Makai Wiki #2: Luna and Selene

As the red-and-orange twilight passes and the sky turns into deep blue, two moons show their face. Luna and Selene they are called, the two daughters of Mother Earth. One will not grow tired of watching their beautiful faces, for they are ever changing.

Unlike many other rocks floating in the space, Luna and Selene have cloudy skies and rich biospheres. No two days are alike, for a plethora of lifeforms are constantly striving to make best of their lives on the moons’ surfaces.

Vast oceans cover the azure Luna, making it a paradise for marine life. The occasional islands are actually tips of the highest underwater mountains.

The turquoise Selene on the other hand is dominated by lush rainforests. Although there are no major seas, countless lakes and rivers are found across the globe.

Originally only plants and animals inhabited the two moons, but since the development of advanced portal networks a  few hundred years ago, numerous human settlements have been built on the moons’ soil. They have become popular locations for spending holidays, but permanent residence is difficult to obtain due to strict international regulations.

Makai Wiki #1: Magicals

Magicals are hybrid souls, born when spirits of the dead invade living creatures. Unconsciously the spirit seeks a familiar lesser lifeform, typically an animal or a plant, and attempts to take residence in its physical container.

For nearly all dead people will move on to the Realm of the Dead, it is a rare occurrence that one will become an unstable spirit capable of invading other physical bodies. The exact conditions are unknown, but strong attachments to the material world seem to play a big part. Ironically, though, newborn Magicals typically lose most of their memories when their soul merges with a soul of a lesser creature. Additionally their mental ability and general knowledge usually reverts to preteen level.

As their name suggests, Magicals tend to have extraordinary magical abilities. They are almost always capable of shapeshifting and typically take a humanoid form with some distinctive features from the host organism.

In big cities it is not unheard of that someone’s pet becomes a Magical. Although this naturally causes some confusion, the modern law states that the pet owner must either adopt the newborn Magical or bring her to the nearest Academy of Magic. Many choose to adopt, because the Magical inherits the former pet’s feelings towards it’s master. Some do not, though, for the same reason.