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The Major Gods were created by AO so that they would
become creators on their own, and AO could watch over
their work. And so AO created
Rokoon and Xan.
He told Bhaal, Huitzilopochtli and Rokoon to create a
place, a world which the other gods could fill with their
creations in turn. And he told Xan to watch over the order
of the creations in time. Then AO created
and he told them to create sentient life on the world
and he sent Saran out to watch over each soul which
would come into being.
And Rokoon took the forms that AO had concieved and
shaped them subtly, mixing substances and understanding
But Bhaal found himself unable to create a thing, and
so he formed a ball of indistinguishable grey matter
and hurled it at the world in envy, seeking to destroy
the work of his brother. But he missed, and thus the
moon circles the world today.
Angered by the attempted destruction by his brother
Huitzilopochtli formed an even larger ball of matter
and hurled it back at him. But Bhaal stopped it with a
gesture, and the ball hung motionless in space.
Rokoon, who had been pondering his creation, found it
hard to determine if he had missed something. Eager
to give purpose to the creation of his brother and in
need of a way to examine his own creation better he
caused the ball from Huitzilopochtli to radiate light,
then he gave the world a gentle twist and caused it to
turn slowly, so that he would see it in the light from
all sides and Xan used the rotation to put an exact
measurement on the passage of time.
Intrigued by the play of light, Swarnigul worked with
the form, bringing forth the mountains, but again
Bhaal intervened. Stomping on some of her work, he left
behind deep gourges which Triton quickly filled with
water, so that Swarnigul would not see the full scope
of the damage he had wrought.
Seeing that Bhaal was no help in the creation, Tharandil
went to help the others, and she laid her fingers on the
hard rocks and she brought forth soft earth and determined
that the rocks should be the bones, and the earth should
be the flesh of the world. And her concept was seed, and
all that comes to life should come from the seed that is
the gift of Tharandil and the growth is celebration of
When he saw the beauty of her creation Dualdin went to
aid in her work, and he added the larger plants, the
forests to the world. And Since the oceans remained still
empty, Triton plunged into the blue waters and he started
to fill them with life to his content.
At the same time Huitzilopochtli started to fill another
part of the world with life, bringing forth the jungle
Now that the world was filled with life it was time for
the gods to create sentient beings which would benefit from
their creation, and so it was that Orades created the
humans and Calric created the gnomes, Dualdin gave form
to the elves and Swarnigul brought life to the rocks and
thus called forth the dwarves. Tharandil gave birth to
the centaurs and the fairies, and she told them to watch
over her creation, while Triton formed the giants to
populate the ocean.
And Bhaal looked upon the work of his brothers and his
sisters and he said:
" All that you my brothers and sisters have created
shall be mine, and what cannot be mine I will destroy."
And thus it was that Bhaal strewed salt into the oceans
and he twisted some of the races into his own, forming the
trolls from the giants, the goblins from the gnomes, the
orcs from the elves and then he twisted the heart of some
of the dwarves, tainting their soul with darkness. And
from Saran he snatched away the souls of the dead.
Seeing the pain of Triton upon the damage the salt had
done to his creation AO added salt to all the creations,
so that they would endure further onslaught, and he
caused the evaporation of the oceans that they might fall
as pure water upon the earth and start a circle of renewal,
so that their creations would multiply on their own.
Shown through the maliciousness of Bhaal the Gods became
aware of the fragility of their creations, and fear for
what they had wrought coursed through them, and each
strove to protect his own. So it was that the children of
AO began to struggle for dominance on the world of
Xyllomer and their creations were soon drawn into the
struggle as well and AO had to interfere and he sent the
Gods away from the world.
Thus it came to be that the races spread out across the
globe and populated every part of the world within a few
millenia of the creation. And they worshipped their
creators and the gods worked furtheron through their
Of the Major Gods only Xan, who was content with watching
the passage of time, faded soon from the knowledge of the
people, and thus from the circle of the active Pantheon.
And while noone knew his true name, Saran was close to
each mortal in his own way. They would all come to him in
death, so he was content to remain in his twilight until
the young Asgoth came to him with a plea.
However noone knows where Triton is hiding since he stopped
answering any prayer sent to him. Yet his memory is kept
alife by his children, and in the order of things he has
so far descended to become a Minor God among the