Someone *Cough* Coconutsempai *Cough* tricked me into adding the nine goddesses of Arcana into the “Softcore Info-Dump” page of HCOP. However, I decided to expand a bit, since there are a lot of other deities throughout all of my stories.
First of all, we’ll start from the beginning with the 7 “Immortal Souls” or original souls that make their appearance in pretty much every story to a certain extent. Now, sometimes people just have the same name, because a lot of these names are popular. Sometimes these godlike beings have different names too.
- Michael: The MC of “Immortal Soul”. There are a lot of other incarnations, but I don’t wanna give spoilers lol.
- Helel: Many forms, but I don’t wanna give spoilers :P.
- Raphael: He has only appeared in “The Dao of Eros” very briefly, but he’s extremely important and powerful. He could potentially be a lot of characters in various stories.
- Gabriel: His only major appearance has been in “Hardcore Legacies” so far.
- Azrael: Azra and Ailyn, he or she often appears as a person obsessed with mechanical evolution.
- Uriel: Yuri, she appears in a lot of stories as a sociopath obsessed with biological evolution.
- Sariel: Possibly Inari Okami from TDoDK and potentially the MC from “The Vanilla God”. Currently a mystery for the most part though.
Now, these “Immortal Souls” are all extraordinarily powerful and ancient beings in the mythos of my stories. However, they’ve experienced many ups and downs over the eons. Because of the nature of the reality they exist within, it’s easier to become extremely powerful, than to maintain that power over excruciatingly long periods of time.
In the end, everything is always about souls. Because souls are far more important than physical bodies. Even if someone reaches the absolute pinnacle of power with their physical body, they would still die eventually. On the other hand, even if a soul is without a physical body for eons, it still won’t cease to exist.
Okay, so there are two parts to a soul. Half of it is all the information stored within the soul, which they’ve accumulated over as many lifetimes as they’ve experienced. The other half is mana.
Mana is a tangible yet intangible substance somewhere between matter and energy. It can be used to create and manipulate matter-energy and space-time… Although, some may argue that space-time is irrelevant, because it’s just a phenomenon caused by matter-energy.
Anyway, the point is that mana is extremely important. However, even if a soul is almost entirely drained of its mana, it can simply fall down into a lower realm of that reality. In other words, you shouldn’t be able to destroy a soul…
However, theoretically, if you were able to erase the information part, including the personality settings, then it wouldn’t really matter if the soul still existed or not. If you’ve read most of my stories, you would know that while it might not be possible to totally annihilate a soul like they do in xianxia or even shows like Supernatural, it is possible to fragment a soul…
The method in which to fragment a soul is usually… Life. After a soul experiences enough different lives, their soul will become fragmented and can potentially multiple. The opposite is also possible. Multiple souls can conjoin into a singular whole and create a far more powerful entity, but it’s extremely difficult to meld many souls together.
There’s a reason why Players are only allowed to have up to six companions in HCOP…
Okay, back to the original topic. Eternal Deities are physical entities. In HCOP, there are nine Eternal Deities. One for each Element.
- Arcane: Arcana
- Light: Lux or Luxia
- Darkness: Umbra
- Chaos: Chaos or Chaotica
- Nature: Naturae
- Fire: Ignis
- Water: Aqua
- Earth: Terra
- Wind: Aeris
These are Arcana’s nine most powerful avatars. How she made them is unclear, but it has been revealed rather early on in HCOP that they were in fact created by her, based on the memories she had of old friends.
Of course, there’s always a paradox when it comes to that kinda shit. Ironically, I call it the “Eternal Paradox”…
If you go back to the beginning, according to Michael(From HCOP), there was originally a singular God-Soul. But it split into two, Michael and Helel. The two of them created the other 5. However, the seven together created more and more souls. Those souls went off to create entire universes of their own. Eventually, because of their foolishness and naive desire to create, the original 7 ended up losing most of their power. They tried devouring the souls that they had created, but they could never catch up to the expansion.
Thus, the seven of them combined all of the information and most of the mana within their souls together and created two entities: Karma and Dharma. Karma was a nearly omnipotent being, which enforced a strict set of rules designed by the 7 Immortal Souls. Meanwhile, Dharma… Well, let’s just say that Dharma didn’t work out all too well the ‘first’ time, lol.
Okay, if you actually read all this, then I’m kinda surprised rofl. But yeah, I feel like a lot of people have asked me questions about all this shit before… So here it is! A comprehensive clusterfuck without giving too many spoilers lol.
Maybe one day, I’ll be famous enough to have fans do this kinda stuff for me :P. I imagine in 10 years or so, when I have over 100 books, there might be entire fan-made websites set up just to try and piece together all the complicated and intricately connected characters, stories and worlds.
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