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The Lunaculi (sing. Lunaculus) are a group of people native to one of each of the seven great lands of Patria. They are the seven who, through existence alone, maintain balance between good and evil. They are easily identifiable by their unique heterochromatic eyes (crimson in the right and blue in the left) like the twin moons of Patria. There always seven, no more no less, continuously reincarnated when one dies.

Origins

No one knows how the first seven came to be, as they left no record of their lifetimes. Nevertheless, the story of how they stopped evil from enslaving Patria grew and was passed down for generations until it became legend.

The Legend of the Lunaculi

"In ancient times, when the great continents were still young, a great ancient evil named Voldrazar crept forth from the depths of the Underworld seeking to enslave all of Patria. Many centuries of struggle between good and evil ensued with Voldrazar nearing victory. Then, seven young warriors, one from each of the great lands ravaged by the Evil Emperor, appeared as if out of nowhere. Together they battled Voldrazar for the fate of Patria. Their strength, unbelievable. Their power, unstoppable. Voldrazar was defeated, and the seven warriors returned home. Since then, the seven warriors have been reborn again and again, and through existence alone have maintained the balance between good and evil. Always they are awaiting the call to gather again, should that balance ever shift." — An ancient text describing the origins of the lunaculi.

Powers & Abilities

Despite their role as balance keepers spread across the world, the powers of the lunaculi operate on a principle, "The Power of Seven." While they are powerful in their own right, alone they only have their own strength, but the more that are nearby the more powerful each becomes. And when all seven are together, they are unbeatable.

The lunaculi tend to spontaneously develop unique powers normally not seen amongst their own birth race. While sometimes hereditary based on the family lines they're born into, some are practically unheard of, or only appear once in many generations.

While the lunaculi tend to develop their own powers, all lunaculi share certain powers:

They have two unique abilities with their eyes. These are activated by closing both eyes, focusing on one eye, and then reopening that particular eye while keeping the other one closed. The crimson eye, called the "Devil's Eye," allows the lunaculus to see spirits of the dead, which are normally invisible unless they want to be seen. The blue eye, called "Angel's Eye," allows the lunaculus to see through anything, even invisibility enchantments.

Another ability of theirs, which is the most powerful and most fearsome, is the "Pragbhava Asurya Niyogin," also simply known as the "Niyogin." It is a combination of the power of all their past lives; their wisdom, knowledge, and power. When this happens, both their eyes glow bright green and they are capable of almost unimaginable feats. Like their normal powers, it is more powerful when more than one lunaculus is in proximity. A lunaculus will usually go into this state when they are in real danger, or when they go into a sufficient rage of fury. But they can also, if mastered, go into it at will. They can also go into this state more easily, mastered or not, during Harmonic Convergence once every four thousand years.

Reincarnation

Since the first seven, the lunaculi have been continuously reincarnated so that there are always seven at a time. When one dies a new one is born at least a few weeks after their predecessor's death. It should also be noted that the reincarnations are not race specific, meaning that any race, half-breed or not, can produce a lunaculus. Though reincarnations into a specific race are usually by chance alone, Alfheim is the exception; its lunaculus is reincarnated in a cycle.

Tallulah & Xyliana

Main article: Tallulah Michael
Main article: Xyliana Lucifer

Tallulah and Xyliana are ancient immortal half-twin sisters that created the lunaculi in the first place. Their mother, who's name is lost to history, was human, but Tallulah's father was an angel, making her a nephilim, and Xyliana's father was demon, making her a cambion. While born opposites, both sisters shared the same belief: Voldrazar had to be stopped.

And so the sisters gathered seven individuals and gifted them with the power needed to stand up to Voldrazar, and lock him away.

Known Lunaculi

Eurodon

Aquilonis

Marlakcor

Nekcroz

Ingodija

Maritymir

Alfheim

First Seven
Minerve Anmut Dahl: Female human Aragrawp Dryhlano: Male half-giant Xiangrikui Gongchen [向日葵功臣]: Male human Kuzkco Drekok gnar Canaplao Gridzak vox Tycraklo: Male High Saurian Shivaji Prajjadhya: Male human Iekika Ka'aukai: Mermaid Luctiana Ophihaya: Female Alfheimish fairy; race unknown

Pre-Chronicles of Patria

Rokkier Ironstone: Male dwarf; nationality unknown Bastpaduse: Male human from ancient Kemet Xiao Han: Male human from Huaxia Saityroe Kadikache Loik Atlantis: Male human from Atlantis
Shizen-no-Yōso: Male human from ancient Fuso Eronvinus: Male; race and nationality unknown
Gaillyir: Female gargoyle from the Gargate Empire
Arthion Galuchin Tharbadir Glordir Ordaer Draug: Male High Elf from Tyrakir – a pre-Hylarene High Elven kingdom Fleur Delacroix: Female human of Gallic-Nekcr'zii ethnicity that lived in the Eurodian colonies
Tiberius Sergius Ignatius: Male human from Rome Abdul ibn Shumaila bint Ekram Sahrawi: Male human from Hejaz Qian Wei: Male human from Zhonghua Cuyuchua: Male human from Tawantinsuyu Yanika: Female human shaman from Atlantis.

46th Century AFZ

Zelda Tepes; Female Vampire from Transylvania Suguha Toyotomi; Female Human from Yamatai Aglardor Belegur; Male Wood Elf from Jingling Coszcatl Inilzac, aka Hwang Hye-won; Female Human Ganesh Khanolkar; Male Human from Maratha Nai'a Palakiko; Female Half-mermaid from Hawaiki Ricus Steelfern; Male Alfheimish Fairy (Leprechaun)

Symbols

Each lunaculus has their own symbol, which is occasionally marked where any of them were born or have done great deeds. The symbols were originally created by the first seven, and have since become their symbols of recognition and pride. Since the first seven, the lunaculi would sometimes wear their respective symbols somewhere on their person, but this is not a given for every lunaculus.

Etymology

  • Lunaculi, and Lunaculus, is a portmanteau that comes from the Latin words Luna (moon) and Oculi/Oculus (eyes/eye), which describes their heterochromatic eyes like the twin moons of Patria.
    • lunaculus and lunaculi are pronounced "lū-noc-yū-lus" and "lū-noc-yū-lie" respectively.

Trivia

  • The lunaculi were partially inspired by the Avatar from the Avatar Series.
    • The Pragbhava Asurya Niyogin, which was partially inspired by the Avatar State from the Avatar series, means "Past-Life Spiritual Empowerment" in Sanskrit
  • The list of known lunaculi in the Pre-Chronicles of Patria section of the table are listed in chronological order, though not necessarily immediately successive to each other. That said, the immediate predecessors of the 46th Century Lunaculi are listed directly above them.
  • Xiangrikui Gongchen was the ancestor of the first organized per-imperial dynasty of Huaxia.
  • While it's common for lunaculi to meet up and interact with each other at some point in their lives, a full gathering is a very rare occurrence; and some lunaculi go their entire lives without meeting another lunaculus.
    • Between the original defeat of Voldrazar and the gathering during the Great Northern Aquilonis War, all seven lunaculi have gathered together a total of twenty-three times.
      • During the majority of times they gathered it was during a time of great peril, when the fate of a particular region, or even all of Patria, hung in the balance.
    • Also, after a full gathering, it is common for the lunaculi to "scatter" again within days of the ultimate purpose of their gathering being fulfilled.
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