Opal Gardens is one of Aultora’s Seven realms and is home to the Rawkken who inhabit the capital called, The Jaded City. Rawkken are a race of spiritual draconic beings known for their harmony and connection with the Spirit World which they call; The Oryalis.
The Jaded City named such after the Jade Royal family whose descendants were the first to break their chains as 'The Bound' to the Voma and gave them freedom to live their own lives.
The Shrine of The Lost is home to the Ancestral Tree; magnificent veins of shining Ethereal branching up from a rune stone. This tree is the essence of their connection to the Spirit world.
Rawkken horns are made up of a matter called Ethereal - their appearance resembles a crystal that churns with specks of light and ribbons of colour. The Rawkken describe the Ethereal as ‘Eyes of The Ancestors’ believing the spirits of the Oryalis can see into the world of the living, through them.
Their Ethereal horns grant the Rawkken a unique ability to pass into their own Oryalis Realm physically, within their realm they’re able to counsel with spirits. Knowledge is their life, purpose and currency - it’s everything to the Rawkken, and through the Oryalis they can delve into the beginnings and ends of great historic achievements, wars or even ancient techniques for blacksmithing, arts or old knowledge on how to heal certain illnesses.
The knowledge they gain within their Oryalis Realm is stored and protected there by the spirits themselves; this is called, The Oryalis Chronicles.
The Oryalis is separated into different territories; Gold, Ruby, Jade, Amethyst, Amber and Rose - each of them named for the shade of their Ethereal Realm and each have their own Spiritual purpose and knowledge.
The Rawkken’s neighbours are the Voma; a race of naga-like creatures that they consider malicious, greedy and shameless, forever protecting their borders from them consistently. The Voma have been known to kidnap Rawkken Fauns, their obsession with the Oryalis gave them the twisted notion that ingesting or wearing a shard of Ethereal as a trinket, or having a Faun 'Bound'; will give them the ability to enter the Spirit World physically as well. As is expected, wars broke out, blood was shed - and over time the obsession became merely a fad, a luxury to the Voma.
To this day, the Voma run an Ethereal Emporium, selling Rawkken Faun 'Bound', Ethereal trinkets made from shards of their horns or selling Ethereal powder most commonly as a drug, the list is endless. The Rawkken still battle the Voma’s lust for their kind, armed with their highly trained Warriors of Dawn, who protect the people of their realm from the Voma’s greedy coils.