Remnants of a Slain God
In the beginning the primordial flame split the infinite darkness of the void. The flame burned brightly through the ages and from the embers spawned a single being. This being settled close to the warming glow of the primordial flame, away from the frigid void. His only companion through the eternity was the flickering images cast from its depths. These images inspired it and led it to dream of all that would it soon design.
The Architect began his first design by gathering scattered ashes across the void. It crafted the ashes into a creature that might aid in the forging of all. The Architect cast the sculpture into the primordial flame. The sculpture began to crack and soon spawned the Astral Dragon. Within its core a small fragment of the primordial flame still blazed. With each breath a scorching inferno crept from its maw.
The eyes of the two gods met as the Architect projected the dreams of its solitary vision. The Dragon understood and soon shared the ambition. The Dragon dove into the depths of the primordial flame and retrieved an unrefined chunk of solid flame. The Architect demanded it take shape with a single word. The chunk transmuted into a flawless shining hammer. With primordial ash, dragonfire and a gods hammerblows, the Djinn were created.
The Djinn were given minds that rivaled the Architect in order to comprehend his vision. The Astral Dragon forged them tools empowered by the magical law of Architect. Their ceaseless building created the known universe. However, they too drew inspiration for their own designs apart from their master. The flow of orders and vision from the Architect suppressed their own and drew some to become mad, resentful and opposing to his vision. Many had decided that they would follow their own path and abandoned orders from the Architect. While wrathful, the Architect had allowed them to freely pursue their own parallel creations, which it viewed as scornful and corrupted. This changed on the day that these rogue djinn began seeking to corrupt its faithful remaining.
The Architect banished them into their parallel realms. The rogue djinn were growing more powerful as they began to draw energy from the Primordial Flame. These parallel realms were reshaped into the hells we know them as today, powerful bastions from which they launched their invasion. . Soon a great war began between the faithful and rogue. However, many of the faithful became converted or killed, as their magic laws and powers were weakened within the hell realms. The Architect decided to intervene and began construction of a powerful weapon to eliminate them all. The rogues formed a massive army, led by Karneth, Yong-sei and Skisar. Their corrupted law and influence had weakened the Architect before its work could complete. It called out to the Astral Dragon, but the Dragon did not intervene. The Dragon would only aid those who it deemed as worthy to be the God of All, and the architect’s foolishness in these matters had stripped it of its right. With a final act of desperation as the three god-generals came in for the kill, the architect plunged itself into the heart of the Primordial Flame and extinguished it. It’s body burst into thousands of pieces, scattering throughout the universe.
The corrupted djinn killed the Architect. Most returned to expand their own parallels, but some sought to destroy all remnants of their slain god.
The Astral Dragon watched and laughed at their futile attempts at destroying the essence of what remained as they were repelled by it. However, They grew ever weaker without the Primordial Flame and asked the Dragon to reignite it. It denied them this began a deep sleep, waiting for one worthy to become God of All once again. Its very dreams began flowing as a beacon across the stars, seeking prophets to share secrets and understanding of this ancient magic and beings of the old cosmos.
These dreams and visions shall guide one to pick up the shards of the old God and incarnate as the worthy new God of All.