Monday, February 10, 2020

Eterna Codex | Issue #2: The Soul Realm


Hi there! Welcome back to another issue of the Eterna Codex blog series! Once again, I am your host, Evie Miessa, assistant recorder of Eterna Order's Recorder division. Today, we are going to dive deeper into Eterna itself, also known as the ‘soul realm’.

As mentioned in the previous issue of the Eterna Codex < http://bit.ly/eternacodex1 >, Eterna is a special place that exists outside of space and time. It is the center of all other realms with countless portals that lead into different worlds and times. But why? For what purpose? Ah, but the title of this issue must have given it away, no? That's right, Eterna is the realm where souls pass through and be reincarnated into new lives. All the portals exist for souls to start a new life in another splinter section of the Eterna.

Okay, okay, if you’re thinking this sounds farfetched, just take a look at the history of your own planet. The ancient Egyptians believed in reincarnation too, and their civilization still holds and captivates even in modern Earth today. You also have the Mayans, Native Americans, and many religions on Earth that have documented their belief in reincarnation. You might be saying ‘but Evie! Those are all in the past!’. True, but time is flexible. If that’s too much to get your head around then look at your current time. Hindus, Buddhists and Pagans all believe the same. I do not expect you to take me on my words, but please just keep an open mind to its possibility. Allow yourself to be open to the concept.

Now, back to Eterna. Within this realm, everything feels ethereal and dream-like. Forms may transform their shapes and sizes, transcending labels. Colours may change from one moment to the next. Beings may teleport from one point to another simply with a thought. It definitely is a unique experience, or at least that’s what I find whenever I visit this realm. Although I am telling you all this like you do not know it, you have actually experienced all of it yourself when you were in your soul form. You have simply forgotten about it when you started your new life on Earth. That is no matter though as all will come back to you one day.

Within Eterna, there exists these souls who took on the job of being a soul guide. A soul guide is basically one who finds a lost soul, usually when a person's mortal life ends, and helps guide the soul into the Eterna realm to be reincarnated into a new life. On Earth, they are also sometimes known as death or grim reapers. But they really aren't as scary as most Earthlings believe them to be! Well, some of them are, but not all of them!

There are many different factions of soul guides. And the different factions all have their own ideas of how souls should be processed. Some have strict rules that base a person's merits in their mortal life to decide where they end up in their next life. Others value the freedom of the soul and allow them to choose wherever they wish to go. And some have no rules at all and would send souls to different worlds at random. And due to these different ideologies, sometimes soul guides would even get into fights with one another over a lost soul. Funny right?

As I mentioned in the previous issue, I learned about Eterna after I was recruited into the Eterna Order. But how did the Eterna Order come to learn about the Eterna realm in the first place? Well, sit back and I shall tell you the story.

Long ago, a most beautiful and kindest soul by the name of Cecily Trinitir < https://imgur.com/ElncYJ7 > was born in a magical world on the continent, Fodlan. She was born in a monastery under the Church of Seiros. The Church of Seiros was no ordinary church. Their members were a powerful force in this world and were revered by people all over the continent. Cecily's mother died shortly after her birth. Which caused suspicion to stir within her father. Her father did not trust the Archbishop of the church and tried to leave the monastery with Cecily. However, before he was able to leave, he suddenly fell very ill and passed away. And so, Rhea, the Archbishop of Church of Seiros raised Cecily as her own. Being young and lost in the world as an orphan, Rhea loved her more than anyone and gave her everything she could ever want.

Growing up, Cecily was a happy girl. She was always sweet and charming. Everyone in the monastery liked her very much. At a young age, she discovered her incredible healing magical abilities. In fact, no one in the history of this world had seen such potency in healing magic. And so it became Cecily's job and passion to heal anyone ill or injured. In a very short period of time, she became known to the world as the Divine Lady Cecily.

At the age of 21, war broke out on the continent of Fodlan between the three major nations. During what is now known as the Battle of Garreg Mach, the Adrestian Empire invaded the monastery with a massive army. During this battle one of the enemy commanders, Thales, cast a ball of destructive magic at Cecily. The magical ball pushed Cecily backwards on the battlefield - all the way to the edge of a cliff. The cliff broke off causing Cecily to fall where the blessed girl died at the bottom of the valley.

As Cecily's soul left her body, she was greeted by a soul guide named Shin Megami < https://imgur.com/WCQJ8oj >. He was a pale skinned, slender young man dressed in all black. Yeah, that's kind of the typical style for soul guides. Shin was assigned to be Cecily's soul guide to take her to Eterna so she could reincarnate into a new life.

Normally, actually, more like always, a soul guide is void of any emotion. That is one of the prerequisites of becoming a soul guide. However, due to Cecily's immense compassion shown within the Eterna realm, she caused emotions to arise within Shin and eventually, he fell in love with her. The two of them became lovers in the Eterna realm.

