After the god Held buried the souls of the sixty-two kin in the middle of the Third Period's Evillious region, the kin reincarnated as spirits in BT 528. Forbidden from leaving the forest, the spirits lived in peace in service to the Tree of Held, often playing by the Lake of Amusement.
Service to HeldEdit
In EC 325, Held ordered the spirits to erect a magic barrier around the forest to keep out any mages from entering the woods. Afterward, they erected the protective barrier for some time until Held finally ordered it removed. In January of EC 500, the spirit Michaela escaped the forest and was attacked by a rollam bird. After being cared for a by a human for two weeks, the spirit was rescued and returned to the forest. A few days later, Held offered Michaela and Gumillia as disciples for the mage Elluka Clockworker and they were reincarnated as humans shortly after.
Biology and AppearanceEdit
Spirits possessed immaterial bodies lacking physical form. As a result, their shapeless forms were genderless and could float or fly anywhere at their leisure. While spirits were able to communicate with one another, their spiritual forms were largely invisible to human eyes and inaudible to human ears. However, they could still be detected in the shape of indistinct orbs of light by humans possessing great magical talent and training; likewise, trained magic users were able to hear and communicate with the spirits. Like humans, their superb intellect allowed them to innovate and adapt to unfamiliar situations and environments.
Spirits also possessed immense magical power typically beyond the ability of even powerful mages. However, spirits were otherwise unable to interact with the physical world in their formless bodies, though essentially immortal as a result. Due to Held's power, spirits possessed the ability to transform into physical animals while within the Millennium Tree Forest. While taking an animal form, a spirit was still able to communicate with other spirits regardless of species and remained unintelligible to non-magic users. They also had the power to heal from any injury while within the forest.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Spirits are common immaterial beings portrayed or discussed in religion, mythology, and fiction.
- The forest spirits may be inspired by fairies, metaphysical forms of spirits known to dwell in forests.