The Story of Creation
In the beginning,
all that existed
For a long,long time,
Darkness lived in solitude,
growing ever so lonely.
Out of sorrow and despair,
Darkeness shed a tear.
From the tear were born two brothers:
Sword and Shield.
Sword claimed it could cut through
all that exists.
Shield claimed itself impenetrable.
Thus, the conflict was born --
a truly vicious conflict, lasting
seven days and seven nights.
In the end, Sword breached Shield,
and Shield shattered Sword.
Pieces of Sword rained down to make the
sky. Pieces of Shield rained down to
make the ground. Stars were created
from the sparks of that battle.
The 27 gems adorning Sword and Shield
transformed into the 27 True Runes.
And thus began the world as we know it."
- —Old Book text