For those following Trailokya Fridays, the United Watcher Orders of Samsara (UWOS) is pretty well known to you, but their function may not be. In previous posts about the various races of Samsara and places named in the trilogy, this order has been mentioned in a way that suggests they’re an overarching form of governance in the region. Things, however, are a bit more complicated than that.
The UWOS is first and foremost a peacekeeping organization. Overseen and commanded by duta of Zion, they have orders spread throughout Samsara keeping a close eye on the souls utilizing the realm. They were charged with this duty long before the Conflict. It was among their ranks that dissidents rose with the help of those in Zion who felt that they were being treated unfairly by the king. After a full investigation of their ranks, they regrouped and continued fulfilling their original assignment: protecting souls and guiding them to their highest potentials.
The UWOS is supplied its duta members through the Order of Illuminati. A smear campaign launched in the 18th century on Earth, was begun by danava to slow or stop the efforts of Zion on that planet. It has largely helped to keep their presence under wraps by making their existence a conspiracy theory that the wider population laughs away. At the outset of the campaign, there was a fear of being uncovered as the population was far more manipulable in that time (superstitions, etc).
On Earth, the UWOS are commanded by General Barachiel. The general is an enormous duta with fantastic acumen for the job. His jovial demeanor helps keep things relaxed at Magnus Castle, but not so relaxed they are vulnerable. Be assured that Barachiel runs a tight ship. It’s reasonable to understand that the members have been working their jobs for so many years that it is second nature to them.
Throughout the rest of Samsara, when a planet cooperates with the UWOS, there is a bureau set up and the operatives from Zion and the native population work openly. Where they are not included, they have set up networks webbing the planet, and monitor the population without intervening.
Cooperating planets formed a council that maintains the autonomy of souls in Samsara, keeping the Illuminati at arms length in their planetary affairs. It is up to these souls who will be added and who will be barred from the orders once a race becomes aware of Trailokya. A lengthy observation period is conducted to ascertain the appropriateness of an invitation. Belligerent populations are not considered, as the council seeks to maintain order and peace.
In addition to observation, some souls join the orders, creating a legion in Samsara. These legions are made up of recidia and duta, as well, which is important because it is an avenue by which recidia can heal the wounds that caused them to burn down. Like the souls, they have proven to be great assets to the UWOS. They tend to be both fearless and driven. These are necessary qualities in those protecting the universe from danava invasion.
Click here to learn more about Orders and Places in The Trailokya Trilogy, and let me know what Order you think you’d belong to, or what place is your favorite in the comments. Check out the online companion, only on Wattpad.
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