The Mahali Mizuka is a parallel plane of existence - that mirrors the real world in Sayarii.
It is physically accessible through the use of Manyoya feathers.
Rules of the Mahali Mizuka
In summary, the Mahali Mizuka serves as a multi-layered narrative space that offers both risks and rewards, governed by its own logic and intricately connected to the memories of those who have passed on. It's a place of endless possibilities for storytelling, exploration, and even ethical dilemmas, making it a versatile and compelling aspect of the game's mechanics and narrative.
The Mahali Mizuka is an enigmatic realm that exists in a space between reality and imagination, a dimension that is both a part of and separate from the world as we know it. An anomalous plane constructed from the memories of the dead, making it a haunting and complex environment where the past and the present co-mingle. The realm is governed by its own set of rules, known in thaumaturgic circles as Oneiric Logic, which ensures a coherent experience for those who enter, even as they navigate through shifting reflections and timelines.
Access to the Mahali Mizuka is facilitated through Manyoya feathers, which serve as a sort of gateway or bridge. However, the transition into this realm is so seamless that most individuals do not even realize they've entered it. This makes the Mahali Mizuka a potent narrative space for meta-stories, where characters can explore, discover clues from the past, and even face life-threatening situations without the risk of actual death*.
The realm's Oneiric Logic enforces a rule of balance, a give-and-take relationship with the real world that can have tangible consequences. Objects can be lost or gained, and the realm's own "accounting" ensure that any imbalances are corrected—often in ways that can be harsh or unexpected, value is measured differently and often mysteriously in the Mahali Mizuku, and great caution should be exercised when objects are are left behind, or taken from the Inbetween.