Tiama spoke on
"in the times past, after the great fall, we gods saw our efforts at perfection foiled. For too long before the fall we controlled our breeding and
our ascendancy. We cornered ourselves into a state of incompatibility with those we deemed unworthy of our own kind. We set our world into perfect
casts, much like the other gods have made in their cities."
"You have been made as agents to infuse our essence and bridge the gap between us gods and man. We wish to stay on this earth and need to become as
compatible as you are with humans. To this end our progenitors, the Titans we gods killed, entrusted to us and your kind the hope of our world."
"We gods waged a great war over the control of mankind". "We seized the humans from our progenitors who protected them and you so as to have them
serve us. We gods did not want to share our inheritance with the beasts we made to be our servants. Please forgive this revelation but even your kind
were to be our servants. You were not to be spared from the toil and labor of the humans."
The priests were visibly shaken. The words weighing heavy as they considered them. Tiama continued.
"I have been in possession of great and wondrous things my father hid away from the other gods, and especially from my sister." "He like the other
titans saw these things as the future of not just us gods or you our priests, but of mankind. Together we would all rebuild as one family the world
that nature, fate destroyed."
The temple the humans are building that houses the blue fire of the gods is not just a powerful light that keeps the night away. It is a power that
will bring back to life all those wondrous things I speak of. The works of the world we gods hail from."
"I am going to give to men and priest alike the power of the gods. I will do this since that was the intention and will of my father and the other
titans. I once defied them along with the other gods. I have grown tired of the evils we gods have perpetuated, the lies we have made true. The truth
is we have grown fat and lazy. We do not gather our own food, build our own homes, or do as other creatures of nature do."
The priests were puzzled except for Diogna. He directed them to be silent and honor their god in his words.
"You see we gods have changed the will of the titans. We wish to retain all that was lost but not rebuild the world lost. We wish to build a new world
in which our servants and our priests exist to make our lives useless in leisure. Something I can no longer bear."
"The essence in you all I have also imparted to my humans. I wish for them to be as you. I am a prince of the gods, and so you and our humans are of
royal blood. You have divine right to rule."
"This will inspire great anger in the other gods. They would destroy you and our city and our humans down to the last."
"This I wish to avoid, and for this I will entrust to you the secrets of the gods, so that together we can survive. Just as my father and the titans
"you are my watchers, my chosen who guide man." "I am your god, your king". "I am telling you, ordering you to see me not as a god, but as your older
brother. We are a family and the humans are even as my brothers."
"the priests were silent but disturbed now and nearly in tears."
"Great Tiama, why do you say these things? If they be true what will be our fate when your sister and the other gods learn of your treachery?"
"Do not worry my priests. I have prepared all things".
"This city will not stay here to be picked apart by the vultures of the armies of the gods." "Even now they fight over the dominion of the earth, the
remnants of the old world, and the humans they see as their rightful slaves"
"this city is not just a home, but a ship like my own personal vessel. A ship of the sky".
"When all is ready and enough power is generated by the central temple, I shall raise it up and hide it upon our moon." "I know that the war of the
gods that destroyed much of what was left of our world will rage on. The gods are petty and have lost their way."
"they hate mankind and will seek to punish them for all time" "I entrust to you this city, our library, and the works my father preserved." "you are
to survive the great war to come, a war my loyalties mandate I find my demise fighting in".
Diogna was amazed, saddened and now weak. He began to speak but was interrupted by Tiama
"I have loved you as my brothers. I was there when we gods made you priests with our own essence. I was there when the humans were made, of which you
share half your essence." I will not be there in the future I ask you to create." "the future that was intended but that we gods ruined in malice and
greed." "the world we would not share with mankind that we envy"
"For this and my part in betraying our progenitors I must face my destiny. My sisters armies are gathering even now to betray me. To take from me you
my priests, my humans and all that I have preserved like my father of the old world. She would use this all to wage greater war against all the gods.
They would do the same to her and myself."
"When the sun rises again, this city shall rise with it, a great energy shield will surround this city and take you and the humans to our moon. There
you shall learn and train. There you shall become as we gods. When you are ready and understand you shall return to earth to free your brothers, the
"I give to you this symbol, the snake. I impart to this brotherhood formed, the symbol of eternity. "
Tiama raised a golden circle, a snake consuming its tail.
"this is the symbol of the future. When the gods are silent and dead, as we will be, you must return and make known to those of your class the truth.
Impart to them the understanding I give you, and to the humans the truth of their origin"
"that though they were made to serve us, those that made them wished for them to be as our equals. That they are as us, made in our image. You my
priests will become as them. Your essence and theirs will mix until we gods are but a distant memory"
"When this world is dead and destroyed, as I know it will be in this our last war of gods, you will return and seed mankind with cities like this one.
Perhaps not as wondrous but equal in glory and purpose."
"Go now and prepare, think of your words to calm the humans when the city rises. There will be much fear, but you must impart to them the love and
care I have given you."
With that all departed the courtyard. All but Diogna.
GREAT GOD TIAMA! he shouted.
Tiama spoke but did not reveal himself. It was not customary to see gods cry.
"What is it my noble friend"
"I wish to ask you, those that do not perish in this war, the gods and their priests, they will forever hunt us and hate us"
"Yes, they will. I have anticipated this."
"yes, but why not simply come with us and live on, as you will not die"
"Diogna, do you know what my mother did as my sister killed her?" "nothing, she smiled. She turned to me and said that all things have their season
and now it is time for the season of the titans to pass"
"We gods had our season, for centuries we built our cities, waged our wars placing weapons into the hands of humans to die for our greater prosperity
and their greater enslavement. You our priests to be our concubines and captains in our enterprises. Never had we earned all that we took from our
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