I want to start off by apologizing. If there is one constant in my life, it is always having the most crappy internet service. That’s right. I have been fighting back and forth for a while trying to get my internet working. It is the primary reason why I have been unable to post on here for a few days. However, I was able to get it back up and running so… here I am!
Last time, I went over a bit about the setting of the story. Well, I went over half of it anyway. You see, as you may remember, I mentioned before that this story is a supernatural fantasy. So, by definition, there must be something natural in order for there to be something “super”natural. My “natural” was explained when I briefly described Kyosora (aka the Physical Realm). Today, I want to explain the much older and quite a bit more strange Spiritual Realm.
In the physical realm there are many people and places. Multiple planets and each planet has its own climate and variety of landscapes and other scenic locales. The spiritual realm is just as (if not more) diverse than Kyosora. The spiritual realm is composed of three main locations. All three are not officially named; however, I am using these temporary names as stand-ins until I make the final decision: The World of Above, The World Beneath, and the World Between Worlds.
The World Above is the location of residence for those beings of Light. As of now, the World Above is merely mentioned in the first book and in the first half of book two. I am still in the creation phase for this location so I wanted to get this one out of the way as quickly as I could to move on to the World Beneath.
The World Beneath is quite a bit more filled in. A hell-like location, this place is home to the beings of Darkness. The World Beneath is the largest single portion of the spiritual universe, spanning approximately 50%. The World Above and the World Between Worlds share together the last half. The demons of darkness who dwell here are monstrous (in the opinion of humans) of all shapes and sizes. Lesser Demons serve the much higher and more intelligent “Children of Pravus”.
When I was creating the World Beneath, I wanted to stay somewhat away from the typical ideas of a hell that comes to our minds. It is a land of darkness, but I wanted the similarities to stop there. There are many countless levels in this place. Twisting staircases glowing red and yellow wrapping around pillars of ice, pits of complete blackness save for the glow of lightning attempting to burst outward into the orange sky, and prison floors for the worst of the worst – the demons who were cast out – are just a few examples of the places in the World Beneath. It is not a physical realm, so there are no laws of gravity or any actual physical existence at all. Everything in the World Beneath is subject to how the onlooker is perceiving it. Although a human CAN exist in the World Beneath, it is said that spending any extended period of time would rob that individual of any shred of sanity he or she would still have after the initial shock upon first arriving.
Lastly, we come the the World Between Worlds. This place is very simple in structure. There is no physical manifestation of earth or fire or water to be found. The World Between is most accurately viewed as a “pathway.” To cross from world to world, realm to realm, beings in the spiritual world go to this place. All roads lead here and subsequently head everywhere. To an onlooker from the physical realm, a soft green hue covers the entirety of this location. No visible portals or doors can be found to anyone besides those beings whose existence originated in one of the two worlds: Above or Beneath.
The first book in the series, “Katsukami”, focuses the vast majority of its narrative in the physical realm. However as the story progresses, the protagonists are slowly shown that the events of their world are being carefully guided, manipulated, and designed by beings on a plane of existence far separated from their own.
I really wanted to go into more depth and detail but, I do not want to give anything important away. I mean, come on, I writing a book here! So I need to save SOMETHING for you to read. This leads me to my conclusion for today.
One more thing. I know that some of you may read this, and be interested. I want to give you a heads up. I was thinking about posting a small portion of my book (maybe a chapter or part of one) on here. If you are indeed interested, leave me a note by way of comment. If you head on over to my Facebook page and let me know there, that would be best. However, I try to check here, my email, twitter, FB, and any other modes of social interaction as often as I am able.
Ok! Thanks so much for reading and all of your support. The positive feedback I have so far is encouraging and is really keeping me going! Thank you all!
Until next time!