Welcome to our story
The Malakhim story is built of a mixture of real legends, fantasy elements, and our own unique brand of spirituality. The overview, our World In Brief, is available to all readers, as a primer for understanding what we're doing here. The World In Brief is mentioned in the story, it is something written by Nathan to Ben shortly before the beginning of Volume 1. In our opinion, there is no better way to get acquainted with the characters, story, and world we're depicting here than to read the World In Brief from beginning to end.
The World In Brief is an in-character document, written by Nathan to Ben in answer to some of Ben's questions. Because it is written from Nathan's perspective, there is much here that has more to do with Nathan's understanding of the universe than any objective fact of lore.
Character pages are available for a short insight into the cast here-- we're still building the material for this section. Logged-in members will be able to see some of the story material written for these characters in the process of development, usually narratives written from the character's perspective. These are going up as we transcribe them from scattered, scribbled notes, and as new ones are written. Special content such as sketch pages, concept art, and a few spoilers will slowly become available to members who've acquired relevant Easter Eggs or befriended Ophanim over the years here at the site.
Please note that while the angels in our story are inspired by and interpreted from figures of legend, archetypes, and facets of the human experience, they are not intended to represent any persons living or dead and are not intended to refute or conflict with anyone's real spiritual beliefs. They are pieces of our understanding of the world drawn in terms of a fantasy story, and we mean no harm by portraying them. Readers have, to date, been incredibly gracious in general, and we're very grateful for that.
A rough guide providing clues to some of the Malakhrit language used in the story, Ben's Notebook, is available to the public, although additional translation information is only available through special Easter Egg content for logged-in members.
The grammar and construction of the Malakhrit language has changed somewhat since our inception, and may continue to change, as it has been salvaged out of a partial work by departed staff. Understanding the Malakhrit language will never be necessary to understanding the story-- pertinent bits of language are explained later in the story, and the rest is meant to lend an otherworldly element to angels speaking amongst themselves or invoking their commands.
There are a lot of miscellaneous leftovers from the old site that we keep around out of respect for our fans, including the fan art gallery, Aleph's miscellaneous artwork, and various odds and ends. For sentiment's sake, we've kept them around, and you can view them here.