In the time before mahn, the Seven Melodies descended upon the planet they would call Saudade in search of the fulfillment of their greatest desires. They sectioned the world into eight equal parts, each of the Melodies having their own domain to freely express their heart's desire on the blank canvas that was this fresh, unsullied planet.
As their dominions, or Disignos, as they came to be called, became realized, life began to spring up in their image. This life perfectly reflected the will of whichever of the Melodies had brought it into existence.
Life was at peace, and all had a purpose and a place on Saudade. Even the sentient beings called mahn enjoyed freedom and life as it was meant for them. However, what would happen if this newly developing sentience began to question its place on Saudade? Could mahn fight against its plan?