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Blue

Blue

Blue is the first book in a series that form The Adamadas Chronicles. Blue is one of three nations in the island continent of The Land on the planet Adamadas, which is nearing its ultimate destiny. In a utopian world, Blue is one of the few nations that has never reached its full potential.

The story follows the growth of the princess, Asha, who escapes from her evil uncle, Endor the Wizard, at the age of three to grow up in neighbouring Ob’ronn, land of the golden ones. She overcomes her fear of Endor, learns through many trials and rich experiences to be a queen and returns to Blue to claim her throne, but the battle is not easily won.

Blue is a tale of friendships and growth, of life and its changes and enduring truths, Blue is a future history of life on a planet far beyond our Earth, eons into the future.

Asha is rescued from her evil uncle by the Blue dwarf, WindRider, and the Ob’ronnee explorer, Wolgan, who take her from the Caverns of Blue to refuge in Ob’ronn, the land of the golden ones. There, Asha is taught the principles of leadership by King Taran, who prepares her for the day she becomes Queen of Blue, at seventeen.

Life in Ob’ronn Castle is good but Asha has two deadly enemies — the King’s Counsellor, Arll Banz, and his daughter, Shuga, who despise the princess for her strange blue colour and her history. The Queen of ob’ronn is under thrall to Banz and his ‘cave candy’, the same poison that Endor used to kill Asha’s parents and siblings. The princes, Daffeed and Kanan, become staunch friends, however, as does Tabbi the Minder. Asha has to overcome her fear of her uncle, who haunts her whenever he can.

Asha’s first public service as the Queen of Blue, without a kingdom as yet, takes place at the Decanoal Conference at The Edj, in neighbouring Redlands, where she wins many accolades. Adamadas is a planet where nations are defined not only by place but by skin colour; Asha’s blue skin is exotic among the myriad colours at the Conference. Kanan and Asha’s friendship takes a serious new direction as they explore the wonders of The Edj and the Labyrinth. Their euphoria, however, quickly turns to desperation when Banz takes over rule of Ob’ronn, and the LastWar begins. Tabbi the Minder gives her life to protect the young Queen, and Asha is captured. She is rescued by the rebel, Ranson of Blue; he takes her to her griends, and saves her from an assassin, before going with her to Blue.

Asha takes her position as Queen of Blue at great cost. Over the time of her exile Endor has decimated the population of the Caverns, then WindRider dies to save her life and the Caverns are destroyed in Endor’s final, malicious treachery. So Asha leads her people to The Tops, where the BlueOnes begin to realise their true heritage and potential amidst the ongoing horrors of the LastWar. Blue’s mysterious ‘Hunter’ is sent with others of The Land (comprised of Redlands, Ob’ronn and Blue), including Kanan and Rogan, a Redlander, to rescue fleeing Zhrebatans from the army of the crazed NiroVikht of MoGol, in the northern continent of Urat. During the rescue, Kanan realises that his destiny is not with Asha but with Tashiqa, the young Zhyr of The Zhrebat, and her people.

Hunter returns to Blue and finally learns his true heritage; his destiny and Asha’s are inextricably entwined. The old generation of leaders in The Land die during the LastWar.They are replaced by their children, fully dedicated and prepared young leaders who look to a future that will take them and their planet into a glorious, unimaginable destiny.

NOTE: Book Two narrates the adventures of Kanan in The Zhrebat and MoGol; Book Three follows the life of Rogan as he overcomes his trials and builds up the greatest estate in Redlands from its former destitution and corruption, giving succour to many and no quarter to enemies; Book Four enters a new era in the history of Adamadas, featuring The Six, Rogan’s adopted sons.

