Inspiration for elements in my stories come from nature, art, and amazing discoveries.
In The Scientist King, there exists two realms: (1) the Human realm, which is earth as we know it over a century in the future, and (2) the Encantu realm, which is another dimension. The Encantu King built a gateway between the two realms called the Veil.
In my head this portal is a veil of light and was inspired by the aurora borealis. How can you not believe in magic when you see these northern lights?