|“|| There can be no life without Order. Good, evil... darkness, light-there must be Balance in the Universe.|
— The Crowfather.
Creation is the entire universe of the Darksiders Series. The Creator is believed to have made every Realm and Race within Creation by all its residents, though many believe the Creator has left and no longer speaks to his children as he once did. Creation is described as being fundamentally dualistic, all worlds leaning towards either life, light, order, and creation or death, darkness, chaos, and destruction.
- Main article: Tree of Life and Death
All Realms have or had the Tree existing within them in some form. All worlds are entwined in its metaphysical roots. In Worlds oriented towards darkness, the Tree manifests as the withered Tree of Death. In worlds oriented towards light, the Tree manifests as the flourishing Tree of Life. The only world explicitly known to lack a Tree is Earth, as the Charred Council had it destroyed to prevent unsanctioned access to the Third Kingdom.
The Well of SoulsEdit
- Main article: Well of Souls
The Well of Souls is located within the Tree. It draws the souls of all beings in Creation after death with few exceptions. After the Souls are purified of the memories of their life in the Kingdom of the Dead, they are returned to the Well where they are then reborn into the Realms in their new lives.
The Shadow LandsEdit
- Main article: Shadow Lands
The Three KingdomsEdit
- Main article: Three Kingdoms
The First and Second Kingdoms are the two greatest powers in the universe save the Charred Council that holds them in check with their enforcers. The Third Kingdom, the Kingdom of Man, was to grow to match the other two and become crucial to the balance before its destruction.
The First KingdomEdit
- Main article: Heaven
The home realm of the Angels, it is a Realm of light and beauty that is also known as the White City.
The Second KingdomEdit
- Main article: Hell
The Third KingdomEdit
- Main article: Earth
Creation spans many realms, most far older than the Three Kingdoms and their inhabitants.
- Main article: The Veil
- Main article: The Abyss
The Abyss is a Realm of primordial darkness and home to countless monstrosities. Little is known about it, save that the Creatures it spawns are often utilized by the armies of the Second Kingdom and others.
The Far FieldsEdit
- Main article: The Far Fields
The Forge LandsEdit
- Main article: Forge Lands
The ancient home Realm of the Makers, the Forge Lands are a lush if declining world filled with the countless works of the Makers themselves.
The Kingdom of the DeadEdit
- Main article: Kingdom of the Dead
The Kingdom of the Dead is the destination for the Souls of the living after death. Though Souls are meant to pass through the City of the Dead and be purified of their lives so that they may be reborn through the Well of Souls, many escape and become the Realm's permanent residents, known as the Undead.
The River StyxEdit
- Main article: Styx
A place existing between the Three Kingdoms, the Styx is a river filled with wrathful souls that became lost rather than making it to the Well of Souls and thus to the Kingdom of the Dead.
- Main article: Argul's Tomb
Originally part of the Kingdom of the Dead, the Dead King tore it from the Kingdom as it stored the source of Argul's power. It is inhabited by the Deposed King's minions, frozen Undead and Frostbane.
The Charred Council's RealmEdit
- Main article: The Charred Council's Realm
The Charred Council resides in a fiery domain of no known name. It is there that they hold court and call their servants to them to report and pass judgement.
The Ravaiim's RealmEdit
- Main article: Ravaiim
- Main article: Kothysos
A Demon held realm that was amongst the Realms destroyed by the Nephilim during their rampage across the Worlds. Before the battle at Eden, it saw the single greatest loss of Nephilim life on its surface. It would later be searched for the lost Grand Abominations.
- Main article: Eden
The Realm of Eden was the original realm allotted to Humanity; a paradise garden. Absalom grew enraged by the allotment, believing that the Nephilim, who had no Realm of their own, deserved Eden. The subsequent battle led to the near-total destruction of Eden and the genocide of the Nephilim.
- Main article: Lostlight
Lostlight is one of many Realms held by the angels outside of the First Kingdom and is ruled by Archon Lucien, keeper of the Angel's key to the Well of Souls, and is home to the archives of the Ivory Citadel.
- Main article: Shadow's Edge
Analogous to Lostlight, Shadow's Edge is a Realm upon which demons have laid claim to. The Demon lord Samael built the Black Stone, his fortress, there. After Samael's disappearance, Lilith took control of the Realm and allowed the fortress to slip into nothing.
- Main article: Oblivion
Oblivion is a Realm of pure nothingness outside of Creation. Nothing can return from Oblivion because anything that enters immediately ceases to exist. The only known portal to this Realm is controlled by the Keeper of Oblivion.