Mates- Mate(s) is a shortened version for the word soulmate. A counterpart to one’s soul. Mates in this book are usually from the same species.
(Disclaimer ~ Consummation happens rather quickly, as physical and emotional love between mates are on a more complex level than ours.)
Rejection- The idea of rejection does not exist. Mates are designed to be “perfect” for one another, to have unconditional love and respect for their significant partner(s). They are not meant to be toxic or abusive.
Offspring- Having a child is only possible with their mate(s). If two different species happen to be mates, their children will be either one of the parent’s species. Birth is also given through every species human form.
Immortality- To live forever.
*If one mate comes from a lineage of immortals and the other mate does not, a claiming bite (mark) from the immortal mate will resolve this.
Marking- A claim over one’s mate with a bite that will seal their bond forever. Wolves can mark their mates at anytime they choose. However, it isn’t ideal to wait past the age of thirty-five to mark their significant other if they have already found them beforehand.
Lycanthrope: A human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf .
*Hierarchy- Alpha, Beta, Gamma, etc.
*They worship the moon goddess named Selene.
*There are two breeds of wolves, Lycans and Werewolves.
Werewolves can only walk on four legs. They have heightened senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc), endurance, speed, healing / regeneration, & high physical abilities (balance, strength, etc.). Their aging progressively slows down when they find & mark their mate.
Lycans can either use their two hind legs or all four legs to walk. They have extremely heightened senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc.), endurance, rapid regeneration / healing, great speed, & high physical abilities (balance, strength, etc.). Their immortality kicks in once they find & mark their mate.
Dragons: A human with the ability to shapeshift into a dragon.
*Dragons all live in one large horde & have a hierarchy system.
*They worship the sun goddess named Kristo.
The higher class are defined as Royal Dragons (blood of any royal dragon lineage qualifies). Royals can breathe fire and are able to produce a heavier / stronger roar. Their wingspan is immensely wide. They can fly at a higher altitude and have extremely heightened senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc.), endurance, great speed, & rapid healing. Their scales act as armor (almost impenetrable). Royals also have high physical abilities (balance, strength, etc.) and can completely shift in 40 seconds (from their human form to their dragon form). Their immortality life begins after the age of thirty.
The middle-lower class is identified as Smocian Dragons. They can produce a strong roar and have medium / large wingspan. These dragons can only fly at a medium-low altitude and also have heightened senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc.), endurance, speed, & healing. Their dragon scales are sturdy. Smocian have certain higher physical abilities (balance, strength, etc.). These dragons have the ability to completely shift in a minute (from their human form to their dragon form). Their aging slows down at the age of twenty-five.
Demons: A human with the ability to shapeshift into a demon.
*They worship the god of the underworld, Hades.
*Demons have a hierarchy system.
Deorc demons are classified as royal or of royal lineage. They prefer the dark or darker areas and live in packs (much like werewolves). These demons have extremely heightened vision, smell, speed, endurance, rapid healing, & immense physical abilities (height, balance, strength, etc.). Demons are vulnerable in their human form but lethal in their full demon form. When fully phased, they grow in height and their skin turns red and two black horns protrude from their foreheads with their fingernails and teeth becoming severely sharp and venomous at the touch. Immortality begins at the age of 30. Both men and women struggle with fertility but they are not indefinitely infertile.
Litch demons are demons who are a combination of middle and lower class. These demons also prefer the dark or darker areas. They have many heightened abilities such as vision, smell, speed, strength, & healing. They are also vulnerable in their human form but lethal in their full demon form, they do not carry any dangerous poisons on them like the deorc. When fully phased, they grow in height and their skin turns red and two black horns protrude from their foreheads with their fingernails and teeth becoming extremely sharp. Their aging slows at the age of Twenty-two. Both men and women struggle with fertility but they are not indefinitely infertile.
*No hierarchy system.
*Andromeda was the first fairy created by the sun goddess; the purpose for their creation was to maintain the well being of the earth. They are seen as mother nature’s helpers.
Fae’s have a stealthy small-set of wings and can fly fast at only low altitudes. They have heightened taste and smell but heal at a slow / normal rate. Their wings sprout at the age of fifteen as apart of their puberty. These fairies tend to nature and roam freely. Fae’s are lustful and playful creatures who remain immortal once they reach the age of twenty. Their emotions are very delicate but typically maintain a happy / naïve perspective. Fairies are defenseless kind beings that frown upon violence or war, because of this, they were taken in by a powerful large vampire coven as part of a truce. A private agreement was made amongst both species in order to shield the fairies away from any outside harm.
Water sirens: A human who has the ability to shapeshift into mermaid-like creatures.
*All sirens are sisters, as they are all descendants from Poseidon and Acacia, the god and goddess of the ocean.
*They reside on the coastline of the sea.
*They also travel & live in large groups.
Water Sirens are all female with no hierarchy system. Sirens need to be completely submerged into water in order to phase into their true form. They are naturally flirtatious with an alluring voice. Siren have a few heightened abilities: strength, speed, and smell. When they reach the age 25 their aging begins to slow down. They are usually secluded & deceivingly tricky. Sirens can be unusually cruel at times but have a compassionate side for pure beings.
*They worship the goddess Inamorata, goddess of the forsaken.
*Vampires have a system of coven hierarchy. This is used to maintain a civilized community, the society rises through ranks.
Vampires can survive on any blood source, including their own people. They have many abilities such as speed, steady agility, strength, heightened senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc.), endurance, rapid healing, and high other physical abilities. Although darkness or shade is a preference, sunlight will not kill them. They age normally until they turn 35 years old, only then will their immortality kick in.
Healers: A human with the ability to heal.
*No hierarchy system
*They pay tribute to their god Asclepius, the god of medicine.
Healers are empathetic ethereal creatures that have the power to help others physically, mentally, and spiritually. Healers do not have much enhanced abilities other than their hands that hold healing capabilities, they can heal the sick or the dying at any given moment. Although it is very draining, healer find great gratitude in helping. Male healers tend to be more cautious and protective over their people, as healers are in great demand and can be taken advantage of. They reside in the woodlands areas near several werewolf packs and age normally.
Witches & Warlocks: A human with the ability to preform magic derived from supernatural sources.
*Witches and warlocks have a system of coven hierarchy.
*Coven leaders govern their people with extensive force to avoid conflict with other species.
*They worship the goddess Hekate, goddess of magic.
Witches are female and Warlocks are men who are both equal when it comes to magic. The way they rise through ranks is based on the strength of their powers and responsibility. Casting spells can be immensely draining and dangerous if not done correctly. Majority of spells are executed verbally, but herbs and other small miscellaneous materials can also be used during certain performances. It can take decades to become as skillful as the leaders in power, yet even then both witches and warlocks do not live for more than a century.
Humans exist in this book as well (but I don’t think I need to introduce us). A lot of these different species leave humans alone; as they are not seen as a true threat compared to others. Majority of humans tend to keep to themselves, minding their own business due to intimidation.
This book takes place in today’s era.