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.
recidia. (n.) revisit
A duta who has broken their oath to Zion, but without necessarily criminal behavior; often they return to Zion upon a great sacrifice. A choice to live in Samsara without orders to do so, and take on a semi-corporeal form. To lose one’s wings.
This revisist is mean to extend the understanding of his pivotal role in Trailokya. You may read the first article on the recidia here. The first thought that comes to many minds is Lucifer, but that is a completely burned down atman, and one that committed great crimes against souls and other duta in the process. A recidia usually chooses to exile themselves to Samsara, either out of guilt or a doubt they hold. This is what it means to lose one’s wings, and take a step back. Recidia do not always become human. They can choose to reside on any of the planets in Samsara that will support a corporeal form. This may mean a hermit life on a remote earth-like planet. However, the usual drive is to live among the souls, as to resolve a doubt or problem that causes them to regress in resonance.
The word Recidia comes from the verb Recidivate, which means: go back to bad behavior. It is synonymous in meaning with: fall back, lapse, regress, relapse, retrogress, regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back. Thus, you see the nature of the form. Recidia can be dangerous, especially those who continue to devolve. It is possible to burn down from this state. A higher rate of burning down occurs among recidia than duta.
Recidia resemble their former form in stature. They’re usually tall and thin or athletic. Their wings will lose feathers and then shrivel within the week of their arrival to the Samsara plane. The penannular, if they are a guardian, will become inoperable, locking up their armor and the secret of their origin. The sattva creates a bio-vessel, but it is unlike a true bio-vessel. If the recidia is killed, the form will fade, instead of remaining to rot back into the earth. This bio-vessel also takes much longer to age than a regular model.
In order for this being to return to Zion, they must be martyred. This means killed or sacrificed in the service to another. If they are murdered, that may not return them home, but rather cause them to descend further, likely to Asfodel Fields.
Recidia do not retain any of their powers, except that they are virtually immortal. If wounded they will need medical attention, but are unlikely to die. They age much slower, do not get illnesses such as colds or cancer, and can only die by giving their life in service to another. They are often the targets of imps and danava, who feed on them and find joy in tormenting them, as they try to cause them to burn down.
In many cases, recidia will be sought out by the illuminati forces on the planet to which they exile themselves. This provides them protection and the ability to achieve penance (which means to return to Zion in full standing).
Meet the recidia of Trailokya and learn more about them in The Trailokya Trilogy…