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The Chosen

In the aftermath of the creation of the mortal races of Aerlanda, the fundamental laws of magic were rewritten. Where before the gods pulled mana directly from the Weave, they were now required to consort with the hosts of mana. Mana was now a gift that had to be given freely. The gods could use the mana of hosts, and in return, they promised refined control and access to the language of creation. While the language of creation can only be spoken fluently by the divine beings of Aerlanda, small phrases and concepts can be used by mortals with guidance or extraordinary will. That guidance can be passed down through generations, but the gods, not wishing to parley generationally with the incredibly fragile mortal races, sought a solution.   Ezweh empowered one of his most fervent followers, entrusting him with a shard of his very own soul. While this might have weakened the god temporarily, it was an investment that would pay dividends. The mortal entrusted with this piece of divinity gained unnaturally long life, near-unmitigated knowledge of the Aere and a compulsion to spread Ezweh's influence. This mortal, a human named Hexwen, would become the first God-King, and the founder of the Holy Hexelon Empire.   Following in Ezweh's example, the other gods would choose vessels for pieces of their divinity. And as this happened, these chosen mortals would rally together their kin and forcibly convert smaller or less warlike groups of mortals to the service of their god. When no followers remained of a particular deity, their access to mana would close off and they would cease to exist. This would in turn free up mana to go back into the weave, empowering the remaining gods. This would be the first of the Weave Wars.   On the occasion of the death of one of the chosen, a patron deity begins a search for the next of their followers to be granted a shard of their power. Currently,


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