Genesis

Below are Summaries of various chapters of The Teachings…

…Imagine a day from sun rise to its eventual fall, think how many days have passed in your life. Now imagine a May Fly its entire lifespan falling within the boundaries of that single day. Think of all the things that May Fly must accomplish in the span of that day, it eats, it mates, it dies. All in a day that might pass you by, similarly we are but May Flies to the Titans…

The Great Before
…Our entire history is a mere moment to the Titans, a passing breath on the wind. Indeed entire civilizations rise and fall and are missed by the Titans due to a moment of distraction. How long then must the Titans have existed before life set root on Mundus’ back. How many eternities have passed for these supreme beings before mankind ever walked across the land…

At first there were the Titans, each a living embodiment of a fundamental fact of the universe. It is unknowable how many eons passed during this era. Time was measured differently then, just as you or I might lose track of seconds as they pass us by, so too do years slip past a Titan. The centuries creeping by with little to nothing to make them noteworthy.

Dawn Era
…We accomplish more in the span of our mortal lives than a Titan accomplishes in an Era. Is it any surprise that we fascinate them so? Even when our mortality shows itself to be contagious is it any surprise that they struggle to see life up close? Such sublime beauty, manifesting by chance, vanishing as quickly as it appeared…

This all changed, when quite by happenstance mortal life sprang into existence on the Titan Mundus’ back. This was entierly unique to the Titans, entire lives were lived in the time it took a Titan to blink. Such a flurry of activity had not been seen in all of existence. Naturally the other Titans were curious about the anomaly that had sprouted from Mundus’ back. The first Titan to inspect Mortal Life was Narcisus the Titan of Truth Reflected. When Narcisus came face to face with mortality, his nature reflected the truth of death, and as a result his life was ended.

Suddenly an Ultimate Fate existed for all things, a destiny that none could escape from, the immutable fact that all things have an end. As this truth manifested into fact, so too did a Titan manifest from the ether. The Titan Moirai was born at this moment.

With Narcisus dead, the curiosity of the other Titans was only stoked. Mundus alone knew the horrible truth of Mortality, and chose to not gaze upon the frail life that existed upon his body. The other Titans were not quite as wise. Two Titans grabbed Mundus to get a closer look, Sigil wrapped his arms around Mundus so that Ymir could gaze upon the Mortals unaware of the fate that awaited both of them.

As the cold wrapped around the Material Plane, Mortal Life struggled to persevere. It became clear that Mortal Life was a delicate thing, threatened even by a Titan’s mere presence. Popular depictions of Moirai show her as a compassionate care-giver concerned for Mortal life, and that she created the Fated to save the Mortal Races. Whatever her reasons she acted in the best interests of Mortals when she created the Destined Constellations. 16 constellation, 15 of which determine the destiny of the Fated. Almost every major achievement in the history of Mortalkind has been accomplished by a Fated. It is not known if the Fated were a gift intended to benefit mankind but the Fated are almost always a boon to Mortal existence. Some believe that it was only through the Fated that Mortal Life have survived to this point.

With the birth of the Witch of the Wildnerness came the end of the Dawn Era. The Mortals had their fortune, how they chose to spend it now resided solely on their own shoulders…

Genesis

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