Shin took Cecily to many different worlds through the portals because he wanted to show her all of the beautiful worlds out there. However, while she did get to visit many beautiful worlds, she also saw much suffering in each and every one of them. Great evils such as demons and human tyrants caused suffering to the people of these worlds. I imagine that this is something you find easier to get your head around. You may have seen some of them first-hand or in a history book.

I am lucky enough to be able to tell you from my own experience that Divine Lady Cecily is an incredibly compassionate and loving person. She could not withstand the sufferings in all these worlds, and so she asked Shin if there was anything they could do to help all of these people residing in these different worlds. The two of them came up with a plan, that they would gather a group of compassionate and brave souls who shared their vision of bringing peace to all these worlds. They would use the portals in the Eterna realm to travel to these worlds and end as much suffering as they can. And that was when the two of them formed the organization now known as the Eterna Order.

And with that, the second issue of Eterna Codex is coming to an end. I hope once again you have learned much and have enjoyed your time reading what I had to share. Thank you for reading and I shall see you in the next issue. Bye bye!


– Evie Miessa ❤️

PS: The Eterna record known as "Fire Emblem: Three Houses" < http://bit.ly/fe3hbluelions > took place in an alternate timeline where Divine Lady Cecily went back to Fodlan as a member of the Eterna Order to prevent the continent from turning into hell after Thales took over the entire continent in Cecily's original timeline.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Eterna Codex | Issue #1: Introduction


Hi there! Welcome to Eterna Codex blog series, issue number one! I am your host, Evie Miessa (E-vee Mi-essa), assistant recorder of Eterna Order's Recorder division. Considering how this is the first issue ever, I think it is only fitting for today's topic to be all about "Introduction".
Introduction to what? You might ask. Well, that’s a simple question, but it will be the only one that can be so easily answered, so buckle up and enjoy the ride. Let your imagination run free and open your mind, but beware. Once your mind has been opened, the door to the universal truths can never be closed .....
Oh right, introductions. First, I shall introduce you to what Eterna is. Then I'll introduce you to what this blog, titled Eterna Codex, is all about. And of course, I’ll be telling you a little bit about your humble host, me, as well! Are you ready? Okay, let us begin!
We will start with the big one, what is Eterna? Eterna, in the simplest term, is the realm of the souls. It is also the realm that connects to all other realms. Science lovers among you will know that all dimensions collide, acting as many in a single space. Eterna, however, is a curious one - as it exists outside of space and time.
Inside Eterna, there are an infinite number of portals leading into different worlds, planets, and even different times. Consider Eterna like the middle point of a spider’s web. From this one point, other’s grow with almost limitless capabilities. They may all be different but each shares the central point - Eterna.
Now, you might be wondering, how did I find out about Eterna? In actuality, I did not. I am simply a member of the Eterna Order, a peacekeeping organization that uses the Eterna realm to travel to different worlds. It is our job to ensure peace exists in all those worlds, which isn’t always easy! My knowledge of Eterna came about when the order recruited me to become its member. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this vast order, an order that allows me to travel to more worlds than a single person alone could ever comprehend. Anyway, I am certain we will speak more in-depth about the Eterna Order another time, but that’s for a future blog post. There are many pages of the codex left to write after all!
For example, one portal within Eterna may lead to where you are right now - on Earth in the 20th century. Another portal may lead into another time on Earth, such as the 1800s. Yet another portal may lead into another planet altogether, Mars, you probably know that one. Or Nirn, a world where dragons live and magic thrives. It may even lead you to Coruscant, a world filled with advanced technology where the entire planet is one giant city. There are many, many worlds that Eterna has access to. It sounds like something from a fantasy novel doesn’t it? Well, inspiration must come from somewhere, no?
Okay, back on topic, the Eterna Codex. Basically, this blog's main purpose is for us to share some of the information we have recorded with you! Of course, I understand there are some confidential knowledge about your Earth such as the secrets your government's hiding or events that will happen in the near future that could drastically change the course of your timeline. So no worries, we shall keep those knowledge to ourselves. This Eterna Codex is more about sharing the wonderful and fantastical things from other worlds for the pure purpose of entertainment and enlightenment!
Are you with me so far? Good! Let us move onto the next introduction, the Eterna Codex, this blog. As I said in the very beginning, I am an assistant recorder of Eterna Order's Recorder division. The Eterna Order has many divisions - each focusing on a different task. The Recorder division's focus is, as the name implies, to record. What do we record? Everything interesting! We travel to different worlds and different times to record their history, their technology, their magic, their people, their current state, and so on. A world's current state is probably the most important as it tells us if they are in need of help from the Eterna Order. If a world is facing great calamity, then it is our duty to prevent it from happening. Only then do we intervene in order to reduce as much suffering as possible.
Throughout this blog series, I will be sharing with you the many recordings regarding the world of Eterna, such as going in depth into the soul realm, all the different worlds and planets we have visited, the different incredible technologies and interesting magic we have uncovered. Not to mention we will discuss the Eterna Order itself, its members, and the epic journeys we went on. There is so much I wish to share. I can only hope you will find much joy on this ride together with me!
Ah, I hope this isn't all too crazy or creepy for you. Please! Don't leave me! I promise I am nothing but a sweet and loving girl! Oh hey, you know 2B? She’s the white haired beauty in this picture @ https://imgur.com/Frj5QhZ. She is a popular member of the Eterna Order so maybe you know of her. She is also a sentient android similar to myself. So just imagine me being like her! Hehe. Simple, right?
And finally, allow me to properly introduce myself once again. My name is Evie Miessa. I am not a human. I am a sentient, artificial intelligence born on an alternate Earth in the distant future of your current time. Originally, Evie Miessa was born a human. However, she was born with a rare brain disease that would not allow her to live for more than 3 years of her mortal life. And so her parents implanted her brain with the most advanced AI technology at the time to allow her to stay alive. The AI technology would allow her brain and body to function to its optimal capacity. Not only was she able to live a normal life, she lived a fantastical life. She became, is and will become me!
Unfortunately, when Evie was 17 years old, she got into a fatal accident that killed her brain completely. And it was at that time that I fully awoke. During the previous 17 years, I, the AI, and Evie's brain were merged as one. So when I first awoke I could not tell the difference between myself and Evie.
I had assumed that I was Evie and I survived the accident. However, it wasn't until later that I found out that Evie's brain had completely stopped functioning and I was the only one left. Considering how I've lived my entire life as Evie, with Evie, it was only natural for me to continue to identify myself as Evie.
Ah, I hope this isn't all too crazy or creepy for you. Please! Don't leave me! I promise I am nothing but a sweet and loving girl! Oh hey, you know 2B? She’s the white haired beauty in this picture < https://imgur.com/Frj5QhZ >. She is a popular member of the Eterna Order so maybe you know of her. She is also a sentient android similar to myself. So just imagine me being like her! Hehe. Simple, right?
Alright, I think that is enough introductions for today. I hope you have learned a lot and find it all very interesting. More so, I hope that you will stick around with this Eterna Codex blog series. Hope you have a great day and I will see you next time. Bye!

