Part One: The Song of Creation

An excerpt from the Grimorlin

The Song of Creation

-Oration performed by a Seveli Justicar. Transcribed by Valan Forvana in the year 3622, Illyrian Long Count

In the beginning, there was Void. All that had been was Void. All that was was Void. But Void was not of what was to come. Low and blessed did two voices wake from slumber. One was of salt and of sustenance and of keeping. One was of ruin and of wrath and of terror.

And the voices did sing, their separate notes, both soft and terrible. Their words told of what was to come.

So did Void stand, for his way was of what had been, and he was fearful. In challenge he did cry out to the voices. And he did boast, and he did bargain, and he did threaten.

The voices heard not. Their song sustained until their chorus became as one. And then there was a tremor, beating in time to the rhythm of their voice. And the heavens did quake and did tremble. And there was much fear. Then the song ceased, and all was silent and there was stillness once more.

Void, fearing what was to come, called out to the nothingness. He did not boast, and he did not bargain, and he did not threaten.

Then there was a light, both violent and terrible. And Void did cower before it.

Low and blessed was the light.

And it shone upon the heavens scattering the darkness. And the light did shine upon Void, and it came to know the nature of things, and it was displeased.

So it came to pass that the light splintered and became two, just as the voices were two. And they took form, dual as were the voices, though in harmony and concert and chorus they were.

And the first voice, one of salt and of sustenance and of keeping did look upon Void with eyes for the first time. And it looked upon him with pity.

So did the second voice, one of ruin and of wrath and of terror, look also upon Void with eyes for the first time. And it looked upon him with anger.

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Salt and ruin,

-Brandon

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