Library :: The Great Reformation
In a not too distant past, this world
was enveloped in chaos. The balance of power between mortals and immortals,
which had always been fragile, had begun to break. The gods, unknowing of the
full consequences of their actions, crafted great weapons and armor, and granted
great and unnatural powers to their followers in the hopes of furthering their
agendas. The mortals took advantage of these powers and these items, and became
near god-like themselves. Mortals, like the gods that created them, are endowed
with free will. So, once mortals were given god-like powers, they naturally
rebelled against their masters. Some even worked to destroy their own creators.
This could not continue, the gods agreed, for the new powers of the mortals
rivaled their own, and they were certainly outnumbered. Therefore, a treaty
among the gods was struck, and a plan was formulated. They would work together
to recreate the world that had forsaken them, and no matter what the
consequences, the gods agreed not to bestow too much of their power to any one
mortal or to create any item which could be used against them.
There was a problem with this plan, however. The gods had spent a great deal of
energy in the creation of this world, and to create another from scratch would
be the end of some of them. Therefore it was agreed that most of the world would
be retained, though the mortals would be stripped of their powers and their
memories and placed in new bodies, which were easy to create. All the items and
armor that the gods
had crafted were either destroyed or weakened such that they would no longer be
The Gods immediately put this plan into action, and so all the mortals were
stripped of their powers and their memories of before the reformation and given
new bodies. And all was well again.
But some of the mortals were too powerful, and though they were stripped of most
of their powers, some remained as well as a few fragments of their memories.
This account is the first time those fragments, taken
from many of such mortals (including myself) have been pieced together to form a
coherent whole. I humbly submit this to the library so that others may come
forward to share their memories. Some day, we will have a more complete picture
of our rich history before the reformation. Until then,
may the gods grant their blessings on you.
Tsaige, The Wandering Warrior