The Agriculture Sector

The City of Evlantis is ruled by women, for women. The city is divided into six clique-like sectors.

The Agriculture Sector of Evlantis attracts two types of women: those with a gift for nurturing plants and those with a gift for nurturing people. These women are intelligent and possess an ability to get work done. They tend to find beauty everywhere, and they have a propensity to heal whatever is broken. In many ways the Agriculture Sector is the most prestigious of the Sectors, because without the fruits of the Agriculture Sector, the people of the Queendom would die of starvation and disease.

The Government Sector

Rose has been in management since she was 18; first she managed one coffee shop, then two…now she has moved on to a grocery store!

The City of Evlantis is ruled by women, for women. The city is divided into six clique-like sectors.

The women of the Government Sector love law and order. They enjoy solving problems, especially in committee. They enjoy passing laws to make things in the Queendom run smoothly, and they like the admiration they receive for their high status in society. There is a lot more to Government than meets the eye. In order to keep the City of Evlantis in line with the Constitution handed down by Mother Eve, a good politician must know when to apply the law and when to turn a blind eye to infractions. The women of the Government Sector are wonderful hostesses. True, the pressure they put on themselves to make everything perfect tends to attract high-strung women, but the Queendom would fall apart without their contributions to the public good: passing new laws, reviewing and destroying archaic laws, running the courts, and working with the Soldier Sector to ensure the Queendom is as peaceful as huwomanely possible.

The Origin of the City of Evlantis, the city where The Queendom of Evlantis and Sephora’s Revenge take place

The city of Evlantis was centuries old. It had been founded by Eve, the Mother of all Huwomanity, but abandoned when the area was depleted of game, and when drought fell upon the land. For a while, so the records of herstory reveal, women and men lived as nomads. The Mother of all Huwomanity was said to have lived 939 years. In the latter years of her life she expressed a wish to return to the city she founded. Returning to the ruins of the abandoned city, her people found the area rich in game, and fresh water was plentiful. Structures were patched and re-built upon the early foundations of the city, and the Mother of all Huwomanity died surrounded by her people in the place she loved most on earth.

It was common knowledge that the Mother of all Huwomanity held a fierce bitterness and prejudice against men, a trait that she passed on to her daughters. There were many legends explaining how the Great Mother of All came to walk upon the earth pregnant and alone. The most popular legend told of how the goddesses had created the Great Mother in their image. Afterward, they created a man to impregnate her. That man abandoned her, not realizing that she was superior to him as the bearer of huwoman life. There was nothing but loneliness and death for him, so the legend went.

Yet the goddesses had not been kind to the abandoned Eve. The Mother of All had borne the curse of twin sons. In her bitterness she ruled them with an iron hand, until one rose up and slew the other in a fit of jealous rage for a favor she had justly shown. The grief this caused pushed her bitterness into full-fledged hatred, and she counseled her daughters and many generations of granddaughters never to give their hearts to men. She taught her descendants to see men as treacherous beings, inferior to woman.

Women had never liked the nomadic life. The leaders who ruled after the Great Mother made improvements in the city. Women could achieve favored status by making discoveries in the fields of animal husbandry, farming, the arts of subduing men, medical science, self-defense, and other life skills that would allow them to stay at their home hearths instead of roaming from place to place.

The Great Mother’s legacy of hatred toward mankind took root in her children and their children until, over many centuries, men’s rights were obliterated completely. They became slaves to the women, valued only for their ability to do physical labor and to impregnate the women as and when it was demanded of them.

 

The Arts Sector

The Arts Sector houses the creative women of the city of Evlantis. Only women with extraordinary talent may apply for citizenship in this Sector: the painters, the writers, the musicians, the dancers, the actresses, and the sculptors. The other five Sectors provide services necessary for the survival the Queendom. The women of the Arts Sector must survive on their ingenuity for they provide works of aesthetic pleasure.

The women of the Arts Sector value emotional expression. They love to an extreme and hate to an extreme. It is the Sector where the laws are tested and most often broken. It is the Sector where the most murders are committed. There is a rivalry between the women of the Arts Sector and the women of the Soldier Sector because of their oppositional ideologies.

The Genesis of the Alternate Earth of the Unfallen Series

In book one of the series, The Queendom of Evlantis, the Earth is populated by two groups of people, though neither group is aware that the other exists. Here is the creation story of this alternate earth:

In the Garden of Paradisia, Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Though she tried every wile she possessed to tempt Adam to indulge in the fruit with her, he remained stalwart in his resolve and true to the command of his Maker not to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree.

When the Creator of the Universe came to visit, Eve hid in fear. After a time, the Master told Adam that Eve had been cast out of the garden and banished beyond a high wall built of sheets of rock that the Master had called forth from deep within the earth to surround Paradisia. From that day forward, there were two rules in Paradisia: not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and not to cross the great wall.

Adam had thousands of acres of land to explore and cultivate, but he was lonely, more so than before Eve had been created for him. Often he stood at the wall weeping for his lost mate. Whenever the Creator visited Paradisia, Adam was asked if he wished to have a new woman. Adam held on to hope and always asked if Eve could come back to him. The answer was the same for 939 years. Eve was on the other side of the wall, but could not return to the garden.

In the 940th year after Eve’s departure, the Master visited Adam and told him that Eve was gone forever. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil had claimed Eve’s life, and she no longer walked upon the earth. Adam mourned a few years more, and then, the next time the Master visited, Adam agreed to take a new woman to be his soul mate and companion.

The name of his new wife was Aurora. Though she was curious about many things, she saw that her husband was crippled by a great hurt. Adam never told her about Eve, but he made it clear that he did not wish to lose Aurora, and treasured her greatly. She was a brilliant woman. Her intuition told her Adam had lost a woman who came before her, one who disobeyed the command of the Master. She loved Adam and wished to cause him no pain.

Centuries passed. In time, Aurora bore twelve children. Pain at the loss of Eve struck Adam less often, though there were times when he grappled with sadness, especially when a certain flower, a scent, or a particular birdsong reminded him of her.

Aurora taught her children above all to follow the commands of the Master. For Aurora and her children, there was no death or mourning, no wailing or pain. Adam alone bore the shadow of sadness that Eve’s sin had cast upon the garden. Life in the garden was perfect. There were challenges and discoveries that made every day seem like a new adventure. They lived like kings and queens in their own natural paradise, laughing often, working hard and playing harder, and wanting for nothing.

Once in a while Adam wondered about something: if Eve no longer walked the earth, why was Paradisia confined by a wall? But Adam’s obedience to the Lord God was so perfect that he let his trust in his Master overshadow his curiosity, and in time, his happiness became complete. For Adam did not know that when Eve was cast out of the garden, she was pregnant with his issue.