He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. -Revelation 21:6
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.-John Donne, Meditation XVII
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Pruinus sat on the mountain top above her halls from creation for a few days maybe, contemplating.
After creating monuments to the other gods and especially Zebus, she found his passing a little easier to cope with. Many times during her discussions with her family she stated that for life to exist, so must death. Now she finally felt she knew the meaning behind these words. Perhaps her state of mind could be balanced too, by new life.
She willed her body to raise above the Ice Crown, floating high into the sky into the ring of mountains appeared before her in full view.
She thought to herself.
Hmmm. The borders are quite beautiful, but the interior is so empty, so lifeless.
Her mind raced back to when Leaf offered her the seed of life, all of the potential to create within such a small seed.
She felt many tiny, ice seeds materialize within the palm of her hand. She turned her hand counter clock-wise and allowed the tiny seeds to plummet towards the earth, diving down after them. Swimming through the air ahead of them, she hovered above the ground as they seeds crashed into the surface, Forests of huge trees rising up from the ground they entered, their branches whipping and lashing at each other as they competed to raise the highest, standing above the others. As their growth halted, they stood huge looming above the landscape. The smallest were around eighty feet in height, the tallest standing just under there hundred feet tall.
Plains of stubborn, tough grass rose in other areas of the ring, refusing to yield to the frigid temperatures of the crown.
As she ascended upwards again, she saw that around a third of the inner ring was now covered in forests of mighty trees. She waited high in the sky until the Agni's sun float above her, feeling icy cold water running along her body. She allowed the water to drip from her figure onto the mountains, the cool liquid crashing into four different areas of the crown with as it feel from each of her legs and arms. Four lakes arose within and around the crown:
The highest lay in the north-east region of mountains, surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil forest. The Lake calmly stretched into a river running down the mountain for a few miles, before forking into two separate paths, each dotted with vigorous waterfalls as the descend proved too vertical for other means of the water to move down the riverbanks. The two rivers meet again towards the centre of the region, but slightly to the east of the exact centre point, here they formed the second lake, one surrounded by grassy, yet snowy plains.
The third lake lay just outside the south-western areas of the crown, and it was less peaceful then its brethren. Jagged Glaciers cut into the water, and the waters churned violently, as if fighting back against the mountain.
The final lake was located in the west, and was nothing truly special. It resembled its sister lake in the east, surrounded by never-ending snowy plains. Perhaps what set it apart from the others was its size, three times as big as the second biggest lake which lay outside the crown. From the hue and colour it presented as Pruinus looked up from above, it was also the deepest and even Pruinus herself was unsure how deep it went.
Whilst doing this, she heard the same whispers as before, though they sounded much calmer now. Alone, Pruinus would be able to attempt to converse with them.
No response. Pruinus didn't think she truly expected a response, but felt a little disappointed all the same. Diving down once again, Pruinus plunged within the deepest lake, swimming around in it peacefully. She had to make an effort to sustain her icy aura within her body, she didn't want the lake to freeze over. She noticed the way the water flows, and also thought of many other of her various creations which she created with a vague concept, yet the details appeared to fill themselves in. She wondered how this may be, and thought again to the voices she heard. Her gut told her the two were connected, and though she heard no voices, she attempted to establish contact again.
Silence was her only response, the dark waters of the lake appearing almost melancholy to her now. With a sigh, she lifted herself from the lake, the temperature of the lake was most likely well into below minus one hundred degrees, yet had not frozen. She begin to sprint up the mountain towards the halls of creation again, or more specifically the spot above it. That particular area of the mountain had become a favourite of hers when she needed some time to think. She could have flown up the mountain by willing herself to do so, but on this instance she decided to take the scenic route. She rushed past her creations at a faster speed then most could comprehend, reaching the mountaintop within a few minutes. Her divine mind processed the scenery as she blazed past it, admiring every single tree, bump, hill and rock as she ran. She jumped upwards into the sky as she reached the summit, only to gently float down onto her favoured spot of the mountain.
