The Angel of Healing, Luke, was actually born a human, long after the rest of the races had been created. He showed tremendous compassion, and worked alongside the Goddess Lumise to eradicate the plague, before he knew her true identity. They grew fond of each other, and she saw his stubborn, unrelenting way of healing those infected, the way he refused to give up hope. As such, Lumise worked with the other Gods and Angels to elevate Luke from a human to an Angel, whereupon he joined them in the Garden of Luas.
Though Luke was once human, his appearance is something of a
mystery. There are no records of anyone seeing him in person, which may have
something to do with his lowly upbringing.
The Angel of Healing is known best for his ferrying of souls
to the Garden of Luas, and his healing of those souls in mourning. He watches
over those transitioning to the Garden of Luas, having done something very
similar himself, and cares for those that have lost loved ones, as he did for
his own family when he joined the Gods and Angels.
He is closely associated with springtime and renewal, and his direct descendants are the Knowledgists. Like him, they constantly seek to understand what they didn’t before, looking to elevate themselves as he did. As such, many libraries and monasteries dedicated to knowledgists are built for Luke.
Not much is known of his demeanor, though he is suspected of
being the same driven, compassionate man he was when he met Lumise.
In the wee hours of the creation of the world, lightning
struck a large oak tree, splintering its trunk. It is said that the Warrior
Angel, Razibelle, flew forth from the shattered wood with a shimmering sword,
her wings singed and smoking. Those that have seen her say that she radiates a
light from within, like that of a bright candle, making it impossible to see
anything other than her gossamer wings, and her white blonde hair.
The Warrior Angel is best known for her defeat of the Great
Evil, mere hours after her birth. She stands sentry over the gates of Luas,
keeping the Gods and Angels—and the souls of the deceased—safe.
She is closely associated with the winter, known for its icy
beauty, and is therefore celebrated during Syvatki, the yuletide. Her
descendants are the Nadmilise royal family, known for their violet eyes, said
to be the same shade as her own.
As a warrior, she is strong and fierce. She is said to be
swift of sword and thought, with a steel will and ferocious determination.
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Princess Anastasia Piliar's life takes a sudden turn when she is unceremoniously reunited with her home world after ten years. There, she must reacquaint herself with her people, her world, and the magic that surrounds them.
But war is brewing. The magical protections around the royal city are being pushed to their limits. The monstrous beasts that murdered Anastasia's grandparents, and caused her family to flee, have returned and are wreaking havoc on the realms.
There is a tremendous power inside Anastasia, which could be the key to saving the realms.