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    Duval, Albrehkt: "Gædda Antediluvia - Ieidoss Legendary Sagas" [DEI] [ESO] [HIS]

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    Duval, Albrehkt: "Gædda Antediluvia - Ieidoss Legendary Sagas" [DEI] [ESO] [HIS]

    Post  Theophrastus on Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:38 am

    Gædda Antediluvia
    »›Prose Gædda | Poetica Gædda‹«

    Before Judgement cast down its fiery gavel;
    before the reverent, solar holocaust;
    before the rise of the Endless Tundra;
    before the expansion of the nevermelting-ice,
    Star-crossed lovers met beneath the burning Empyrean.

    While the world burned;
    while the sky melted;
    while the oceans boiled;
    while the mountains shot molten rock to the sky;
    star-crossed lovers cursed the world.

    When the earth healed;
    when the breath of men walked again upon the earth's healed face;
    when the greatest achievement of the Highbourne slumbered;
    star-crossed lovers, buried and dead, dreamed a dream to live again.




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    Prologue

    Post  Theophrastus on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:19 pm

           Ieidoss mythology is the term used to describe the myths, legends, and beliefs of the Ieidoss culture. It consisted of their ontological and cosmological views, which drove their understand of the world and there place in it. Such is the purpose of religion and superstition. It guided their laws, their studies, their poetry, music, artwork; the Ieidoss were a vastly intelligent race, and much is understood from simply observing their beliefs. And yet, what is interesting about the Ieidoss is the mesh of these beliefs. Mingled betwixt the complexities of the mythology were impressions of a strive towards knowledge and understanding; the intelligence of the Ieidoss and the intricacy of the things they made and built couldn’t possibly exist as a stroke of rare genius. The Ieidoss people, as a whole, were a people of great knowledge, and their knowledge extended far into the reaches of the cosmos, and deep into the very configuration of reality itself.

            They believed in deities, and spoke of them as metamorphosed, personified concepts, not dissimilar to other mythologies. Furthermore, there were a series of Gods, making the Ieidoss out to be a polytheistic group. The religious views and canon laid down by their Creation Deity, The Weaver, manifested outside mores and norms and became government sanctions. But, time, and time again, history has shown that many cultures fail to find the mix between religion and other methods of understanding, specifically science and even philosophy, resulting in the ostracizing of conflicting ideas, or, as has been seen, movements by the established authority to rid the society of such gad flies entirely. The Ieidoss did no such thing. They strode towards and fully embraced science; their sciences and mathematics brought architectural designs of unimaginable majesty, and even majick of untold complexity. The Ieidoss were an incubator for some of the greatest minds the world would ever see; collectively, it was a society that flourished on their knowledge.

            Science and religion found common ground within the Ieidoss, and the Ieidoss were even imposing with their weapons and military; the earliest superpower to exist on this little patch of reality. So what, then, could possibly have lead to their downfall?

            The Prose Gædda and the Poetica Gædda, both written by the late Ieidoss playwright and poet, Maslow Orosian, speak of the coming events of the Ieidoss’ downfall. The prose and the poems together form a saga, and this saga contains various obscure concepts and ideas, as well as various characters and personalities, that serve to tell the story of the Ieidoss’ inevitable downfall. Accounts made by Orosian are not held to be historical canon as he was, chiefly, a playwright, second a poet, and never a historian. And yet, the characters in the stories all existed in the Ieidoss age as other writers and historians account for them, adding some credit to the statements made in Orosian’s writings. And this is the disclaimer.

           If the reader should so choose to take the leap of faith that at least some of what the prose and poems suggest is true, then the reader will become knowledgeable, at least on a surface level, of some of the details of the undoubtedly complex events that lead to the death of one of the greatest civilizations known to man. If, however, the reader should choose to not believe any of what is suggested, then at the very least they can be entertained by one of the greatest stories ever written.



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