Age of StarBirth
( Age of Gods)
The High God
Out of the chaos, there was
thought and being; there was the High God. With celestial hands, the High God
drew the plans for a new realm, a new beginning. These plans were written in a
book called the Tobril, a book that makes gods of mortal folk.
The Gods are
Into the Beyond, the High God
called. There came an answer from two beings: one of light, and one of darkness.
They were lesser gods, seeking greatness in the chaos. The king and queen of
wyrms, they were. They abandoned their twining struggles against each other and
worked together to create a new place for them, a place for greatness.
Gilean is Drawn
Out of chaos and out of time,
the High God summoned a third god. He was Gilean, greatest of sages. Gilean
alone, in all of time, was worthy to bear the High God's plans for the universe.
He received the plans, the Tobril. Then, the High God departed, for the planning
was done and the creation was about to begin.
Reorx and the
Companion Gods Come.
Together the three gods
summoned helpers. Other, lesser gods came. The greatest of these was Reorx.
"Give of yourself," he said, "and I will tame the chaos" And from the gods,
Reorx forged a mighty hammer. With the hammer, he smote the chaos and it slowed.
Sparks flew from the hammer and lighted the heavens. And there were stars.
Krynn is Made.
Reorx shaped a mighty globe and
separated the lands and seas, the light and dark, the heavens and the soil.
Then, the other gods gifted the world, each to his or her own. Krynn was blessed
with plants and trees, creatures of the earth, water and air, seasons and
weather, and untold beauty.
Together, Paladine and Takhisis
guided the hand of Reorx and made five rulers of the world. Drawn from the
savage elements and encased in frames of base metals, these rulers became one
with the world. They were the dragons. But the Dark Queen coveted the dragons
and corrupted them. Their metals were tarnished and lost to light.
Good Dragons are
Paladine mourned the loss of
his dragon children. He turned to Reorx for comfort and Reorx made five
monuments to the lost dragons. He forged these monuments from precious metals.
But, Paladine longed to behold his children whole, alive again. And so, he
breathed life into the statues.
The gods, the dragons, the
beasts of the world, and the light and the dark themselves made war over
Takhisis's treacheries. Chaos swirled at the corners of the world, threatening
to unmake it. When the gods saw the harm they caused their world, they withdrew,
light gods to light, dark gods to dark, and gray gods to gray. There they agreed
to stay. They lived and loved for countless eons; thus were born the lesser
gods, their children.
The Stars are
In the silence that followed,
there came the sound of chimes, of heavenly singing. The gods pondered it, and
saw that the stars lived. They shone like the gods themselves, shone as pieces
of the gods. And the gods coveted these countless spirits.
Once again war erupted in the
heavens. The firmament shuddered with the struggles of the gods. The gods of
light sought to nurture and lead these star spirits. The gods of darkness sought
to bind and control them. The gods of gray sought only to set the fledgling
Hearing the battle, the High
God returned from the Void. And the High God knew wrath. From the fire of wrath,
the High God forged the Balance: each family of gods could gift the spirits with
one gift. Afterward, the gods must let the spirits be. The gods of light gave
the spirits physical bodies so they might become masters of the world. The gods
of darkness cursed them with weakness, want, and mortality, that the fearful
spirits might be brought to serve Evil. And the gods of shadow gave unto the
spirits free will, the ability to shape their own fates.
And so, the peoples of the land
were formed. The people of the land were three. Stony ogres there were, cold and
beautiful, strong but hollow. Wooden elves rose like living trees, tall and
regal, graceful, solitary, and proud. And, least of all, were creatures of
clay-humans, short and common, simple and bestial. The humans had the capacity
to destroy, and to love. These were the children of the world.
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