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|Book of Life|
|Use||The Creator's book used to draw things into existence|
The Creator drew everything in this book and brought it into existence...”
–Drawn to Life 's introduction
The Book of Life is a special book in Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter. It contains all the creations made by The Creator. These include the Raposa World, the Sun, the Moon, the Raposa, and even The Hero. This book is The Creator's "tool" for creating things, and contains Templates that become real once they are colored.
Raposa do not generally alter the Book of Life with the exception of mayors, notably Mari and The Mayor. In Drawn to Life, pages for the Book of Life are recovered in all levels except for the Snow Fields as well as all boss levels.
The Book of Life is an old, thick, hardcover book with gold trimmings and a golden Raposa head drawn onto the front. The pages are slightly worn; some pages have line-drawings, some are blank, and some have written words. It also has a red silk-bound bookmark.
First, The Creator formed a circle and drew the world and the sea; then he populated it with beautiful forests. Lastly, The Creator made the Raposa to live in the new world.
The Fall Edit
Before the time where the game takes place, Wilfre drew in the Book of Life, which was forbidden. His creations came out dark and twisted, and he fled the village as a result. Out of rage, he ripped out key pages such as the Sun and Moon and threw the shreds into the wind. The damage to the Book of Life caused The Creator to become depressed; he therefore sealed off the Creation Hall, and seemingly abandoned the Raposa. Over time, Darkness began to spread throughout the Village.
During each of the levels of the Drawn to Life, The Hero must find four torn pieces of paper, to complete a Template, a page from the Book of Life. It is also what the player uses to create their Hero, weapons, etc.
The Mayor of Raposa Village is usually the one to keep the Book of Life safe until they die. The Village Mayor must sign his or her name in the Book when they assume the position. The Creator has signed their name in it as well.
In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, Mari rips the pages from the Book of Life and gives them to Wilfre. These pages eventually make his Ultimate Creation, which is the last boss of the game. In the last part of the game, The Hero must collect a Template similar to the first game from six levels to gain access to the final levels.
- The colors used in portrayals of the book are inconsistent. In the game, the Book of Life is red, but in the introduction and instruction booklet, it is green.
- The Book of Life is most likely the Raposa world's equivalent of the Bible or other religious books.
- The Instruction Manuals for Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii) are stylized to look like the Book of Life.