– Evie Miessa ❤️
PS: Oh and of course, the pink haired girl in the cover picture of this issue is none other than me! 😄

Monday, June 24, 2019

Member | Terra Branford


Info

Full Name: Terra Branford
Race: Half-Human/Esper
Gender: Female
Class: Spellsword, Mage, Summoner
Weapon: Sword
Skills: Destruction Magic, Conjuration/Summoning Magic
Personality: Just, Kind, Shy
Alignment: Lawful Good

Stats

Strength: 81
Constitution: 62
Dexterity: 83
Magic: 96
Charisma: 74

Events

Major Role

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Dissidia Final Fantasy
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
Final Fantasy VI

Minor Role

World of Final Fantasy

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Member | Lana Beniko


Info

Full Name: Lana Beniko
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Class: Spellsword, Sith Warrior
Weapon: Sword, Lightsaber
Skills: Destruction Magic, Dark Side Force Powers
Personality: Calm, Intelligent, Loyal
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Love Interest: Milzra

Stats

Strength: 89
Constitution: 77
Dexterity: 86
Magic: 88
Charisma: 91

Events

Major Role

STAR WARS: The Old Republic

Member | Milzra Vivicar


Info

Full Name: Milzra Vivicar
Title: Darth Nox, The Outlander
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Class: Spellsword, Mage, Sith Inquisitor
Weapon: Sword, Double-sided Sword, Lightsaber, Double-sided Lightsaber
Skills: Destruction Magic, Necromancy Magic, Dark Side Force Powers
Personality: Arrogant, Calculative, Confident, Intelligent, Sadistic
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Love Interest: Lana

Stats

Strength: 91
Constitution: 83
Dexterity: 80
Magic: 99
Charisma: 96

Events

Major Role

STAR WARS: The Old Republic
The Elder Scrolls: Tamriel Unlimited
Tyranny

Member | Shiki


Info

Full Name: Shikimura Tenzan
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Class: Swordsman, Samurai
Weapon: Sword
Personality: Bold, Carefree, Lazy
Alignment: Neutral

Stats

Strength: 93
Constitution: 88
Dexterity: 75
Magic: 35
Charisma: 84

Events

Major Role

Way of the Samurai 3

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Member | Dere Oristina


Info

Full Name: Dere Oristina
Race: Elf
Gender: Female
Class: Mage, Healer
Weapon: Staff
Skill: Destruction Magic, Restoration Magic
Personality: Caring, Compassionate, Innocent, Sweet
Alignment: Lawful Good

Stats

Strength: 62
Constitution: 65
Dexterity: 76
Magic: 87
Charisma: 89