4 Corners was a blue marble in a collection of brown ones. It sat proudly just far enough away from its orange sun to sustain any life a Being wanted to breathe into existence and possessed 3 moons that pulled the tides of its one expansive ocean. Fezzeret was a being obsessed with the hunt. He molded the single large continent of 4 Corners to be his hunting ground and he molded man to be the ultimate prey. The men of 4 corners were smart, adaptable creatures, and while Fezzeret loved marching across his sandbox and slaying his own creations, he grew bored quickly. So he created a new race of creatures. He combined the superior intelligence of man with the fiercest aspects of all other apex predators on 4 Corners. Man called this new race of creatures Fiends and these creatures took to the skies, seas, and lands so that no environment would be safe for man to hide. This new race pleased Fezzeret to no end as he watched his creations hunt and kill each other. For millennia, man fought to stay alive. They developed new adaptations to increase their chances of survival their skin developed spots or stripes to blend in with the environment, their vision and hearing sharpened, and the villages they created could be broken down in moments so that they could flee at the sight of one of Fezzeret's monstrous beasts.
And then one night, all of humanity on 4 Corners collectively decided it could not take the cruelty anymore. It started with one village. A group began to sing. They sang and cried collectively together. They sang of the cruelty of their god who had forsaken them, and they sang to the universe for someone or something to save them. Another village heard them and joined, and then another. And eventually, just about every village across the entire continent joined in song. Fezzeret's fiends heard them and dove in for an easy feast. The Night of Song became the Night of Slaughter. Yet, something else heard them as well, a few something else’s heard them.
As the men and women of 4 Corners sang to the universe for mercy, their song traveled beyond the far corners of Fezzeret's playground and landed on the ears of 6 other Beings. And when they finally started listening, they knew they had to act. So the Beings traveled to 4 Corners to save the creatures from their cruel god. When they arrived, there was not much of man left to save as the Fiends rested on the plains, mountains, and trees of 4 Corners fat and happy with the blood of tens of thousands dripping from their claws and maws. The 6 knew two things upon their arrival. One, that they had to save whatever was left of man, and two, Fezzeret a being of pure hatred and cruelty needed to be destroyed to keep it from ever creating another tortured race ever again. The new Beings traveled, one to each corner of the continent and the remaining two, a pair of twin Beings took to the center. They began giving man gifts of magic, knowledge, and organization in order to give them an advantage against their fiendish adversaries. And so, the Touched were born. And Soon after, Fezzeret was slain.
The Beings became Gods to these people and centuries of peace, prosperity, and progression followed. Fezzeret's children, the Fiends, were banished to deep below the ground with a protective net of magic to keep them from crawling out. The People of 4 Corners live a life of perceived happiness. Yet, as time continues, the story of the land and its 6 visitor Gods has evolved twisted and turned.