GLOSSARY FOR THE SAGAGLOSSARY
AGE OF OIL: In terms of archeological epochs, the Industrial Age of humanity which spanned from 1880-2012 AD. Began when mankind first used the power of internal combustion using compressed, decayed carbon-based matter mined from deep under the surface of the Earth. Revolutionized land and air travel, but caused worse environmental pollution than the Age of Coal.
AGE OF STEEL: The longest age of human society. Began when man first learned how to make weapons from steel before the time of Christ, and ended with the discovery of alloys such as Titanium and carbon fibers in the late 20th century.
AGE OF SILICON: Overlaps the Age of Oil. Began with the creation of the integrated circuit and modern computers. Spanned from 1960s-2000s AD, peaked in the late 1990s. Silicon became cheap and affordable to manufacture and was used in miniaturization, which led to nanotechnology and the creation of artificial robotic intelligence, or AI. By the 2000s AD was used in everything
GENERAL NOTES ABOUT THE SAGAGENERAL NOTES ABOUT ANGELS
-Angels have wings, although they cannot fly for the most part. Their wings are vestigial, just a symbol of their faith. Angels who have bigger wings are more powerful. Angels in my Saga do not have more than two wings. Birds don't need more than two wings to fly, so angels don't need them either. No angels can actually fly anymore, because God robbed them of their ability to fly after the fall of Lucifer. The only angels who can fly are the oldest angels who existed before Lucifer's fall, such as St. Michael, and the ones God transformed into giant birds (eagles) to combat Lucifer's dragons. They become the ones who can transport angels from one side of Heaven to another. They are used as messengers and as mounts for the Seven Angel Riders, led by Peter in the midair conflict with Satan's dragons in the Great Battle. Seraphim Rose is one of these. Angels of this special ability can transform from human to bird shape at will, and can take the form
The human known as Peter dies in the year 2010. The apocalypse occurs in 2012. Earth has only two years to prepare for the ultimate war, while the angels have over 2,000 years to prepare. Time passes much slower on earth than in Heaven. 1,000 years in the afterlife=1 earth year. Likewise for the one year that his friend spent on earth, Peter spent 1,000 years in Hell being tortured. If the time of Peter's mortal death is any year other than 2010 in the first book this will have to be corrected.
There are also elemental themes in the tale. God controls the elements of Air and Water, and Satan/Lucifer is the master of Earth and Fire. Wanted my poem to reflect that. Therefore their armies are made of elemental forces. If Lucifer has fire breathing dragons under his command, then God uses Eagles or creatures which have an aquatic fish- or bird-like look to them. Lucifer can control the element of fire and earth itself, he is able to animate stone golems and create fir
NOTES ABOUT THE DRAGONSIn the Lost Innocence Saga, Satan has seven dragons under his command, that he sends to try and kill Seraphim Rose and Peter as they try to escape. They're called the Dragons of Eternity and are basically the guardians of Hell, like Cerberus in the ancient Greek mythology. One dragon for each of the deadly sins. The Bible's book of Revelation also refers to a 'hydra' creature with seven heads wearing crowns, each representing one of the deadly sins; perhaps Satan decided to divide the beast and give each head its own body.
Each one has an appearance or personality that suits the sin he/she is named after. Example: Pride is a graceful looking yet definitely evil dragon who likes to gloat over his victims before he kills them. He's also a narcissist, obsessed with his good looks.
Sloth is an old, lazy dragon who almost never does what he's told and sleeps most of the time. But when he's awakened and provoked, he's unstoppable.
Gluttony is a big, fat oaf of a dragon with a monstrous appet