The Periods were three separate planets that existed in the Evillious universe. Since the alleged existence of the First Period, two other worlds were settled after it with distinct characteristics from each other, the last being the primary setting of the Evillious Chronicles.
The Levin Bible alleges that the gods enjoyed paradise on the First Period since time immemorial. When the world suddenly collapsed, the gods traversed through space until finding a new place to inhabit. Following this, they allegedly created and lived in the Second Period. Human beings prospered in the Second Period, the planet Earth, developing incredibly advanced technology. When the Second Period faced destruction from the rise of Hereditary Evil Raiser Syndrome, multiple ships were sent out, filled with scientists, to repopulate other planets. Only one of them, the Climb One with a crew of seventy-two people, managed to survive the voyage.
By the time they arrived at the new planet, the earthlings decided to create a new species of humans rather than merely repopulate onto the planet. They designed the new species with a template for their societies to follow, and supplied them with forests, lands, seas, and all the creatures for the new world. After the world's completion in BT 528, the new humans founded numerous civilizations in the different regions of the ground world, dominated by the Magic Kingdom Levianta. Meanwhile, the sun god created an afterlife for all humans who had died in the third world using the world's moon, dubbing it the "Heavenly Yard".
Over the centuries, the realm's various powers rose and fell. In EC 014, the vessels of sin were released into the world and caused numerous calamities throughout the following centuries. After humanity became entrenched in a worldwide war, the nation of Elphegort developed a prototype Punishment weapon and used it to destroy the Third Period in EC 999. Afterward, the world began merging with the Hellish Yard and all the human souls of the Heavenly Yard were pulled into the ground world.
A first world mentioned by the Levin Bible, written as according to Levia and Behemo's "revelations" to humanity. The bible alleges that this world was a paradise inhabited for an immeasurable amount of time by the gods, before its destruction. It claims that after the world ended, the Second Period was created.
The Second Period allegedly created after the end of the First Period, the planet Earth. Earth and the earthlings on it prospered for an untold amount of time until its destruction from Hereditary Evil Raiser Syndrome, with only a small handful of its inhabitants managing to escape.
Main Article: Second Period
The third world created after the end of the Second Period, sometimes referred to as the "ground world". It acted as a boundary between the Heavenly and Hellish Yards. Its land prospered for over 1500 years before its destruction by Punishment. Once the world ended, its land turned to deadened earth. Afterwards, its boundary disappeared and it began merging with the Hellish Yard, shifting the balance of power away from the Heavenly Yard and causes all its souls to be pulled into the Third Period's land.
Main Article: Third Period
A fourth world created after the end of the Third Period. It was created by Allen Avadonia and Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche, the two being irregulars invoking the Heavenly ending of the Four Endings. At some point, it had advanced technology comparable to that of modern-day Earth.
An unnamed world existing parallel to the Third Period. It consisted of at least one continent and had its own race of humans which appeared to be gigantic. At some point, one of its continents fell into chaos; Banica Conchita traveled there around that time using Neo Black Box to terrorize its inhabitants as part of the Graveyard ending.
Configuration and LawsEdit
The periods were planets distinctly separated by space and required a spaceship to traverse between. Each of the worlds had their own landmasses and rules; Earth was governed by the laws of physics, while the Third Period was additionally governed by rules made by the scientists who established it, as well as rules made by the gods who watched over the world.
Due to the nature of the Heavenly Yard with the Hellish Yard, the two exerted a natural pull on the human souls of the Third Period, with the ground world itself creating a metaphysical boundary between them. At least partially rooted in the advanced technology of the Second Period, magic was also part of the makeup of the Third Period and made anything theoretically possible for its users, if given enough power and time to utilize it.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The First and Third Period are both Earth; they are referred to in-narration as "periods" (時代), denoting stretches of time.
- The Levin Bible's account of the periods, containing fabrications by Levia and Behemo, largely warps the truth in regards to their true natures and creation.
- The Fourth Period appears to be the setting of mothy's novel Unlock City, with the novel's events taking place.