Tales have been told since living beings first gathered around the fires of prehistory. Tales of the strange and wondrous things hidden in the vast, unknown shadows of the world. Tales of creatures divine and beasts demonic, of gods and kings, of myths and monsters. From dark forests to the lands of ice, from desert wastes to the storm-thrashed seas, every corner of Odira has its legends to tell. Stories of heroes and the villains they encounter, of the wilderness and the dangers within, of gods and their chosen mortals. Stories of battle, of love, of order and of chaos. Stories that continue to burn in the minds of the people. In Odira, many of these stories hold to a true account. Legends and myth are not simple tales told to entertain children at night, but records of what really transpired long, long ago. In spite of this, some tales lose details or contain false truths, making the perfect account impossible to attain. Nonetheless, the framework of almost every tale coincides with reality long since passed. The stories may pertain to a hero or heroine, a god or goddess. They may pertain to a vicious monster and its atrocities, to traditions and their lost meanings. For some of these heroes, their stories and deeds are the cornerstones of nations and kingdoms, of empires and domains. Regardless of what they speak of, legends and myths give a reason to being for many things in the world of Odira. The wise would listen when these tales speak.