No matter how high the stakes, or how desperate the mission, we can always rely on Riley to take time out of her busy ‘quest to save all of existence’ schedule to say hello to a new furry friend. But the bulgae are unlike any other adorable doggo that we’ve ever seen, either in the Mortalrealm or the Spiritrealm.
The bulgae, AKA the dogs of the Godrealm, are not only massive in size, but also—in case you didn’t notice—covered in fire. We’re not sure if the flames make them less cute, or more. All we know is that this is one pupper you are definitely not allowed to pet. These dogs may be highly intelligent, but they are notoriously hard to train. So, if one or more of them were to get loose . . . let’s just say that ‘fire hazard’ is an understatement.
So, what exactly are they doing here on earth?
Viva Las Vegas
When we first heard rumors of a giant dog made of flames wandering around Sin City we just assumed it was an elaborate special effect. But since then, some additional strange global occurrences have left us wondering if reality is breaking in front of our eyes. Nothing too big. Just a few minor things. Like all those apocalyptic lightning storms and the complete disappearance of both the sun and the moon.
We hate to say it, but the world was going to have to end eventually. At least this way, we’re in for some amazing spectacle before the goddesses enact their final plan and destroy us all. So, be sure to get outside and take plenty of photos while you still can!
Thrill of the Chase
According to our sources, a tear in the fabric between the Mortalrealm and the Godrealm, a number of divine creatures have arrived in our world. As saram (non-magical users), we’re not exactly familiar with the inner workings of the Godrealm’s animal kingdom.
What we do know is that bulgae love playfully chasing down wild cheollimas (winged horses from the Godrealm) for fun. Unfortunately, the cheollimas aren’t so keen on playing along. Unfortunately, unfortunately, a few cheollimas have also been spotted in Vegas recently.
Unlike the bulgae, , these cheollimas aren’t wandering around the Mortalrealm aimlessly. We’ve heard a couple of them are actually planning on officially tying the knot. A magical horse wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator? We know where we’re going to be before the sky falls. It’s not too late for you to sign up for the gift registry!
All Play, No Work
Cheollimas provide an important service in the Godrealm. They are the preferred mode of transportation for the goddesses, after all. But what about the bulgae? Considering how hard these dogs are to domesticate, we can’t imagine that they make for very popular pets.
But the bulgae do come in handy whenever the goddesses hold their grand tournament to determine who will become the new prime minister of their realm.
What? Your elected leaders don’t participate in deadly games of skill to decide who will lead the country? (Doesn’t seem fair if you ask us.)
Light My Fire
In order to see if the potential future prime minister has what it takes command respect and loyalty from their populace, the goddesses must determine whether they can ‘control the most uncontrollable of forces.’ That’s where the bulgae come in.
If you can’t tame the bulgae, you can’t lead the realm. Simple as that. Don’t ask us how. We have a feeling these dogs don’t react that well to belly rubs and ear scratches.
But the real question you should be asking is, why the heck is Riley competing in this year’s tournament? And she thought training Mong to sit still as a puppy was a challenge.
Eager to discover the answers? Want to catch a glimpse of the bulgae for yourself? Be sure to pick up The Last Fallen Realm, A Gifted Clans Novel, on sale now!