The fantasy world of the Gwarda Warriors can, at times, be a bit overwhelming for some. It is beneficial to understand that this world is made up into three realms:
Human realm (earth) - Gwarda series takes place in a country called Northbrook,
Celestial realm above known as Vehaven
Realm below - known as Helasion.
Here is a list of people, places and terms:
Vehaven: (A heaven like place) Realm above. However, after the great war of the gods and archangels it was split into different levels.
Excerpt from Magnificence: "Agreeing that they could no longer coincide peacefully in the same realm with one another, Vehaven was split into separate levels."
Essence: Second level of Vehaven; Main focus of the series: Level of the gods of fate; home to Sorvus; Twin archangels Eyramus and Thristan. The main holy place Sanctuary.
Excerpt from Magnificence: "The second level is known as Essence. It was taken by the gods of fate and their descendants. The great core life structure, Sanctuary, was then placed within a great hall in the center."
Enceinte: Eighth level; Home to Acronis, the god of life (half brother to Lucius god of death); best friend of Arturro.
Excerpt from Magnificence:"The eighth level above became known as Enceinte, the home of Acronis, the god of life. It was known as the place of rebirth. It housed the mainframe terminal where each life and death was recorded and maintained. Of course Lucius would have a sub-station of the terminal with limited access with him in Helasion. No one cared to see his face in the upper levels ever again."
Helasion: Once a cave inside of Vehaven. After the war it was cast down as a fiery pit below; home of Lucius the god of death
Excerpt from Magnificence:"To the far west was the only dark area in all of Vehaven, the cave of Helasion. The cave had one god who looked over it, Lucius the god of death. It was a bitter contrast to the light all around and was purposely separated by a river of fire. The cave looked deep and endless as it housed the black cores of the wicked inside of its prison of darkness."
Sanctuary; located in Essence this is where the core cultures(parts of the soul) of fallen gods and archangels are laid to rest.
Excerpt from Magnificence:"The brilliant white life-core facility housed the cores of the fallen archangels and gods."
Northbrook: Earthly realm
Surchin: Home of the Gwarda Warriors; Dark forest where the majority of black beasts are unleashed; Curved in treetops; cursed forest
Gisbin: Home to Lazerin a high ranking Druid and trainer of the last of the new race. (Wharick, Breccan, Gunnar and Darius).
Folkirk: Home to the druid, Hershen, trainer of the firsts (some of the firsts of the Gwarda males born in Northbrook); has many daughters
Shoshan: A once thriving druid community and home to the daughters for a short time.
Kingsbridge: Gateway to Gamlock; small village .. will be built up
Gamlock: Home of the throne of Northbrook
Looking glass pond: located in Essence; This pond is surrounded by white trees. Around its' edge are gems of all colors embedded as rocks. It is the only color throughout all of Essence. Sorvus and Thristan love this place: A vision portal to the human realm
Inside of Essence there is a sacred stone; an Emerald, of which all things are sealed and is a traveling power throughout all of Vehaven and the realms below.
Regeneration (regenerated); A reincarnation of sorts. Upon death a righteous soul will either be regenerated back into the human populus to be born of a female once again or they will become a descendant. Each soul is recorded in the main terminal.
Destoul: the destiny of ones' soul; soulmate
Descendant: Known in all levels of Vehaven as working angels of the gods of fate these being go to and fro from Essence to earth. Their duties are to be a small voice in the minds of humans to do the right thing.
Kravens: Dark souls that were once in the pit in Helasion are turned into these entities by Lucius. They are Lucius' minions.
Archangels: High ranking angel of Vehaven
Black beasts: Inevitably unleashed on Northbrook these corrupted descendants were punished, banished to the pit below but not before being turned into beasts. They are very bad. (lol).
Druid/druid knight brigade: Druids on Northbrook were once the advisors of the royal throne. However, later they are banished from the kingdom and used of the gods of fate to be trainers of the new race.
Gwarda: Pronounced GWAR-DAH ( think DAR-DA ) Born with binds and crystal like celestial green eyes, this new race of alpha males are created to protect righteous humans and kill black beasts in Northbrook. They inevitably find their Destouls and are drawn to them. They are possessive and at times over-bearing but oh so hot. =)
For warrior names and more check out the section for Gwarda Warriors here!
Non Gwarda People:
Arturro: God of fire and Ice (his core 'soul' is regenerated within the Gwarda)
Isobel: Destoul of Arturro (druid) her soul is regenerated into many females on earth
Sorvus: Daughter of Lucius she is half god of death and half human; friend of Thristan; wants deparately out of Essence to live in the human realm. Has visions that tell her one of the Gwarda is her mate.
Lazerin: Druid; Trainer of the Gwarda; like a father to Wharick (Gwardian)
Hershen: Druid; Trainer of some of the first Gwarda (Father to the daughters that have Isobel's souls)
Lucius: God of death (Evil, evil and evil)
Acronis: God of life (brother of Lucius)
Clatrusius: a god of fate that is ornery and likes to argue in council meetings.
Eyramus: Archangel (influenced by Lucius)
Thristan: Archangel twin to Eyramus
Cressida: friend of Sorvus; mother of Eyramus and Thristan
I'll be adding more and will definitely be adding a glossary to all future books!
Thanks for your encouragement and support! Much appreciated!
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