Messenger Setting & Symbolism

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Village

Village is the community where Matty lives. Village prides itself on welcoming newcomers and not keeping secrets.

Forest

Forest surrounds Village. In the beginning of the story, Forest welcomes Matty as he travels to neighboring communities. Forest is described by Seer as being an illusion, but it seems to have a life of its own. Forest can be a dangerous place to most people.

Warning

Forest gives Warnings to travelers it does not want passing through. A Warning can come in the form of a jab from a plant or animal bite while in the Forest.

Trade Mart

Trade Mart is a periodic event where community members can trade gifts or traits for worldly desires. For example, Mentor trades his kind spirit for physical attractiveness.

Gaming Machine

The Gaming Machine is an electronic object that Ramon's family trades for. Soon after the family procures the machine, Ramon...

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