The Creation Myth of Zodulata

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
The creation myth for the world that will be featured in an upcoming project of mine.

Submitted: August 11, 2007

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Before even the creation of Zeldo Durna, there was a true land, Rinhít. Here dwelt the Lafonatiakui, the Powers, ruled by the King Sofun, father of all. Daroja, the eldest, often dreamed of taking Sofun’s place, but Sofun was immortal, and so, would not resign. So, Daroja turned to ?anatos, Sofun’s second spawn. The two plotted to destroy Sofun, but were discovered by Lugh. Lugh revealed the plot to Sofun, angering the king. ?anatos, thinking quickly, claimed that Daroja had forced him to take part in the plot, and so, Daroja was exiled to the newly-created Zeldo Durna. Lugh, however, knew of ?anatos’s lie, so he confronted his older brother. ?anatos immediately denied the claim, and so, the Creation War began. Lugh used the elemental abilities of his cousins against ?anatos, but the older Power quickly recovered. The war raged for countless years until Sofun interfered. The king commanded that one final battle decide the war. The two Powers agreed, and so the Battle of Nel Todesfal occurred. The warring brothers threw their every strength at each other, but the enormous burst of energy strayed, killing Sofun. The king, unfortunately, had woven His very being into Rinhít, and so, with His death came the death of Rinhít. With no alternative, the Powers fled to Zeldo Durna, where their eldest sibling, Daroja, had been exiled centuries before. Needless to say, Daroja was not happy to see the other Powers, immediately launching an attack against them. Daroja had shaped the land, and so the other Powers were at a major disadvantage, forced to flee countless times. For centuries, Daroja chased the others, but they were never caught. So, Daroja began to create life.

Daroja’s first species was the Faeries, a race capable of practically any magical feat. Not to be outdone, ?anatos created the Fonori, a monstrous race that delighted in attacking the Faeries. Naturally, the rival Powers decided to test their species in a war, and so the Great War, the first mortal war, began. The war lasted for seven thousand years, with neither side surrendering. Enraged, ?anatos helped the Fonori to weave a powerful spell that would destroy the Faeries completely. For a century, the spell was formed, and then, the Fonori were prepared. But, Daroja interfered by creating a third race, the dragons. The dragons chose to help the Faeries, pushing the Fonori to the verge of extinction. Yet, the Fonori held out for another millennium, when they recalled the spell from before. They spoke the final words, and the spell took form. However, Daroja leapt in front of the spell, which caused a great change to cover the land. Zeldo Durna was split into three islands, Zo, Affaloné, and Zodulata. An enormous portal was opened, and through it came twoscore humans, the first to ever set foot on Zodulata. The third effect was to put Daroja into a strange slumber, preventing any further interference. The humans too joined the faeries, and so the Fonori were finally defeated, over 8000 years after the war began. However, with their last breath, the Fonori cursed mankind with a selective ability of magic, so that only a quarter of humans can have magic, a problem that has countless conflicts.

 


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