CHARACTERS (Major characters in yellow)

The BlueOnes

AshaYoungest daughter of King Jaz’n & Queen Ashe

Ashe – Deceased Queen of Blue

Arrik RansonBlackGuards trooper; becomes Asha’s Counsellor

Aston – Family name of Danyel, Jennet & Bethni

CalysExiled healer

Captain Montrose – Leader of the Cavern Guards

Daen Forresteraka Hunter, a Prince of Blue

Darondda“Dron”, assigned to feed the imprisoned Alluf; later, his aide

EndorBrother of King Jaz’n; wizard and murderer

Gan GravittKing Jaz’n’s Treasurer

HelyanFirst Officer to Endor

Jaz’nMurdered King of Blue

Korgann – Keeper of the klebs

Perri Hartly – Orphaned girl, semi-feral

Tiffany Hartly – Murdered sister of Perri

Shanny – Asha’s pet name for her murdered sister, Shannan

Shon RansonYounger bother to Arrik

WindRiderBlue dwarf; exiled explorer

StormCloudGiant black kotu; WindRider’s partner

The Alluf – Chief priest

Valen – Asha’s brother; murdered

THE OB’RONNEES

Arll BanzKing’s Counsellor

Allik – Archaeologist

Alyssa JonsKing’s Counsellor, then Peace Advocate

Arran – Head Groom

Bek – King’s Steward

BenargeCommander of the BlackGuards

ChonDoctor retained by Cr. Banz

DaffeedFirst Prince

ItharaQueen of Ob’ronn

Jemma – Maidservant

Jorge Grigor – King’s Counsellor, post-Battle

KananSecond Prince

Qedrik – Transporter pilot

Raeli – Nurse to the Ob’ronnee princes and Asha, at Ob’ronn Castle

Minda – Maidservant

Peta – Surr’s wife

Chance SaxxonFormer wife of Arll Banz; marriage annulled

Shazda May – King’s Aide, post-Battle

Shuga BanzDaughter of Arll and Chance

SurrPrimary Tutor

TabbiMinder to Asha and the young Princes

Taela – Archaeologist

TaranKing of Ob’ronn

Vikkarkar DeddizeMerchant

WolganRobbin or Robbie; Explorer; Mentor

THE REDLANDERS

Benn TotsonManufacturer of TotsonCraft

Burrun – Stable boy

Cardiff – Head Waiter at the Jungle Bar

Clarrie – Manservant

CorylSecond Princess

Dass’n Marrundi – Sofi’s father, opal miner

Dyanna – Priestess of Darkness, Lord of No Light

Genta – Palace Aide to Kanan

Jhael Joens – Fashion designer

Jensen – Manservant

Magenta – First Princess

Mik Eulo – Prime Minister of Redlands

Nu’orRuler of Redlands

Range d’Barqu’atExplorer & developer, fiancé of Magenta

RoganSole survivor of desert village hit by invaders

Rusty – Owner of the Blue Cat Sti’bar

Turk – Captain of the Redlands Fleet

Sofi MarrundiPalace maidservant & hospitality trainee

Sud – Steward on board GreatHeart

Sturt TotsonPalace Aide to Asha; son of Benn

Vonni Marrundi – Sofi’s mother, owner of RedRock WayStation

OTHERS

Diva de Montro – former classical singer, famed singing teacher

Duc Yves d’Avenyon – Urroan delegate at The Edj Conference

Ka’fi Dyn’morFirst Chief of Oceania

KalenKabaka of K’nyika-Zambwe

Keeper – Kazakh horse trainer, Redlands Palace Stud

La Pip’stral – Fine jewelry maker from LaLuano, Urroa

Pa’nea – First Lady of Oceania

Pavel Potrovos – Rozzan baritone

Rangi – Leader of The Rangers from Oceania

TuThali – First Chief’s Counsellor, Oceania


 

GENERAL TERMS

airsaddle – a small flightdisk, for construction workers, disabled, etc.

Alluf/fa – spiritual guide/teacher

ano/s – year/s

bakpak – rigid storage unit on T1 and T2 flyers, behind seat

bir – //beer, ale

burddom – a heavy, sweet, alchoholic drink

comcam – camera installed in personal communicator

comlink – sophisticated, long-range communications system

comset – portable communications unit

cruzae – a swirling dance that builds to a dynamic finish

day – 50 per mon

digicom – miniature comset worn on finger as a ring

emcee – MC, Master of Ceremonies

floater – a large aircraft using a magna\grav propulsion system

freedance – an exuberant group dance

holim – holographic images, usually found in books

hummer – mode on scrambler, for communications secrecy/protection

i’yee – expressive word denoting feeling through the way it is said

Juma – strong alcoholic drink from Laska

justa – a sweet, creamy dessert smilar in texture to ice cream

Kabaka – ServantLeader of K’nyika-Zambwe in Alkebula

Kuppa/s – pavilion used for riding fantos in processions

longlens – any form of telescopic vision equipment, whether for personal or vidcam use

