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Basiliade is a fictional world in the W.I.T.C.H. comics series and is the homeworld to Orube, Himerish, Endarno, Luba, and Wee.
Balis


History

Yan Lin tells the guardians[1] that Basiliade was once split into different tribes, who fought against each other for many reasons. Pain and despair ruled the world. Two of the mentioned tribes are the Shanta and the Asha.

Sharr the Terrible, leader of the Shantas, wanted to obliterate all other clans. When he was about to kill Himerish, a member of the Asha clan and the future Oracle, the warrior Endarno stopped Sharr from doing so. Endarno senses Himerish's potential to be more than a warrior[1] and encourages him to cultivate his power.

Eventually, the fighting stopped and the people came together to form the peaceful world it is today.

Citizen Profile

Some people of Basiliade have a feline appearance with furry pointed ears and cat-like noses and eyes. Adults may grow red masks over their eyes, and elders may grow whiskers. They may or may not have a tail. Examples include Luba and Orube.

Others look like normal humans, but exhibit similar abilities as their feline counterparts. Examples include Himerish and Endarno[1].

The people of Basiliade wear long kimono-like robes. They are seemingly colored according to the status and position of the citizens[2]. For example, children and women might wear white robes with blue belts, men might wear green or brown robes, and teachers might wear green robes or red robes with yellow belts.

Architecture

The houses are similar in structure to Japanese houses[2][3], with sliding see-through doors and wooden verandas.

Pyramids can also be seen. Some of them are part of the complex of the Garden of Two Suns. When Orube went back to Basiliade to retrieve the former Oracle, the twin suns and moons align to form a double eclipse, and their light shines down one of the pyramid tips, straight into its sacred chambers where Himerish conducted his warrior initiation rites[3], as presided by his former student Yarr and guarded by Yarr's students Kilubi and Ih-Shui. Numerous warriors guard the halls while the Ceremony of the Crimson Dawn takes place.

It is also mentioned in one Wee comic that chocolate is used for building[4].

Culture and Customs

As seen in Orube's flashback[2], children of Basiliade are separated early from their parents. In the ceremony of the Great Light, they enter the Garden of Two Suns, an academy where the children are trained in the art of combat. The children then proceed to learn from their teachers through reading numerous books[5]. Then, when they are ready, they are allowed into the weapons hall to pick a weapon and start their actual combat training[2]. Warriors-to-be are given special rings that they can only wear once they completed their training, and their final test is to defeat the Golden Messenger[2].

The Basiliadians seem to be simple peoples who mostly follow a military structure and live the way of the warrior, but not all of them are limited to becoming warriors of their land. Luba was able to teach and endorse Orube to Kandrakar[6], while becoming an elder of Kandrakar herself.

As for food, there are no known native dishes beyond the gnuzal[5], Orube's favorite dish, as mentioned in the Orube Special.

Native Fauna

In the Lake of the Crimson Lights lives a giant turtle[1] that assists those who fall into the lake in rediscovering themselves. There may or may not be a giant red octopus in the depths of the lake, as Himerish may or may not be delusional at the time.

WE's unnamed species also flourish in Basiliade[7].

Notable Places

The Garden of Two Suns is the academy[2] where Luba taught and Orube pursued her studies in. It is also where Himerish's pupil, Yarr, teaches the warriors Kilubi and Ih-Shui[1]. The Gardens are a big area, with two small twin columns with two linked suns in each of them at its entrance. The gardens' facilities include at least one weapons hall[2] and two pyramids[3].

The Lake of the Crimson Lights is a lake where mysterious crimson globs of light swallow those who come near the waters[1]. It is located by the Cerulean Forest[1].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 W.I.T.C.H. #38: Desires of the Heart, May 2004.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 W.I.T.C.H. #30: The Chamber of Tempests, September 2003.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 W.I.T.C.H. #43: Tricks of Light, October 2004.
  4. "WE's Easter Show", WE Comics, unknown date and issue of publication.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Orube Special, November 2004.
  6. W.I.T.C.H. #27: Divided, June 2003.
  7. W.I.T.C.H. #49: Between Dream and Reality, April 2005.
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Season 1: It Begins · It Resumes · The Key · Happy Birthday Will · A Service to The Community · The Labyrinth · Divide and Conquer · Ambush At Torus Filney · Return of The Tracker · Framed · The Stone of Threbe · The Princess Revealed · Stop the Presses · Parent's Night · The Mudslugs · Walk This Way · Ghosts of Elyon · The Mogriffs · The Underwater Mines · The Seal of Phobos · Escape from Cavigor · Caleb's Challenge · The Battle of The Meridian Plains · The Rebel Rescue · The Stolen Heart · The Final Battle

Season 2: A is for Anonymous · B is for Betrayal · C is for Changes · D is for Dangerous · E is for Enemy · F is for Facades · G is for Garbage · H is for Hunted · I is for Illusion · J is for Jewel · K is for Knowledge · L is for Loser · M is for Mercy · N is for Narcissist · O is for Obedience · P is for Protectors · Q is for Quarry · R is for Relentless · S is for Self · T is for Trauma · U is for Undivided · V is for Victory · W is for Witch · X is for Xanadu · Y is for Yield · Z is for Zenith

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Heart of Kandrakar · Heart of Meridian · Heart of Zamballa · Aurameres · Seal of Phobos · Seal of Nerissa · Horn of Hypnos
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Quintessence · Fire · Air · Water · Earth


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
Arc 4: Trials of the Oracle
Heroes: W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · Orube · Yan Lin · The Oracle · Elyon Brown · Matt
Villains: Endarno · Vaal · Phobos · Cedric
Items: Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres · Crown of Light · Breath of Time
Planets: Earth · Kandrakar · Meridian · Basilíade
Issues: 037 · 038 · 039 · 040 · 041 · 042 · 043 · 044 · 045 · 046 · 047 · 048
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