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PostManibrandr System Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:07 am   Post subject: Dawn of Svandir: World Creation Reply with quote

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Gylfa Ginning: Part 1
Creation


In the beginning, there were three, floating in the blackness of the void.
They had no form, and they could know nary a thing but each other.
For countless aeons, they swam in the void, asking for naught,
and they were content, needing naught but each other's presence.

All except for Luna, who, after an eternity in limbo, is exhausted in spirit.
Xey tire of the predictability and uneventfulness of nothingness, and
wanted to know more than what the void had offered.

Luna told xeir siblings of xeir desire, and were met with resistance,
for the idea of an existence outside of what xey know is terrifying.
For countless aeons, Luna fought with Gufrr, xeir sibling,
while, Mikkel, the third watched, not wanting to intervene.

In the end, Luna and Gufrr saw the futility in their conflict, and
decided that a compromise shall be made.

"To create, we shall permit, if you shall abide,
our terms three, in order to maintain, our powers equal!
The terms are as follows:
1. As long as creation exists, you fall into a deep slumber. For it is the dream that gives creation form.
2. You shall allow us to exist in your dream, to maintain and oversee creation.
3. The affair of the creation of (those with agency) within creation shall be the demesne of Mikkel, the neutral party."


To which Luna agreed to, and xey immediately fell into a slumber.

Xey dreamed of the life-giving liquid known as the seas and the oceans,
and xey dreamed of the celestial bodies to light up the skies.
Xey dreamed of the lands rising out of the seas to form continents,
and xey dreamed of the flora and fauna that inhabited the land.

Then Gufrr also slumbered, and awakened in Luna's world.
Xey saw that Luna's creation is good, and fit for xeir rule.
Under xeir guidance, life on the land and sea were able to thrive,
and over the aeons, change and adapt to the world.

Then Mikkel dreamt, and in this world, xey created Wolpertinger,
a wondrous being of many facets, the first who were given (agency).
Those beasts were given the gift of the world's breath, the Fonym,
and with this gift, they were able to thrive and forge their own dreams.

And thus the land of Svandir, the sleeping one, was born.


Figure 1: Wolpertinger
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PostManibrandr System Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:07 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gylfa Ginning: Part 2
Age of the Alr


For a many aeons, the land of Svandir thrived and flourished.
With the guidance of Gufrr, the Wolpertinger dreamt of great things.
Dreams were made into reality, and it filled their souls with great joy.
They knew not of sadness, nor of pain, spiritual or otherwise.

Inspired by their happiness, Gufrr fragmented xemself into many beings.
They were beings of feather, talons and many eyes that see all.
In this form, they were able to dream with their brethren and be happy,
and they were given the name Aesir by the Wolpertinger.

Soon after, Luna desired an existence similar to the two brethren,
and xey started to fragment xemself likewise into many beings.
Of scales, leathery wings, horns, and talons, their forms came to be.
However, they, the Vanir, were unable to dream like their brethren.

For a big part of xeir being is tied into the dream that is the world,
and as xey started to fragment, parts of the world started to die off.
Deserts form as the heat became unbearable for many flora and fauna,
and as the cold became too harsh, they came to be called "the tundras."

This caused great pain for the Wolpertinger, some of whom had perished.
For many years, a new painful feeling flowed from their eyes,
and they cried out to the Aesir for help in dealing with their suffering.
Saddened by their bretheren's pain, the Aesir then confronted the Vanir.

"Why have you caused their suffering?" asked the Aesir of the Vanir.
"They have done no wrong, and did not deserve the pain they've felt!"

Taken aback by the accusation, the Vanir replied. "We were suffering too,
seeing you dream together has created a deep painful desire in us."


"We want to exist as you do," the Vanir continued, speaking with a heavy heart.
"And to deny us is to cause us great pain too."

At this, the Aesir spoke amongst themselves, troubled by the conflict.
They spent many weeks in the demesne of the Vanir, finding a way...
...a way for the Vanir to exist in a form that is fulfilling to them,
while in a way that avoids causing their bretheren more suffering.

Then, the Aesir approached the Vanir once more and said,
"We will lend our power to you, you do not need to fragment any more.
Many of us will sacrifice our (agency), becoming Fonym for you to use.
In turn, those given (agency) from our power cannot dream as we do,
nor will they able to use Fonym to dream like your Wolpertinger brethren.
They shall be our children, and it shall be our duty to care for them."


And so a new being of many was born,
they were a being of feathers, scales and talons.
Because they were created by the union of Aesir and Vanir,
they came to be known as the Vanadis.

Over time, the wounds in the hearts of the Wolpertinger would heal,
and they would come to forgive the Vanir for their mistake.
They would welcome their new brethren with love in their hearts,
and while the world may not be as safe as before...

...they would no longer know of lonliness.

Thus, the age of Alr had begun.
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