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Angels and demons are both 'cut from the same cloth' in the world of Heaven on Earth. They behave very similarly, but have different traits that evolved over time, as well as inherent differences, being the forces of good and evil. Angels and demons are called entities or beings.

Both angels and demons can be 'unbound' or 'bound'.

Unbound entities:

    Unbound entities are the first formation of entities. Demons and angels are born unbound.

    Unbound entities are incorporeal, ubiquitous, and fairly weak on their own. They frequently come in hordes to spread their influence further.

    Unbound entities affect the corporeal world subtly by changing the 'mood' surrounding them. An abundance of angels will create a positive, 'clean' attitude in the people they surround. An abundance of demons breed negativity and sin.

    Unbound entities have different types based on traits. Much like animals, some will be more specialized towards a specific duty or behavior.

    If two compatible (of the same type) unbound entities come in contact with each other, they nullify. Nullified entities are neither angel nor demon. They are simply taking up energy in the world.

    Unbound entities will not attack bound foes unprovoked. This is to prevent damages. However, if one unbound entity is provoked, all nearby entities in its horde will attack as well.

    Unbound entities seek to become bound. Binding is the process of joining a corporeal host in body and mind. The process of binding is very complicated and frequently must be orchestrated by a higher power to be completed. Binding, similar to nullification, must occur between compatible entities. Bind compatibility is less relevant to the process of binding as compared to null compatibility. Binding without a higher power occurs when a person is so overtaken with an unbound entity's particular trait (charity, greed, lust, etc.) that they open a place in their mind for that entity to enter. These bound entities are often unstable and may split before binding is complete.

    Unbound entities can infect a bound entity. An infection is an attempt to override the previous unbound entity and thus create a new bound entity. For example, if an unbound demon infects a bound angel, there is the risk of that bound angel becoming a bound demon. Bound entities, having the vulnerabilities of the previous unbound entity and the strength of the host, are the only beings capable of being infected in this way. Infections are rare and often do not succeed in creating a new bound entity. Most wounds are treated before an infection can even occur.

    Unbound entities serve a higher power. Unbound angels serve God, while unbound demons serve an evil force. Unbound entities do menial tasks and are directed by their higher powers. Unbound entities may be sent to a specific area to change the mood, nullify other unbound entities, or bind. Because they are weak, they cannot perform complex tasks.

Bound entities:

    Bound entities are the combination of a corporeal host and a previously unbound entity. The main characters of Heaven on Earth are bound angels. Bound entities are one entity, but they maintain the traits of both the host and the previously unbound entity, whether obviously or not.

    Binding is a process that takes time. After the initial 'fusion', the two entities will slowly become one bound entity. If incompatibilities are found, the bind will split. This is why non-facilitated binding is frequently unstable and prone to splitting.

    Bound entities have agency. Bound entities are independent. They are instructed by a higher power, but they cannot be forced to act on that instruction just because they were told to. They are, however, inclined to act on the instructions of a higher power. This is because they share the traits of their previously unbound entity.

    Bound entities are strong. Bound entities have dimensions. They are more than corporeal entity and more than unbound entity. They share the weaknesses and strengths of corporeal and incorporeal entities, and are greater than the sum of their parts.

    Bound entities are more than good or evil. They are inclined towards one or the other, but can be sinful or pure regardless of their previously unbound entity's alignment.

    Bound entities have powers depending on whether they are an angel or a demon (These powers will be detailed in a separate post).

    Bound entities have different ranks based upon their performance and usage of their power. These ranks provide incentive to follow the instructions of their higher power. Ranking up grants more power to the bound entity.

    Bound entities following their higher power can be combatant or non-combatant. NC entities manually intervene and exercise power over their local mood. NCs use their abilities to attract unbound foes for C entities. NCs also can purge nullified entities. C entities fight and exterminate their unbound and bound foes.
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