meet-place – meeting-house in Oceania

MakSpeed1 – speed of sound

mishta – traditional feast in Oceania

mon/s – one Adamadas month, based on the phases of the large moon (Neos)

pumfh – soporific gas used to foam liquid for nightcaps, medication, etc.

riscom – comset-notepad worn on the wrist

sakir – servant of any kind – eg, valet, housemaid, cleaner, steward

Scout – a small convertible floater used for reconnaissance or recreation

Sek – 100/shia/a

Sha’a/s – 25 per day, sunset to sunset

Shab’a – 5 per mon

Shi’a – 50 per shi’a

Skimmer – flyer used to transport people, etc, over streets or between locations where ground is very level; base hovers only twenty cints above ground level

Stimutha – coffee; dark red drink made from stimberries and araq flowers

Stunbow – a miniature crossbow, able to be shot by one hand, fires stunner bolts

tahq – tattoo-like motif genetically inherited by the royal line of Blue

T-rider – open, small, fast flyer like ancient motorbike of pre-EndWar days

T1 – a newer version of a T-rider, fast, carries one person

T2 – a heavier, 2-person version of the T1

tamdani – a dance in 3-4 time with complex steps

transit-tether – automatic cruise connection used on major airways

wetwebs – moisturised cleansing cloths in a can

xodon – a hard metal/glass with a mirror-like surface


 

PLACES

Adamadas – Ad-am-a-das; name of the planet

Alkebula – Al-keb-yu-la; large continent in sthn. Hemisphere

Brith – island nation west of Urroa

The Land – Name of the continent / Blue, Ob’ronn and Redlands

Blackstream – market town in Ob’ronn

Blue – Asha’s nation, in ne of The Land

BlueOne – citizen of Blue

Chidea – city in No’am

Fronnj – one of the independent nations in the coalition of Urroa

Himal – Him-mal; mountainous nation on Adamadas’ largest continent, nw of The Land

Juzta’er – city in No’am

Karib – Equatorial island nation south of Noam.

KhazakhaKhaz-ak-ha; high land of mountains and plains, between Urroa and Zanista

Laska – island nation north of Noam

MarcSprin – old village in Ob’ronn where Chance Saxxon lives

Middish – nation east and south of Zrayl

Ob’ronn – Taran’s nation, in se of The Land

Ob’ronne – the capitol city, or Ob’ronne Castle [government centre]

Ob’ronnee – citizen of Ob’ronn

MoGol – MõGol; nation north of The Zhrebat; rejects ElWay

Monoa – Mon-o-a; nation north of Middiz, famed for its racing sh’uzha and saddlery

N’Da – nation southeast of Himal

N’Do – island nation north of The Land

No’am – continent-nation in northern hemisphere, between Urroan Sea and the Great Sea where Oceania lies

Oceania – O-she-a-nia; nation of islands in largest ocean, east of The Land, in both north and south hemispheres of Adamadas

Redlands – Nu’or’s nation, in west of The Land

Redlander – citizen of Redlands

Roz – northernmost nation of Urroa

TaiBur – Island nation between Mohim Sea and Noam Sea

Urroa – a coalition of several independent nations; located on the western side of the largest continent, Urat, in northern hemisphere

Xuxux –  nation east of Himal; people/products, etc. are ‘Xuxun’

Zanista – nation between Khazakha on west and The Zhrebat/MoGol on east

The Zhrebat – Zhreh-bat; nation north of Himal

Zhrebatan – citizen of the Zhrebat

Zrayl – nation in small continent south of Urroa


 

CREATURES

NOTE: A’Damadas fauna commonly have 3 nostrils on upper snout, 4 ears; feet usually 3-toed

