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 The Essence

The Essence



The world of Ga’leah is comprised of an energy called the Essence. It is from Essence that all things come from. All the gods came from this energy or power source of the entire world both infinite and finite. This essence cannot be destroyed nor can it be created. It is the life force of the world and it is from this that all things even the Source comes from. Every living thing partakes in the essence. Some in more active ways than others. It is because of this that everyone is tied to nature or the world as a whole. There is a unity of every living thing in this way. However, there is a hierarchy of the world. Not every living being has the same capacity to touch or interact with the essence. This creates a hierarchy in the world: Essence, Source, First Gods, lesser gods, demi-gods, fae, half-fae or creatures of magical qualities, humans, animals, and plants. As one moves down this hierarchy the less capable the being is able to interact with the essence itself. The essence still exists in some way inside of the being, but whether that being can interact with it depends on where they are placed on this hierarchy.

The Source is the first goddess to be created. She sprung from the essence and thus has the closest connection to that energy source. The Source, or Olwyn, is the mother of magic. Magic is the manipulation of the essence which is why the stronger ones connection to the essence the stronger and more capable the magic is. The Source is able to use the raw form of the essence and manipulate it into what she pleases. It is from this that the Pantheon or first Gods sprang. However, the Forebearer is the only god who Olwyn created on her own. All the other gods and goddesses of the Pantheon were created by the two of them together. This makes the gods of the Pantheon third removed from the essence making their magic and ability to interact with the essence less than that of Time and the Source. A handful of the lesser gods were first created by the gods and goddesses of the Pantheon with the blessing of the Source of course. All other lesser gods were birthed from relations between gods and goddesses. This makes the lesser gods fourth removed from the essence.

Then the fae were created. The fae are fifth removed from the essence despite some having been made by Olwyn herself. It is because the fae exist in the world of the finite and not the realm of the gods or the world of the infinite that they are even further removed than the gods. The Original fae were the ones created only by Pantheon members in the first wave of creation at the same time that Ga’leah was formed as well. They include the Seasonal Fae, the Seven, and the Elementals (Fire, Water, Earth, Air). All other fae were either born of relations between these fifteen, by lesser gods, or by other members of the Pantheon after the creation of the world. These original fae are stronger than the other fae by a slim margin. The differences in power between fae over the centuries though has come from lineage and potentiality of a person.

After the war of the fae, Olwyn thought it best to keep the creating of new entities to herself. The war of the fae had proven that her children or other gods could be too bold or liberal with their gifts. No one unless directly guided by her was to create a living being. After a short time Olwyn created humans. She formed them out of both essence and earth. It was because of this that humans found their lives significantly shorter than those of the fae and there connection to the essence significantly weaker. Some of the humans who were clever enough and tried hard enough found they could do small amounts of natural magics. These humans became known as witches. They found the ancient scratched runes of the druids (descendents of children of fae and Olwyn) and learned on their own to make potions and cast spells. As the centuries went on though and humans procreated such potential to figure out a way to connect with the natural magics faded. Humans of the current age are unable to connect to the essence even though it resides inside of them as it does in all living things. Although there are those that still try and it is from this desire that the Sortilege was created as well as a need by the Order of Affolahn to have a way to teach and keep tabs on the half-fae that had begun to spring up all over Ga’leah.

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