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In the beginning were the Sun, Moon and Earth.

The Sun, gave meaning to existence by granting the gift of Light. His golden Light reached out to illuminate the Earth.

The Earth, mother of Making, basked in the Light of the Sun and grew strong. But the Sun didn't shine on all of Her -- half of the Earth shared the darkness with the Moon.

The Moon hung in the dead of night and talked to the Earth. It was the talk of Being, of wondering who they were and what they were doing.

The Sun also talked to the Earth, but it talked of Learning, and of all the things his Light revealed.

The Earth was a good listener and found the company welcome while she created. The Earth found no end to her urge to make things and would keep her hands constantly busy while listening to the Sun and the Moon. Nothing was too big or too small for the Earth to make.

Talking to the Earth, the Sun learned of the Moon and the Moon learned of the Sun. The Sun and Moon both wanted to talk with each other, but the Earth stood in the way, too heavy with Creation to move.

The Sun wanted to see the Moon so that He might gain the knowledge that lay in the dark. Darkness was the scourge of the Sun because it obscured Learning.

The Moon had a different reason -- She was jealous. Jealous that the Sun could see everything, while she saw things only in her dreams. Jealous that the Earth could feel the Sun's warming glow, while she lived in the cold and dark.

The Sun proposed a plan. The Moon and the Sun would each give up a piece of themselves to the Earth. In this way, they could meet each other. The Earth and the Moon thought this to be a fine idea.

These were the First Children. They were not as successful as the Earth, Sun, and Moon had hoped.

The Earth's Children, animals and plants, wandered mindless and soulless across creation.

The Sun's Children, the Mists, lost in their thoughts, did nothing. In time they were destroyed by the Earth's Children.

The Moon's Children, elementals, drifted ethereally, fruitlessly seeking the bodies and thoughts of the others.

Each of the First Children was Incomplete.

So the Earth, Sun, and Moon combined their efforts to make the Second Children.

The Sun and Earth each took a bit of what was left of their first Children and a bit of what was left in the Moon's first Children and created beings with substance, tempered by mind and driven by spirit. These Children included fantastic creatures, such as dragons, giants, and greymyr, and the Elder races, including the Dwarves and the Sylvan.

The Moon also made Second Children, but -- selfish as ever -- used much larger portions of herself than of Earth or Sun. Among these children were hideous demons and the people now referred to as the Ancients.

As time passed, the Moon's Second Children roamed the Earth, outpacing all around them with their fervor and zest. They built cities and rose to tame the other Children.

The Sun and Earth wondered what happened to the original plan of their Children meeting and talking to share ideas and company. And when the Sun and Earth looked in on the Children, they were surprised to learn that the Moon's burning jealousy had been passed on to her Children -- and that their power now rivaled that of their parents.

This worried the Sun and Earth, but they had waited too long. The Moon's Children had devised a way to give to their Mother what she had always desired: Light.

Reaching to the land of Shadow, which is Dark where here is Light, and Light where here is Dark, they stole part of the glowing moon and brought it to our own realm.

Terrible things came with this shadowy Light: creatures that mimicked the noble creations of the Sun and Earth in horrible ways.

This was too much for the Sun and Earth. They called for the Moon to take back her Children.

The Moon, half Dark and half Light, loved her Children for what they had done, but she understood that they couldn't continue walking the World.

The Moon cried for her Children, but did as she was asked and took them from the World. She blessed them by hanging them in the night sky with her, as stars to keep her company in the dark loneliness of night. But she kept 12 of her Children shielded from the Sun and Earth so that at least some of them might partake in the joy of living.

Still, the terrible destruction from land of Shadow wracked the World, destroying most of the Second Children, and tainting those that remained.

So after the catastrophe of the Second Children, the Sun and Earth worked without the Moon to create the Third Children, who include Humans, Thoom, and the People.

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