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Avala: Spirits of the Mindscapes - The Universe and Updates #2

Welcome to another Blog Post for Evelon II studios. Today I will talk about updates to the Publishing process of my first Book – Avala Spirits of the Mindscapes - Book 1: Hope. I will also talk about information on the world of Avala Spirits of the Mindscapes.

So in the Universe of Avala Spirits of the Mindscapes, there are powerful beings known as Yajixa. The Yajixa are often known as possessors and soul stealers. They have the innate ability to possess any race that was descended from the cast-off bodies of the Echarikith Precursor race and absorb the souls of the dead into their mindscapes. These Yajixa also have a number of other powers, which I’m going to talk about below.

Possession: The most basic ability that all standard Yajixa have is possession. Yajixa do this by having their spirit leave their body and going into the body of their victim. Once inside they are in full control, though sometimes the victim will fight it if they are particularly strong willed. Most sapient races made of cellular life in the galaxy can be possessed. Humans are the one exception to this, being naturally unable to be possessed. Also, not every type Yajixa can possess others, such as the Emerald Guard (Book 2) or the Ijarans (Book 3), instead they can only take on the form of something in their mindscape.

Soul Absorption: The one power that all Yajixa have, and the one that happens automatically, is the ability to absorb souls of multicellular lifeforms that die near them into their mindscapes. These souls then live immortally in the mindscape of the Yajixa. These mindscapes are strange world each owned by a Yajixa that they visit in their dreams. The power source for the Yajixa’s power is often found in the Mindscape. These mindscapes are often built up like cities or fortresses.

Spirit Beams: Many Yajixa can shoot beams of spirit energy out of their hands. These spirit beams can do different things depending on the power source of the Yajixa using it. Traditional Yajixa’s spirit beams can instantly kill the target, were as the Ijarans’ (Book 3) spirit beams simply light things on fire.

Body Manipulation: Many of the most hateful and spiteful Yajixa have the power to manipulate the bodies of other living beings near them. They can raise them into the air, force them to bow, or push them to the side. They can also accompany this with pain being pumped into them with the Yajixa’s thoughts.

Spirit Form: More Powerful Yajixa, or those who simply were trained in doing such, can absorb their own bodies into their mindscapes temporarily. They then release their spirit into the world, without leaving a body behind. This allows them to travel from place to place and keep their own body with them to reform later on. The same method can be used to absorb other people into the mindscape, though this ability has limits.

That’s all I’m willing to share on the Universe of the Avala Spirits of the Mindscape right now. Now for the updates. I’ve just heard this week that my book is done the first round of editing. After looking it over, everything looks set. The book is looking closer and closer to release every week.

That’s all for now. Join me next week as I do another Development Diary for the Legacy of the Firstborne Empire game and join me two weeks from now as I share more on the Avala Universe, and share possible updated for the Publishing Process.

Take Care, and Live Well!

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