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Calney and Akuney

I am sorry for the long delay in content once again. Things have been very busy for me as I adjust to working full time. I want to start writing more with posts about different aspects of lore for The Inolla Chronicles as well as short stories that will eventually become a book called The Creation of Nionia.

The Beginning

Nionia is a grand world that was created by a god called Shiconen who found this universe and decided to create life here. He chose the largest planet in the system and mixed its gasses with magic so no one else could find his masterpiece. He named it Nionia.

The term Calney refers to the magical beings that originate in Nionia. As such, Akuney refers to the magical animals, who were the first creatures to be created by the great god, Shiconen, himself. The only non-magical beings that live in Nionia are the Mortarai, which are called Human in any other world. 

Akuney

The Akuney are the first magical beings that Shiconen created. The Unikney are similar to unicorns, and can take on the form of horses if they need to protect themselves. The Drakney are the closest to the mythical dragons. As the two most powerful beings, Shiconen chose them to create two of the many races of Nionia; the Elvaney and the Mortarai.

There are other Akuney that have the ability to shift from animal to human. The two main groups consist of the Lykney (the wolf packs) and the Felkney (the cat prides.) The mierney are considered Akuney and not Calney, because they are the most similar to mermaids. 

There are specific markers on the Akuney along with the Calney. Specifically for the Akuney, the eye color shows who they are. The Unikney are always born with bright blue eyes that can glow when they are in a very emotional state. The Drakney have bold iridescent eyes that show different color variations in emotional states. The Lykney packs have bright silver eyes, while the Felkney have gold. 

Calney

The Elvaney are the closest to the race of elves in various fantasy tales. They are the favorite of Shiconen’s because he put his own blood into creating the Unikney, which means the Elvaney have Celesney(the race of god where Shiconen is born from) blood in them. The Soconey are beings that are similar to sorcerers, wizards, warlocks, and witches. They are created when a Mortarai finds the matching Drakney they are assigned to when they are born. When a Soconey is born, they do not need a Drakney and their magic is much more stable. The Faeney was created to protect the lush landscapes that Shiconen has made for Nionia’s tenants. 

Beyond these two initial beings are the Vamney (my personal favorite) and the Warisney. I will delve much deeper into their creations later on after posting stories attached to them. For now all you need to know is Vamney are a race like vampires, and Warisney are a race like born warriors.

Each Calney has a mark somewhere on their body that shows what they are. Some are born with the markings, which look like a very detailed birthmark. When one is turned, they are given a mark that is darker and looks more like a tattoo. 

Special Traits

There are certain traits that come with being a Calney as well as an Akuney. One is that certain races automatically learn languages when they are transitioned or born. The Vamney automatically knows the language of Vamneic. Soconey and Elvaney instinctively know the truth language of Nionian since it is the very first, and sacred language Shiconen had given them. It is also the language that creates the most powerful spells. 

Each Calney and Akuney have the ability to change into the opposite sex if they wish to have a family with another of their own sex. It is very frowned upon, but not forbidden by Shiconen. The only thing forbidden is interbreeding. In addition, the Akuney have an ability to change into human form even if they are not Lykney or Felkney.

Finally, the trait that makes some fall to darkness. If someone was to kill another Calney or Akuney, that individual will automatically be given not only every memory of the life they took but also absorb the powers of that being.

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Nionia: Creating a New World

Many, many years ago, long before the dinosaurs on “Earth,” there was a god named Shiconen who founded our Universe. He was a peaceful deity, at first anyway. He was from another plane of existence where all the gods and goddesses across many pantheons lived and ruled over their respective civilizations together. He was the weakest of all the creators. This fact is why he decided to take this Universe for his own. 

Akuney

Among the nine (yes nine) planets, he chose the largest of them all to place the first civilization. Within the gassy outer layers, he formed a solid planet. It was lush with trees, water, and wildlife. It was peaceful save for the carnivorous animals who preyed on the weaker kinds. He wasn’t satisfied with this. He wanted more intelligent creatures that he could rule over.  He named it Nionia.

This is how the Akuney came into being. They were animals, yet they were able to communicate with each other through telepathic means. They created the language of Nionian which was a language of truths. No creature who spoke this language could tell a lie. It was not in the language to be deceitful or crude. Creatures such as dragons, unicorns, phoenixes, and many others were able to live in their respectful herds or other groups. They watched over the “normal” creatures and held responsibility over them. 

Calney

Shiconen was still not satisfied. The ability to create worlds made him crave control. He saw others create civilizations of humanoid beings in other universes and he wanted to be part of that. He wanted to do this in a special way. A way to make Nionia very different from other worlds.

He chose his favorite creation, the unicorns, and gave them the power to create a pure race which he named the elves. Nionian was forced into their being. They formed a small Kingdom within the vast and magical forest which was named Lyonoko after the first Elven King.Their homes were crafted out of the earth and trees. They only consumed what was natural which was plants and water. If they were to eat or drink from an animal in any form they would become extremely sickened. The Elves would become what is later called part of the Calney, or humanoid beings with the ability to use magic and change shape at will.

Humans

Next, Shiconen chose dragons. They, too, were given a task to create a race. The race of man. They bore no magic and were forced to serve the Elves. Even though men resented their servitude to the Elves, they were loyal and never thought to rebel. They formed another language that would allow them to lie and curse as much as they wanted and it was known as the “common” language. A language that even the civilizations on Earth would eventually adopt as an unofficial universal language. 

The Twins

Only two were the exception to this rule. Malieko and his twin sister, Terianako, were given a special task from Shiconen. He placed the two in a secluded cave high above the small village of men. A dragon was given to each which represented their lifespan and magic. These were the first and only sorcerers of Nionia. They were to never leave the cave and only assist when they were needed.

Shiconen gave Nionians strict rules. No mixing blood with other races, the Elves were to rule over all, and absolutely no murder was to be permitted. As with every civilization simple rules such as these were bound to be broken. Only time would tell.