In the beginning, there was but one, A song of creation, sung to the nothingness that was the void. Across the lands of lore it spread, creation begetting creation, from life to life, the return to song . . .
 

 


(This transcription of The True Account of the Creation as Revealed to the First Ones has been extensively condensed to suit the reading habits of the Suchinai. Parentheses indicate a Draegaani word difficult to render into western syntax. Approximations are described.)


"In the beginning, there was only the Void. The Void was (an absence beyond nothingness), and it was eternal. Then, from (beyond/through) the Void came, the Primal Being, Ololom, and (his / her / its) advent sundered the universe into two realms, Being and Unbeing..." "With the Sundering, Ololom made also nine cosmic winds..." "These winds were of the will of Ololom so that the Being and Unbeing might take on new forms and (progress towards completion) the Creation..."