Ascent Along the Way
Pilgrims are mortals who, for whatever reason, have decided to move from their home Layer to another Layer. Mortals will become Pilgrims for many reasons—sometimes their Layer will be overcrowded, wracked by war, ravaged by disease; Layers may even devolve, becoming unlivable.
Of course, not all Pilgrims are refugees from their home Layer. In some cases, Pilgrims may be merchants or traders, adventurers, bounty hunters, mercenaries, or moved by religion. Whatever the case, “Pilgrims” can be either a boon or a bane to the Layers that receive them.