The Trailokya Trilogy Companion is a continuing online manuscript that illustrates and explains some of the details of the story, helping readers to keep things straight while they travel through the series. Readers can view this live companion book on Wattpad (either using the website or an app for their phone) absolutely free.
The companion is organized in alphabetical sections for convenience. In each section, the entries are organized like a dictionary along with original artwork and excerpts from the Trailokya Friday blog posts. In the coming weeks and months the blog will feature specific entries, to give you a taste of what is available in the companion.
An enormous carved treasure of solid marble, The White Gate is the entrance to the section of The White City called Otzar. This inner sanctum is the most sacred of areas in the city. Deep in the mountain well, the perpetual light casts its energy, a portal for atman arriving from Nirvana into the lower realms.
The heavy doors open upon the red corridor, which leads to the blue passages. Behind these areas is a forbidden world inhabited by Dominions and Virtues, both races of duta charged with the protection of arriving atman, indirectly interfaced incarnates, and the perpetual light. Other duta must have clearance, via orders, in order to enter Otzar. A guardian Dominion keeps watch at the end of the red corridor, and use their honed abilities to determine if a petitioner may pass. Even with orders, the intention of the entrant must be examined.
The security measures installed behind the White Gate were stiffened after the conflict. The gate once stood at the use of any duta wishing to access the well. This was one of the ways the fallen arrived into Samsara and abused the inhabitants without the knowledge of the councils. At the height of the well, there is a sophisticated transport room with access to the entirety of Samsara. Other outlets into that realm were closed during the course of the initial war, while others were assigned a guard at all times. Guardians and watchers who do tours in Samsara are coded with a key, which leaves a signature each time they use it, so that they can be tracked, allowing them more freedom despite the need for greater security around travel.
The details of the gate carvings is a giant depiction of the balance between the three main realms: Zion, Samsara, and Jahannam. Prior to the conflict the image was three spheres in the above order from top to bottom. A great light shone at the crest of the top sphere. Radiant lines ejected from the trio to the edges of the doors, with clouds intermingling. The spheres slightly overlap, Zion touching Samsara, and Samsara encroaching Jahannam. Post Conflict, the door was added to with visions of the war, and a struggle to maintain Samsara. Souls and duta are depicted falling into the abyss at the bottom of the door with their leader who challenges the king of Zion that sits at the top above all. The burning is depicted as a physical threat that swallows the challengers of Zion’s authority. Warriors are captured in battle. Lungs (dragons of Wallhal) wind through the mele.
For duta, the gate is a monument to the veterans who fought in the conflict, and a reminder of what can happen without constancy.
Find out more about The White Gate by reading the series…