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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:20 am

First Age
In the old ages a river ran beside a mountain. Dark and deep was the water and from it there came a spirit who ascended the mountain named Lihial. There with bare hands the spirit carved an altar in the stone without any will in of itself. Upon the altar the spirit reached yonder and could grasp the storm that swelled. The sky spilled down across its fingers and down its arms and roared forth until it covered the entire mountain. The soil turned black with the sky and water and the spirit saw that its own name was Vartoth.
Vartoth wandered down to the river again and went below the surface where the waters took him to the heart of the land. The heart opened to the spirit and he entered into it wherein he acquired knowing.
Upon leaving the heart he arose to the surface to find that the river had dried and all that remained was a pillar of black water reaching to the storm above. This pillar Vartoth named Mavharra who distorted the mind. Vartoth climbed the mountain once more to find the stone altar he had carved was standing on its end and the altar he named Ulkor who crushed the body.
Mavharra whispered to Vartoth and told him that Ulkor would protect him if Vartoth would lie down beneath the altar. Vartoth’s mind was distorted and Ulkor crushed Vartoth and his spirit was thrown back down into the heart of the land.
What was left of Vartoth’s body they gave life and they named him Volatarr who would craft for them. Volatarr dug Mount Lihial with his teeth and discovered red ores with which he crafted an anvil named Erivalfa. On Erivalfa Volatarr placed a seed and he hammered it until the wind caught the dust and scattered it beyond the black land.
Mavharra followed the dust and whispered to it stories until the dust settled. Where it fell there was only stone and dirt and the dust sunk into the ground. Mavharra let the dark water run across the ground and it carried the dust far below where the heart could be heart like a great drum.
Volatarr struck with Erivalfa golden ores until flames burst forth and the fire in his hands he placed atop the mountain. The dark storm withdrew from the fire and there was only blue beyond. Volatarr withdrew to his forge pleased with his golden fire that warded the storms from his mountain. The fire shone upon the dust in the distant land where the ground was stone and dirt and from the dust a beast rose. The beast was named Etirrok and it wandered the stone field for three ages.
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second to fourth ages

Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:21 am

Second to Fourth Age
When Etirrok was tired it dug the stone with its hooves and where the stone collected it scraped the blue. Etirrok slept behind the great stone walls and where it lay down it left deep recessions in the stone. So the lands became carved high and low between the vast fields where Etirrok wandered.
The fire shone on the tallest mountain that Etirrok had carved and this mountain was named Vennen which was vivid with the light of the golden fire. As Etirrok wandered he often came back to Vennen to inscribe the stories of his travels and in Vennen’s caverns after five ages he had testimonials of his encounters with the small beasts named Mavior who had begun to dwell in the stony valleys.
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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:21 am

Fifth Age
After the fifth age the golden fire began to die. The storm returned and the blue was slain by the dark cloud. All the land became shadow and coldness swept through mountains and valleys. Etirrok heard fire deep below the stone so it dug into the ground with five horns and burrowed until it found a lake of burning golden ore into which it slipped. Etirrok slept in the burning lake and brought its head below the surface where it inhaled the golden ore and the sound was so great that all the land split.
Mount Vennen split and from the wound gushed blood as dark as the river from whence Vartoth emerged. Vennen’s blood fell into the valleys of Etirrok and the valleys carried the blood across all the lands. Etirrok inhaled golden ore once more and this sound gathered Vennen’s blood. From the gathered blood a beast rose. The beast was named Ruren and it embraced the sweeping coldness.
Such was the coldness that ice enveloped all the land. For an age the land was frozen and nothing moved. Even Ruren stood still staring ahead unblinking. When Ruren grew hungry it moved and shattered the ice to the edge of the land. Such was the dislocation of coldness that the sky snapped and blazing light struck the ice. Enraged Ruren caught the blazing light and saw that it was a beast. This beast was named Gurendos.
Ruren released Gurendos in fear as this beast shone with such authority that the sky flickered silver as it opened its eyes and observed Ruren. Gurendos climbed back into the dark storm overhead.
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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:21 am

