A Brief History of Caeda
With the assurance that he would one day be allowed to destroy the planet, Noldrin agreed. Upon the completion of the formation of the planet the Child Goddess Caedenya , goddess of nature, achieved sentience. Unaware of the pact her parents had made, she set about creating life on the new world.
While Caedenya began the process of creating plant and animal life, her mother Esyae created the Elves and granted them healing and nature magic to help tame the planet. Jealous of Esyaes creation, Noldrin attempted to copy her, making all sorts of monstrous creatures in the process before finally creating the Dark Elves .
Facing an onslaught from their darker cousins Esyae bestowed the gift of truely arcane magics with which to defend them selves. War raged for centuries until a cataclysmic battle occurred that saw Esyae and Noldrin directly enter the contest. After seeing the destruction that had been wrought and wishing to avoid further conflict, Caedenya brokered a truce between her parents.
While distraught over the revelation that her mother had agreed to let her father eventually destroy her, Caedenya got her father to agree to let her live for a time. No one but the gods knows however what that time frame is.
As the Elves rebuilt and the Dark Elves retreated underground, Caedenya began her work in earnest. First she created the Gnomes, followed shortly thereafter by the Halflings and the Dwarves. Eventually she created the Humans and was finally satisfied.
Unfortunately the Dwarves eventually came into contact with the Elves and fearing a repeat of the Drow from centuries before, the Elves declared all out war. During the conflict the Elves discovered all of Caedenya's children and began to slaughter them. Fearing further celestial involvement, Esyae was able to stop the elves from wiping out her daughters children. However, she did allow them to be subjugated.
It has now been nearly 50,000 years since Caeda was created, 25,000 since the bargain was struck 2000 since Caedenya's children were subjugated.