August 30, 2006
After the war the Colossals of the Seud Pnaoneth granted the Sevtohal what they had promised them, their freedom.
Many of the Colossals of the Seud Pnaoneth however were angry that they had been saved by lower beings that were now expecting equality. The Colossals however did not believe in equality between them and the Sevtolhal and because and also to prove this point the severe treatment continued. And so the Colossals did not make it easy for the Sevtohal. Their true status had not changed and even though they were said to be free, it seemed worse for the Sevtohal.
The Sevtohal thereby felt betrayed and because of this feeling decided they needed to display their power in order to show the Colossals that they should be respected and considered as equals. So the Sevtolhal decided to create a race of their own, like the Seud Pnaoneth had created them, and place them in existence. The Sevtolhal felt that as creators of life the Colossals would realize how great their capabilities truly were and thereby how similar they were. And so the Sevtolhal created a race of Mortal beings and placed them in Existence, a separate dimension from that of the Continuum.
Upon presenting this flawed creation to the Seud Pnaoneth the Colossals were enraged at their insolence. Angriest of all was Aeyrom who in fact was happy to finally have an excuse to deal with the Sevtohal once and for all most especially now that they had proved themselves to be a race of creators with the possible outcome of that fact being limitless. Additionally the Sevtolhal were dangerous to the order of the Continuum in general. In his eyes the Sevtohal needed to be killed off and recreated in a more appropriate form, one less capable of competing with the Colossals and one directly under control of Aeyrom, all of that which had happened before being proof of the failure of the Seud Pnaoneth to create the slave race.
Vethria seeing that all her previous efforts might all be for naught advocated for a less harsh outcome preferring the Sevtolhal remain in the Continuum or made to be immortal within Existence.
When the Seud Pnaoneth met it was decided to banish the Sevtohal to Existence to live with the inferior race they had created. Most of the Colossals who voted this way new that the Sevtohal would be changed to Physical beings upon setting foot in existence and figured they would not be able to control Existence and would thereby be doomed. Aeyrom was the least satisfied of all the Colossals with this outcome but he excepted it nonetheless knowing that the Sevtolhal once in Existence could be killed and that if killed their spirits would be trapped in Existence with no chance to return to the Continuum.
And so the Sevtohal were cast down to Existence, became physically mortal, Spiritually damned and would rule over the inferior race they themselves had created. Needless to say the Sevtohal were not pleased and held a grudge against the Colossals of the Seud Pnaoneth with Aeyrom being the personification of the Seud Pnaoneth as their main target for scorn. Putting that aside for the time being they focused on the situation at hand knowing their survival was in a precarious situation but continued to hope for their eventual return to the Continuum.
> Eptian I
August 7, 2006
Aeyrom and his supporters went on to battle the many factions, facing possible defeat on a few occasions but always coming through in the end, slowly bringing order to the Continuum once again. Throughout this time Vethria was by Aeyroms side and provided soft council as she had planned, riding Aeyrom’s ascension to realms of power that few Colossals before had ever known. And so Aeyrom and his supporters consolidated their power.
Aeyrom had learned much from the past and decided not to make the same mistakes. Aeyrom had seen that the Strata system had been a disaster and that the Elurivids had paid the price for creating that system once it had collapsed. Aeyrom knew the Colossals would never serve one another and so decided that he and his supporters would make a slave race that could serve the Colossals allowing for them to be equals, thus solving the problem of the endless struggle for dominion over one another forever. He also came to the conclusion that he alone could not rule like Cintieff had and so decided on a council of Equals that would decide the fate of the Continuum and that he would use his power through this council. This council he called the “Seud Pnaoneth” and it was this group that would rule over the Continuum. All the defeated factions who would not submit to the Seud Pnaoneth would be banished to the periphery of the Continuum. Aeyrom new that these exiles could be very dangerous in the future but he believed that the majority of the Colossals would come over to the Seud Pnaoneth. Aeyrom felt that his new system of rule was nearly perfect, especially in its ability to display his personal power.
In all this Vethria was ever present being most particularity interested in the creation of the slave race and as such Aeyrom allowed Vethria to facilitate the creation in which all the other Colossals of the Seud Pnaoneth would take part. Her first act however was having the Seud Pnaoneth keep Aeyrom from participating in the creation and although at first he took offense to this, Vethria convinced him that as his power was greater then all the other members of the Seud Pnaoneth it would be an act of humility which the Seud Pnaoneth would appreciate. Also this act would greatly diminish any jealousy and possible contention to his growing power as it would exhibit his ability to implement justice.
With Aeyrom seemingly out of the creation process the Seud Pnaoneth met and each of the members assisted in the creation of the slave race. Vethria for her part and in secret designed great prowess into the slave race and as the rest of the Colossals wanted to design a capable race equal to the challenge of serving the Colossals designed in many skills and abilities. Aeyrom however did not rise to his position by blindly trusting the other Colossals and so illegally designed into this Slave race his own limits fearing the slave race might be to great a nuisance, too capable of breeding and too hard to extinguish. The result of this entire process would only become evident at a later time.
And so the slave race was created to serve the Colossals of the Seud Pnaoneth and all of the creators were content, most especially Vethria. And they called this new race of beings the “Sevtolhal”.
> Colossus V
July 31, 2006
Although the Strata lasted for a long period of time, from its inception it was hated by all but the Elurivids. Even the second strata who compared to the other strata maintained the the highest position could not live being ruled over by the Elurivids and continually plotted their downfall. In the end it would turn out that a insurrection led by the second strata joined with elements of many of the other strata and all of the last strata would overthrow the Elurivids.
