The Legend of Koryuu

After many years, Koryuu is still a mystery to the people of Hitara. Where did it come from? Why was it in Hitara? The questions go on and on. Most of the people outside of Hitara know nothing about Koryuu. The Aasimar and the Drow know only of Koryuu by name. However, in the eastern end of the forest to the east of Hitara, there lives a solitary Samsaran, one of maybe 20 on the entire island. This wizened Samsaran serves as a record-keeper for his people and the many races of the Island. In his records, there exists a legend about a fallen god, in the shape of a dragon, cast down from the heavens ages ago. It follows as such:

“In the beginning of the planes, the gods ruled supreme. They created the material plane, the lands and the seas, and the creatures that roam their creation. One god, attuned to the elemental nature of the various planes, created four points on the material plane, each one attuned to one of the elements. This was overlooked by the other gods, merely thinking that the elemental planes will aid and stabilize the material world. However, this god, a golden, serpentine dragon, had other motives for the points. Driven by greed and avarice, the god desired the material plane for himself. At the central point between the four shrines that were erected, the god summoned the power of the four elements. As various elemental beings arrived on the material plane, the stability of the plane began to come loose. Volcanoes opened up in random places, tsunamis crossed the oceans, mountain ranges grew suddenly, and the winds felled forest and village alike. Sensing the influence of this god and the destruction it has brought, the other gods banded together to bring down the golden dragon. However, in the large amount of time that the gods took to confront the golden dragon, it had gained more power than any one god should possess. The battle raged on for years, tearing up the world and splitting the land into five islands, each with one of the elemental points. Unable to destroy the rogue god, the other gods decided to seal him away instead. The gods managed to seal the rogue god below his central shrine, splitting off much of his elemental powers, which was sent to the four points. After sinking the central shrine deep below the ground and the rogue god’s powers mostly stripped away, the gods erased the golden dragon from memory, knowing full well that it still lies in wait.”

The Legend of Koryuu

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