Scala ad Caelum
Story[edit | edit source]
Kingdom Hearts Dark Road[edit | edit source]
In an unknown city, two boys are playing a board game while discussing the legend of the Keyblade War. While one, the Boy in White, considers it ridiculous that anyone would want to start a war in the first place, the other boy, the Boy in Black, wonders what those who started the war aimed to do. He notes that the future has already been set in stone because of the foresight abilities granted by the Gazing Eye, recalling a prophecy that darkness would prevail in the Keyblade War, while the Boy in White insists there is more to the light than it seems. The board game seemingly ends in a tie, with both boys' pieces unable to move forward.
Development and Origin[edit | edit source]
Concept art for Scala ad Caelum was first shown at a limited-entry event in 2014 to celebrate the launch of Kingdom Heart HD 2.5 ReMIX, when it was referred to as "Cable Town". Attendees described it as a town built on three hills with the center one being the largest and containing a tower similar to the clock tower in Daybreak Town. It has a largely-white color palette, with white houses stacked on top of each other and huge windmills. Chains connected the top of the tower to the other two hills, similar to the castle in Land of Departure.
The second piece of art shows what appears be a library within the clock tower. A chess-like game, with one of the pieces having a Hidden Mickey symbol at the top, is laid out near a windowsill, which is decorated with white curtains and the letter χ is drawn out on a chalkboard to one side of the room.