Immediately after the Elurivid yoke was thrown the Colossals began to battle each other for dominion at first adhering to the strata that they had become somewhat accustomed to but even those links disintegrating eventually. And chaos returned to the Continuum. As before many alliances were made and many factions vied for power. There were many prominent groups but among them only relatively few looked to be able to truly challenge for dominion.
It was at this time when the factions were being condensed, in one of the various wars taking place between two of the rising factions that Aeyrom defeated his most relevant competition, “DruTyenim” and took his wife as a prize of victory. And thus Aeyrom cleared a major hurdle to absolute power and shamed what would become his greatest enemy.
The name of the woman whom Aeyrom took as his prize from DruTyenim was “Vethria” and she did not go to him happily as she had always favored DruTyenim. Aeyrom for his part had no time to win her over as his future, although seeming favored with the defeat of DruTyenim, was far from secured. He had many more factions still to subjugate. Vethria sulked in her misfortune and planned a return to DruTyenim but as time went on Aeyroms’ power grew and it became evident to her that she was stuck. She realized she could either go to Aeyrom as his wife or reject him and suffer his wrath, and so she choose to be Aeyroms’ wife and to whisper in his ear council that might affect a new day for her while pleasing to Aeyrom at the same time.
> Colossus IV
July 25, 2006
It did not take long for the alliance that had removed Cintieef to breakdown. The individual Colossals felt the others were conspiring and amassing power for their own purposes and so feared where that might leave them if they didn’t develop their own authority either by alliance with others or by outright displays of power. And so the alliance broke into many parts, some large and some small. All of these various alliances battled each other and took the opportunity to harm Colossals who had not been a part of the Alliance bringing chaos back to the Continuum.
There was however one of these splinter groups that had maintained a fair number of Colossals and in so doing held much sway. In the battles that were fought after the breakdown of the Alliance they had not only faired well but also increased their strength and brought over new Colossals to their side. This group centered around the Colossal named “Elurivid” and it was he who developed the basic idea that would eventually bring his faction to rule over the Continuum and once again bring order to the Continuum.
Elurivid had seen first hand that alliances could establish power but it had yet to be proven if an alliance could hold power. Elurivid came upon the idea that there should be a system whereby a chosen group of Colossals could subjugate another group and that group subjugate the group below it thus creating various strata. With this idea his ruling strata would never face the full power of all the Colossals as each group would be consumed with subjugating the group below it. And so the Elurivids nobility began to battle the various factions and after defeating them placed them in a appropriate strata that would serve another. By this way the Colossals became slaves to one another and much animosity was created among them, those who had always been equal even if they were enemies now servants.
Although all the Colossals were intent on rebellion from the inception of this system they were kept busy in labor for the class above them and there were rebellions but only between the various strata, no major rebellion occuring.
The strata were many but first was the Elurivids, a ruling nobility, below them the second strata below them the third and so on. Each strata was subjugated by the strata above and the lowest strata had no lower class to provide them labor and so their position was lowest. This lowest strata was made up of enemies who had done wrong to Elurivid or to the Elurivids in general, they were those who were the most hated by the Elurivids.
At one point, when tension were high between the Elurivids and the second strata the Elurivivds made a contract with the second Strata that stated the following:
1. The second strata would supply labor from the third strata, which they had sway over, to the Elurivids.
2. By fulfilling this requirement the second strata would not be required to serve the first strata in matters of labor.
By way of this contract animosity between the first and second strata was relaxed and all potential rebellions germinating from the second strata were removed. The Elurivids could now enjoy their rule in peace even if that peace was built upon a fury that would not be diminished.
> Colossus III
July 17, 2006
There is a dimension from which all else flows forth, a plain that is pre-creation and pre-reality. A place composed of pure energy and who’s only governing law is chaos. This place is populated by beings of incomprehensible power called the Colossals and these Colossals call this world the Continuum.
Throughout endless millennia the Colossals have engaged in never ending warfare with each other for the purpose of establishing order from the utter chaos that has reigned in eternity. Initially the Colossals were incapable of living in peace and would seek dominion over one another. Their individual power maintained the chaos and though many attempts had been made to establish order these attempts were for naught.
Originally the Colossals individually vied for ascendancy as they were unlikely to work together. The fate of the Continuum was in the hands of the winner of a single combat versus battle and the victor would reign until challenged and deposed. Then the cycle would repeat.
At one point a particularly powerful Colossal named “Cintieef” fought a single combat against the then current holder of power and won giving him command of the Continuum. Cintieef’s rule was long as he could not be supplanted having survived numerous challenges. Not only did Cintieef’s rule last long but it was also harsh as he saw the maintenance of his power best guaranteed by bending the will of all the other Colossals to his way. Cintieef’s form of rule was unpopular and the challengers lined up and all were defeated. Cintieef was seen as a tyrant by the Colossals he ruled over. Eventually the Colossals decided that Cintieef was too powerful, his rule too extreme and that he threatened the Continuum by his actions and so they decided to work together to defeat Cintieef. And so they fell upon him unawares and he was vanquished. This however had set a new precedent were a Colossal could be removed from power by the combined efforts of a group of Colossals and so an Alliance was born. Cintieef’s rule and the actions that took place to remove him from power would mark a new change in the governing of the Continuum and begin a system of alliances in order to achieve domination.
> Colossus II