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ELYSIUM


A realm created by Vesstali and Amitiel, positioned in such a way to watch primarily over Eokia , as well as over the souls of any willing to follow regardless of where they are in the AR universe, Elysium has multiple tiers some of which span both the realm where souls of the dead go, and the realm of spirits who never lived acting as a bridge between the two. The realm is responsive to the needs of those dwelling there, allowing reshaping and transportation with a thought to any location within its borders as long as the purpose of the tier is respected.

Visually Elysium is a place of great light and beauty. It has no sun as everything creates its own light. That light comes in the purest forms of natural colors, as well as shades and colors not existent on the physical plane. Structures and landscaping follow the golden ratio or golden spiral quite closely in their proportions, as well as reflecting many musical and visual patterns. Many structures can also defy earthly physics, floating mid air, or with parts positioned at impossible angles, or falling into the realm of seeming like surreality.

Although Elysium is used to talk about the whole, it is rare to use simply Elysium when talking about the realm. The Garden of Elysium, and The Halls of Elysium are two examples of phrases that may be used to talk about different aspects of the realm or the whole.

Elysium caters to pure spirits and heavenly beings. Both neutrally aligned and corrupted beings may find their time there toxic to unbearable unless one of the higher natives of the place shifts a portion of the plane to be less harsh on them. Beings who can't handle the place describe it as blinding, even permanently so, discordant, suffocating, and even hell, as the purity of the place accentuates their own corruption, making it impossible to hide.

Elysium is divided into Tiers, each with different purposes and uses. the tiers are named based on garden and home features, and often look at least vaguely like what they have been named after.

Tier 1 | The Garden
Garden follows the rules of physics and time in the physical realm most closely. It appears to be largely outdoors, and filled with carefully cultivated pathways and numerous plants. This Tier is primarily for short term visitors to the realm, as its imitation of reality makes this tier one of the most tolerable for flesh and blood beings, newly formed spirits, and other visitors who are used to natural physics to get used to.
  • The garden hosts a space called the court yard, which acts as a primary entry point into the realm for most beings coming in.
Tier 2 | The Atrium
A tier for beings who have adjusted to the fluid time of the heavens more fully. It too appears to follow most physical rules, but acts more as a permanent residence for spirits who have decided to stay more long term, as well as a place to hold conference with other pure beings who are naturally from the higher planes.
  • A subtier of the Atrium is The riverside
    a place for purification and healing of souls. It is often quite comfortable, taking forms such as luxurious gardens, hot springs, and other places which are designed for rest and relaxation. Beings who come here are eased into eventually confronting any corruption they happen to be holding on to. This can be a painful process if a being is unwilling to recognize the corruption for what it is and let it go.
Tier 3 | The Amphitheater
A timeless place which largely resembles a large Amphitheater or sports stadium.  Often The Amphitheater is a place to prepare for battle.  Battle drills, training and tactics can be hashed out, and the setting can be modified to imitate unfavorable battle environments as need be. Sometimes, but rarely the Amphitheater is used as a place of judgement, where a being who has become greatly tainted will be dealt with.  

Tier 4 | The Balcony  
A timeless place to watch the flow of time on earth and other realms. How much one can see depends on a beings' ability or lack their of to understand what they see. For many the Balcony only shows the present as the viewer knows it, acting much like a security monitor that cannot be rewound. For beings with access to higher times, or being outside of time, they can see the past and future as well. The extent of what can be seen content wise also depends largely on the viewer, but places and beings which have become corrupted or have for somehow blocked scrying cannot be seen easily from here.

Tier 5 | The Workshop
This Tier is a transitionary place which allows souls to move on to a different heaven plane for their eternal home, be reincarnated, or even be condemned to a hell, or nonexistence with the assistance of Vesstali or someone she's appointed. A spirit's initial religious stance often determines how they will end up.

Tier 6 | The Library  
A realm of open knowledge which is largely accessed with the mind. Information available is limited to what a soul is able to cosmically perceive, with mortals and guests being the most restricted in that there are some things they either cannot wrap their minds around, or are not welcome to know.  Higher beings are generally able to access more. Mental queries must be specific, as it is easy for the mind to get lost browsing the information available. The subconscious can influence the sorts of answers found. Though the Library holds much knowledge, applying the information found, and learning new skills requires beings to put the knowledge into practice.

Tier 7 | The cosmos
All the extra energy of the realm swirls here. It is the place from which new tiers are created and beings of the realm can be formed. It cannot be accessed but by those who have the keys to the realm, which usually includes Vesstali, and Amitiel but no others without their permission.
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THE WAY OF ELYSIA


The AR universe is Polytheistic in that multiple god-level beings can exist but that doesn't mean that all gods are equal to be praised. The Way centers upon Vesstali and her vassal Amitiel as the spiritual protectors of Eokia and the creators of the realm Elysium, an ultimate heaven in the opinion of those who follow The Way.

Vesstali is a goddess who was once mortal, so it is believed that she can relate closely to mortal desires and troubles. She is not a creator goddess, in that she is not associated with the creation of the physical universe, but she is associated with purifying and restoring the physical and spiritual, Spiritual Guidance, bringing out the good in anything that exists, and combating evil in the universe. However this does not remove suffering and evil from the experience of existing, only guarantees that the end result will be good for those who believe.

Following The Way grants some spiritual Boons either through the obedience to The Way, or as gifts granted by the goddess.
  • Spiritual protection from evil forces who would corrupt or damage a person
  • A predestination to Elysium upon death
  • Potential for signs and visions from the goddess
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • A cosmic calling, unique to each individual
  • Enhanced or granted physical and spiritual gifts.

Followers of the way are encouraged to
  • Pray to the goddess
  • To engage in mindfulness techniques such as meditation in order to self-monitor their mental states and identify corruption.
  • Keep moral behavior, don't lie, steal, murder, etc.
  • To engage in honest hard work to support themselves
  • Try their best to better the lives of others, through charity and hospitality.
  • Hold each other accountable on the above
  • And finally, to fight evils in the world when called to the task, sometimes through actual battle, sometimes through more subtle ways.
It doesn't matter the sort of life you came from  it doesn't matter how far you fell, Vesstali teaches that if you are willing to accept help, you can be redeemed. Accepting help is a process of recognizing help is needed, and then submitting to the grace of the goddess to show you what you need to do, or allow her to act in your favor.

Any time a follower of The way actively resists Vesstali's help, she will not force it. She knows well that exerting her influence can make things worse not better in those situations, though she makes it clear that help is available. She will help people who don't know of the way as well if they are seeking help. She will however force her influence on threats to the land or her people on their behalf, meeting out judgement or healing as necessary.

It is believed that those who do not follow the way are missing out. Even if they live a good life, they are seen as being more vulnerable to corruption and evil influence. Those who Know the way, but insist on holding on to corruption, and those beings who are unable to be pure by nature, are seen as tragic losses who the Goddess will ultimately deal with fairly.
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