The Creator still protects his masterpiece to this day. Not just by the bond formed in his sacrifice, but with the inhabitants he designed and imbued with the power to rise up against those who would do Erenel harm.
Al'Madoon is responsible for the creation of Erenel's Multiverse; including the four elemental planes and the mortal plane before his death. He also created many of the intelligent races, creatures and deities who now call Erenel's multiverse home.
Sadly, the circumstances of his death resulted in the creation of the final three planes; The Above
, The Below
and Trance: Plane of Eternal Glade
. To learn more about the creation of the Multiverse, reference the Story of Creation article below.
Following the Great Sacrifice, the 8 planes crafted by Al’Madoon would become known as the Realms of Remembrance. The Ethereal Plane is often credited to be derivative from Al'Madoon but is unconfirmed. Scholars suggest the Ethereal Plane and its role in the afterlife comes from the Bond.
Much of this speculation is inferred from the ability to see tetherbane auras in the Ethereal Plane, however, creation of the Ethereal Plane is also argued to come from Bedoma, the Last Guide
or Ianna, Matron of Ravens
. Its true origin remains a mystery in the present day.
It is believed the crafting of the four elemental planes is Al’Madoon’s first attempt at creation, and their raw, chaotic nature was more than intended. Others stand by the viewpoint that Al’Madoon knew each plane must be chaotic to inspire the change needed to craft the mortal world. Regardless, the four elemental planes continue to be highly volatile.
These chaotic reactions spawned the first known elementals who began roaming their corresponding planes, vying for power. Over time, one primordial elemental from each plane would take control, subjecting weaker elementals to their rule. Unfortunately, Al’Madoon was too preoccupied with his latest creations to care.
After the four elemental lords rose to power, they turned their attention to their creator, watching as Al’Madoon created Erenel by carefully taking portions of their own homelands. This abandonment led to a fit of jealousy that consumed the four elemental lords, and for a brief moment, they conspired together to regain his favor.
The four elemental lords would create their own races, designed out of spite to be larger and more powerful than those favored by Al’Madoon. Each elemental lord mimicked the Architect, crafting a humanoid race in their image and would call them Giants.
Although much taller than Elves, the first giants, ogres, ettins, cyclops and others were considered failures. Their failures did not dissuade the elemental lords who would each create a favored species over time.
Frost Giants from Aquenias, Plane of Water
Cloud Giants from Aurenia, Plane of Air
Fire Giants from Ignathar, Plane of Fire
Stone Giants from Terramul, Plane of Earth
The final creation, Storm Giants, came from one last moment of the partnership between the four elemental lords and proved to be the mightiest giant-kin. Predictably, Al’Madoon did not notice.
In a fury, the four elemental lords sent their giant-kin to Erenel in an attempt to destroy Aymara the Foremother and A’Madoon. War came to the boughs of the Foremother, however, the Primal Deities lead by Ødger, the Storm Claw
would be victorious in the end. Remnants from the great war can still be found hidden across Erenel, waiting to be uncovered.