I get so many questions asking about this and I'm getting tired of explaining it/ linking the projects that tell the stories so ima just make this-
Feel free to ask questions on anything you get confused about!
Though I might not be able to answer some.
Alright I'm gonna attempt to tell these stories in chronological order-
Dive right in-
Wait no i cant i need lore
Alright so in this main universe, there are 5 levels, in order:
THE BRIGHTNESS is a place where only the most powerful beings are. The Brightness is almost disconnected from the rest of the realms, it is impossible for anyone to get into it. Many of the creatures in The Brightness are in a deep sleep, and most of the ones that are awake are too powerful to care or notice what happens in the rest of the realms. Notice how i say most, since there are still a few creatures here that occasionally meddle in the affairs of the rest of the realms.
The LIGHT REALM is a place full of various creatures who have sworn their lives to protect Earth from the forces of evil that the law cannot protect people from. All of the creatures living here are refered to as Lights, and will be called that from now on. Every few decades they have a ceremony where they choose one Shadow to become a Light. More on this event, known as the Choosing, will come later.
EARTH is just as it sounds, full of creatures with little to no power. Occasionally, one of the creatures on Earth is born with enough power to become either a Light or a Dark, depending upon their intentions.
The SHADOW REALM originally did not house anything, and was just an empty world that was like a shadow of Earth. After the Gray War (more on that later) the Lights forced the Darks into the Shadow Realm.
The VOID is a dark dark place and like The Brightness, it houses some of the more powerful creatures, such as Demi. Occasionally the Void is also used to imprison Darks who are causing trouble even in the Shadow Realm.
In this universe, everyone has a "power level". It is mostly an obscure thing, and is very hard to measure. A creatures power level is essentially it's ability to change the world around it, not so much physically (though that does come into play) but more the ability to affect and manipulate other creatures. For example, a creature with a power level of 5 would be able to maybe, intimidate another creature by roaring at it. A power level of 5 would be the sort of thing say, a lion or a cat would have. A power level of 15 would be talking to another creature to get it to agree, like a human or a person. In the Shadow Realm, power levels can also show how much they can physically affect Earth. A Shadow with a power level of 8 would be able to maybe whisper an idea into someone's ear. A Shadow with a power level of say, 50 would be able to physically manifest in Earth for a period of time. To gain power levels, you could steal them from others (though it is very hard) or you could slowly gain them over time. At the same time, you can also lose power. If someone steals it from you, or you do or say something that makes people dislike you and less likely to listen to you or be affected by you.
okokokok so lets talk about the Gray War
the Gray War was when the Lights and the Shadows fought for 12 years over an incident that resulted in 5 dead Lights. The Gray War ended with millions dead. In the end, the Lights won and banished all Shadows to the Shadow Realm.
Annd thats enough lore for right now my thumbs are getting tired
MY MAIN UNIVERSE:
Vivi and Constella:
So ya'll know Archie and Orion right? Well they used to be one