Teacher! Tell us the story of the moon!
Sigh. Alright. You've been of age for some time now... it's likely good for you to finally hear the true details. Still, you lot shouldn't have such fascination with a tale so dark. It's not good to obsess over the broken gods.
I wanna hear who killed He'an. I wanna know who made the moon!
Creation of the Moon, Destruction of the Gods
Long ago, long before the people built cities and wonders, the world was owned by the gods. Fourteen Titans
roamed the planet of Cathedris
, and they kept it peaceful and whole, for it was theirs to govern. The gods had an agreement, ratified by blood shared.
During the eons of rule by this pact of Gods, small sects began to form. The Southern Cluster Gods
worked the fires of the planet to continuously shape Cathedris into new and interesting forms. The Winter Giants
, who called the cold and snowy regions to the north their home, used their inner heat to breathe warmth into organisms, sending forth the first examples of life to Cathedris. The Winter Giants worked together with the Tower Duo
, who meticulously curated all knowledge in the world, to give intelligence to the first people to walk the planet, and soon civilization began to spread.
This balance of Gods, and an ever growing population of civilization, worked for some time. But perfect growth was unsustainable, and soon darkness and fear
grew. This corruption grew until it exploded into a short and brutal civil war between the gods, beginning with the assassination of He'an
, and expulsion of their body into space.
But.. if the gods are dead, why are they still here, teacher?
Gods don't die like you or I, Jearan. They are too strong, too rooted in this world. When the Gods die, it is not their body that leaves this plane of existence, it is their minds, their soul. All that is left behind are the titanic husks you see today. Just enough of their old selves still reside within them to keep them acting in loops, but that is all they do now.
Can they hurt us? Can we fix them? Will they ever come back? Who killed He'an?
Slow down! You will learn these subjects with greater depth in your future studies. For now though, yes the gods can hurt us, though they are slow and we are quick. We research ways to help them, we pray they come back, and we look for evidence of He'an's assasination... but as always, we simply do not know.
The Civil War
between the gods may have been short, but it was exceptionally brutal. The destruction caused from the infighting trampled and nearly snuffed out the embers of early civilization of Cathedris. A massive crater
in the northern hemisphere of Cathedris is thought to be the initial location where He'an's assassination sparked the war. Other possible candidates include a second crater in the southern hemisphere, to the east of the Broken Isles
, or the Flattened Plains
on the continent of Keyayith
east of that.
Nearly all records inside the Duo's Tower
were destroyed; any information from this time period must be pieced together from scraps of information, or from the physical scars marring the planets surface. Thousands of years have been spent living in the shadows of the God-Husks
, as the people slowly rebuilt and grew. Present day scholars estimate evolution was set back nearly 3,000 years due to the Civil War.