Gods and Goddesses!
Aislynn’s world is magical one. Similar enough to ours in technology and environment and the creatures there that it could seem like our own place. But there is one difference and that is religion.
Religion in Aislynn’s world encompasses two polar opposites. Those who believe in nothing and those that believe in many-somethings. The gods themselves do occasionally show themselves to their believers but the people that inhabit Torrest Reyenne (this is the name of her world, we’ll talk about it more on the letter T) and it isn’t normally a good thing if they do.
The gods and goddesses made the people of Torrest Reyenne as a toy for them to play with. The people get punished when the gods see fit. And usually those punishments are drastic. Including the complete “re-do” of the people.
In Aislynn’s story there really isn’t much interference of the gods themselves. Other then Calypsa who is a banished goddess, the Cats and everyone else really gets the assistance of the gods and goddesses. The assignment of the Elementai is a god-given right, but when the four are actually named the Elementai there is no goddess or god that comes and says: “You’re it! Have fun.” Which leaves the four members of the Elementai on shaky ground trying to figure out what they are supposed to do with their magic.
The gods and goddesses have rules that the people with magic are required to follow. The biggest one being the fact that those with magic are not allowed to show their magic to those that are not initiated into the magical world. If they take the risk and try to, or even accidentally, show their magic, the punishment is death. Not only death to the one with magic but the one who saw it used and shouldn’t have. There are other rules and regulations that the gods require their people to follow, but they haven’t truly played a part in the story as of yet. (Yes, I am the writer who has come up with a ton of back story to go with my world, some that doesn’t even play a part in the story I’m writing… I’m a world building addict).
So, the gods in my stories like to ignore their people unless those people are breaking rules, then they REALLY like to punish them.
Do you have god system in your stories?
Let’s see what we have for the other G words in my life:
- Grammar: Wow, I really suck at grammar. Most of the time I have to really go back and read over what I have to make sure it is grammatically correct. Or I have to have others do it. I don’t know why I am so bad at it, I just always have been. I’m a bad, bad writer.
Anyways, those are the G’s that I have right now. I’ll see you tomorrow for the letter H.