Chapter One

The Goddess and the Dream

Meduna’s Dream

“Meduna dreamt.  Thus we exist.”

Since ancient times, the people of Medunian have told different versions of a same story, always hoping to explain one thing: how we came into existence.  With the passing of the years, the story has transformed into myth.

The best known version of this story or myth tells that everything began with a Dream.  This dream is often referred to as Meduna’s Dream.  But this was not just any dream; in fact, it was an Exceptional Dream, a dream from a greater being --a goddess.  It has always been common belief that, only from said dreams, new worlds can come into existence.  In truth, however, we do not know --and we are not meant to know-- how it all happens.

It is also said that the goddess was not dreaming alone.  Along with Meduna, there were other gods.  These are the gods we know today, and each of them brought a different gift to our world.  It is for that reason that many acknowledge and worship them.

The Gods of Medunian

Meduna is our Mother.  It was She who breathed Life into the Dream.  And thus, from that Breath of Life,  we came to be, as her Children.  It is in her tribute that we call our home Medunian.

Ishtor leads the souls of the dead through the Endless River, the Stream of Souls, in a journey that does not seem to end; for nobody knows where it goes or how long it is.  Some claim that Ishtor is full of greed, and finds pleasure in collecting our souls.  He is also known as the God of Death and War.

Esernam gave us the Sun, while Sylvarna gave us the Moon; together, they provided us our first sources of light.  Luck and fortune are often attributed to Esernam by many cultures around the world.

Sylvaras, son of Sylvarna, is the Child God, and creator of the Dragonkind.  In the ancestral image of the Dragon we see the Youth of the World, and in Sylvaras we seek protection for our own children.

Orosard gave us Time; only He can see its Past, Present and Possible Future forms.

Fate and Judgement

The concepts of Fate and Judgement are two constant matters of dispute among scholars, even today.

Some claim that the gods do not directly interfere with us, but they do watch over us, and sometimes, when deemed necessary by their infinite wisdom, will pass Judgement upon us.  This is found to be contradictory by other scholars, who claim that there would be no reason for the gods to judge us when they have no say in the paths we mortals choose for ourselves.

Meanwhile, another group is of the opinion that the gods simply exist as creators and givers, and that they do not weave nor judge our choices.
And finally, there are those who believe that our paths are already chosen, and that we have little influence over what we do in the end.

In the very end, we can only conclude that the Ways of the Gods of Medunian are still unknown to us.  The true designs of the gods would appear to lie way beyond our limited understanding, and may very well remain far from our reach for the eternity.

The End

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