In the age of the commanders of the heavens and the earth, empowered by the everfire, the moon took hold of the stars in order to whip the night beast into the realm of darkness. As the moon whipped the night beast, a piece of pure white stardust fell from above and landed on the earth.
The stardust took form and raised itself from the ground, touching the earth beneath it with the everfire. I was that stardust, Adan the undying, firstborn of the stars and these are the chronicles of my people.
As I walked upon the countenance of the earth, the trees around me blazed with the ever fire but were not consumed. The golden trees lit up a straight path for me to follow, which I did, traversing the back of the mother in the looming darkness.
When I came upon the edge of the land, however, the earth sat awaiting me to plummet to my death. However, death would not have me. The waters held me up above the waves and more golden trees shot up from the depths of the sea to light my path. With their golden roots, they formed a bridge over the waters and with the waters, held me up as I trod the surface of the emerald sea until I came upon the heart of the great wood.
There I rested on the blackened earth to gaze up at the stars and thank my father for the gift that was my life. As I did, the ever fire from my form seeped into the earth beneath me and awakened another.
The awakened earth also took form and raised itself from the ground beside me. This time it was a woman, fair with white coils that fell from her head and draped around her blackened naked form.
As a witness to this miracle, the earth sang it to the commanders, up to the heavens and to the depths below. The earth sang it to the ever-beasts of the heavens and to the creatures of sea, land, and air that all creation would know.
“Thus is birthed Adan and Nore, the firstborn of the great wood, born of Star and Earth to be the stewards of the great wood. The children of earth and star.
As so it was sang, so it became.
My wife and I lived on the earth and were raised by the commanders in the great wood. We enjoyed a glorious 50 years of fellowship with the commanders, watching them tend the heavens and the earth.
During this time, we learned the ways that were necessary for the care of the great wood, our new home. After our instruction was complete and we matured, we were allowed to tend the great wood as its new stewards, under the guidance of the earth.
Nore and I grew close in our partnership, sharing ideas and helping one another. Our companionship and fondness for one another grew as unquenchable as the flames of the sun.
Pleased by our relationship, the ever fire presented us with the gift of creating life just as the ever fire was the source of all life.
We prospered in the sustenance of mama and under the star of love, the ever fire’s gift was fulfilled. Nore became a mother. She begot four daughters.
Though in the indescribable joy of becoming a father, I remained blind to the darkness that would soon emerge from the shadows cast by our newfound happiness.