The World Egg is a creation story originating from Ol'Mire
in the realm of Peior
and is tied to the religious beliefs of The Grey Nest
. Instead of worshipping a deity or pantheon, they believe in the World Egg. This faith is predominantly followed by ardeans
, among other egg-laying folks.
They believe that the world is an egg that's about to hatch
, and the devastating events of The Rupture
fifty years ago only solidified their beliefs - they claim that the rifts
are actually the puncture marks of The Great Shell
Before The Rupture, the plane of Peior was isolated and had no contact with Melior
or other folks
beyond the rifts - they had no idea that another world
or other realms existed. For many it was a sign of The Emergence
(as foretold in the ancient religious texts of The Grey Nest), but for others they started to question their faith as this did not align with the original story, which did not include the existence of other folks beyond The Great Shell. With the new connection to Melior this felt to them more like a merging of worlds
, not an emergence
into something bigger.
Devout followers argue that The Emergence is into
Melior, and that more rifts should be opened
up somehow to chip away at The Great Shell - the veil between worlds. Some theorise that the discovery of other planes of existence indicate that there is more than one world egg, and that we are all hatchlings ready to emerge into the universal nest.