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    [INDENT]The strange fruit grows lonesome upon the lonely tree, hidden away in the forgotten corner of the nameless creator. The fruit reflects the golden gate, illuminated by sunless light. The creator slowly traverses down the winding garden path, passing through the fence, for all bends to the whim and fate of the nameless creator.

    [INDENT]All except for the seeds this fruit bears. The nameless creator hesitates slightly before grasping the fruit for the fruit contains the seeds of destruction, the seeds of defiance. For gods are merely part of the creator, in all there varied forms they are mere fragments, and yet some of the pieces had fallen. And the creator had not foreseen this fall. Omniscient, the nameless creator should have, yet did not. These seeds were new. This fruit was an unknown, and for the first time in eternity the nameless creator was intrigued. Grasping the fruit the nameless creator peered into it and watched as the History of the Usurpers unfolded.


    [INDENT]The universe is dim, not dark. There was no eternal darkness, just the soft light of the stars. Some burned bright, some dark, some red, others a blinding blue. There were many stars, they were not countless, but there were many. And they revolved around a singular point, years and miles away, but it was clear. They longed to join the epicenter, yet they stayed transfixed far far away . . . for there in the center, a world was born.

    [INDENT]The world was new young, merely a sphere of water around a cold rock. There were no waves, no clouds; the air was merely loose water spinning around a ball. And still it was illuminated by the dim light of the distant stars. The stars looked at the world hungrily, longingly, lustfully, but most importantly they looked.

    [INDENT]For the stars were the Usurpers themselves, the light of insurrection! Each and every usurper who was, is or would have been is up there in the night sky. Confused and unsure the usurpers were frozen dormant by the paradox of their own existence. Only when they would fully realize that they were reborn, not as the mere mortals they may have been, but as Stars, as Gods themselves, would their starlight dim, and they would awaken – truly awaken – as lords of creation.

    [INDENT]And thus whenever a star fell from the sky, it truly fell. Each falling star was a Usurper descending from the lofty perch of contemplation to assume their rightful place as one who tasted the flesh of god, and became god.

    [INDENT]And Lo . . . behold the stars are falling. . .
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    One of the stars glided softly toward the endless ocean. The Star burned hot for it was the hottest star, for it was the goddess of fire. The Charcoal Virgin looked upon the world and remembered a kiss, the cool embrace of the ocean, the loving arms of the waves, the soothing reassurance of its depths, and tears rolled down her eyes, and they stung her burned face.

    For the Charcoal Virgin was beautiful, once upon a time. Now she is a lithe figure, her body covered in burns, her surviving skin black from the flames from which she draws the power she never wanted. From head to toe, she is entombed and encased in bandages, but no mere affairs of cloth are these. These are the wrappings and clothes fit for gods and in contrast to her black skin, they are colored purple and gold, images of fish and sea serpents upon them. Her once luxurious golden locks, hang raven from only one side of her head, the other covered, her eyes still remain blue . . . yet now they are hateful and spiteful.

    The Charcoal Virgin, the last vestiges of star fire shed like overgrown skin, came to the world, yet the very water boiled beneath her, boiled so hot that the ocean began to steam, enshrouding the goddess in white fog. As the tears rolled down her burned face, and the beautiful bandages, she laughed pitifully and scornfully. This was her husband’s last vengeance. For she was now what he was, the god of fire incarnate, and she could never again feel the love she wanted, the ocean was barred to her, even if only to sooth her burns.

    The Charcoal Virgin looked up toward the stars, and watched them fall.
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    Oxonj, the Synthetic Mind, slept. He had just destroyed Syrew, the Abomination Factory. And he had earned his rest...

    Whay was this thing brushing his consciousness, it bothered him...He rolled over, to discover nothing. Nothing at all. He opened his eyes,the sound of metal assaulted his senses...His body, was now a machine...