Sixth Age
Of all the beasts Mavharra was most bemused by Gurendos and he lay down with the beast bearing ten Ulbes: Ul Volas who dug into the stone with tusks and followed the scent of Etirrok until he too found the lake of golden ore and he swam beneath the fiery surface; Ul Xalentir who climbed higher into the storm than any other had been where she found a great light where she stayed and dwelled; Ul Vesentiar who wandered far away and climbed into the chasm of Vennen where she drank at Mount Vennen’s blood; Ul Melvan who wandered into Volatarr’s forge where he was placed upon Erivalfa bound in red chains and beaten with a hammer until he became green ore; Ul Gias who clung to the bosom of Gurendos; Ul Etexril who returned to the mountain above the heart and lay down at the heel of Ulkor who placed a hand upon his head to command him; Ul Sinsias who followed Melvan and was then hammered until he became silver ore; and Ul Serukir; the remaining two were eaten by Gurendos who grew hungry giving birth.
Ul Serukir wandered the furthest until he found Ruren who had Serukir suckle the beast’s teats. Ruren raised Ul Serukir to hunt smaller beasts that had begun to crawl from the gaps in the ice. They fed on the small beasts until their prey learned to dig below the ice. Beneath were coldest waters that went deep into the land. Ul Serukir dove after the Mavior and so the Mavior swam deeper and deeper. In the darkest water they came to the heart of the land and they entered it and it welcomed them with warmth. Ul Serukir was sent from the heart and he climbed to the surface again to be beside Ruren.
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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:21 am

Seventh Age
Volatarr from his forge saw the Mavior take refuge within the heart and he chose to end the storm and reignite the golden fire atop Lihial to bring light back to all the lands. He climbed Lihial and reached yonder with his hammer and he struck the golden fire twelve times until it cast brilliance across all the frozen lands and the ice thawed and the coldness withdrew and there was a new age of light and warmth.
Pleased with the new age of light Volatarr cast the green ore that was once Ul Melvan across the stone fields and the ore split with wooden roots and sprouted green leaves. Grass grew and covered many plains and some of the ore larger fragments grew tall and strong and became trees.
Volatarr then cast the silver ore that was once Ul Sinsias across all the mountains that Etirrok carved and the snow clung to the peaks and it gathered to it all the coldness so that the mountains became capped with snow and ice. What was left of the silver ores hung in the blue and gathered in clouds and as it became heavier it rained down on the grass and trees below and it quenched their thirst.
Ul Vesentiar who drank the blood of Mount Vennen grew more powerful and confident as she dwelt within the mountain. As Volatarr stood atop Mount Lihial and cast the green ores across all the lands Ul Vesentiar stole from the craftsman the largest chunk of green ore. Ul Vesentiar brought the chunk pack into Mount Vennen and dipped it into Vennen’s blood but as she dipped it slipped from her grasp and it sank to the bottom of the blood pool. There the green ore sparked and shimmered and it burst with vines as thick as mighty trees and the vines coiled round Mount Vennen and made the ground fertile. From the surrounding land came twisting roots and trunks and the jungle became dark and it was silent. Ul Vesentiar named the jungle Sefiun and he named the vine Gaharot.
The ground opened up within the jungle and the Mavior came forth from the heart and ventured into Sefiun. They tapped the vines and from the flesh spilled Vennen’s blood and the Mavior drank of it and they knew how to speak and they began to name all the things in Sefiun. Such vigour and aptitude did the Gaharot induce that the Mavior came to know a great many things about the land.
Volatarr came from Mount Lihial and saw the Mavior and he taught them things of forging and construction and farming and they began to build in honour of Volatarr. The Mavior came to learn to farm the Gaharot vines and they ate it and made beverage by its flesh. From stone they carved statues of Volatarr who in return showed them to a vast supply of divine stone that they quarried and over an age they erected a temple for Volatarr over the cavern from whence they emerged. They named the temple Sefiunas.
Ulkor was displeased at the actions of the Mavior and Volatarr so he sent Ul Etexril who terrorised the Mavior and slew a great many of them. Ul Etexril devoured the farmed Gaharot vines and he hungered so much for the vine that he scoured the jungle and devoured the core of the plant where the green ore had sprouted.
The Mavior hunted Ul Etexril to the core of the Gaharot vine by following the wake of destruction and they tried to kill Ul Etexril but their weapons were shattered by his hide and he retorted with such intensity that the Mavior retreated and they crawled back into Sefiunas and withdrew into the deep back to the heart of the land and with them they took all that remained of the Gaharot vine. Without the Gaharot core the jungle became reduced to one quarter of its original size and Ul Etexril tried to follow the Mavior down into the heart through Sefiunas but he became caught beneath the temple in the small cavern. Ul Etexril cried out to Ulkor to be saved but Ulkor did not heed Ul Etexril’s cries for such was the divine stone of Sefiunas that no sound could escape. So Ul Etexril stayed beneath Sefiunas until he grew hungry and he perished under the ground.
Where the Mavior had been slaughtered by Ul Etexril the dust drank up their blood and small grey vines spread across the ground. From the dust vines grew grey berries and Ul Vesentiar who had planted the Sefiun jungle saw these plants and she took them to a great hall he had crafted from timbers and she brewed the dustberries and it made Olos which she drank and it filled her with warmth and restored her vitality.
Ulkor desired another Ulbes to do his bidding and so carried by the dark pillar of Mavharra he sailed upward into the blue above the storm beyond and he beheld a great light. There Ulkor encountered Ul Xalentir but the Ulbes warded Ulkor back with a wall of light. They battled around the great light as Ul Xalentir had spent more than an age sharing knowledge with the great light and Ul Xalentir had named the great light Terilies. Ulkor became overwhelmed and he summoned Mavharra who whispered defeat to Terilies but the great light did not heed his whispers for its wisdom was too great and the twin gods retreated from above the dark storm and came back down to the lands where they held authority.
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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:22 am

