Longing to touch, the two were unable to pierce Brona's Barrier, which blocked passage between the two sets of realms. The spirits found a handful of wizards adept enough to pass through the Barrier, but these wizards not could bring another being through with them.

    When the spirits offered to pay any price if a way could be created to allow passage across the barrier, one of these wizards -- who had been the architect of Asgard's Bifrost (the Rainbow Bridge) -- designed such a magic bridge; however, to complete the spell, the wizard needed "two souls longing to touch." The couple died, never having actually seen each other, but their spirits are, however, joined together for eternity inside the Bridge of Asbru.

--Marvel Tarot

Brona's Barrier

(Marvel Tarot (fb) - BTS) - Brona the Enchanter created what would become known as Brona's Barrier, which prevented travel between the "Inner Realms" and the "Far Dimensions."

The sorcerer Asbru was enlisted to form a portal through the barrier by the spirit forms of two creatures, one from the Inner Realms and one from the Outer Realms, who had made contact and fallen in love. However
, to complete the spell, the wizard needed "two souls who longed to touch." The couple died, never having actually seen each other, but their spirits are joined together for eternity inside the Bridge of Asbru.

--Marvel Tarot

Note:
Brona's Barrier is the brown region between the Flickering Realms and the "Krimson Kosmos.

images: (without ads):
Marvel Tarot, pg. 7 (dimensional relationship depiction)


Appearances:
Marvel Tarot (2007) - David Sexton (writer/designer), Doug Sexton (technical consultant), Jeff Christiansen (continuity consultant), Michael Short & Cory Levine (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley & Jennifer Grunwald (associate editors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First posted: 09/05/2021
Last updated: 09/04/2021

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