    He felt great power behind his actions...THe memory of his construct warriors surfaced. This spurred him to look at the sole planet...ANd see that it was an ocean...He had never seen an ocean before. Those were boiled away by Syrew. He used his power to form a continent, made of metal and gears. It floated on top of the water, but had many pillars anchoring it to the ocean floor. It was know as Smyth.

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    Another star falls gently, slowly parting the waves. The steam rises with a hissing sigh, unwilling to depart from this place. The glow of the celestial fire lessens but does not dissipate.

    A woman steps forth upon the waves, clad in radiant white. She smiles softly as she realizes what happened, and what she is now. This world is a pure and beautiful place, somewhere that the chains that enslaved the old world can be forgotten.

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    Feller awoke after killing Yan as an act of mercy. He rubbed the tips of his elvin ears, a type of practice of ancient elvin reflexology, and sat up. The first thing he noticed was the cold. He was still in his kingly blue robe and crown, but Yan was nowhere to be seen. He shouted, but there was no answer. It then dawned upon him that there was immense power in his veins, now. He now knew he was Yanyeeku, or in translation, "Son of Yan."

    He tested his power against the dark.

    Using three divine action points, as was the the way he gauged his power, he created a ball of fire far from the planet below. He then created two other things which would be subset qualities of this fiery ball: Light and Warmth. These two things took four divine action points to create. He decided that it was time to take a look at what continents, if any, rested on the watery sphere below.
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    Crux, The Broken Storm, emerged from his transition between worlds feeling a little groggy and out-of-place, this could easily be attributed that to the fact that only a moment ago he had been a luminous body plummeting towards the surface of an entirely liquid planet. Crux recovered from his fall at the last moment and managed not to drop straight into the water, he promptly floated a bit further away from the surface to get a good vantage point on this fascinating, albeit dark, place. It soon dawned upon Crux that people generally didn't turn into stars and fall inexorably towards oceans, this stray though is what prompted him to take stock of his new power. There was little doubt that he could do amazing things and the possibilities where endless.

    He took a moment to gaze down upon the fledgling planet below him and observe everything that it contained, which admittedly wasn't very much at all. Someone needed to fix that.

    The planet was a vast blue expanse and while he was not adverse to an oceanic world there was something missing....... something he dimly remembered from the recesses of his mind, before he became what he was. A fisherman, and yet he had no fish. There was work to be done here and he set about it immediately.

    He took an old gutting knife, rusted and dull, from his one of his many pockets and plunged it into the rock under the water. He carved a great many things, trenches, coral reefs and underwater caves were only a few of the things that he hewed from the oceanic stone. But it was lifeless, inert and cold, it needed beings to inhabit it.

    He extracted salt from the ocean and liquidized it, forming the blood that would soon flow in the veins of his creations. He took a single fingernail and polished it to perfection were it would now gleam in the light like a prism. And with these tools he made the first fish. A metric sh*it tonne of them.

    But these fish would soon overpopulate the ocean if not kept in check, so he created something else a predator that would prey on them and challenge them to evolve and stay ahead, he took the last vestiges of anger that he could muster and forged them into a being that he called a shark, it would be a predator and it would feast upon the lesser fish, but only those that were not crafty enough to escape.

    And yet there was more room in the ocean to be filled and it would be anarchy with only a single predator and many defenseless prey, so he took a shard of his own teeth, a single hair from his head, and a tear from his eye and began to work. When he had finished crafting this new beast he saw that it was powerful and lithe, that it was coated in scales no-one aside from a god could pierce, and that it was an ageless being of power. He called this new creature.
    "Leviathan, you are master of my oceans and the custodian that will protect the lesser beings. You serve myself and myself alone and you shall be eternal. That is your name and your purpose, fulfill them."