Eighth Age
Volatarr had observed the battle between Ulkor and Ul Xalentir and the craftsman also observed that his great fire atop Lihial was again dwindling. He went to Ul Xalentir and proposed that he secure his great fire unto the great light Terilies so that the great light would not perish and Ul Xalentir agreed and together they placed the great fire within Terilies and she carried the new light across all the land above the storms. Terilies the new light drove back the black storm and Ul Xalentir circled all the land with Terilies in her hands such that half the land was darkened by the storm and half witnessed the new light at any one time. Volatarr vowed to restore the new light each time Ul Xalentir passed across Mount Lihial and it would take twelve strikes of his hammer with each passing.
Amidst the changing storm and light the Sefiun jungle began to grow in the light and rest in the dark of the silent storm and the jungle spread northward toward Mount Lihial where Volatarr worked at his forge as this was the nearest point where the new light Terilies passed across all the lands. As the new forest filled the vast canyons between Sefiun and Lihial, three fawns emerged from the undergrowth. One was large and had horns like a ramble of thorns and it took to roaming the canyons and it named itself Onuxouta in its beast tongue. The second was small and it wandered beyond the canyons and forests and past Lihial and there it came across the dried riverbed from whence Mavharra emerged and it chewed at the dust until the land bled and it pooled into a great lake which the fawn stood beside and the fawn named the waters Lirafonlien and itself Elaken. The third fawn was taken by Ul Gias who gave it to Gurendos and the third fawn stood upon two legs and its antlers became twisted and its body strong and it spoke in their tongue of lightning. The third fawn was given great power and it was named Votirin.
Onuxouta in the forest gave birth to more of its own kind and other animals who spread across the forest and wandered into the fields and mountains beyond. Elaken gave birth to shadows that at first had no form but the black water of Lirafonlien and the black dust of Manerhenx at which Elaken grazed gave shape to the young of Elaken. The young took on varying forms; some great and monstrous with teeth to devour stone; some vicious and small beasts; some with wings that took them up into the blue and into the dark storms; and some with arms of bone and plates of pure ores. Votirin gave birth to the Xelevikien; dreadful beings with three arms and helms with a likeness of fierce beasts. They stood tall and moved quickly as shadows across the ground and they took instruction from Votirin.
But the Xelevikien were without bodies and thus without influence so Votirin reached across the great sea and he laid eyes on six golden angels that were the children of the red god and Votirin grasped the throats of the angels and dragged them to Manerhenx where the Xelevikien drove out the spirits of the angels and occupied their bodies forcing decay and madness unto the once divine forms.
Elaken fell soon into a standing sleep so the offspring of Elaken looked to the Xelevikien and Votirin for purpose. Through the Xelevikien Votirin commanded the various offspring and they became assembled and took up tasks according to their demeanour and ability. The helmed giants moved to the quarry of divine stone from whence the Mavior collected materials to build Sefiunas temple and the giants drew the stone from the ground and took it back to Manerhenx where the mountains of Lirafon met the forested canyons and they constructed a gate that restricted access to Manerhenx. Volatarr saw the construction from Mount Lihial and he descended and assisted the helmed giants and with his hammer he sealed the stones together so that it was as stone from the first age and they named the gate that of Erivalfa after Volatarr’s anvil. Volatarr made for the gate a key of red ores and he proposed to Votirin that his offspring stay to the north of the gate in the black fields of Manerhenx and Votirin agreed.
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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:22 am

