Cyclic nature of creation
We in these parts are quite particular about our "Sun God" -- he's not just an avatar of destruction, as some seem to think. Our stories tells of the incredible power of creation he wields: the power to sculpt mountains, hollow out caves, and carve new valleys.Wandering within the warped valleys and twisted peaks of Qurain is the God-husk known as Qur. He towers in at 450m tall, massive body covered with strange plating protecting vital areas. Qur's abdomen is wrapped tightly in scale like plating, with bizarre tubing connecting his midsection to three tanks attached to his hip. The tanks and tubing have been empty for thousands of years, the knowledge of what was once within them being lost to time. Qur's head, skin blasted off in the explosion that killed both he and Avartarian, lazily drifts from side to side as he wanders his loop. Occasionally pausing to ready his massive weapon, the Worldshaper Cleaver, in front of himself -- Qur enters ferocious periods of creation. He follows no pattern as he carves his way through the landscape. Mountains are cut into mind-bending shapes, valleys hollowed out, and complex cave systems are cultivated.
Cycle of CreationKnown to many as the Sun God, to some the God of Formation, and to others the Light of Inspiration. Before his death, Qur embodied the very definition of creation. Entire landscapes and continents found themselves shaped and reshaped by the mighty god. The area around Qur would endlessly cycle through new creation after new creation.
scraps from the comprilith
- A faded, headache inducing painting depicting an impossible subterranean landscape. Qur is seem in the foreground, Cleaver in hand.
- A large, white stone, theorized by some to be one of Qur's lost teeth
- On cracked piece of slate, a half description eluding to the liquid within Qur's tubing system. "... and it glows with the most mighty lustre, which is representative of the power that the ... posses..."
To many of the other gods, the time before The Seven Day War was seen as utopian. Each god ruled over a section of Cathedris, cultivating and caring for their flock of humans. What Qur saw in these times was different however -- he saw things as stagnating, and regarded the humans as being stifled, their potential not fully realized. There were frequent clashes between Qur and the other gods, due to these differences. These arguments, and sometimes altercations, were well documented events -- many recountings still exist within The Comprilith. One such document tells of the time Avartarian accused Qur of favoring the Humans while stifling the gods; the argument concluded with Avartarian promising that one day, he'd be the one to kill Qur.
Destruction is the only way forward
It's been suggested that Qur was actually the one to start the Seven Day War, by assassinating He'an due to differences in philosophy. He'an and Qur were similar in their respect for Humans, but they went about expressing that respect in different ways. While Qur would push the Humans to grow and learn, He'an would love, protect, and as Qur saw it, coddle the Humans. A popular theory proposes that Qur chose to assassinate He'an, as Qur saw He'an as the worst offender when it came to stifling the growth of Humankind. However, when Qur killed He'an, he realized that the gods were unable to properly die -- instead continuing on in "Husk" form. It's thought that Qur might then have summoned all of his power to blast He'an into space, where the evidence of his deed would be hidden.
Did you know that both Apathae and North Apathae used to be one complete continent? Documents in the Comprilith are very clear about this fact. Apparently, at some point during the Seven Day War, a massive blast of energy tore the continent in two. If I were a betting man, and I am, I'd put money on Qur being the culprit. I'm think he killed He'an, and blasted them to space to hide the evidence.
Creation and Destruction
creations, as he cyclically builds and tears them down.