The Edania Chronicles: an introduction

The Edania Chronicles is a series that I’ve been working on for a long time, and it’s almost time to introduce it to the general public. And I’ve gotta say, I’m excited! But before we delve into the world of the Edania Chronicles, I’d like to do a quick introduction of some of the terms and places you’ll be exposed to. So here we go!

The Edania Organization: An organization that has devoted itself to the betterment of mankind through the power of science. This well-known organization hides a secret within its walls: its field agents have superpowers known as Segols, which they use to fight a group of evildoers known collectively as the Corrupted.

The Corrupted: Villains so evil that they’ve chosen to lose all traces of their humanity in exchange for power. It takes a truly evil, sinister mind to become a Corrupted. The process one must go through to even be considered to be counted among them is too grotesque for even the most hardened criminals, but the few who manage to strip themselves of what it means to be a human are given power beyond their imagination; power that they use to cause destruction and chaos in their wake.

Segols: The name for the various superpowers found in the Edania Organization. There are many different types of Segols, and every one of them is unique. That’s because these superpowers grow and evolve with their user to fit their style and personality. Some people may have the same Segol, but the way they use them might be quite different.

Dark-Segols: Powers given to those who have lost their humanity; the powers of the Corrupted. Like their non-Corrupted counterparts, these abilities come in a wide variety of types and styles, and grow with their users.

Segolite: A mysterious substance found in the atmosphere all around the world. Some places have higher concentrations than others, while other places have only trace amounts. The amount of Segolite in the air dictates how easily someone can use their Segols. Humans also contain traces of the substance in their bodies, which dictates how they can use their Segols. Some people contain vast quantities of Segolite, others contain a minute amount. When someone depletes their supply of Segolite, it will regenerate, but it takes time to do so. There are also three different types of Segolite: positive, neutral and negative. The type of Segolite in the air can have a significant effect on Segols and Dark-Segols.

The Arks: Seven objects of incredible power. At one time, they belonged to the Edania Organization, who intended to use them during times of need. But something happened that caused all seven of them to scatter and deactivate, making them impossible to find. Both the Edania Organization and the Corrupted desire these objects for very different reasons. Luckily, each Ark has a defense mechanism that prevents the Corrupted from touching them. Recently, however, they’ve found a way to weaken these defenses so they can claim the Arks for themselves.

Now that I’ve introduced you to the common terms used in the series, I’ll introduce to to a few key places. The Edania Chronicles takes place in the Force-Pointe Islands, an archipelago south of the Hawaiian Islands. Here are a few of the islands, and places of interest:

Force-Pointe Island: The largest and most populated island. On its east coast rests the capital of the archipelago: Force-Pointe City. The city is a bustling, thriving metropolis of business and recreation, and is the home of the Edania Organization’s main headquarters. Force-Pointe High is located in the city’s east side. The city has one of the biggest malls in the USA, which has over 200 stores and spans an entire block.

Tolles Island: Located only seven miles east of Force-Pointe Island, the two islands are connected by a suspension bridge. The archipelago’s second-largest island is home to several suburban neighborhoods and small towns. The jagged, stony west coast of the island is known as Deathborne Cliffs, and is closed off to the public due to its dangerous conditions. The caves formed on the cliffside are even more dangerous, and are the setting of many local urban legends. Soraya Woods is located on the north side of the island, and is a popular trail for nature lovers.

Canaan Island: The third-largest island, it is a fertile and rural land that has a very peculiar climate. Despite being in the tropics, this island experiences seasonal weather very similar to the Midwest. The leaves change every autumn, the snow falls all over the island every winter, and scientists still don’t know why. Regardless of the cold winters, it is a very popular island among tourists, who love to tour the several small towns on the island and take in the crisp air. The island has no mountains, but is quite hilly in many areas. Some parts of the island get quite marshy during the wet seasons, mostly in the lowland areas.

Paradise Island: The archipelago’s smallest island. An amusement park covers almost half of the island, which houses several thousand guests a week. The park has twelve resorts and a water park area. The rest of the island is covered by a lush rainforest, with an inactive volcano in the very center of it. It’s a nature reserve that protects several rare species unique to that area.

And that’s the first part of the introduction. There will be more to follow, including individual character profiles and a Segol Encyclopedia.

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