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The Creator

Year 568, era of the Movement


They are your light and your darkness, they are your happiness and sadness, they will shine to make your worse days better and will rain when you need it the most. They are the source of life and they will be its death when time arrives, if it ever arrives.

The Creator is a star-like object that is the center of the Shattered. They follow a cycle of light, darkness, and rain, although not necessarily in that order and is the main source of light for the Shattered, as well as its only source warmth and is believed to gift life essence as well.

Usually represented as a white sphere with an halo, the cosmical body holds lots of mystery. There are many myths and legends involving them, and most think of the Creator as a God. It is believed they stood here as everything came to exist and will be the end of everything or will stay here after it all ceases to exist.

A spherical white object with an aura, similar to a sun's corona
Representation of the Creator (white) by Catoblepon

The cycle

The Creator has three different states, which they change periodically. These three states are light, dark, and rain, and during each of these states, the Creator radiates different amount of warmth and light. The states tend to last more or less the same and alternate each other, rare times are when there are two of the same states following each other and when a state persists too long, people believe the Creator is angry.

A spherical colourful object with an aura, similar to a sun's corona
Representation of the Creator (coloured) by Catoblepon

Light

The light, the day

The Creator shines in soft lights of different colours that dance through their body, and has a corona. It is their warmer state.
A spherical dark object with dots of coloured light in it
Representation of the Creator (night) by Catoblepon

Dark

The dark, the night

The Creator is barely visible, with barely radiating any light and warmth. Spekles of different coloured light dance on their body.
A spherical object surrounded by colourful clouds
Representation of the Creator (rain) by Catoblepon

Rain

The rain, the gift

The Creator radiates soft light, their body does not display a corona and is white. Different coloured cloud-like dust floats around them.


Cover image: Creator's cover by Catoblepon

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Jan 3, 2023 19:48

I love how you've represented the three different states like that, and the color-hued text is really cool too :D   Has the Creator ever shown any sort of abberations or deviations from this behavior?


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Jan 3, 2023 20:57 by Catoblepon

I'm glad you liked it! Had much fun writing it and doing the CSS

The Creator has shown derivations of this behavior, specially during the era of darkness, a 90 year period where the Creator was in the dark state, with occasional rain state!

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Jan 3, 2023 21:59

This is a really pretty article. It's a pleasure to look at. Question though: is the Creator a being or a celestial body?

Jan 3, 2023 22:48 by Catoblepon

Glad you liked it! And for the question: now, wouldn't you like to know? :3 It's also a bit of a hard question for this world. You see, there are a lot of things in this world that we would consider it a "being" but they aren't called so in here, such as the stars or the Giants. From our point of view, with our definition of a being, the Creator is a being; but, for the people in the Shattered the Creator is simply a celestial body.

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