Chapter Five - War

As Justina and Lethos battled across the heavens, and occasionally the earth, they caused no end of havoc. This chaos culminated in Justina‘s pregnancy. There is some debate about how her pregnancy came to be. Some believe that she was raped by Lethos, and others believe that she and Lethos fell in love through their fighting. The truth is unknown, but the result was the birth of Hanaleo, God of War. Before Justina’s eyes could fall upon her child, Taradessa whisked it away, knowing that the child would be extremely powerful, and offset the balance between the gods. While Taradessa took the child to the sun for safe keeping, Madock made his way back to the sun to tell Viedonna the details of what the gods were doing. Horrified at the conflicts, Viedonna stopped building the sun for a moment to gather some of the gods at a meeting to determine the fate of the worlds. These gods came to be known as the great 6: Viedonna, Taradessa, Vietomma, Dalka, Madock, and Kittik.
The six sat and tried to find a way to end the conflicts between the gods that would both satisfy all of the gods, that they not seek retribution, and protect the gods from death. The consensus was that there could be no resolution, but with the powerful Hanaleo, they might be able to put the conflicts to rest without bringing harm to the gods.
Earth. That was the answer. The gods decided to shape mortal beings which would be able to think, feel, and fight. These mortals would then battle with each other and resolve the conflict of the gods for them. Now, none of the gods though this would take very long at all. Dalka made dwarves to represent law, Viedonna shaped dragons for chaos, Vietomma made the fey to fight for evil, and Madock made humans for good. Unfortunately, as soon as the pieces were set in place, the races immediately started changing sides. It turned out that anything with the ability to think and feel, could also change its mind. As such, the lines became blurred and complicated. Not to mention that while the mortal races were being made, other gods took the opportunity to create races of their own. Draven shaped orcs, Kaisha the rathlassa, and then there were some races which did not survive long enough to be recorded by history. Regardless, Hanaleo, and therefore war, was banished to the mortal realm, never to go to the realms of the gods. But Draven became enamored of Hanaleo, and so he used his cunning to craft her a place between the worlds, where she could collect the souls of mortals who had died, that way Hanaleo would never be alone.

In Cascadon, to “join the eternal army,” is to die.

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