So ive been making the mistake of going straight to critiques instead of getting the idea analysed. here i am to correct this.
So the aegis is basically a shield, and when someone who has lied to themselves about something (blissful ignorance, maybe just stupidity) and picks it up, then the shield will transport them to a point in a parallel dimension that holds a physical manifestation of their lie. its a little bubble or dome filled with representation of the thing(s) theyve lied to themselves about to stay happy, often enjoying the contents of the bubble. however outside the bubble (as viewed from the inside) there is the physical manifestation of the "truth" that their lie was based on. and protecting them from it are these guardian-like things and from here its a real time chess-esc game, as they accept the "truth" they have denied, the guardians of their lie grow weaker, and if they sink further into denial, the guardians grow stronger. if they accept the truth they denied, the enemies will pop the bubble and the wielder can go free, if they sink to far into denial the aegis will return to our world and leave the privious wielder trapped in the prison of their own lies (not like they'll be unhappy but will madness or hunger get them first?)…. little other details are that anyone standing inside the bubbles radius, when an appropriated wielder claims the shield, is transported to the dimension too, but they are inside the wielders bubble. upon meeting the failure condition, all present return to this world with the aegis, leaving the former wielder alone. if viewing the phenomena from outside the aegis's radius, you will see a huge distortion in space-time, equal in size to the users bubble.
when i posted a draft to the draft forum, first critique was how the foundation knew all this, and i was planning a test log to explain it, but i like the idea of them not knowing everything and id like some help figuring out what they would or wouldnt be able to determine.
Thanks in advance for any and all responses :).