At first, there was the world, it didn’t have the shape it has today, that came later. Nobody knows when exactly or why it was made, but such is life. The six Dragon Aspects were present, as were the Jötuns. Finding no common ground at all, and being solitary creatures, the dragons parted ways, to start a life for themselves while the Jötuns stayed together.
Armok, through industry and ingenouity, made the first anvil. On it he created most animals that we still know today save for the creatues of the sea, for as a being of fire he could not fathom the need for such things. An impressive and creative feat if tiresome, so he laid himself to rest in a volcano. He would not awake until much later.
Jura discovered the anvil and got to work while her kinsman slept. In the image of the simple moss that grew on her back, she created all the complex plants in the world. From them, the Elves grew, freed themselves from their progenitor plants and lived as a civilized people from then on. Eager to observe the fruits of her labors, Jura stepped aside and wandered off.
Then Mera swept along and filled the oceans, lakes and rivers with life. Since she started at the surface and got more and more into it as she continued down to the bottom, it is for that reason that you find more and more peculiar things the deeper you dive. She then went off in search of a coast to crash upon.
Malassa had been observing from a hidden place. She wanted to make the perfect being and many creatures were rejected and cast aside once they came to be, but more on them later. The pinnacle of her work were the Goblins. She then immediately took care of them, teaching them how to live in the shadows like her.
Elrath and Ylath came by at the same time. They discovered the Anvil and approached it, struggling to enter the forge area, as each was blocking the other to gain access first. They decided by lot who would go first and Elrath won. He created the Beastmen in the animals’ image upon the Anvil and set them into our world.
Ylath was repulsed by these creatures and in turn created the Flyers, enormous birds and other winged creatures, to hunt them down. In response Elrath created the Gold Dragons in his own image to combat the flyers, and they did so and gained the upper hand. As a countermeasure Ylath created Humanity, who were numerous so could hunt the dragons in their lairs and overwhelm them. This event was called the first conflict and all other inhabitants of our world would have to decide on whose side they would stand.
While everyone was occupied with the quickly escalating conflict among mortals, the soot, shavings, slag and the ashes that were a byproduct of the Second Creation shuddered and moved. Deformed and bizarre creatures climbed up from them, looking for a reason to exist. Although weird, they were indeed powerful and, thanks to Malassa’s many attempts, numerous to the point of outnumbering every one people on our world. Their power came from the residue of the magic that had created the mortals and these things had indeed become immortal and some were strong while others were intelligent.
The creatures held council about what to do with their lifes, for no one had given them purpose. Some wanted to strike out and find their own meaning of life while others were just content to exist. Another group wanted to make contact with their creators while others were angered by the neglect, wanting only to destroy the creators.
The commotion awoke Armok from his slumber and he overheard the creatures. Moved by passion he swooped into their midst and began to berate the fringe groups for planning to move against him and his kin. On their question what he had planned for them, he answered “I intended to sweep you to a far-away place. You are repulsive and weird and won't fit with the others.” This moved the creatures to anger and they swiped at Armok.
Armok fought back, but was outnumbered and bombarded with magic so he fled. When he spoke of that battle he said “They fight like demons!”