I’ve actually been promising to post this for a while, but never got around to it. So, finally, here is some random nonsense I threw together for one race in one campaign. You’ll have to excuse my messy handwriting in the “Chart of the Elements” I drew to serve as the way the race envisioned everything fitting together. Anyway, without further ado, here it is.
At first, there was the Void. It encompassed all, and from the moment it had come into existence, it began to grow. It grew and grew until it became so dense in places that Darkness was born unto it. The Darkness split into two groups within the Void; one settled as it were and the other folded into itself, exploding as a new energy – the Light.
There, as it were, the Darkness and the Light encircled each other within the Void, their motion creating the Ether of all things to come. When the Ether itself had grown, out from its core came the Earth – a combination of all the Light and Darkness empowered by the Ether. Around the Earth, the Ether and the Void mingled to encase it in a new energy – the Air.
Fragments of the Darkness and the Ether bore their own energies. That which had the Ether strongest within became Metal and settled within the body of the Earth. The energies in which the Darkness was dominant split into numerous pieces, some of which trickled down upon the Earth to become Water, whilst the remainder gathered about near the Earth and formed the Moon and the passage of Time.
Meanwhile, fragments of the Light and Ether too formed their own energies. Where the Ether was strongest, Wood was created and began covering areas of the Earth where it fell. Fire was born where the Light had been strongest, some of which took root within the heart of the Earth whilst the rest drifted away from the Earth to become the Sun and bore the Spirit.
On the Earth, the Fire and the Earth itself created Lava beneath the land. In the meantime, the Water and the Air together formed Ice at the highest peaks of the land.
The Moon and the Sun too circled the Earth, starting the passage of Time and beginning the cycle of the Seasons. It was in Spring that the Spirit awoke Life within the Earth, in Summer that it thrived, in Autumn that it settled, and in Winter that the cycle rest and the end of Life came into being – Death, a transition in which the energy of those living returned to the Ether from which all energies could be born again.
Without restraint, all the energies were, and so, from within the Void came the energies which would govern them – the Eternal Ones, beings which were capable of taking forms empowered by Spirit. Each energy had its own Keeper and for all of them there were twelve: Earth, Air, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Lava, Ice, Life, Death, Moon, and Sun.