Lore: Heaven, Hell and the Parallel

“God must have a weird sense of values, and if there’s a Judgment Day, as some folks think, He’s going to have a lot to answer for.”
― Philip Appleman


Our perception of religion seemingly initiated around the time of the Upper Paleolithic Revolution which was about 50 000 years ago. It refers to a particular set of thinking and system concerning the principals of the universe which is acknowledged upon by people. Together alongside other cultural elements such as language, technology and aesthetics, it matured and developed throughout the course of time. Over the space of countless generations, it advanced to be a critical part in the progress and refinement of the human history.


Earth, the third planet from the Sun in the Solar System, the only astronomical object know to possess life. It was formed about 4.54 billion years ago. Within the first few billion years, life appeared and evolved over time based on the influence of physical properties and geological history of Earth. The earliest life form was estimated to be existed around 3.5 million years ago. Since then, the Earth’s biodiversity increased constantly. It is estimated that there are about 10-14 million existing species currently living on Earth. About 1.2 million of them have been studied and documented and over 86% have not yet being studied in depth.

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Humans, one of the many species that is part of the immerse biodiversity. Over 7.3 billion of them live on Earth and depend on it for survival. Its population is divided among over 200 countries which are interlinked through various communication means.

A specie that thrives for thousands of years under the superior progression of their ability in science and technology.

A specie that is superior over all the other species on Earth.

A specie that stood still on 5 August 2047 8.08PM.


5 August 2047 8.08PM



The first sighting was recorded in Vatican City. Millions of glowing beings with giant feathery wings descended from the sky and hover over the sky. The ground shook and millions of pale skeletal beings clothed in long, dark, black hooded cloak crawled out. Each with a soul thirsting scythe in their skeletal hands.

Soon, more sighting were recorded over the world.

Karachi, Pakistan

Shanghai, China

Mumbai, India

Buenis Aires, Argentina

Minila, Philippines

Seoul, South Korea

San Paulo, Brazil

Moscow, Russia

Jakarta, Indonesia

Istanbul, Turkey

Bangkok, Thailand

Mexico City, Mexico

Tokyo, Japan

Tehran, Iran

New York City, USA

Kin Sha Sa, Congo D.R

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lagos, Nigeria…

5 August 2047 10.08PM


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United State of America declared state of emergency.

The other countries soon followed.












Saudi Arabia








6 August 2047 12.08AM


A vigorous beam of light pierced through the sky of Vatican City and turned the night into day.

It was judgement day.

500 years later…


Since the day of the judgement, the entire human race went through a sweeping revolution in the society in terms of its structure.

God becomes the absolute leader in the world power hierarchy. He lives in the heaven which is a massive building that appeared during judgement day. It seems to stretch endless across the sky. He rules over the leaders from around the world, giving them orders through messages send by angels.

The military and home land security forces such as the police are disarmed. Angels and reapers now take over the duty of carrying out law and order. Angels in the day and reapers in the night. Anyone found breaking the law will be sent to the Parallel, an agency created by God during the judgement day. It exists in a hidden dimension in the human world. Once found guilty by the judge, an angel, the offender will be locked up in the prison of Parallel. The jail term is tied with the severity of the offender’s crime. During the time in the Parallel prison, the offender will be going through a series of redevelopment programs to have his sinful soul cleansed before he returns to the society.

However, if an offender’s crime is deemed to be too sever, he will be sent to hell, a monstrous underground construction that emerged during the judgement day, by the reapers to be locked up forever. There is no death, only internal suffering in hell. There is no way out once you are in.

Our faith have turn physical and materialized right in front of our very own eyes. It is now something that we can actually feel and grasp.

Things look promising in the beginning, sinners punished, get cleansed, and returned to the society. The unforgivable ones are sent for internal suffering in hell. However, the rich soon master the art of buying their way out of trouble as the angels and reapers become increasing drawn towards the temptations in the human world. Tainted by corruption, injustice soon overshadows the once peaceful and prosperous world bringing fear and panic among the innocent folks. Money and power soon become the undisputed tool to unrestricted freedom and possibly internal life on earth. Chaos soon arises with the rich walk scoot-free from their crimes and the poor helpless against the accusations that are wrongful put onto them. The world is once again plunged into darkness. Just that this time there is no one to turn to for help. No heroes, no miracles and not even the slightest of hope left.

This is the Age of the Judgement.


You are an offender waiting for your turn to have your hearing at the Parallel. You have committed an offense that might possibly land you into prison or even into hell. Write down your name, appearance descriptions, attribute points, your background story and most importantly the offense you committed.

Author: Zhou Yang

Things can go wrong but life goes on. 人生没有如果只有结果。

2 thoughts on “Lore: Heaven, Hell and the Parallel”

  1. Name: Fel
    Short and petite girl with a neatly braided hair
    Tanned skin tone.
    Always in black clothes.
    Strength: 2
    Agility: 3
    Intelligence: 3
    Backstory: Parents were brought to the Parallel and had never returned. They were accused by a rich man for spoiling public facilities. Currently working in the rich man’s house as a helper.
    Offence: Stealing.

  2. Name: Aurora
    Long-haired Asian blondie who stands 165cm in height. Daughter of the first generation of Yakuza, Aurora has a body covered in tattoo. Fair-skinned.
    Strength: 2
    Agility: 2
    Intelligence: 4
    Backstory: Being the daughter of a Yakuza, Aurora never understood what her Father does in his line of trade. Her inquisitive nature always pushes her to probe about his affairs when she’s with her Mother, yet she hardly ever got the answer that she’s seeking. Her constant exposure to the underworld has a fair bit of influence on her, including her addiction to tattoo and drugs. One thing for sure, each piece of tattoo on her body tells a story and means something to her.
    Offence: Drug Trafficking

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