            // indicates Earth-like equivalent

Akbu – (s + pl) mouse-like insect eater; long, furry tails, 4 ears, 3 toes/foot; body-3 cints, tail-6 cints

Amalf/a – similar to OldErth animal/s

Anaf/a – similar to OldErth bird/s; includes at’lefa

At’lef/a – colourful, scaled, bat-winged, flying croaker with tail, horns and claws; insectivore

Beelts – insects with wing covers; leaf-eaters or nectar-suckers

Buzzers – like flies; dark red; some kinds bite; active in decomposition and pollination

Chee – similar to OldErth monkey; wide variety of colours and variations

Croakers – amphibian; brightly coloured; 3 toes/ fore-feet, 3 webbed toes/ rear feet; long hind legs; armoured; spines on back and rear legs

De’ere – similar to OldErth deer

Dinkleb – wild kleb, usually yellow or red

Dwomdwom/s – Large flamboyant anafa, similar to OldErth peacocks but more colourful; also an irridescent black variety

Ezer – shu’zh’mu-like; spotted or striped in black and white and brown

Fanto – large, hairless amalfa of Alkebula; the ears are double layered inside each other; pale grey or white; used as procession amalfa or as working beasts; long proboscis sucks up nutrient plants from swamps or feeding ponds and is used for trumpeting signals; no external mouth; hairless hide is often painted with owner’s sigil or more extravagantly for processions; even-tempered and very intelligent

Flutterby – similar to OldErth butterfly; many colours and shapes

Ghona – large lizard-like desert amalf; cold-blooded; hunted for its leather

Gira – similar to OldErth giraffe; dark brown or black with red or go;d pattern

Hantha – panther-like; ice-blue eyes; deep blue fur, black shoulder stripe and tail-tip;                    bioluminescent white spots above eyes, on flanks

Hof’han – long-furred creature, 1 met high, bred for its fine fur; lives on rocky heights of        Blue

Hopper/s – rabbit-like, nectar/pollen feeders; also eat berries, insects, fungi; does not burrow

Hyyelth – herbivore; prefers flowers, berries, leaves and fyrns to grass; horn; h’yeltha: family group

Ithku – small freshwater fish, like minnows

Ithka – edible freshwater fish, like trout, bass, salmon

Ikthu – large, edible saltwater fish

Ikthut – small, edible saltwater fish

Jade-grubs – live in soil under pinkcaps (fungi) until maturing as large iridescent green beetles

J’akbu – (s/pl) hopping akbu; black and white

Jhepe – small domestic herd amalfa, varicoloured/meat and fibre; many colours; 1 met; ‘zhepe’ in northern lands

Kadlurs – large domestic stock, dark and light colour mix/meat, fibre

rabah/n – (s/pl): bull, 2 mets; habah/n: cow, 1.5 mets; agbah/n: calf

Kanafa – (s + pl) domestic birds for eggs, meat, feathers; vibrant colours

Kleb/s – dog-like; range from pets to working and hunting amalfa; Taran’s borhund was a giant hunting kleb trained by love to guard; Endor’s klebs were hunters trained by brutality to kill; large hunting klebs, which often turn feral, are ho’klebs

Kystylk – predatory anaf, sim. Kestrel, long tail; banded colours of blues, greens, blacks, greys

Kotu – very large panna; dark colours with bright cheek patches; StormCloud is a giant kotu

Meon – insectivorous lizard uses colour-change for camouflage; bulging eyes and knobbed toes, long tail; short spinal spikes

M’qiza – blood-sucking insect; green, translucent, clear wings

Nemar/a   cat-like; 30 cints at shoulder with gold eyes in domestic; 60 cints, green eyes in wild

Ni’it – (s/pl) very small anafa; iridescent blues, black, pearl-grey, long blue + black-banded fanlike tails

Ozypri/s – ithkaching anafa; white with banded grey and green backs, wings and tails; deep blue                    heads, beak and legs; males have orange eyes, females have green

Panna – (s/pl) parrot-like anafa; many bright colours

Pijon – anafa that lives in flocks and eats anything; a few will fly as scouts to find new sources      of food then return to the flock to guide them to the new food source; usually brown and cream or grey and white

