Listening to: Aurora – Jeremy Soule (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim OST)
Long ago, so the story went, the Lords of Heaven—twelve ageless beings whose powers and forms were beyond human comprehension—had created all of existence: the world, and all who lived in it. Six Lords had created heaven and earth, the seas and the skies, heat and cold, day and night. These six, the Lords of Earth, Sea, Sky, Ice, Fire, and Light, were revered as the Forgers of the World. The other six Lords—the Creators of Life—had dedicated long labors to populating the world that their comrades had forged. Their early efforts had yielded animals and plants of every shape and size, but still they toiled on, unsatisfied. They were striving towards a far higher goal: the creation of a creature that not only existed in the world, but strove to transcend it.
And so, they created humanity. And for a time, the world endured, and a golden age of peace stretched on for a thousand years.
In the end, this peace could not last. Continue reading