Chapter 1: In the Beginning
In a time before time, when there was only darkness, the Goddess Etain came to this universe with a heart bearing
desire for order and harmony. Immersing herself in a vast ocean of her own creation, she formed the continents
of Teos Epeiros from her living flesh. Mountains were made high and rivers ran deep throughout the land in
likeness of the veins that ran within her body. She created green forests and plains that engulfed the lands in
the likeness of her youthful complexion. The sky and stars inherited their exquisiteness from the likeness of
her eyes. This vast, rich world crafted through her strength, will, and desire for perfection, was named
All lives began from the hands of the Goddess of Etain. At first, she created the Thelaiosis, Dragon Gods who
could help her rule the kingdom of Teos Epeiros. Threemans, leader amongst the Dragons, put forth that further
races would aid the growth of the young world. It was with his help that the Nordein were born.
Chapter 2: Rebirth
Tragically, the first Children of Etain were deemed failures in her eyes. Though strong of body and mind, the
Nordein possessed brutal, aggressive forms and were cast back into the soil to be forgotten. Determined to make
her next creations with a clear vision, the Dumianas were sculpted in Her own likeness and imbued with the
virtues of the Thelaiosis. At last, Teos was complete with life and all prospered in harmony, worshipping the
But in time, the fledgling world saw troubles the Goddess had never expected. She had given the Dumianas the gift
of intelligence and knowledge, not knowing that such blessings would eventually foster ambitions, doubts, and
growing disrespect and denial of her authority. The Dumianas rebelled and started a war amongst themselves that
lasted for countless years. As the fighting waged on, the Goddess Etaine became depressed with her failed
creation and weakened by her link to the bloodied world. Her beauty faded along with her power.
Chapter 3: Betrayal
In an act of shocking arrogance and blasphemy, the Dumianas ended the vulnerable Goddess’ life with the
stroke of a common sword. Upon her death, her tormented soul was torn into two halves. The land shook and the
sky darkened as the living things throughout the world of Shaiya were devoured into the soil, as if to hide the
sins they had committed.
Nearly all of Teos Epeiros' inhabitants were destroyed. Fate allowed two remaining Dumianas, Proton and
Eustatin, to survive. Desiring to keep their line alive, Eustatin approached Proton as he slept. But Proton,
once awake, rejected Eustatin and banished her in rash anger to the south of Teos.
Chapter 4: The Races of Teos
In solitude, Eustatin bore their son, raising him in darkness, filling him with the fury and anguish she held
against Proton. When she died, a young woman stepped forth from her cremation ashes to share a life with her
son, now grown into adulthood. They became the ancestors of the Vail race.
For Proton, his life remained haunted by the actions taken by the Dumianas toward the Goddess Etain. In his
loneliness, he created a statue in the image of her in a tree. One day, the wooden figurine turned into a living
woman infused with the blood of the Earth, and together with Proton founded the Elven race.
The two races of Vail and Elves lived apart for hundreds of years, but as their realms expanded and they came
into contact once more, the hatred and resentment of the past rose once again to the fore. The two races pushed
into each others’ lands in a constant struggle with untold lives lost on both sides, but were ultimately
Here our story continues...