ByElias C. Martin, writer at
An aspiring writer that has numerous projects that range from Science Fiction to High Fantasy. Current projects included The Chronicles of Servius (trilogy), the Pulkridnusos (mythology and seven novels), and several singular novels. Follow me on twitter for updates on articles @RenatusArchives. Also, the pictures which I use are not my own, they are created by others and I hope to promote their skills and extend their exposure to the world through my mythology and my ideas, even if I do not know the artists personally.

In the beginning, there was Deiwos, the Uncreated, who in Tersā is known by many titles: the King, the Creator, the Fellowship, the Molder, the First Cause, the Infinite, the Just, the Incomprehensible, the Gardener, the Unchangeable, the Protector, the Potter, the Wise, the All-Powerful, the Candle, the Vouchsafe, the Watchman, the Holy One, the Voice, the Conductor of the Great Symphony, the Immovable, the Author, the Tri-unity, the Shepherd, and many other titles that are of equal renown and equal truth.

And Deiwos is the creator of all things spiritual and material.

Being a fellowship within himself, it was purposed and determined by Deiwos unto the fashioning of all things visible and invisible, the spiritual and the material, the First-Born and the Heirs. By this, the fashioning of all things spiritual was set about, and the First Born, along with their dwellings, came into being.

"Domosṛwos" the First Born were once called, that is the Stewards, who are known by many names in the underlands, Ainur and Eldila being the most well known. From this, they were tasked with the tending and counselling of the spiritual things and to be emissaries and messengers unto the things that are of the material forms as well as to those who are in the Image of Deiwos, namely the Heirs. With such a heavenly host, Deiwos endowed them, and all other things spiritual, with a will to freely choose and with a shadow of the character of Deiwos. But since the Domosṛwos were beings of the spiritually created order, they were limited in might and could only propound with the power with-which they harbored and were allotted by Deiwos, who is the source of their sustainment, for their power comes only from Deiwos.

Now, this host is beyond count, and so innumerable that it is best to know only those which Deiwos has sent into the world. From such, there is a few who are the most noted among history of the peoples of Tersā, namely: Gabriel the Harold, Henriel the Wayfarer, Fíriel the Fair, Katriel the Pilgrim, and Michael the General. And their deeds were keen unto the beckoning of the Necromancer, and the actions that would culminate and wrought the Blackest Night and the Brightest Day. Although their deeds were wrought upon the lands of Tersā in perceivable form, this does make their kin of lesser importance, nor does it make the deeds of those who worked beyond the eyes man of no merit, for of this innumerable host, Deiwos tasked them with the nurturing of his Heirs, and the stewardship of his creation. Liken to pipes, harps, trumpets, drums, organs, flutes, viols, and bells were the means of their counseling: the cooing of troubles and the tending of bruised hearts.

There is no justice that can be done for the description of the dwellings of Deiwos and his First Born, the Domosṛwos. For Kémelom is the place, if it even can be called a place, for a place has limits, with which the inspiration for trees was crafted, with which the inspiration of water was collected, with which the inspiration of rocks was formed, with which the inspiration of fire was kindled, indeed all things material, and the beauty that resides therein, were designed before the fashioning the material was set about. And since the Domosṛwos are limited in power and perception, due to being part of the spiritually created order, they could only grasp certain elements of Deiwos's designs, specifically, that which he would allow them to see. And they marveled at the beauty, becoming overjoyed at that which was new to them and that which would revealed to them another aspect of their King and father, and for this, they praised Deiwos.

And it came to pass, that the free will and character which Deiwos has fashioned into the being of the Domosṛwos took form, rooting itself and becoming the crust of their experiences, since their creation and unto the days since the Brightest Day. For there came a point, which none can say what wrought it nor what manner it strode forth as, that the Domosṛwos were presented with the choice that all who are fashioned, either in part or in whole, after the Image of Deiwos: charity unto another or slavery unto the self. Therefore, the First Born were divided and became the Pūlnos, the Righteous Powers, and the Tālnos, the Corrupted Powers. Because of this, the title of "Domosṛwos" only truly applies to the Pūlnos since it is they that fulfill their tasks with love and encouraging joy and their banished kin, the Tālnos, are the ones that have cut themselves off from the sustaining will of Deiwos and determined their fate by the ensuring the extinguishing and the dissipation of what power they had, of which they cannot recover.

From this, that which was allotted, namely the characteristics of love, justice, mercy, goodness, gentleness, wisdom, patience, zeal, nurturance, mission, mystery, simplicity, empathy, compassion, and innumerable other qualities that take various forms and manifest in various capacities were divided into two parts: that which had escaped the haunting pouching of autonomy and that which had embraced the cyclonic pandemonium of autonomy. By this, of those some who were empathetic unto those around them, there were others that became apathetic. And of those some who harbored forbearance unlike any others, there were others that became wrathful. And of those some who were courageous, becoming leaders unto others, there were others that were tyrannical and unyielding. And of those some who held patience in the palm of their hands, there were others that kindled a fury emblazoned. These qualities were shattered within those who had enslaved themselves. Forbearance was only made unto the self after every evil that was undertaken, and justice was only applicable unto the self rather than to the wrong, and nurturance was only bestowed upon that which was spiritually acidic rather than spiritually reinforcing.

Now, the points of err are many, but the path to King has only one path.

However, it must be said that man has become known for perpetuating that which is untrue of the Pūlnos, namely that they are slaves and unable to work for the betterment of others, and that they battle the will of Deiwos with every action they make. From such, man has lived under the idea that the Pūlnos have this fire to govern the peoples of Tersā which burns unyielding and is abated by the stiff hand of Deiwos, taking secret pleasure in the sufferings of others, which is untrue.

Now, after the division of the Domosṛwos, which the account of the Tālnos does not come into this tale due to the immensity of the deeds with which they enacted upon Tersā which instigated the sundering and downfall of the material created order, Deiwos began the fashioning of all things material as well as the dwelling those who are solely material and those who bear the Image of Deiwos: the Heirs. It was wrought as such: lifting both his hands upon the abyss and thus beckoning, the molder, the prelude, the shepherd, he spoke:

“Be my little ones.”

What is not now is, each star in their proper place, each one blinking with their own distinctive radiance, diamonds, opals, topazes, sapphires, rubies, each one breathing and living with perfect ease. Than Deiwos, the Molder, began to shape worlds that none have ever seen in this innerscape, large and small, ranging from one to dozens per sun, each star became a comforting herdsman, the communion between each was a marvel, each moving under a guidance so divine and just, none waned nor waxed to the gain of another, content with their parts in the symphonic amor. Deep basses echoed and maintained while woven with contralto, and all gained, softly clear tenors, soothing and inducing, harmonized with the sopranos of great distance ranging, transcending the emotional, the physical, and the spiritual, tones so empyreal that they could not have been null.

The praises from the Pūlnos were rightful, “praise be to thee, for all eternity, thou so wonderful.” Now, his stewards, the Pūlnos, who are the offspring of his thought, astride into and through Klopnis Sā́wel, and caught sight of Tersā, a celestial sphere without form and void, with darkness shrouded across its face, and the waters were unenjoyed. Once time and space were both without heart, now, both communed so to sustain and to impart, for the Spirit of Deiwos descended and resided over Tersā, so as to prepare a home full of joy and wonder and without delay for the Heirs.