Speculation Specialist Wizard
Ahhh, I see where I misread!So what I'm looking at from that passage specifically is:
"A mysterious group called the Weavers created the obelisks to undo great calamities - often hurling a region or an entire world back in time before the calamity occurred..."
"No one knows anything about the Weavers because the evil wizard Vecna stole the secrets of the obelisks and used them to erase the know of the Weavers from existence."
The most obvious mea ing of this text to.me is that Vecna hijacked the time travel Obelisks (which as we know from Icewind Dale, still work), and went backwards in time and committed cosmic genocide against tje Weavers so that they wouldn't be a threat to him or ever learn what knowledge he gained from them. Hence, the D&D world as it exists as of the Ahaytered Obelisk is the result of Verna manipulating the timelime for.hisnown purposes. Which I have zero doubt we shall hear more of soon.
It brings to my mind the events of the Last Great Time War in Doctor Who, which set up the soft reboot of modern Doctor Who:
My brain skipped the words "used them" in the "used them to erase the knowledge of the Weavers." In my head, I read it as "he stole the secrets of the obelisks and erased the knowledge..." so that lead let me to believe there was a passage explaining Vecna creating this multiverse somewhere.
My thought process still holds strong that Vecna is the reason for the different editions because each one is a parallel multiverse with it's own differences.
Ah hell...what if the spell weavers are from the first world and because the OG Vecna stole the secrets of the obelisks and erased their knowledge, maybe even from the living spell weavers themselves, they couldn't use the obelisks to reverse the disaster that happened to the First World?