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Nionia’s Creation

The Cales have been around long before this galaxy has existed. They live on various planes of existence, only emerging to create or guide intelligent life on solid worlds. Shiconen was no different. When the “Big Bang” created the Milky Way solar system, he chose this opportunity to satisfy his curiosity as a god. He chose the larges of the first nine to create his masterpiece that he called Nionia.

The gas planet was the perfect camouflage and protection. Any being that dared visit this place without permission would be killed before they were to even hit the magical atmosphere. He had always been overly protective of his possessions. He even chastised his younger brother, Zehikari, many times growing up and never shared a single thing. He used his magic to create a solid sphere that carried acres of deep forestation. He made a large ocean that covered all but a single piece of land. 

Next, he created the magical creatures he called Akuney. Wolves that had the ability to take on a humanoid form called the Lykney live in tight-knit Packs. The Felaney Prides were created as well. They are more individualistic and spread apart, but they were the second biggest group who roamed the forests. He filled the ocean with various kinds of fish, but also beautiful sirens called Mierney. He created fair, small creatures to keep the forests safe called the Fierney.

His most prized Akuney was much more elegant than the rest. They were perfect. Their bodies were akin to a modern equine, with much softer hair and a horn protruding from their foreheads. They were magical, and keepers of the sacred language called Nionian. They only communicate through this truth language using their horns as a telepathic link to themselves and other Akuney. They dared not consume anything from a living being other than plant life. Their species was dubbed the Unikney.

In order to make a contrast, Shiconen decided to create another species that would be the opposite. He called them Drakney. These large, scaled creatures were beasts. Ruthless against each other and always fighting for dominance. Even among the Lykney, they were unliked. They held large wings that carried them throughout the forests, allowing them to hunt the non-magical animals and sink their claws and teeth into them as if they were nothing. They hated the Unykney and constantly tried to prove how superior they were to them. The only magic they had, though, was elemental. Depending on what type of Drakney they were born as, they are able to use air, water, earth, and the most popular, which was fire.

After a while, Shiconen wanted more. He decided to create humanoid races that could live on this beautiful land. He decided to allow his favorite Akuney race to create them. The result was astounding. They were just as elegant as the Unikney. They had no need to kill or ingest any kind of meat from animals or akuney. They used their power to create a great city made only from the luscious land the forest had to offer. They befriended all the creatures that called their forest home.

The Drakney grew jealous. They demanded to know why they were not allowed to create beings just since they saw themselves as the superior Akuney. Shiconen cared not for their demands but had to do something when they began attacking his precious creations. He needed to find a way to control them, but the Celes race had been only able to live on a solid existence for a total of ten years every century. He decided to give in to the brute race’s demands but at a price.

The beings created from dragons were not given anything. No powers. Not even immortality like the Elveney. Their name was not even fancy. They were called Mortaras which are the true source of modern-day humans. He all but cursed this nasty race. He forced them to use hard labor, hunting, and gathering to survive. He gave them one spark of hope; if they found the Drakney that matched their soul then they would be bound to the beast indefinitely. They would be as immortal as their companion and could develop powers associated with them. However, if the dragon would be slain then so would they. 

His precious Elveney put themselves deep into the forest to seclude themselves from the barbaric race. They had no trust in them. The Faney, little creatures are known now as fairies, agreed to help keep their city safe by keeping out any who enter with ill intent. The Unikney also joined them as companions as they lived peacefully in the place named after their first king, Lyonoko.

The Mortaras began fighting amongst themselves. The barbarians went on journeys to greedily find their Drakney and slaughter the ones they come across so their match would never find them. Above all things, Shiconen loathed murder. Instead of cursing their entire existence immediately, he chose an innocent pair of orphan siblings to bring balance. He bestowed onto them their Drakney pair and gave them more power than normal. Their names were Malieko and Terianako. He raised them for ten years and taught them how to use their power and bring order to the Mortara. This was their job. He only left them with three simple rules. Never leave their property. Never indulge in incestual relations. Above all else; never kill a Calney or Akuney. If the last rule was to be broken, then all of the Mortara would be cursed for all eternity.