The Periods were the three separate worlds that existed in the Evillious universe. Since the creation of the First Period, two other worlds were created after it with distinct characteristics from each other, the last being the primary setting of the Evillious Chronicles.
Since time immemorial, the gods enjoyed paradise in their world. When the world suddenly collapsed, the gods boarded the ark Sin and traversed the black sea until finding a new place. There, they created the Second Period and prospered in the new paradise for a thousand years. When the Second Period faced destruction from "Malice", four of the gods and sixty-eight of their kin successfully escaped the world's end on Sin.
After sailing to the new place, the sun god and his fellow deities created the lands, seas, and all the creatures for the new world. After the world's completion in BT 528, the humans founded numerous civilizations in the different regions of the ground world, dominated by the Magic Kingdom Levianta. The Second Period was then used as an afterlife for all humans who had died in the third world, dubbed 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 998. Afterward, the world began merging with the Hellish Yard and all the human souls of the Heavenly Yard were pulled into the ground world.
The first world in existence inhabited by the gods. It lasted for an immeasurable amount of time before its destruction. After the world ended, the Second Period was created.
The second world created after the end of the First Period, sometimes referred to as the "heavenly world". Its land prospered for a millennium before its destruction by "Malice". After, the world ended, its land turned to deadened earth and the Third Period was created. Following the destruction of the Third Period, the balance of power shifted from the Heavenly Yard and the land was left largely empty of any souls.
Main Article: Heavenly Yard
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
Configuration and LawsEdit
The periods were distinctly separated by a black "sea" separating each world from the other. Each of the worlds had their own landmasses and rules established by the gods creating them, governing some of their laws of physics and specific makeup. Due to the nature of the Second Period 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. Magic was also part of the makeup of the universe and made anything theoretically possible for its users if given enough power and time to utilize it.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Although functionally separate worlds, they are referred to as "periods" (時代), denoting stretches of time.