Chapter Six - Mortals

After the birth of mortals, the heavens were very quiet. Each god withdrew and focused on their tasks. Dalka quickly found himself rather enjoying the mortals. He loved to watch them tear things apart and rebuild them, always trying to be better than they had been. It was a quality he held rather highly. But he couldn’t help but think that there was more they could do. When the mortal races were established, Taradessa, Goddess of Nature, laid out a few simple rules – no flight, and no explosions. Dalka thought that was rather unfair. So, Dalka went to his son Draven, and asked for help in circumnavigating those rules. They decided to make magic. While the races would not be able to inherently fly, or cause explosions, magic would allow them to bend the nature of existence just enough to have a bit of fun. And so it was the Dalka and Draven built Berengar, the God of Wizardry. Berengar was tasked with making sure that the mortals didn’t abuse their magic too badly, but ensure that they found it. Draven, then, knowing how magic worked, went on his own to have some fun. He was in the middle of making a new deity to skew the magic in a way that Draven liked, then Lethos burst in and ended up putting jealousy and rage into the god. There was no end to Draven’s anger, but the result was beautiful. A goddess, with hair as dark as the night sky, but full of stars. Draven named her Charlena. And though Draven wanted nothing more than to keep the pretty thing to himself, he saw the tactical advantage of allowing her to manipulate the magic of the mortals. So Charalina was sent down, full of magical potential. But, instead of doing what Draven had made her for, Charalina proceeded to have sex with as many mortals as she could. And each time she did, she put a little bit of her essence into the child it produced. This children became sorcerers. They did not have to study for years as a wizard did, nor did a sorcerer have to expend any effort into bending the nature of the universe. These little, god-touched things could will fire into being, call lightning from their souls, and even reach into a mortal mind with their own.
While this was going on, old uncle Kittik found himself alone, and bored. Since all of the other gods were making gods, Kittik decided to make a god to keep him company. He summoned a bit of the sun, and drew inspiration from the warm world around him, to make Aden. Aden awoke, fair and kind, and played with Kittik, until Kittik got bored and left. Being on the earth with mortals, Aden decided to teach them the games and inspire them to compete. And so it was that summer, competition, and youth became governed over by Aden.

“Gods on Earth,” refers to the gods who are bound to the mortal realm: Hanaleo, Berengar, Charalina, and Aden. These are thought to be the gods you’re most likely to get a response from if you pray.

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