Ninth Age
South of the gate of Erivalfa in the land named Xilian which stretched from Gazouna to Latilo wandered Ul Serukir who had hunted the Mavior alongside Ruren. Where they set foot turned to ice and this angered Ul Vesentiar who had forged the Sefiun jungles and ensuing forests so Ul Vesentiar called to her aid Onuxouta and all the beasts of the forest and together they drove Ul Serukir and Ruren southward until they came to the sea which they made icy as they fled across it and they came to deep waters wherein Ruren smashed the ice beneath and dove down and Ul Serukir stayed at the surface of the water current and guarded the deep watery chasm in which Ruren had begun to sleep.
Ul Serukir gathered the ice together so thick that it was as sturdy as an island and upon the thick ice he constructed a temple with bricks made of a mix of stone and ice. Ul Serukir carved high slippery walls and he gave the temple no gates or doorways or windows as the only way to enter was to descend from the sky so as to protect the current of water that went deep to the place of Ruren’s slumber. Ul Serukir named the temple Ele and he sat perched atop the highest tower of Ele where he could watch across the dark icy sea for any who approached.
Ul Vesentiar and Onuxouta saw what Ul Serukir had built and they saw the temple as a fortress and so expecting war they built their own fortress. Instead of ice they mixed ancient wood with the stone of the canyons of Xilian and made bricks and from these bricks they constructed a fortress in the most northern and western corner of Xilian atop which Ul Vesentiar could gaze across all the lands.
This fortress they named Venriar and it was built into the side of a mountain with mighty columns supporting an overhead of stone and to the entry was a long staircase that began at the foot of the mountain. There at Venriar all the animals followed Onuxouta to present offerings to Ul Vesentiar who kept watch over the forest and jungle and protected all the animals and Ul Vesentiar changed her own name to Riaknar and she oft returned to Vennen to drink its blood and each time she drank the blood she felt satisfied but she grew more fierce and powerful with each mouthful.
As this was happening the Mavior were travelling up the passage to the surface but as they came near to the exit beneath Sefiunas they saw that the tunnel was blocked by the rotting body of Ul Etexril and so they descended back to the heart where they dwelled in their city named Matarrak. After a short time the Mavior truly did want to rediscover the surface so they set to creating a new tunnel that pointed north of Sefiunas and they dug for an age.
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Post  Treijim on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:23 am

