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.
The southern pole island continent of Zion.
The Trailokya Trilogy is full of lush settings, not least of these is the wild province of Elysion. Readers likely recognize the name from Greek mythology. Often called Elysium or Elysian Fields, the location manifests throughout many cultures. Each incarnation has a uniqueness, but what remains is that Elysion is one of the levels of heaven and thus a paradise.
In Zion, Elysion is an island that lies beyond it’s three sisters, creating a continent at the southern point of the realm. It’s surrounded by a wide swath of the Urva Sea, across from which exists Eden. Elysion’s distance from the rest of Zion, it’s placement at the south cap, marks this a wild place. The khajala is weakest in this area, as it is the furthest place from the perpetual light. Many inhabitants of Zion avoid this wilderness, fearing it is an open door to shadowalkers.
Due to the vulnerability, Elysion has become home to a few rugged duta, one of which is the notable Primus Gediel. The territory is perfect for raising and training the canids assigned to him. Aside from these rough figures, Elsyion also boasts the largest population of wildlife in Zion. These atman attracted by the freedom afforded them, as well as the absence of the more dominant species. Their evolution is free to follow its own path without interference. Indeed, the thinness of the khajala can and does lead to the loss of some of these souls. The higher resonances believe that this is a key exercise for the souls, a difficult trial that makes them stronger against the shadows if they survive the ordeal. Not every soul will endure such a path, but it is common enough to mention. The ordeal, has the added benefit of often healing an fissures an atman may contain. If these are not healed, then the soul will burn down, and either travel the longest and darkest path or be destroyed in Oblivion.
The landscape of Elysion is as varied as the one can imagine. The beaches extend into the warmth of Zion, and boast a tropical feel. The interior becomes heavily forested, dotted by lakes and prairies, as well as many tributaries. The land rises into a mountain range and then a steppe. The central most area of the continent is a frozen dessert.
The rivers and streams hold a mystical power. The thinness of the khajala is not just a possible gateway for shadowalkers. The reason that is possible at all is that this thinness allows the Astral universe to brush close. It leaks into the waters. It touches the trees and the soil. Things real and unreal happen. But, most importantly, the tributaries lend themselves to being shared gateways between the worlds. If a being can access the Astral, they can theoretically access anywhere. Outside of Samsara, which limits beings via the bio interface machine, this is quite powerful.
Learn more about the Elysion province in The Trailokya Trilogy.