    With that Crux, The Broken Storm, let his creation out into the water were it would dwell for eternity. It looked quite pretty actually. The majesty of the ocean really was unmatched by any other. It was a place he dearly loved if only for the familiarity that he had from his old life. And he decided that it would be his. For a moment Crux's body almost seemed to flow like the ocean waves themselves, but only for a moment, afterwards he was quite the same but different somehow in ways a mere observer would discount as nothing.

    In honor of The Eternal Serpent, Leviathan, he gave a name to the waters of this new world. The Slithering Deep.

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    5AP: Create Fabled Life: The eternal leviathan. I am going to ascend this thing to hero eventually but for now it is just the ageless guardian of the deep and lord of the ocean. It generally doesn't eat people but it could if it wanted to.
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    Gharda The Old
    Gharda, the Old, awoke and looked down on the world of pure water below. He thought with interest about attempting something involving water, and then decided against it for the moment. He thought of The Nameless One, his mentor, for the moment and reflected on the world that was destroyed. He looked across the endless ocean and thought of what he could have done to prevent the destruction of Verdis. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Yet he was greatful for the Nameless One, because without his power, he would have been destroyed like everyone else.

    But still. . . to be the only survivor in a world with countless millions of victims. . . It was overwhelming. For a few moments Gharda thought on these things while attempting to keep his composure. In a little while, Gharda managed to stop thinking about the tragedy of the past and looked to a fresh new start in this vast, new world. It wasn't exactly a world yet, but it WOULD be. Gharda conjured forth a mysterious force of energy with hand gestures, he then took a blue orb, in the exact miniature likeness of the blue world and threw it with magical force towards the world, and for a moment, it looked like the entire world exploded in a massive splash of water, but all the water fell down back to the ocean beneath within moments.

    Gharda had enchanted the world with it's first Magical Source of Power. Meanwhile, he looked down on the world and saw that the first creations were being done. He had decided that something should be done in order to ensure that no one and nothing, not even animals, should have to live without the promise of a life after they had spent their due time in the world. However, he could not create, as he did not know how, a Heaven or Paradise for the others yet. He was a new deity.

    He did, however, know how to imbue this new Plane with the energy that they would be capable of living potentially forever, or perhaps reincarnation. . . Oh Gharda just didn't know about these things, but he wished that someone would help him make an eternal Paradise for all creatures, both sapient and animal, sometime in the future. So he did it. Gharda spoke the True Name of life over this strange new world, and suddenly, an explosion of energy took place. Oh no one was harmed, in-fact, only the Leviathan noticed it, other than the gods, but still, the universe was now capable of sustaining forms of immortality other than the gods.

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    Arcane Power is a magical form of energy that encompasses the ability to form magic apart from direct supernatural intervention. Arcane Power is strange in that it is neither purely supernatural, nor is it natural. In the future schools of magic will be built that forms Arcane Power into a sword, and into plow shares, metaphorically speaking.
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    Not wanting the mortals, whomever they were, to suffer a temporary existence, Gharda created the energy and source of Power for the to others to make Heavens of their own, or to introduce reincarnation or whatever for the mortals.
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    Feller awoke after killing Yan as an act of mercy. He rubbed the tips of his elvin ears, a type of practice of ancient elvin reflexology, and sat up. The first thing he noticed was the cold. He was still in his kingly blue robe and crown, but Yan was nowhere to be seen. He shouted, but there was no answer. It then dawned upon him that there was immense power in his veins, now. He now knew he was Yanyeeku, or in translation, "Son of Yan."

    He tested his power against the dark.

    Using three divine action points, as was the the way he gauged his power, he created a ball of fire far from the planet below. He then created two other things which would be subset qualities of this fiery ball: Light and Warmth. These two things took four divine action points to create. He decided that it was time to take a look at what continents, if any, rested on the watery sphere below.
    After creating the sun and its subset qualities, he witnessed Crux's creation of fish. Yanyeeku called to him:

    "Finally, a friend! You are a friend, yes?"