Tenth Age
The tunnel of the Mavior came up beneath the temple of Venriar where Riaknar watched over all the lands and the Mavior witnessed the fierce and powerful Riaknar who roared at them and threatened to seal the exit they had made. But the Mavior had been forging arms and armour using the techniques of Volatarr and they burst through Venriar with such strength that Riaknar and Onuxouta and the animals were driven back into the forest. Riaknar did not stay in the forest long as she was thirsty for revenge and so she travelled to the gate of Erivalfa and spoke with the helm giants there and the helm giants called for Votirin who came to Riaknar who pleaded to be given a portion of Votirin’s armies. Votirin complied and granted a force whose number was a hundred thousand and the gate of Erivalfa grinded open and they marched unto the forest.
Riaknar stole the body of the leading Xelevikien so that she might command his army directly and she took her forces south into the forested canyons of Xilian and they crushed trees and slaughtered animals of the very forest that Riaknar had planted when she was named Ul Vesentiar but Riaknar no longer cared for the forest as her blood flowed with anger and power. She made for herself a great helm in the likeness of the antlers of Onuxouta and it matched her armour which was as dark and coarse as the oldest tree.
Onuxouta saw what Riaknar was doing to the forest and animals and the elk approached Riaknar and questioned their friend. To which Riaknar replied that they were not friends and she struck at Onuxouta but the elk was as nimble as it was strong and it fled westward where it came to Venriar. There Onuxouta warned the Mavior of an approaching force counting a hundred thousand who had all intent on slaughtering them. The Mavior were led by Onuxouta eastward and they encountered the countless foul beasts following Riaknar and they waged war on the edge of the forest.
Such blood was shed that the grass suffocated and died and the sand beneath turned red and was trampled a hundred times over and covered in carcasses after the great fire fell below the horizon eighteen times. Riaknar and Onuxouta faced one another in the heart of the battle and they fought ten times longer than any other until Riaknar cut off Onuxouta’s forelegs with the sword named Atarigen and then crushed Onuxouta’s skull with a hammer named Terikoum. The best warrior among the Mavior was named Rakiun and he saw Onuxouta defeated and as Riaknar stood over the elk’s corpse Rakiun pushed a spear through Riaknar’s chest. With a tremendous sound Riaknar tugged the spear from her body and she appeared unscathed as she turned his wrath to Rakiun but the Mavior came to Rakiun’s aid and they swarmed Riaknar until she was forced to withdraw back to the gate of Erivalfa.
Riaknar told Votirin of the battle and Votirin called to Gurendos who was watching the battle and Gurendos expressed disappointment in the outcome. Riaknar was filled with shame and anger and refused to become defeated by such small beasts as the Mavior. And so Votirin granted Riaknar an army whose number was a hundredfold the former and Rakiun who was a spy saw what Riaknar was given so Rakiun returned to his fellow Mavior and they called to the heart to the city of Matarrak for aid. From Matarrak marched a number to double the new army of Riaknar for they knew that if they withdrew to the heart that Riaknar would follow them so they believed that they could only defeat Riaknar and nothing else.
The Mavior army moved while their enemies were still preparing and on the slopes of the mountains of Lirafon surrounding the gate of Erivalfa the Mavior who covered the field like ants were met by an army that made the ground move as far as they could see. Such was the clash of the two armies that even Etirrok who slept deep below the surface in a lake of fire stirred at the sound. They fought until they lost count of the number of times that Terilies passed overhead and the dust that was stirred by their feet and hooves made the sky grey.
The fighting was so loud and went on for so long that Etirrok became angered and he told Ul Volas who was in the lake beside him to go to the surface to end the fight. Ul Volas emerged from the lake of fire and split himself into six fiery beings and they climbed to the surface with such speed that the earth split and spilled fire upon their breaking through the surface. All the combatants turned to see the six fiery beings sweep across them and burn rows upon rows of monsters and Mavior to ash. Though the fiery beings were powerful the number of warriors below was too great and so they observed that Riaknar had been drinking from Mount Vennen. So they went to Vennen and they gave life to the mountain which had been asleep for nine ages.
Wings of stone lifted up carrying fields and clouds with it and a head with a great many horns rose up and looked across all the land to see the fighting. The six beings were snapped up by jaws as wide as a canyon with unforeseen power and across a mountainous body were six legs and the colossal monster was named Orkavennetan.
The colossal monster Orkavennetan beat its wings and pushed away from it surrounding mountains and flattered two small forests and it soared across the land and it came to land on the mountains of Lirafon between Xilian and Manerhenx and it looked down at the fighting below it. Orkavennetan recognised Riaknar who had been drinking its blood for many ages and it reclaimed the blood within Riaknar’s Xelevikien body and it withdrew back across the mountains and Riaknar lost all will to move. The Mavior struck Riaknar with five thousand arrows and the Xelevikien fell defeated and Rakiun took off Riaknar’s head. The Mavior took Atarigen and Terikoum and they carried the weapons back to Matarrak in the heart of the land. The remaining Mavior found a cave nearby and climbed as deep as they could and they tossed Riaknar’s helmet down a dark hole.
And the Mavior all left the surface lands for they were watched by Orkavennetan who they believed would hunt them if they left the heart thereafter. Rakiun did not follow the other Mavior below the surface but instead when Orkavennetan beat its wings he was sent off his feet and hit his head and he fell into a deep sleep. His companions did not realise that they had travelled back down to Matarrak and sealed the doorway without taking with them Rakiun their best leader as they were too distraught by the glares of Orkavennetan who watched their every move until they were below the ground and out of sight.

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