So I thought I'd get some input on my afterlife system in one of my series, as I'm having some problems with my terms. Any suggestions would be great! To start, there used to be one 'God'. This God sent pieces of itself to a new born earth to create life. By doing this, it gained knowledge through the new life as it reincarnated back to the God. After a certain amount of time, if a soul gathered enough knowledge, the God made them an Astral being called a Reaper. Reapers oversaw the life on the planet, though however did their best to stay neutral in most situations. Eventually the most intelligent species at the time were very early humans and a race called Sentients. However, humans strayed away from the interest in magick Sentients had, and thus Sentients found them disgusting and undeserving of magick. The Sentient race cast the first known spell, an illusion of sorts, separating the majority of magickal creatures and plant life on their side of the illusion, and left the rest to the human side. This barrier is called the Veil. This caused a problem for the God, as both humans and Sentients both worked for knowledge, but one side was scientific and the other magickal (physical vs. meta-physical). This difference became so noticeable, the God split itself in two, one for human side of the Veil and one for the Sentient side. Like the original God, these two new God's create servants to help it watch over life. The human side creates what we generally call 'angels'. Their purpose is to help humanity be selfless, as they find scientific knowledge is best created with others helping and others in mind. Their opposite are demons, but angels only 'fall' when they give up their selfless identity and morals and follow their own selfish actions like that we know of the seven deadly sins. On the Sentient side, their Astral beings are Fae. The Fae are much more involved with the intelligent races, as they try and preserve the integrity of magick. The opposite of Fae are Elves. An elf is created when they forsake magick is some way. There are very few elves, and they are outcasted most of the time. They're sort of the Amish I suppose of this world. If you read all of that, you are a rockstar. Now my actual concern is with my terminology... I'm not very good with 'making up' things as for terms wise. So I usually rely on already established creatures, but they're not always exactly what we generally perceive them to be. There is no true evil in this world, even the demons. So I ask you, the person all of this world construction, do you think my terms are okay? Are some of them not but others fine? If they're just awful all together, give me suggestions, or even a point in a different direction would be great! Thank you so much! P.S. I am so sorry if I made you feel like you were in school or reading some history book.