Both parts thrilling and demanding, world creation has to be one of my most favorite ventures in working on Elysium. Pulling a quote from one of my two beloved protagonists, Jacksen, I wanted to share a bit more of the language of Elysium.
Spirit: We know them more commonly as ghosts. But in the words of Jacksen-- “'Ghost' seems like a definitive dead end. 'Spirit' at least still gives us a feeling like we're meant for something more than just living and dying.”
Deadbeat: A spirit who has become permanently stuck in one place, whether it be in Elysium or the other side.
The Other Side: A spirit’s term for the plane of the living.
Elysium: Jacksen’s residence after death. He woke up with no recollection of his life before death, leaving him just as confused about the purpose of his actions as any living person. The story begins in the thick of his search.
Curious about the characters? Visit my blog article exploring character mood boards with a playlist for Elysium!