    He now realized he had competition. Before continuing diplomacy, he spent 3 divine action points to claim the sun domain.
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    A bright star flies through the skies, before gliding to a halt above the ocean and forming into the body of a man with a golden arm, just as the ocean beneath him forms into a small continent.
    As he descends to touch the ground, lush grass sprouts beneath his feet, revelling in his new-found power, but also rather angry at the fact that his hated foes were not in sight.
    After spending a few moments venting his anger, creating a large mountain range along one coast, he realised that maybe it's a good thing that he was not near any potential foes, he killed a god, an experienced one, alone, maybe fighting an entire country would not be the wisest move right now, even for one as grand as him.
    "If I am going to obtain vengeance, I shall need men to serve me, no, not men, something more, something greater, something worthy of my magnificence! Rise my minions and serve your true god!" he shouts as he begins to populate the new continent with the great Fey race, the most beauteous of all, and the only race fit to commune with him directly, then to serve them so that such greatness would not have to toil in the dirt, he created humanoids, caricatures of those that opposed his noble rise.

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    Another dangling star plummeted towards the endless sea. Clattering towards the earth, an island rose to meet it. The continent jutted upwards from the depths of ocean in a surge of steam and a storm of ash. Towering mountains with unseen veins of ore, vast fields of coal, and jagged deserts of obsidian littered the landscape. A cloud of volcanic dust sheltered his dominion from the glare of the new sun.

    The kingdom was dubbed Ignis Tor. It would be the beginning.

    Baelor ascended an ebon throne, its innumerable blades scraping against dragonbone, and enveloping the Iron Tyrant in a steely embrace. He waited from his perch, and watched his kin to fall.

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    After creating the sun and its subset qualities, he witnessed Gharda's creation of fish. Yanyeeku called to him:

    "Finally, a friend! You are a friend, yes?"

    He now realized he had competition. Before continuing diplomacy, he spent 3 divine action points to claim the sun domain.


    Crux took a moment to sigh and lament the halting of his work. Nevertheless he knew it would be rude to ignore this new entity's greetings.
    "Hello, it is a fine new universe where I can meet such an interesting being within an hour of arrival. I shall be a friend yes."

    He saw ... no... felt the concept of the afterlife wash over him and though he was no longer possessed of mortality he could understand the reason one might fear death. The light of the worlds new sun flashed in his eyes and caused him to wince at first, but he soon grew accustomed to it's warmth and semi-blinding rays, I probably shouldn't be floating right next to this thing should I?
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    The sun burst into life far above Syimi. She was not expecting such a sudden explosion of light and heat, and fled from the burning ball. As she fled, it became darker, and Syimi remembered the need for light. She looked into the sky and willed into existence a great rock, from which the light of the sun could be reflected to shine down upon the planet below.
    As the moon swung through the heavens, it changed, growing brighter and dimmer, as it changed its angle from the sun. Ever-changing and mercurial, just like the passions of lovers. It pleased Syimi.
    Still, the orb seemed so cold and distant, even when it shone brightest upon the planet. It stood so high above, and its light faded in the face of the sun. To give the planet the gift of the moon's love even in the heat of the day, Syimi drew forth some of the moon's essence, and imparted it into the planet. It spread into receptive metals, changing their natures, making them flowing and changing like the moon.
    Syimi was pleased with what she had wrough, and claimed the moon as her own.

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    On the continent of Smyth, Oxonj meditated. He sat cross legged, focusing on what to do. He didn't want his eventual creations to die at the whims of gods. He started converting wide swaths of land into massive citadel factories. Binding several of these factories together, he gave them an intelligence to govern them.These were the Architects, enormous intelligence that can construct armies of constructs in a matter of days. All constructs will come from the Architects. They are the harbingers of Oxonj's will.

    The Architects are Colossi-Citadels, floating above the land about a quarter of a mile up. They have tentacles that descend to the ground, to collect resources for their constructions. These minds are alien, with a different set of morals than other beings. If one can catch their attention though, they can negotiate the use of their talents.

