Book 1: The Rebirth
By: Kara Brown aka knowlee, "Knowlee Raven"
Before time began, there was nothing. Then the Great Being appeared and began to shape a world from the nothing. In that world He created the stars, the sun, the moon, and the globe that the land of Sulphin (as it came to be known as) would exist on. On that globe He created different forms of life and areas upon which those lives would live in or upon. There were many different creatures He created, but the most important two where that of the People and the Essences.
The two creatures were to be companions and were to help one other. To do this he gave each of them gifts. He gave the Essences the gift of freedom and to the People the gift of immortality. They would retain these gifts as long as they agreed to have no quarrel with each other. Upon agreeing to these terms the two groups lived in peace for some time. All of this changed though when a mysterious man appeared and began to entice them both.
No one knew who the strange man was, but he charmed both of the People and Essences and eventually became a trusted confidant of the two groups. The man eventually used this confidence to his advantage and slowly turned the two groups against each other. It only took a short time until finally the two groups were at war and began battling with one another.
The Great Being who sensed the conflict came down and put an end to the fighting. He punished the two groups for breaking their promise with Him and took away their gifts that he had given them. He took the Essences and broke their bodies into tiny pieces and placed those pieces into the bodies of the People. He revoked the People's immortality and with that brought death into the world. He then turned to the man who had started the chaos. As his punishment he banished him to Sulphin and took away his abilities so that way he couldn't use them to harm anyone.
With this done, the Great Being departed for His realm and began to wait for the day where He would return and reverse the punishments He placed upon his creations when He believed they had learned their lesson.
The People (or Mythics as they now called themselves) were fascinated with their newfound abilities and would experiment with them to see what it was they could do. The man seeing this became greatly jealous and angry and began to lash out against them. Although he had his abilities taken away from him, he still was very powerful and as such he took the lives of many Mythics.
A small group of Mythics (each a holder of a different essence) decided to stand against him. One of those Mythics went to secure the safety of the others while the remaining members did battle with him. It was a very ferocious battle and towards the end it became apparent that the man was far too powerful to defeat. They decided that they would instead seal the man into stone to prevent him from causing any more chaos. Using their newly given abilities they did just that and locked the seal with their own piece of the essences' bodies in order to ensure its durability.
After the battle it was then prophesied by one of the surviving Mythics that the man would rise up again to finish what he had started. After the prophecy was declared, the rest of the Mythics decided to separate themselves in the event that when the man rose up again he wouldn't be able to eliminate so many of them at once like he did before the battle. They also agreed to take turns watching the statue by sending one of their own to reside near it for a year. This precaution would allow for them to warn the rest of the Mythics to his revival before it was too late.
Since then many years have passed since that fateful battle and no one knows what happened to those heroic Mythics that gave up their abilities to ensure the safety of their fellow brethren. But it was said during the prophecy predicting the man's rebirth that soon those heroes will rise again to fight against the man once more and this time it would end with the man's demise.