Millions of years ago, when our ancestors created the first written story, our land came to be. This magnificent land quickly shifted and shaped into two known realms: Istoria and Chorio. Istoria is our realm of magic. It is home to fairytale characters and their adventures. Chorio is the realm of the villagers, the commoners, and those not involved in a Story of any kind. Chorio and her villagers do not not contain any magic. Magic is reserved for fairytale creatures and characters. Every once in great while, special people from the villages of Chorio are assigned by Storytellers to enter Istoria and live out the Story of their new character. Once chosen, magic is bestowed on the villager so they may function properly in Istoria. This cycle continues with new people being chosen to take their place and relive the timeless Story. To be chosen to live in Istoria is a great honor, whether as a villain or a simple castle servant. None must refuse. Once they cross into Istoria, they are not allowed to return to Chorio. One’s fate is sealed.
-Excerpt from The History of Istoria and Chorio by the Writer