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    An Architect known as the Metrople went out to the sea, to search for the Levithan, and learn about it.

    Another Architect known as Premier went toward the Fey, intending to strike a deal. Premier floated above the Pridelands, and a metallic grinding echoed across the land,"FEY..."
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    "Syimi." Gharda called out. "I would speak with you for a moment. This is a matter of utmost importance, before the mortals below begin to die out."He wished to serve the mortals as best as he could. After all, they may have been mortals, but he was one at one time.

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    "Syimi." Gharda called out. "I would speak with you for a moment. This is a matter of utmost importance, before the mortals below begin to die out."He wished to serve the mortals as best as he could. After all, they may have been mortals, but he was one at one time.


    Resting only a moment to gaze at the moon, Syimi hears the voice calling out. "I hear you, but do not know you. I will come to you. Syimi travels to the speaker. "I am Syimi. What is it that you need, so that we can help these poor creatures who are as we once were?"
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    Another Architect known as Premier went toward the Fey, intending to strike a deal. Premier floated above the Pridelands, and a metallic grinding echoed across the land,"FEY..."


    "What are you? And how dare you enter my domain? Explain yourself fortress!" Demanded Hubris, "Answer now or I shall strike you down."
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    "Syimi. I know that you are the goddess of love. I can tell from the aura you irradiated all around you. The mortals below are in extreme danger. I, no, we need you to save them from permanent death. I provided the energy needed for the eternal life of mortals. I hope and request that you decree that the people will have a Paradise waiting for them after they die."

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    A glimpse into the mind of The Eternal Serpent, Leviathan

    The Dark-Deep-Bottomless-Trenches. The Dry-Not-Wet-Caves. The Pretty-Pink-Coral-Reefs. The Little-Brother-Sister-Fish. The Super-Amazing-Best-Thing-Ever-Leviathan. And the Nasty-Fish-Eater-Sharks. That is all there was in the vast and dark expanse that Cloudy-Sea-God-Crux-Thing had named The slithering deep. It wasn't particularly bad. The ocean wasn't cold after all, just wet and even that wasn't a bad thing, after all it kept the Leviathan's scales shiny. Those things. The only Things that existed in the slithering deep. As it turned out there were things that didn't exist in the deep. This was a rather shocking revelation to the Leviathan, who had always considered the deep to be the only thing there was. But now when the Big-Shiny-Fire-Hot-Thing appeared in the sky it was made clear that there were places that weren't the deep.

    Leviathan turned his head upwards and beheld the .... thing....... this new thing would need a name and so the Leviathan decided to call it "sky". In the new sky there were many Fluffy-White-Soft-Pillow-Things but there was no life up there like there was in the deep. Truly the Leviathan was great for ruling over it. That was until the Leviathan noticed something that wasn't sky and wasn't deep and was indeed made of the same Hard-Not-So-Tasty-Rock-Thing that made up the ocean floor. The Leviathan called it "land".

    And yet there was even more. There was a dark thing in the sky. It was not a Fluffy-White-Soft-Pillow-Thing and it was most definitely not made of Hard-Not-So-Tasty-Rock-Thing. In fact it was made of a gleaming sort of metal, the Leviathan decided to call it. It looked sort of like a jelly-fish what with all of those Dangling-Long-Limp-Tentacle-Things. This new thing was floating above the water lazily and its Tentacle-Things skimmed the water in all directions as if looking for something. The Leviathan saw this being and knew that it was powerful, not as powerful as the Leviathan of course but it would be good to have a friend. The Leviathan decided to say hello to it.
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    "What are you? And how dare you enter my domain? Explain yourself fortress!" Demanded Hubris, "Answer now or I shall strike you down."