Prantha – very large ithkaching anafa; variety of colurs

Q’at – small white ithkaching amalfa resembling a nemar in shape; fur is spiky; favoured as        a house pet in Redlands but mostly wild in Ob’ronn

Rufbeest – the herbivore equivalent of a shladob

Shladob – massive armoured omnivore; renowned for its bad temper, great strength and speed

Shluj’shi – green ‘leafy’ skin, aquatic, 4 flippers, 4 sensory flaps, swivel-neck, eats algae

Shulo - fox-like carnivore, grey with white stripes and spots, 4 ears in fan arrangement, brush tail

Shu’zha – (pl) horse-like herbivores; three horned toes/foot; 4 ears; av. 2 mets@ shoulder

Arb’shu’zh/a: riding-shu’zh bred for stamina and speed; 2 mets

Shu’zh’Altira/s: ancient breed; great stamina; long legs; 2.5 to 3 mets

Shu’zhsta: stallion, shu’zhcha: gelding; shu’zhma: mare; shu’zhfo: foal; shu’zhki: colt/filly

Shuz’mu – pack-shuzh, also used for carriage work; heavier build than riding-shu’zh; bay + white only

Sqwylp – soft-bodied hexapod, quick moving, banded indigo and white (or indigo and one colour), ear- and eye-stalks on central head-bump; comical action makes them favoured pets; vegetarian (low soft ground cover, eg chimi, furleev)

Tanni/m – similar to OldErth southern whale/s

Tot’tot/s – furry; russet, gold, black, white; bug-eaters; long tail, long nose and tongue

Trog – lizard with blue markings, found in deep caves

Tukkiyyim – parallel OldErth pheasants; many iridescent colour variations

Uktha – inedible freshwater fish; scavengers

Uthka – inedible ocean fish; scavengers

Uthsha – shellfish (inedible), both fresh- and salt-water

Varansa – exo-skeletal aquatic scavengers (inedible)

Warwans – soft-bodied ocean amalfa (inedible)

Whog – large, armoured creature with tusks and digging snout; usually blue-black

Xotl – coral-like, reef building, tropical ocean creatures

Zek’zek – spiky, Tenrec-like with bioluminescent stripes in viridian and turquoise on deep ultramarine; eats worms, zhlugs; legs are long for body; 3-toed with digging claws; long black snout; nostrils between eyes; forest creature

Zhlug/s – similar to OldErth slugs, snails


 

PLANTS

Alabis – short-lived willowy tlans that grow in a circle of thick wands rather than a single   trunk; deciduous; gold-brown bark over oil-rich  creamy wood that weathers to a warm brown; long wave-edged yellow-green leaves

Anak’lan/s – largest tlan; smooth, silvery grey trunk with ‘waisted’ look and multiple sub-trunks, coniferous; cedar-like; bundles of small, primitive cone-shaped capsules contain large edible seeds; dense, deep blue-green foliage

Araq – bush with dense foliage; red autumn leaves used to sweeten drinks like stimutha

Bellyfruit – fruitlan; chrome yellow skin and flesh

Bhar – seed-bearing grass; glassy, cobalt seeds used for ornaments, bright blue stalks used for basketry, viridian leaves make a nourishing tea popular throughout Zhrebat, Zanista, Xuxun, Himal and MoGol.

Bl’kpahrs – massive tlans; twisting, intertwining branches; habitat tlan; plantation wood

BlueFronitlan – tall, evergreen tlan with weeping habit, very long, thin leaf branches; trunk is black, smooth, straight and evenly branched; leaves are oval at the stem and pointed at the tip and are a smoky blue colour on the upper surface and ice-green underneath; native of Blue

Chechi – fruitlan; round blue-black stone fruit; small tlan with green or yellow leaves

Chimi/s – similar to OldErth moss/es

Clymer/a   – similar to OldErth vine/s

Daishe/s – bright, many-petalled flowers, one per stalk; popular in gardens; also a bush variety

Dalifruit – bizarre-shaped segmented fruit with loose pink and orange skin; juicy, sweet yet tart

