To be completely honest, I've put off writing this blog post because it's a lot of information and scattered thoughts to put into something relatively concise. But here we are, so this is my attempt to summarize the lore and magic and all that related fun stuff in this fairytale series.
Adonia: One of the things I wanted to do through this series was create an image or analogy of God and faith and the walk with Christ. Sort of like what Lewis and Tolkien did, but way less amazing. So Adonia is God. He is the absolute standard of perfection, the Creator, and the sovereign, almighty King over, well, everything.
Diov: On the other side of things is, as you may have guessed, the representation of Satan. Diov was originally a powerful fairy in service of Adonia, but he grew prideful and hungry for control over creation. In a bid to become more powerful than Adonia, he merged himself with the greatest dragon. However, Adonia defeated him and he was banished to the Kingdom of Night, where he now takes the form of a horned fae or massive black wyvern because his powers have been tainted by darkness.
Dragons: These are the first magical creatures created, used by Adonia to light the fires of the sun and stars. They were captured by Diov in his rebellion, and he used them to terrorize the people of the world, which began their lasting distrust of all magical creatures. Adonia freed the dragons from Diov's control, and they are now considered the wisest and most powerful magical creatures.
Fairies: These were the second magical creatures created, and they were designed to serve Adonia in the Kingdom of Light. They also carry important messages and provide supernatural help to humans, but their presence has been limited since humans became suspicious of the magical creatures.
Messengers: These guys are not actually magical, but are necessary context for the next two items. Messengers are humans chosen by Adonia to carry His truth to others in the world. They make this the main focus of their lives.
Unicorns: As the youngest magical creatures, unicorns were created specifically to carry Messengers on their journey. Unicorns are very elusive, mainly because they are hunted for their horns, which can be used as an inextinguishable source of light. When a Messenger is chosen, their first task is to find a unicorn to bond with.
Mermaids: If someone attempts to kill a Messenger to stop their message, they are rescued by Adonia by becoming mermaids. As a mermaid, they have a beautiful, intricate tattoo that marks the place where the killing blow would have landed. They continue to tell others about Adonia, now just throughout the waters of the world, instead of on land.
Other: Griffins, centaurs, and pixies were created by fairies as a way to spread more light and magic in the world. But again, humans are generally very suspicious of magical creatures, so these guys usually live in little groups in secluded areas.
In the interest of avoiding a super long blog post, I'll stop here for now. But if there is a side of things characterized by light, there is also one characterized by darkness, and so... to be continued...