Floors of Aethyr

In correspondence to the seven Archangels who run each department, Aethyr has seven floors where angels work directly. The floors are not limited to a single building, there are interconnecting towers/blocks etc. all across the plains. Usually, the higher the floor, the more involvement angels would have with God and other divine forces.

In descending order:

Floor #8: PARADISE

OVERSEER: GOD and his lesser servants: the CHERUBIM and SERAPHIM

The dwelling of all souls ascended into Aethyr, those not selected to become angels, but to live in eternal rest. It is considered the "penthouse" of Aethyr, and is naturally where most angels aspire to be. Without successive promotions, an angel would never be able to experience life here. NOTE: the "Throne of God" is somewhere on this floor.

Floor #7: ADMINISTRATION

OVERSEER: Archangel GABRIEL

Angels here directly translate the word of God for the Records. They are the rarely seen angel force, few other angels travelling so far up into Aethyr to see them, and they never known to have the need to venture down. The floor is also the power hub of the FateLine, initiating all transmissions.

Floor #6: WORKER'S UNION

OVERSEER: Archangel RAGUEL

All complaints and notices go through here before they are approved and brought before all of the Archangels as a council. It is also where promotions/demotions are handed out to working angels, allowing them to work in a different department, or in rare cases, relinquish their wings and go to Paradise.

Floor #5: DEATH DEPARTMENT

OVERSEER: Archangel SAMAEL

This is the angel of Death department. Here, reports from the Records are delivered to specific angels, ordering them to collect a certain mortal soul as designated on the Record profile. Angels will either deliver souls to Paradise, or to the gates of Hell. Out of Aethyr is based around this department.

Floor #4: INFIRMARY

OVERSEER: Archangel RAPHAEL

This department handles the healing of both angels and mortal souls when they are first delivered to Paradise - to restore them for eternal life. Though angels cannot literally die, they can be affected by some forms of magic seen in the mortal world, often weakening them. It also monitors mortals near death to ensure that the Records will come true and there are no complications.

Floor #3: SURVEILLANCE

OVERSEER: Archangel RAMIEL

The angels working here are nicknamed as "Watchers" and are essentially angel spies. They use angelic symbols placed all across Earth - invisible to human eyes but visible to supernatural creatures - through which they can see like through camera feeds. Although they are not allowed to save any of the footage, over the millennia they have been renowned to record any particularly gruesome or dramatic deaths, especially those of the prophecised and famous, watching them over in their free time like on movie nights.

Floor #2: ARMOURY

OVERSEER: Archangel MICHAEL

Here live the soldiers and brute force of Aethyr, though they have not been active for a very long time since the Holy wars and other various human battles. With all their free time, they spend more time in Paradise than anybody else, and are keen to brag about this to the others.

Floor #1: CLEANSING/PREPARATION

OVERSEER: Archangel URIEL

This is the department where mortals are chosen to become either angels or ascend to Paradise. It is where all of the religious and magical rites are conducted, as well as the Repentance process, where mortal-to-angel souls are cleansed of all their doubts and regrets so that they can work efficiently in Aethyr. This usually only works if there are no triggers or tokens from the previous life to remind them, otherwise the process is faultless.

Ground floor: RECEPTION

The lobby where all angels stamp in and out on and after missions, and where all mortal souls come for the first time after ascending. Once they are checked in they go straight to the first floor.

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MORTAL WORLD


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HELL

 

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