Explanation of New Eden
Tales of New Eden/ToNE is a story revolving around a magical garden, existing outside of time and as essentially a type of purgatory. When a person dies, if they meet certain criteria (mainly if the garden sees them as “worthy” to be a host for it's immense thirst, as well as a representative of its beauty), they will enter immediately, often trapped there for the equivalent of many years, and undergoing many trials.
New Eden itself is sentient, and contains much land divided into many little “kingdoms”. The ruler of each of those kingdoms is a person chosen from the beginning of time, destined to enter into it, and often with the combination of exterior beauty but some fatal flaw in their mind/personality. This is because New Eden feeds off evil, negativity, and pain in order to keep itself alive; the reason why, or how it does this, is currently unknown.
These “rulers” will undergo many trials while within Eden, though they will often be suffering