Have you seen how the Aelfwar have harnessed the powers of the planes to rejuvenate this land? I by no means condone their ends, but the means bear researching.
The rifts are the key, I am sure, but I do not know how. Perhaps you could go close some and let me observe the results?
I know this is not what my teachers said to do, but this might open doors to new creations, my creations. Magic and technology - why don't people understand?