n the Beginning there was nothing
but the Void. It was empty, full of nothingness. It encompassed all. But, it was
lonely. It wished to have companionship, something to nurture, to be part of the
So, it created the Fae. First were the Fairnaé (Tharian = Faeries), the slim,
lithe beings, vain, yet full of happiness. Then, the Veeké (Tharian = Pixies),
shorter, with a studious nature, serious in all they do. And the Void was happy.
The Faeries played and preened, whilst the Pixies worked and learned. But, still
something was missing. So, the Void created the Chollé (Tharian = Sprites),
mischievous beings, to add spice and laughter into life within the Void. And so,
the Void was again happy for a while. But then, the Void realised something else
was missing. It was all far too perfect. There was no balance, no pain, no
suffering. So, finally, the Void created the Glinkli (Tharian = Glinkli),
hardened beings, full of malice. And at last, the Void was satisfied, it had
created a world of beings to share the nothingness with.
The Void looked upon as the Fae started to learn, to mature, and then create
their own world, primitive societies and hierarchies. It was not worried, and
watched with content as wars between the Glinkli and the other three races
raged, as the Void enjoyed giving life and seeing the ways of its creation
entertain it. But having fulfilled its purpose, the Void took back the life it
had created once, in order to make it anew to amuse it in another way, and so
the cycle of Life began. Thus
the Void rejoiced, for that was how life truly
was meant to be, an entertainment for the Void.
Then, the Fairnaé began to
change, and the Void was delighted, for it was not something it had
foreseen. All were split, becoming two separate races, and the smallest of
these took on a new title, calling themselves the Xarnaelé (literal
translation = superiour beings). They believed themselves to be superiour
to the Farnaé, and thus they took residence in an area created by them
solely for their presence, which they called Asharvéa.
And so life continued and the Void was not concerned when some Xarnaelé
began to manipulate the nothingness from within, and learnt the ways of
Void Magic. It was happy, happy that its creations were happy, and that
they shared the nothingness with it.
But then, the balance changed.
One certain Xarnael, named Nakashi, saw that she could do great good for
all the Void with her prowess in the Element of Light. However, her time
was drawing to a close, soon the Void would reclaim the life it had given
her, and she felt helpless. She knew of her power over the Void, and of
nine others who demonstrated the same skill in their element as she did.
So, she approached the others, to see if they too felt the same way.
they each agreed that they should oppose the Void, as
they wanted to be just like the creator itself, ever lasting and ever
creating. So, the ten Xarnaelé, each
powerful in their own element of Magic (of which there were ten, Light,
Dark, Fire, Earth, Water, Wind, Mind, Body, Soul and Heart), challenged
the Void. They challenged it for the right to immortality, to live
forever, and have control over all those within the Void. And so, a battle
ensued. It was not a battle of physical force however, but a battle of
minds and will. For those ten wished to be free of the laws declared by
the Void, and to do so, they must be free of the control the Void exerted
upon them. The battle raged, unbeknownst to many, for possibly days,
perhaps years, decades, centuries.
All battles have an end however, just as they have a beginning, and with
time turning, control over the ten was wrenched from the Void. They
claimed victory, and immortality was their prize. The Void was devastated,
it had lost control, and it could not gain it back. Its creations, once
such a pleasure, were now its own enemies. They had turned their back on it, on
their creator, and it was afraid. Afraid that the ten who controlled it
would do something terrible and utterly destroy it.
The ten did not do as the Void feared however.
They were led by Nakashi, who was the greatest of them all, for she was the
Mistress of Light, followed by Polmaen, Pariya, Arkon, Mermaria, Sheára,
Léarin, Har’wyn, Jenevére and Kashmina. Together they ruled the Void with great compassion and empathy,
understanding all, changing it for the good using their great power. The
Void, in its fear that the
balance between itself and the ten would be lost, sent Oblivia, the Chaotic One,
whom the ten defeated. However, slowly,
as the Void itself at the beginning of time, grew
weary of the life within the
Void. They wished for more, and realised that they had the power to do so.
The Void could not contain them.
So it came that, Nakashi, the wielder of Light, split the Void, using her Light to
cleave a hole through the middle. Following this, Mermaria placed Water in
the hole, and Arkon shaped some of the Water, and made it solid, creating
the Earth, and filled it with creatures and trees, and
everything that pleased
him. Then, Pariya put some of her Fire into the sky, illuminating what had
been created. Sheára placed Wind within the new land, and spoke to it,
urging it to create weather and bring forth seasons.
And so the land had been created.
Léarin looked upon the land and created the Aoshé (Tharian - Elves). They
were as she was, in her image, they did not age, and protected the land
that surrounded them.
Har’wyn looked upon the land and created the Monocké
(Tharian - Dwarves),
beings that would truly enjoy life, just as he did.
Kashmina looked upon the land, and created the Stoorné
(Tharian - Humans).
Impulsive, and ready to pledge their heart to all things, she delighted in
Jenevére looked upon the land, and did not know what to do. She held
conference with the rest of the ten, and was advised to create a balance,
as the Void had done before them. And so, it was with reluctance that she
created the Gargoké (Tharian - Orcs), but impressed within some loyalty and
decency, and did so secretly, so that the others did not feel she had
disrupted the balance. Jenevére also felt however, that pure, innocent
was missing from the land that they had created. So, she created the Kleé
(Tharian - Brownies), which embodied all that she stood for, being the
Goddess of Soul.
And so the land had been created, and finally Polmaen, wielding the power
of the Dark decreed that half of each day the land would be covered in
darkness, to remind the people of balance. It was agreed by all that this
They named the land Asharnion, which for them meant "Place of Mortals".
And to the mortals they gave their most precious gift they had received
themselves: the will to create.
The Void was distraught. It felt that the paradise would not last for
long. That the created would turn their back on the creators and forget
them, just as the ten had done to the Void. It was also hurt, for it had
been torn by Nakashi’s Light. So, out of malice it sent forth demons and
monsters from what had become the Northern area of the Void, to spite
Asharnion and defy the ten.
The ten were saddened when they saw their creation being destroyed by the
evil the Void had sent, and saw no choice but to split the land, or it
would all be destroyed. And so they joined, and split the land asunder,
into six main parts. And this was the forming of the continents.
And this was the Creation of Asharnion.