A place of perpetuity: nothing is born or perishes within
The Forest of Life is a region in the east-northeastern part of the OverWorld, bordering the northern part of the Desert of Al’Mipedim.
However, beneath the beauty and vividness of this magnificent jungle, lies a mystery of perpetuity. Nothing perishes, nothing is born, everything becomes an integral part of the Forest. Trees with eyes in their trunks’ holes, carnivorous plants with more developed consciousness and fireflies acting as eyes and ears of an entire living ecosystem with a collective mind.
Prove your strength and the Forest shall extend thee its blessings. Here, the wisest of the engaged Creatures has the privilege of attacking first.
On those rare nights when the triad stars of Lup, Lec, and Teo shine above the forest, all secrets are brought to light
In the Animation, during the events of When a CodeMaster Calls, Ulmar, impersonated by Ulmanator, was taking a beating from Peyton’s Vinta, flying around with his Torwegg, appearing and disappearing with his Invisibility at Rao’Pa Sahkk, the Ocean with no Water, one of the many Mirage Locations in Al’Mipedim. When Vinta’s Slowsand Attack turned the sand under Ulmar’s feet into quicksand, Ulmar used his Reality Field Generator to disperse the Mirage and teleported them both to the Forest of Life during the Aichlyys.
The Aichlyys, from the Ancient Greek Αχλύς1 alludes to Achlys, are intensely dark nights in the OverWorld in which the shine of the stars Lup, Lec and Teo, when aligned in a certain angle, illuminates everything, even invisible Creatures.
As very well evidenced by Vinta who, in an unnecessarily overwhelming move, traded his Torwegg for the Gauntlets of Might by using the Tune of Xerium on himself to smash Ulmar with the trunk of a huge tree, here, the most powerful of the engaged Creatures have the privilege of attacking first.
As a rare celestial event, the Aichlyys is also much prized by Creatures all over of Al’Mipedim, with a big festival in the Mipedim Oasis for all castes of Mipedians. Scouts like Bivike can return home, high-officers from Mipedian Armed Forces like Lieutenant Jorre and General Grantkae join mounted-infantry soldiers like Noaz, Elite members like Mizkio have the opportunity to get in touch with old friends like Abin-wor and even spiritual leaders like Enre-hep enjoy the good music, food and contagious joy of this great celebration.
It was in the Forest of Life where Intress was held captive, luring Maxxor to Lord Van Bloot’s trap during the arch of the Fallen Hero. Also, it was there where the protagonist, Tom Majors, snapped a scan of the Aich King Ikkatosh in all his splendour during an Aichlyys night for his CodeMaster match against CodeMaster Hotekk during the events of Hotekk’s Challenge (Part 1).
The Forest of Life appears, in Perim or in Chaotic, in the following episodes:
- The Thing About Bodal
- Castle Bodhran or Bust (Part 1)
- Castle Bodhran or Bust (Part 2)
- Shifting Sands
- Fallen Hero
- Scavenger Scan
- A Fearsome Fate
- A Flux Too Far
- Maze of Menace
- Trading Cards
- A Rare Hazard
- Mega Match
- When a CodeMaster Calls
- Worlds Apart
- Hotekk's Challenge (Part 1)
- A Gigantic Mission
- A Peytonic Adventure