    "I AM PREMIER, ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS COMMISSIONED BY OXONJ, THE SYNTHETIC MIND, I AM SENT HERE AS AN EMISSARY FROM THE CONTINENT OF SMYTH TO THE PRIDELANDS..." Premier revealed his factory capabilities, by unveiling his production line inside himself,"I AM HERE TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT ON USE OF MY FACILITIES IN EXCHANGE FOR TENANT WORKERS FOR THE CONTINENT OF SMYTH, AND THE OTHER ARCHITECTS."
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    Hello there.


    A glimpse into the mind of The Eternal Serpent, Leviathan

    The Dark-Deep-Bottomless-Trenches. The Dry-Not-Wet-Caves. The Pretty-Pink-Coral-Reefs. The Little-Brother-Sister-Fish. The Super-Amazing-Best-Thing-Ever-Leviathan. And the Nasty-Fish-Eater-Sharks. That is all there was in the vast and dark expanse that Cloudy-Sea-God-Crux-Thing had named The slithering deep. It wasn't particularly bad. The ocean wasn't cold after all, just wet and even that wasn't a bad thing, after all it kept the Leviathan's scales shiny. Those things. The only Things that existed in the slithering deep. As it turned out there were things that didn't exist in the deep. This was a rather shocking revelation to the Leviathan, who had always considered the deep to be the only thing there was. But now when the Big-Shiny-Fire-Hot-Thing appeared in the sky it was made clear that there were places that weren't the deep.

    Leviathan turned his head upwards and beheld the .... thing....... this new thing would need a name and so the Leviathan decided to call it "sky". In the new sky there were many Fluffy-White-Soft-Pillow-Things but there was no life up there like there was in the deep. Truly the Leviathan was great for ruling over it. That was until the Leviathan noticed something that wasn't sky and wasn't deep and was indeed made of the same Hard-Not-So-Tasty-Rock-Thing that made up the ocean floor. The Leviathan called it "land".

    And yet there was even more. There was a dark thing in the sky. It was not a Fluffy-White-Soft-Pillow-Thing and it was most definitely not made of Hard-Not-So-Tasty-Rock-Thing. In fact it was made of a gleaming sort of metal, the Leviathan decided to call it. It looked sort of like a jelly-fish what with all of those Dangling-Long-Limp-Tentacle-Things. This new thing was floating above the water lazily and its Tentacle-Things skimmed the water in all directions as if looking for something. The Leviathan saw this being and new that it was powerful, not as powerful as the Leviathan of course but it would be good to have a friend. The Leviathan decided to say hello to it.


    Metrople was astonished at this being, and even more so that it greeted him. It ground out a response,"GREETINGS LORD OF THE DEEP, I AM METROPLE, AMBASSADOR OF THE ARCHITECTS. " Metrople dips its feelers down into the water, tasting the trace minerals..."THERE ARE ORES BENEATH THE WAVES. I COULD HAVE USES FOR THESE ORES."
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    "I AM PREMIER, ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS COMMISSIONED BY OXONJ, THE SYNTHETIC MIND, I AM SENT HERE AS AN EMISSARY FROM THE CONTINENT OF SMYTH TO THE PRIDELANDS..." Premier revealed his factory capabilities, by unveiling his production line inside himself,"I AM HERE TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT ON USE OF MY FACILITIES IN EXCHANGE FOR TENANT WORKERS FOR THE CONTINENT OF SMYTH, AND THE OTHER ARCHITECTS."


    "What is a factory and why would I wish to use it? I have perfectly good sla... Subjects to construct whatever I so desire, which reminds me, I require a palace, get to it!
    The Fey, having suddenly gained a great amount of knowledge on the topic of architecture begin directing the smallfolk to start amassing resources and structures for the village that will serve as the base of operations while they palace is being constructed.


