Luke: The Angel of Healing

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.

Julieus: God of Creation

Upon the creation of the world, stones collided and exploded. The God of Creation, Julieus, sprang forth from the explosion, fully formed. He is said to have shaken the dust from his robes, looked about the barren land, and covered everything in sight with gold.

Where the Goddess Kristana built the natural world, Julieus created material items, decorating the land with marble and gemstones. He was the one to inspire the First People to build grand buildings in honor of him and the material items he so greatly valued. As such, he takes great pride in the beauty of things, and surrounds himself with splendor.

The God of Creation is best known for the shimmering, glass-like stones that surround the Wishing Tree in the Forest of Luas. They reflect the Wishing Flowers on the branches, thus reflecting the beauty of Kristana’s creations—so they may be forever remembered together.

His direct descendants are the tradesmen, those that create material things to better the world around them. He is celebrated during Mramur, a holiday dedicated to the material, and people often craft elaborate items in his honor during this time.

Like his precious gemstones, however, Julieus can be cold. He values justice above all else, and is quite rigid with his decisions.

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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.

If only she understood what it was.

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