Drop-fyrn – long-fronded fyrn with leaflets shaped like droplets of bright green water

Flambo/s – similar to very ornate orchids on OldErth; many colours and forms; symbiotic with host tlans or rocks

Flareflowers – flower-bearing plant; leaves are strappy and grow from ground or along a sturdy green stem; flowers are dramatic, bell-shaped, often with pointed petals and come in a wide range of colours; very popular garden variety

Fronitlan  – tall tlan with long, thin branches and a slight ‘weeping’ habit; blue-green foliage is                    bipartite;  popular garden tlan

Fruitlan/s – tlan noted for fruit-bearing; wood may have cabinetry or meat-smoking use

Furleev – like moss but has longer foliage

Fyrn – moisture loving plant with broad, deeply serrated/divided leaves forming arching sails or fans; usually green or blue-green

Fyushy – frilly, vivid pink and/or purple flowers of a common garden shrub

Hanleef – ornamental tlan with deeply divided leaves forming five points; foliage turns brilliant       red in late summer; wood is blond and used in cabinetry or for carving

Glass-Paxi – rare, very beautiful form of paxi growing near the Temple and few other places

Glasswood – very hard wood; supple when young and can be grown into shapes, cut while green and dried steel-hard over period of one year; small whip-branched tlan found only in western Redlands; sparse tightly-rolled dark green leaves; red-gold wood

Jazmon – decorative clymera, large pearly bioluminescent flowers open at night; ferny foliage; evergreen; honey production and perfume

Justa – fruit tlan bearing large, juicy, yellow-fleshed fruit with blue-purple skin

Kamfr – sweet smelling tlan; seeds used for insect repellent; smooth grey trunk favoured by wood-carvers; leaves run whole range of greens from dark (older) to very pale (new) on each tlan; dark blue wood

Koolib – large ornamental tlan; fyrny foliage; yellow flowers, red seeds

Lanvern – ground tlan; highly perfumed flowers and leaves used in perfumery and in medicine as insomnia treatment

Leel – bowl-shaped flower grown on single stalks in pond water

Lila – small tlan with heart-shaped grey-green leaves and pale mauve or purple flowers with      a soft, sweet scent; cultivated for perfume-making

Mozari – shrub tlan; aromatic spikey blue-grey leaves used in cooking

Nanab – fruit pohn; large, blue fanlike leaves; soft cream fruit encased in bright orange skin

Nilvar – high country tlan; grey trunk, silvery grey-green pointed leaves turn white in autumn

Oyoa – sweet, juicy fruit with pale green flesh and vivid purple-blue skin

Paxi – strappy-leaved species; all colours, many striped or banded; popular garden plant

Pearl-dust plant – white leaves and aquamarine flowers have bristly but soft upright surface cells, creating a pearly ‘dust’ effect

Peretz – clymera; grown for its juicy fruit, which is made into an alchoholic drink (peretza); colours range from translucent white through reds and greens to purple and black; large leaves also used in cooking

Plate-flower – garden tlan, useful for honey production; grey trunk, large pale green leaves, very large round white flowers; hard red and black seeds used in making primitive crafts

Pohn/s – many varieties; usually long, flexible trunk (may be branched), topped by long, flax-like leaves

Plumma/mas – fruit tlan; small; drooping red branches from purple trunk; dark purple leaves turn scarlet in autumn; round pink fruit with single small seed inside

Polpars – tall deciduous tlan; bright green leaves, gold in autumn; black and white trunk

Purple beard – lichen with trailing habit; grows on old tlans

Quawa – smoothly textured fruit tasting like OldErth guava

Rodod – tlans species; blue-green and violet flowers. tongue-shaped leaves, white trunks

Sedir – Large, fragrant tlan with water-resistant dark red wood; oil used as preservative; small leaves, white flowers and berries, smooth purple bark.

