Creation

Creation

 

In the beginning, all was darkness. Priopii, the Sky, found her existence dreary and lonely. Everywhere she existed was the same—black, empty, void. Out of her loneliness was born a world for her to gaze upon, a single, round gem floating at the heart of her—Welkinia. But the Welkinia was a dead world, made of hard, brown rock and, after a time, Priopii’s loneliness intensified.

She wanted to create life.

To bring and sustain life on her dark world, Priopii gave birth to two sisters: Riasruo the sun and Theisseg the storm. Riasruo’s warmth and light shone down on Welkinia and Theisseg’s storm spread sustaining water about the world. Priopii created all the plants that grew green across the brown world, and populated with earth with animals, the skies with birds, and the seas with fish. To light the night sky, she birthed the twin brothers: Twiuasra the swift, blue moon and Jwiaswo, the graceful, red moon.

And last, Priopii breathed life into the five, Mortal races: the bird-like Luastria for the mountains and skies, Humans for the plains, the serpent-like Szezziith for the forests, the mole-like Zalg for the earth, and the crab-like Threv for the waters. For a time, peace reigned, but soon jealousy and resentment creeped into the world. Riasruo, the sun, loved to shine bright on the world, particularly the Luastria who dwelt the closest to her, but she grew to hate when Theisseg’s storms would block her sight. And Theisseg, who spread life-giving water across the world, grew to resent the way the Mortals loved her sister, the sun, and cursed her storms.

Growing bitter, Theisseg made war upon her sister and peace was forever shattered. Priopii could only watch as the perfection of her creation was marred.

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