She sat, and noticed how it snowed around the crown, yet she did not remember asking it to. The snow seemed to spiral around her, dancing in her fingertips. She wriggled her fingers and slowly lifted them up and down as the snow danced around her hands movements. Pruinus smiled, she could have spent hours doing this had not a bright light caught her attention in the sky, at the place where she and her family were born. The light flashed, and she felt a wave of force push over her, knocking her off balance and almost sending her tumbling down the mountainside, only just regaining her balance in time.
She wondered what this was and almost set off the explore, but she looked down into her hands again to see the snow was trembling in her hand, it appeared to be afraid. Snow afraid, was this possible?
She gently bowed her head, her icy lips on level with the palm of her hand as she whispered once more.
The voice almost startled Pruinus. The voice spoke only slightly louder then Pruinus whisper, yet in came from no direction and every direction at once. The voice sounded as if the winds were trying to blow and whistle in a manner to form speech, and as if the snow and hail fell as if trying to form tangible words.
"Who are you?"
"We are the dust of The First, We are the natural spirits of the world, Cold Mother."
They knew who she was. Pruinus couldn't help feel a little vulnerable at this, she didn't like the fact that they had discovered her identity first.
"Are you the ones who cause my creations to act as they do? Am I using you to create, or guiding you?... or forcing you?"
"In a sense, all of those are true. Your power is different from our own, yet it mingles with ours. Tell us Cold Mother, who are you?"
So it appeared they knew her title, but not her intentions. Beside these two facts, how much knowledge they had of her was a mystery.
"I am.... A friend. The world is still young, much needs to be done. I am sure you agree, I would very much like your assistance of creating a world of life and beauty. Please, will you be my allies?"
For an eternity the spirits made no sound, were they reviewing her offer, rejecting it with silence or had they simply left her? Pruinus felt herself about to leave for the source of light again, when she felt a small tickling sensation above her shoulders. Snow seemed to fall upon her shoulders and construct itself into a set of wings that resembled those of Leaf's angels in their purest form. She took this as the Spirits answer and she was pleased. The wings granted her no boon, she could already fly and will herself where she wished, but the symbolic nature of the act was overwhelming. They were decorating her as their ally. Pruinus opened her mouth to speak.
She stopped herself. To give a verbal thanks to a wordless gesture would be an insult, words didn't describe the bonding the spirits made with her, so words shouldn't describe her thanks. Her thanks must be a similar action. The source of light could wait. Using her wings, she gently floated down the mountainside to the Halls Of Creation, here she would honour the spirits in a manner fitting to the gesture.
As she floated to the main doors, she found her brothers (And at the same time, her children) Agni & Leaf outside the doors with a third, unknown god. They had found the place already? Impressive.
She floated down behind them, allowing her landing to cause enough sound to gather their attention.
Command Land - Form landmarks within the crown. 2 AP spent.
Pruinus causes forests and grassy fields to raise within the crown, giving it more life. She also creates four great lakes along the crown, one reaching incredibly deep. The depth of this lake is meant to be vague, but could serve a plot point.
@Aldii: It is upto you to decide if the lake reaches deep enough to reach within your tunnels, possibly causing conflict with Pruinus.
Aqquire Domain - Primal Spirits. 2 AP spent.
Pruinus befriends the primal spirits of the world, the last remants of the first who had not gathered together to create a god, but rather a huge, uncountable colony of spirits who reside within nature and all creations. It is upto each god to state whether they are creating using Primal Spirit (either intentionally or unintentionally.) or with their own divine power. This has no effect on the gameplay, but can be important for fluff.
Special Domain conditions: Those who have the primal spirits domain have no true power over the spirits, but are allied with the spirits and they will allow themselves to be guided by that god to create. The primal spirits cannot be forced to do something against their will, but the player with the domain has the final say over what the spirits under his control are like anyway. Also (And I may regret this later) when The Primal Spirits domain is shared, it cannot be reclaimed back at will, as the primal spirits have their own say in whether they wish to continue assisting the god.
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This is what the forests in the crown look like, I'm struggle to describe what they look like in the post. Imagine the mountains in the background as a ring surrounding the forests, and there you go! wallpaper.goodfon.com/image/8752-2000x13...