A Brief History of Everything Jul 14, 2011 16:03:32 GMT -5
Post by Roxilicious on Jul 14, 2011 16:03:32 GMT -5
[tl;dr at the bottom]
NOTICE: the time "Before Mortals" is scheduled to be changed; ignore it for the time being.Before Mortals
In the beginning, there was nothing but the Void. Two beings found themselves in the Void but separate from each other. Time moved forward, though His presence is useless in his corner without Space. Additionally, Space found Herself near useful... If only there were movement in her corner of the Void. She remained stationary, waiting for something to happen. Eventually, mobile Time made contact with motionless Space. They interweaved their purposes, completing each other. From their connection, the Hexadus and the Santach were born as powerful, godly beings, but they were not referred to as separate groups of gods at the time. They were just the children of Time and Space, who later sank into the background and provided structure to the Void.
The Hexadus were tired of living in the Void. They had no purpose like their parents. As a result, the Hexadus decided to create a new world, one in which they would have purpose and significance. They offered the Santach this wonderful opportunity, but the Santach turned them down. 'Sacrifice our powers?' they'd ask. 'I would never sacrifice my powers for the creation of mortal beings.'
And so, the Hexadus created a new world, known as Valtava, the mortal realm. In this plane of existence, they made a planet, Orbis, upon which the mortals could live. Two smaller realms were created as well: Zerua and Meprise, informally known as heaven and hell, respectively. The spirits of those with moral tendencies would travel to Zerua after their bodies perished, and the souls of those with wicked tendencies would travel to Meprise.
But what became of the Santach?
Each member of the Santach, informally called Selfish Gods, used their awesome power to create their own, individual planes of existence. These planes ranged from being beautiful, radiant gardens of life to barren, ashen wastelands of decay, all depending on the preference of their creator. The Selfish Gods also exercised their awesome power to create inhabitants of their worlds. They were not mortals with freewill. Instead, some members of the Santach chose to create immortal slaves and servants to inhabit their own plane. Some are treated ruthlessly while others are given more leeway in terms of enslavement.Orabelic Era
About a year after the creation of Orbis, the members of the Hexadus chose to create animal life. They made dragons and dogs and cats and griffins and birds and rodents and equines to everything in between. One thing they were missing was an intelligent race of mortals. This led to the creation of what is now known as the Ancient Ones.
At the time of their existence, they were actually called Orabels. In their language, this means "golden eye." They were named in reference to their liquid gold irises with white instead of black pupils. These people lived pleasantly for years before a dark era of chaos amongst the divine occurred.War on Territory
The Santach wanted a neutral plane to conglomerate peacefully without feeling threatened by "home field advantage." However, they had already expended their power and energy on creating their own planes of existence. They couldn't make a new one, so why not just steal one?
They devised a plane to overthrow Meprise, deciding it'd be best to stay as much out of the way of the Hexadus while still achieving their goal of obtaining a new world for themselves. Why would anyone want hell anyway? The mortals wouldn't miss it. They figured it'd be their best shot. They unleashed their armies of timeless beings and infiltrated Meprise.
The archdemons were quick to react and fought back relentlessly. More backup was sent almost instantly, and the Hexadus, too, took part in this war. The Santach were inevitably defeated due to poor planning and were sent back to their realms.Fall of the Ancient Ones
This upset one particular member, Polemos Dasi, quite a bit. He hated the Hexadus, he hated mortals, and he hated that they had won. He wanted revenge.
Thoughtlessly, he and his army of warriors attacked Orbis alone. Each warrior picked an Orabel and killed it mercilessly until all were dead. Polemos Dasi himself was said to have been responsible for the death of ten thousand Orabels while the rest were picked off by his army. Some say a few survived and that the elves are their descendants; nonetheless, the Hexadus needed to make up for their loss.Recreation Era
The Hexadus did nothing to avenge the death of their Orabels. All of their souls were sent to a special section Zerua and Meprise, depending on how they chose to live their life. They ignored the Santach and cut off ties with them in every way. They began to rebuild.
Three racial groups were created: man, beast, and elf. Out of those came the races known today. The created their own world, but they kept what the Ancient Ones left behind. They're known as Orabelic Ruins, and they're rumored to contain the lost spirits of the Orabels.
From the Recreation Era onward, man, best, and elf have continued to live sometimes in harmony, other times in chaos. They've developed their own cultures, general dispositions toward other races, and lifestyles. A timeline of the history can be found below.TL;DR
We all have our lazy moments, and that is a big read up there. If you want the general idea of what happened without having to read it (you can always come back and read it later), then here is the TL;DR.
• Time and Space created beings; these beings are gods.
• Gods divide based on decisions.
• The Hexadus (the holy, the six) create heaven, hell, and mortal plane.
• The Santach (the selfish) create their own individual planes.
• Mortals are created, known as Orabels.
• The Santach announce war to claim hell as their own.
• They are defeated.
• One Santach member, Polemos Dasi, kills all of the Orabels.
• The Hexadus create new beings.
• Three racial groups: man, beast, elf.
• Live sometimes in harmony and other times in strife.