Arkhanta is a small world in the cosmos to where the guardians were sent in the third arc as messengers of Kandrakar. Somehow similar to life in Meridian, many of the people of Akrhanta live simple and peaceful lives as farmers. Apart from the plains, the woods, and waterfalls, there are swamps, which house the beautiful and powerful but ruthless creatures called the banshees.
The ruler of Arkhanta is Ari, who raised his kingdom to prosperity by catching a banshee and using her power. Before becoming a ruler, Ari lived a life of labor and toils, but the death of his wife, Jamayeda, and the knowledge of Maqi's supposed illness worsened his temper.
When the wisest men in the land couldn't help Maqi, Ari decided to capture a banshee to pursue a legend and the three wishes that the evil creature might grant. However, the banshee Yua couldn't cure Maqi, and Ari snapped.
With Yua's powers, Ari built the Scarlet Citadel, amassed a treasury, and made himself the ruler of Arkhanta. Ruled by grief, anger, and frustration, Ari declared war against Kandrakar, believing that the Oracle was heartless enough to turn a blind eye to Maqi's state of being. Despite that, the guardians managed to free Yua from the rule of Ari and save Maqi, thereby granting Ari's wish as well.
When Yua left, Ari lost all of his possessions and the Scarlet Citadel, but the people kept him as their king.
The citizens of Arkhanta appear with red, blonde, or blue hair that may or may not be kept in braids or buns, and they are dressed in greens, browns, and grays. Many of them are farmers like Ari, but some of them are physicians or scholars. They also seem to be warm and joyous people, despite their simple living.
The people of Arkhanta also coexist with magical creatures, but they are most afraid of the banshees. No one had succeeded capturing a banshee for themself, but the people also fear the consequences of releasing a captured banshee.
The people also think Ari to be a good ruler, because he was a poor farmer like them, but he used Yua's powers to make the land bountiful and help other farmers like him.
In Arkhanta, coexisting with regular straw or wooden roofed houses are structures that resemble rice granaries and silos. The exterior walls are mostly white while the domed roofs are red or blue.
The Scarlet Citadel is a grand complex of wide palaces over a hill, from where a waterfall flows.
Culture and Customs
The people celebrate a harvest festival to show their appreciation for Ari, by bringing gifts and their harvest to the town of Urdath to show their thanks and appreciation. Urdath serves famous black grapes and its village elder, Shawee, encourages locals and travelers alike to partake in the tradition by stomping on large tubs of said grapes.
Later on, the girls revisit Arkhanta to join a sports event.
|Arc 3: A Crisis on Both Worlds|
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Orube · Yan Lin · The Oracle|
|Villains:||Ari · Yua · Maqi · Jamayeda · Astral Drops · Riddle · Raphael Sylla · Joel McTiennan · Maria Medina|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · Arkhanta · Basilíade|
|Issues:||025 · 026 · 027 · 028 · 029 · 030 · 031 · 032 · 033 · 034 · 035 · 036|