Silvar/s – silvery tlan; popular for landscaping and for timber

Spikeflower – lush vine, long thorns, pink-purple flowers; seeds can be milled

Stickywede – small purple and dark green plant with hairy ‘sticky’-feeling leaves and cup-shaped yellow flowers filled with nectar; honey plant

Stimberry – tall, slender bush-tlan grown for decoration and for its bitter, caffeine-rich berries used (with addition of sweet, powdered red araq leaves) to make stimutha

Tamar – pohn species; short, sturdy trunk; plumma-shaped dark, sweet fruit; fruit also used/tamsk, an alcoholic drink

Tebinth – large tlan with deeply frilled leaves, grown for shade and nuts

tlan/s – woody-stemmed plants ranging from ground cover and shrubs to gigantic anak’lans, not including clymera; may be deciduous or evergreen or conifer

Uush – tlan species; red bark; very long needles in blue, purple, green and black (used for weaving screens and baskets by BlueOnes)

Wolpine  – ancient tlan, large spearhead needles; tall; resin/craft, technology; v. dark wood/carving

Wrata – evergreen, single-stalk, green + purple foliage; single, elaborate flower in red or yellow

Yarra – only on Wolgan Is., pods crushed and used as local anaesthetic, applied topically

Yucalis – eucalypt-like tlan; smooth multi-coloured trunk under strappy, peeling white bark; leathery leaves make useful antiseptic oil; wood used in paper manufacture and cabinetry; widespread throughout The Land


 

BOTANICAL CREATURE

El’laesf – large, aloe-like arrangement, 3 met floating petals created in ‘3D lace’ form; pearly silvery-white colour; bioluminescent at night; the first created being on Adamadas by its El’b’ith; flowers born on full moon (Neos) which is once every hundred anos; the single, enormous flower has long, clear, floating, iridescnt stamens enclosed by seven luminous petals that are mobile and have long, hollow, organically triangular shapes; beautiful scent travels for many kaes before dispersing; bud generation happens more often and buds grow until self-sustaining organisms before moving to new locations (method of movement not understood); no leaves; an intelligent being; loves to dance.


 

SPIRIT WORLD

El – Source of all life, all things; has ultimate love, power and wisdom; eternally existent

El’Ya – Creator-Teacher-Saviour; eternally existent

El’bayith – El Family comprised of El, El’Ya and those people first created or born as physical beings (for training) before their change to spirit. Training failures become ash and are drawn to the dust towers in space where they serve as a permanent reminder that evil does not last. Newly born spirits spend time initially with El and ElYa in their city on the FirstWorld, learning to create or training in care and service throughout the developing physical (and ultimately spiritual) universe. After the creation of the shinana, physical being always precedes spiritual being. El’bayithim: collective term for members of El’bayith

El’b’ith/i – Individual from El’bayith, creating life on empty planets; not all El’bayithimm become El’b’ithi

Shinan/a – On a higher plane of existence than physical human life but lower than El’bayithim. Created to be fellow-helpers to humans (ElKind) and also to set in motion the processes by which ElKind would become part of the El’bayith

N’shama – The non-eternal life-force (spirit) in physical people that preserves each one’s non-physical being and their character and is changed at death to link with El’s shama and become an eternal spirit being; n’shamas that fail to attain eternity are destroyed; all living things have some sort of n’shama, but only humans (El-kind) can join the El’bayith


 

DARK ONE

T’chata’a  – Lord of No Light, the DarkOne, avowed antagonist to El on Adamadas; a physical being and ancient sorceror but never a spirit being; uses his n’shama to manipulate others; corrupted by envy, hatred, pride, greed and desire for power, these evil entities are allowed to develop (one per planet) in order to test those created with potential to join El’bayith. They are doomed to join the unreborn (those who choose not to become spirit beings) as unbeings, with no reality, in the dust towers of space; his purpose is to test whether people will be loyal to El or not, and his ways replicate those of the original adversary, whose role was the same on OldErth.

Chaya – In El’Zefer, the original adversary of El and ElYa was a spirit being called Chaya (aka Cha’a or T’cha’a), and although unkillable as a spirit, he corrupted himself to the extent that he tried to replicate ElYa’s physical life on OldErth as a man and, with his followers, was destroyed by fire and became nothing more than ashes; when OldErth came to its Change nothing evil remained, so even those ashes no longer exist.

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