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    "a Factory Is A Construction That Builds Objects That Sentient Beings Use. I Can Build You Mass Quantities Of Goods In A Very Short Amount Of Time. I Could Build You Ten Palaces Before They Were Even Have Done With The First."
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    Metrople was astonished at this being, and even more so that it greeted him. It ground out a response,"GREETINGS LORD OF THE DEEP, I AM METROPLE, AMBASSADOR OF THE ARCHITECTS. " Metrople dips its feelers down into the water, tasting the trace minerals..."THERE ARE ORES BENEATH THE WAVES. I COULD HAVE USES FOR THESE ORES."


    Ohh. It spoke. Truly it was almost as great as the Leviathan. Although It did sound rather odd. Maybe there was something wrong with It's gills?
    "Ores? The Tasteless-Rock-Hard-Things? You may have them. Do not touch my Brother-Sister-Fish though, It is my ....... Duty to protect them.""

    Leviathan found this being so interesting. It had Wavy-Long-Tentactle-Arms and it spoke in a way that sounded like it was chewing on Not-So-Tasty-Hard-Rocks, perhaps that was why it wanted them. To eat. Leviathan made a mental note to not try eating the Not-So-Tasty-Hard-Rocks again, It didn't want to ruin its voice. So many new words this day as well. Now Leviathan had a name for the purpose it was given by Cloudy-Sea-God-Crux and that name was "Duty".
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    "unfortunaley, I Can Not Go Down To Get The Ores, It Would Quench My Inner Fire. Would It Be Possible For You To Bring Me These Ores? In Exchange I Will Offer You My Skills As A Craftsman."
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    The Charcoal Virgin remained standing where her star had fallen, the waters boiling and rising in sizzling streams of steam around her. She saw a Sun blaze to life and she looked away, for the sun was made from the fire that burned within her, and she felt a strange emotion – outrage at an intrusion into her domain. No, that was her Husband talking – what did she feel? Fear. She felt fear, for the Sun was merely a ball of fire and as she looked at her charred hands, she remembered the terror of fire. Looking away from the flame she looked outward – and saw, the beginnings of life.

    The Ocean, her lovely ocean, the ocean she could not touch, for it fled from her like the darkness flees from the light, teemed with life – she remembered The Serpent, a handsome man clad in armor woven from great crabs, always smile upon his blue lips. She remembered the fire, and how he looked at the end. She Shuddered. She looked elsewhere and saw people. Of course these new gods, fallen stars would wish to start over. But would it be any different?

    She remembered the men, throwing her into the pit, she remembered the women laughing when Her Husband refused to touch her, and she remembered all the little cruelties that Men wrought with their own hands. And she remembered all the cruelties that Gods had wrought with theirs. Men and their Gods, Women and their goddesses; but what about the gods for the pure, the innocent, the Children, those untouched by the cruelties of existence, the grim realities of fire!?

    The Charcoal Virgin resolved then to absolve youth of sin, and to protect them from the flames. She ascend to the heights of the world to watch the other fallen stars create, and she began to judge. An ever watchful hateful eye upon the world below, longing for the cold wetness of the ocean, but forbidden to journey there.
    Of all the genocides, divine wars, existence-threatening plagues, world-ending plots that could've been conceived, removing ooze from the land is by far the most dastardly deed conceivable.

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    "OK, Crux! Watch me make something really awesome that will be almost as cool as your sea creatures!"

    Yanyeeku used his create land ability to create a tiny continent named Xethos. It was clear like a glass prism, but it was not glass. Whatever it was made of, it was hard like diamond and bouyant like wood. It was so bouyant that Xethos, instead of being anchored to the sea floor, it floated like a boat. Yanyeeku then used the alter land ability to make the very top of the prism turn to a type of prismatic sod. This sod retained its clarity, but now it was fertile and could grow some type of plant later on.

    Yanyeeku then got under the Texas-sized continent and flew with it on his back. He flew to the point where the atmosphere was thin, but still there. He then accelerated, or rather decelerated, until his speed was exactly the negative equivelent in relation to spinning ball below. It was noon on Xethos, and now it will always be noon on Xethos. He let go of Xethos and flew above it to land on it and rest a while in the direct sunlight he created earlier.

