The gods of MoLD
In the beginning, there was a place. This place sat between Law and Chaos,
a perfectly flat wall with an aura of order on one side, and a swirling fog
of randomness on the other. The place was empty, and it was called Void.
After an infinity of nothing, a strand of chaos reached across the void and
pierced the wall of Law. These two orders of the universe, brought together,
created the first life. This was the age of the gods. The first beings of this
time created more of themselves, and explored existance with vigour. However,
joyous exploration eventually led to conflict, and the many became few. The
remaining gods decided to create worlds and restrict their actions to a few
world which each god would choose. The world of MoLD is no exception - there
were 17 gods which chose the world of MoLD and had a hand in its creation. Some
of these gods have become inactive, having lost their sanity, decided to focus
on another of their worlds, or are distracted on philosophical pursuits. The
active gods are described below:
- Tholuknian - Tholuknian was the creator of the cyclops race,
and still watches over their creations, the biclops. It takes
a special interest in land and the harvest.
- Ouroboros - Ouroboros is the master of serpents, and spends
its time experimenting with variations on serpent form. Creator
of Dragons, Nagas, and several other experiments, Ouroboros
takes a keen interest in commerce and accumulation of power.
- Nijrodan - Nijrodan is the caretaker of nature, watching over
the plants and animals on the surface. Through his created race,
the Nijj (a race of giant, intelligent wolves), Nijrodan
ensures that the elements and the intelligent races do not
disturb nature beyond their place.
- Ker - Ker is a strange god, with dominion over music and
insects. It is the creator of the Spinnet as well as most
other insect life, and provides the sounds that those insects
sing. Ker's songs are not always understandable to other beings,
and many of its masterpieces are inaudible or uninteresting
to lesser beings.