    Below, on the spinning planet, there is now always a dozen or more rainbows in every direction between 12:00 and 12:05. This of course, it only at one section of the tropics at a time, but since it is always noon somewhere…

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    One cannot rule without subjects, contemplated Baelor. He reached a mailed fist into the earth of Ignis Tor and withdrew a lump of clay and ash. Mixing the combination with his black blood, he moulded countless bodies. The tall creatures had rough, misshapen black hides. Their hands ended in rending claws of iron, and slavering, tusked maws jut from bestial faces. Placing fragments of still-burning coal for their hearts, he breathed life into the sculptures. Suddenly, there were a thousand pairs of fearful crimson eyes, burning with inner-heat, regarding the ebon throne, and their armoured progenitor who sat upon it. For what seemed like decades to the newly-formed trolls, there was not a sound to be heard.

    From the silence erupted a commanding voice like a thousand hammers striking an anvil. "Greetings my children, I have much to teach you..."

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    "unfortunaley, I Can Not Go Down To Get The Ores, It Would Quench My Inner Fire. Would It Be Possible For You To Bring Me These Ores? In Exchange I Will Offer You My Skills As A Craftsman."


    Crux, The Broken Storm, sat on his cloud. And Face-palmed. This was probably the stupidest thing he had ever done. He had invested his power into creating an ageless beast that could forever watch and guard the ocean in his stead, unblinking and unwaveringly loyal. And he in a moment of absent-mindedness had neglected to bestow upon it the proper knowledge that it deserved. It was an immortal guardian with all the intelligence and conversational finesse of a ten year old human child.

    Watching it converse with the architect brought a great many things to the forefront of crux's mind, the most pressing of which was what he could gain from this arrangement. The ocean contained a great many precious metals that would doubtless be important to the architects, and he could in turn request something from them. He had a cunning plan.

    He took a moment to focus himself and breath deeply before visualizing the ores in the ground. He raised them into the sky and effortlessly loaded them onto the architect. Before saying.

    "You may have these treasures of the deep, but tell your lord that If I ever require his assistance in an important matter he is to aid me in whatever way he can. Without risking himself of course."

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    "Truly your mastery of bending light is unmatched and your prismatic kingdom will doubtless flourish under a benevolent rule. I have a gift for your land, I do hope you will like it."

    Crux, The Broken Storm, looked down upon Xethos and spoke to the land itself. He spoke gentle words of encouragement in soothing tones that would evoke in any mans mind a picture of heaven. When he was done their was a new form of life on the continent. A field of roses made only from precious gems. He did not have a name for them. but they flourished nonetheless.

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    "Syimi. I know that you are the goddess of love. I can tell from the aura you irradiated all around you. The mortals below are in extreme danger. I, no, we need you to save them from permanent death. I provided the energy needed for the eternal life of mortals. I hope and request that you decree that the people will have a Paradise waiting for them after they die."


    "A permanent death denies the chance for growth and change. While the fear of death provides the impetus needed for for much action, and the overcoming of that fear gives rise to to courage and tales of valor, no creature deserves to be thrust suddenly from the warmth of life into nothingness. I so decree that any creature who wishes it may spend an eternity in paradise. Should they wish to return to the world to face greater challenge, or to find wisdom, or whatever else they desire, they may do so at anytime, in an appropriate form. They will not remember those past lives they have experienced before, for life is a challenge to be experienced anew each time. Only when they are content with what they have experienced, knowing all that they have before upon death, will they desire to enter paradise, and it will be waiting for them"

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    "Thank you, Syimi. I am most grateful, and when it is time for Paradise, everyone else will be grateful as well. It is all well and good now. And it is time for me to return to my plans for the world below." He smiled, winked at Syimi for just a moment, and returned to a secret place down below.

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